Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Crunch Time

It’s crunch time – that means time to work on your abs! To give you some idea of what to expect, this one will be super effective, really short, and very intense. All you need is a mat and you’ll be ready to start working on your 6-pack abs.

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Rope Climd Training I (by Trainer Chris Donald)

Beginners rope climbing training. Use a pull-up bar and these simple exercises to build muscle for rope climbing.

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Cardio Jump Start

This is a quick and easy jump rope workout that will have you panting in short order. Don’t forget to connect your smartwatch or heart rate monitor to see your HR performance. Ready? Grab your rope and start this workout while listening to some of your favorite tunes!

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: 15-min Abs (by Trainer Renee Louw)

No more excuses not to work on those washboard abs when it’ll only require 15-minutes out of your day. Try some of these effective curl and crunch variations, and let Renee know what you think.

This workout was created by Skimble Trainer: Renee Louw. She is currently accepting new clients for Online Personal Training, so head on over to her profile in Workout Trainer and tap ‘Start 1:1 Training’ to get help from a dedicated expert.

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Chair Energizer

This chair-based workout will open up your hips and hamstrings while bringing great circulation to your entire lower body. It’s simple, accessible, and appropriate for those who need to increase circulation and energy in their lower body.

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Covid Challenge 2 (by Trainer Miguel Gisbert)

Let’s make the most of this lockdown! You don’t need any equipment for this bodyweight workout, so you can dive straight in. Follow the proper warm-up at the beginning of the workout and do some additional joint mobility exercises or dynamic stretching, if needed. Remember to also include a proper cool down at the end of the workout, like walking or jogging to slow down your heart rate gradually. If you have any questions, just ask me! 🙂

This workout was created by Skimble Trainer: Miguel Gisbert. He is currently accepting new clients for Online Personal Training, so head on over to his profile in Workout Trainer and tap ‘Start 1:1 Training’ to get help from a dedicated expert.

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Stay Connected and Motivated with the Workout Trainer Leaderboard

Two friends competing on the Workout Trainer LeaderboardWho doesn’t love a little friendly competition to stay motivated and have fun?! With our latest updates to the Workout Trainer leaderboard, you’ll be able to climb up the ranks each month and compete with your friends, as well as the entire Workout Trainer community. Download the new app update on your Android and iOS devices to start collecting Activity Points today!

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Compete on the LeaderboardHow do I earn Activity Points?

Each time you complete a workout, you’ll be able to see the number of Activity Points you’ve earned on the Workout Summary page. If you have a smartwatch or Heart Rate monitor, don’t forget to connect it so you get more points for your training sessions. The more time you spend in higher Heart Rate zones, the more Activity Points you’ll earn. It’s that simple!

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Compete on the LeaderboardHow does the Leaderboard work?

Any workout you complete with a smartwatch or Heart Rate monitor will get counted on the Heart Rate Leaderboard. All workouts, including HR ones, will get counted on the All Workouts Leaderboard. Check your current position at any time by tapping the ‘Leaders’ option in the ‘Community’ tab.

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Great! When can I start?

The Leaderboard resets at the beginning of every month so you can get a fresh start and try to best your previous month! You can also jump in at any point during the month… the key is to simply keep doing workouts on a regular basis.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Compete on the LeaderboardI’m a beginner… can I still earn points and compete against the pros?

You sure can! You will still be able to earn activity points even if you are doing casual-level workouts. We designed the leaderboard to be as inclusive as possible so every exercise completed will earn you points. Workouts are plentiful so just find something that works for you and keep moving!
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Can I invite my friends to join my Leaderboard?

Absolutely! Rally your friends to train with you in Workout Trainer. It’ll help you hold yourself (and your friends) accountable whilst making your weekly workouts so much more fun. Send workout recommendations to each other, share fitness selfies, and ‘like’ the progress you’re making together! To invite friends to join you, head to the Community tab > tap the Friends option > + Friends. All of the friends you follow will then start getting ranked along with you each month. Head over to your personalized Friends Leaderboard within the Leaderboard section and how you stack up on the Home tab!
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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Squat It!

Get ready to squat it out in this 20-minute lower body session. You will only need a slightly elevated surface, such as a bench, chair, box, or step, to complete this workout. Let’s fire up those legs!

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Quick Upper Body (by Trainer Gina J)

Quick upper body workout for beginner/intermediate level aerial cirque. Perform one 6-minute set, or repeat set up to four times for maximum benefit. Suggested 2-5 lb dumbbells for beginners, with progression to 8-12 lb weights. Get creative if you don’t have dumbbells — for example, try using water bottles as weights.

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Skimble’s Trainer Spotlight: Brian Fallon

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Brian Fallon

Meet Brian Fallon, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! Recently retired from an entirely different career, his love for triathlons goes way back. We recently had the chance to chat with Brian and learn about his coaching business along with its guiding principals that focus on “Harmony through Balance” in all aspects of life.

Tell us a bit about your background and where you’re from.

Brian: I’m actually a retired New York Air Traffic Controller! I live in Northport, New York, which is like a triathlete’s playground!

What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

Brian: I got into triathlons about 20 years ago and was totally hooked after completing my first race. I became an ASCA Level 2 (American Swim Coach Association) and Ironman Certified Triathlon Coach a few years ago, and since I retired, I now coach swimming and triathlon training full time.

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What are your training specialties?

Brian: Swimming, Biking and Running (obviously), and Strength Training to help prepare the body to sustain the loads that this kind of intense training and racing will impose, especially for the long course options (Half and Full Iron distance).

Tell us a bit about AquaTerra Coaching?

Brian: I started AquaTerra Coaching, LLC because I wanted to be an alternative to the “Gotta make it hurt!” mentality that I see a lot of people subjected to in their training. It ends up causing a lot of unnecessary injuries. Triathlon training is grueling enough as it is; there’s no magic in the formula for success – dedication, consistency, and realistic efforts proportional to the demands of the event for which you are training, will take you farther than you would believe. Our guiding principle of “Harmony through Balance” means that while we will always strive to help you achieve the best physical performance possible, we also attempt to reach that goal in a healthy and holistic manner that is in sync with not just your race-day goals, but your life goals as well.

What keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

Brian: Seeing 80-year-olds compete! Seriously! To see people in that age group in action – and I mean SMASHING it – is unbelievably inspiring to me. I want to be like that when I grow up!

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Who are your heroes?

Brian: My heroes are names not well known, but in my opinion, should be household names. Rudy Garcia-Tolson, a gold medal Paralympian (2008 & 2012) who became the first double above-knee amputee to complete a full Ironman Triathlon. Mikey Brannigan, a Northport native who has autism, who went on to become the 2016 Paralympian gold medalist in the 1500 Meter run. And so many others like them!

Do you have any hidden talents?

Brian: I draw cartoons in my spare time.

What’s your favorite Workout Trainer feature?

Brian: I was searching for a timer app that I could use to program custom workouts and then send those to my athletes when I discovered Skimble’s Workout Trainer app. Brilliant! It had all the features I was looking for and more! I really love the playback feature which allows a demonstration of the exercises. Sometimes, you just need to see it being done in order to understand what to do yourself, or – as often is the case – what NOT to do! The audio cues also make it so easy to follow along without having to keep looking at the device.

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Do you have any go-to training gear that you would recommend?

Brian: Stretch cords! They are so amazingly effective when used correctly. You can bring them anywhere and get an incredible workout done.

Please share a secret health/fitness tip with the Skimble community…

Brian: You want to get stronger? Go to sleep. Seriously; the science on this is unequivocal. Workouts are where you “damage” your muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It’s during sleep – deep, restful sleep – that your body repairs, rebuilds, and strengthens everything in preparation for the next round. Make sleep a priority in your life.

Thanks for sharing with us, Brian, we’re excited to see what the future will bring for you and AquaTerra Coaching!

Brian Fallon is currently accepting new clients for 1:1 Online Personal Training in Workout Trainer. Get signed up today and let him help you crush your fitness goals.

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