Skimble Member Spotlight: Gilbert Rod

This week we’d like to introduce you to Gilbert Rod, this week’s Skimble Member Spotlight! Gilbert has been using Workout Trainer for just six months and has already seen great progress and results!  We were lucky enough to snag some time with him to ask him about his Skimble experience:


What was your starting point versus your current fitness status?

When I was younger I was told that I was too thin and I needed to fatten up. I took this to heart and ate as much food as I could without realizing what I was doing to myself. Four months ago, looking in the mirror, and shortness of breath doing simple tasks, woke me up! I needed to change. No more junk food, I increased intake of fruit and vegetables, I drink water everyday, and of course exercise with the help from Skimble. I now have the motivation and desire to be healthy and live healthily.

Before joining Skimble I was 223.5 lbs, no energy, and unhappy with my appearance. After joining Skimble I’ve lost over 10 lbs in body fat and 2 inches of my waist. I’m growing stronger, and energy and endurance has also increased. I’ve seen a change in my appearance which makes me extremely happy.

What your next fitness goal?

I desire to be healthy and strong and be an encouragement to friends and family. Next year I would like to help support Relay for Life during its walkathon in my local area. I have a co-worker whose grandmother passed away last year due to cancer and I wanted to walk in the relay but was unfit to do so.

What’s your favorite thing about Skimble?  

The support from other Skimblers who are on their journey to living healthy, we encourage each other to press on and reach our goals. I also enjoy the variety of workouts that are created by Skimblers.

Whats a random fact about you!

I’ve been told I have a radio announcer’s voice. 

Who is your fitness icon?

Everyone who has triumphed over poor health conditions and beat the odds when they were told they would never survive.


Thanks so much for chatting with us, Gilbert!  Relay for Life is an excellent cause, and we know you’ll be ready to go in 2013!

We at Skimble HQ get psyched when we find out that our members are going out and challenging themselves.  If you are planning to participate in some sort of challenging event, and are using the Workout Trainer & GPS Sports Tracker apps to help you train, we’d love to spotlight you!  Please send us an email to if you’re interested.  

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