Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Plank Pyramid

Build up your planking endurance with this fun pyramid-style workout. You will gradually build up your plank time to 45 seconds, then work back down to 15 seconds. Do the planks from your knees or your feet, or a combination of both!

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Pro Workout of the Week: Plank PyramidDo you have a fitness resolution? Make progress towards achieving your goals with Skimble’s top fitness apps and supportive community. If you’re new to Skimble, our Workout of the Week challenges offer you fresh ways to be fit. Download Workout Trainer on your Android & Apple devices and do your first workout! Remember, if you want to stay up-to-date with our Workout of the Week challenges, be sure to have your Workout Trainer notifications turned ON in the app!

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Skimble’s Program Spotlight: 10 Pound Drop

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Program Spotlight: 10 Pound Drop
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10 Pound Drop is a training program that includes a mix of core, lower body and full body workouts. You’ll need a set of dumbbells, a bench and a box or step to complete this program. Get your muscles warmed up as you ease into this new workout routine and slowly build your endurance as the intensity ramps up. Are you ready for the 10 Pound Drop?
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Take your workouts to the next level with the 10 Pound Drop program today! You can get lifetime access to this program for $9.99 or Go PRO+ and gain access to all of our custom training programs in Workout Trainer.

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Skimble Roundup: CanFitPro – World Fitness Expo 2016

Workout Trainer by Skimble: CanFitPro - World Fitness ExpoLast weekend Toronto was flooded by a sea of 15,000 fit pros and health enthusiasts making their way to CanFitPro – World Fitness Expo 2016. As the city was overtaken by healthy vibes and active wear, Team Skimble was right there taking in all the action. As you may know, CanFitPro is the largest fitness education event on the planet.
Workout Trainer by Skimble: CanFitPro - World Fitness Expo
The event was packed with industry leaders showcasing the latest in fitness trends and opportunities for fitness professionals. From talks led by Dr. David Patchell-Evans and Jillian Michaels, there were experts from all walks of life!
Team Skimble at CanFitPro - World Fitness Expo 2016 - Bodybuilding competition
Not only were there sessions focused on business, CanFitPro’s World Fitness Expo also offered fun events and activities for fitness buffs, including bodybuilding competitions, fitness classes and courses for CECs. Massages were even offered in the expo hall led by GoodLife Fitness. What better way to unwind than with a relaxing massage provided by the best of the best?
skimble-workout-trainer-canfitpro-world-fitness-expo-health-GoodLife_700x700Fueled with fresh inspiration, Team Skimble is excited to get its free Trainer Tools in the hands of as many fit pros as possible. If you haven’t already done so, check out the latest 1:1 Training features to coach your clients and let us know what you think.

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Pumping Tabata

Pump up your cardio routine with this quick cycling Tabata workout. If you don’t have a stationary bike, you can complete this routine on any cardio machine or you can even do it as a skipping workout. Pay close attention to the effort level when each exercise progresses to the next.
Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: Pumping Tabata
Do you have a fitness resolution? Make progress towards achieving your goals with Skimble’s top fitness apps and supportive community. If you’re new to Skimble, our Workout of the Week challenges offer you fresh ways to be fit. Download Workout Trainer on your Android & Apple devices and do your first workout! Remember, if you want to stay up-to-date with our Workout of the Week challenges, be sure to have your Workout Trainer notifications turned ON in the app!

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Skimble Trainer Spotlight: Michael

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Michael ButtsMeet Michael, Skimble‘s latest featured Trainer! This Midwestern boy has done it all, from growing up wrestling in his small Missouri hometown, to rock climbing in some of the most spectacular places around the world. We recently had the chance to catch up with Michael Butts in Boulder, Colorado and find out more about his latest passion; CrossFit.

Tell us a bit about your fitness background?

Michael: I grew up in the small town of Carthage, Missouri in the Ozarks. Growing up with boundless energy and the last name Butts, my brother and I got into quite a few scuffles as children. So one day my father decided to take us to wrestling practice. As it turned out, I was pretty good at the sport. Good enough to earn a full ride scholarship to the University of Nebraska in Omaha. For those of you who are not familiar with the sport of wrestling, there is a fair amount of weight loss involved. From a young age I was lucky to learn from some of the best in the business, Olympic champions and coaches from around the world. They taught me how to train and the importance of nutrition if I wanted to perform and compete at the highest level. Those lessons in training, nutrition and performance have stayed with me over the years. I am dedicated to the pursuit of fitness, healthy living and helping others get there too. Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Michael ButtsRumor has it you’ve traveled a lot in the name of fitness! Where have you lived and trained? Do you have a favorite location?

Michael: After college, I discovered rock climbing and spent 9 years climbing around the world. I climbed in over a dozen countries, pushing myself mentally and physically on some of the best rock climbs and mountains around the world. During my travels I was exposed to almost everything the fitness world has to offer. Gripped by the desire to find new challenges, I discovered CrossFit in 2008. After only a few workouts I knew that CrossFit was going to be more than just a training element in my life. Some of my most memorable workouts have been in remote places around the world with amazing people.

What’s your favorite workout style?

Michael: My favorite workout style is Olympic weightlifting combined with mid-level track & field and a little gymnastics. I believe these are the strongest, fastest, healthiest athletes on the planet and by combining these modalities I can create a great workout that keeps me mobile, strong and powerful.Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Michael ButtsSpeaking of Olympic weightlifting, you have competed in that field. Can you share any highlights?

Michael: Yes, I have competed in several local competitions. One highlight was a 315 pound Clean and Jerk (a 10 # personal record) for a win.

What do you eat? Do you have a guilty pleasure?

Michael: I follow one simple rule. Eat food not ingredients, mostly greens and not too much. I have been following a zone style diet for many years now. Measuring out your macronutrients to ensure the best energy and focus throughout my day. My guilty pleasure is chocolate milk🙂

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Michael ButtsDo you supplement? What do you take?

Michael: I try to eat as much food as possible. I want to get my nutrients the natural way, from food. My favorite post workout recovery is an 8oz chocolate milk, giving me just enough protein and simple sugars to ensure protein synthesis, helping my muscles grow.

Do you have a personal mantra or message you stand by?

Michael: “If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you.” Above all, I believe that fitness is non-negotiable. In life the ability or inability to meet physical challenges shapes an individual’s personality and lifestyle, be it moving luggage to the overhead bin, climbing stairs at work or hiking a 14’er. I believe in a world filled with confidence and strength, I’m dedicated to the pursuit of fitness, healthy living and helping others get there too. Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Michael ButtsThanks for sharing with us, Michael, we’re looking forward to our next climbing session together!

Want to follow Michael and other great trainers? Download the Workout Trainer app for Android & iOS, then head on over to the new Trainers tab.

Are you a fitness professional? Want to become a Verified Trainer like Michael and have access to free coaching tools and more? Get started on Skimble’s Trainer page.

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Core AMRAP

The name of this game is Core AMRAP, which means you will be completing As Many Reps As Possible of each exercise! Repeat this workout as often as you can to get that flat stomach, 6 pack and rock hard abs!
Workout Trainer by Skimble: Pro Workout of the Week: Core AMRAPDo you have a fitness resolution? Make progress towards achieving your goals with Skimble’s top fitness apps and supportive community. If you’re new to Skimble, our Workout of the Week challenges offer you fresh ways to be fit. Download Workout Trainer on your Android & Apple devices and do your first workout! Remember, if you want to stay up-to-date with our Workout of the Week challenges, be sure to have your Workout Trainer notifications turned ON in the app!

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Skimble’s Program Spotlight: 6-Pack Toned Abs

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Program Spotlight: 6-Pack Toned Abs
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This killer ab program was designed by our washboard ab scientists in the exercise lab. This program will help you join the group of individuals who have one of the world’s most prized possessions, ‘The 6 Pack’. This program will not only give your outer abs a makeover, it’ll give the inner stabilizing muscles lots of love & attention too. Now get the best mid section you’ve ever had!
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Take your workouts to the next level with the 6-Pack Toned Abs program today! You can get lifetime access to this program for $9.99 or Go PRO+ and gain access to all of our custom training programs in Workout Trainer.

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