Workout Trainer: How to Prepare for Coronavirus

Workout Trainer: How to Prepare for Coronavirus

As the coronavirus becomes the #1 topic around the globe, we’d like to help our members understand some basic guidelines and tips that can aid in actively reducing our risk of exposure. We all have information coming at us from thousands of sources, but it’s important that we cut through the noise and understand what’s accurate to help protect ourselves and the people around us.

Wash Your Hands

The New York Times recommends that one of the key steps we can all take to reduce the spread of this virus is to simply wash our hands vigilantly. Scrub your hands with soap whenever possible or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol as an alternative. Avoid using your hands when possible and instead try to use your knuckles on knobs/buttons and your shoulders to open doors, etc.

Social Distancing

Stay at home if you can, even if you’re feeling fighting fit! By reducing your interaction with others and avoiding social gathering places in general, you’ll be doing your part to help protect yourself as well as preventing the spread of this virus. If it’s absolutely necessary to go out, avoid using public transportation when possible. If you need to get some fresh air, go for walks alone or with your housemates but remember to keep a distance of six feet apart from others.

Sharing = Caring (Not in this Situation!)

The International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) recommends that gym/studio owners and their members can actively play a part in ensuring the cleanliness of their facilities. If you have equipment at home, make a point of bringing your own props like mats and blocks for your next class. Clean public surfaces and gym equipment with a disinfectant in between classes or sessions.

We’re all doing our part to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as best we can, but most importantly, let’s all try to stay sane and healthy in the midst of this chaos. Join the at-home training movement and use your trusted Workout Trainer app to stay active during lockdown periods or self-isolation. Invite your friends and loved ones to train with you online and send them daily workout challenges to keep them moving while they are stuck inside. Download the free Workout Trainer app on your Android or iOS devices and let’s stay active together!

Workout Trainer: How to Prepare for Coronavirus

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Be aware of the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if symptomatic. Finally, a few myth-busters and supplementation truths to be mindful of.

We are in a difficult time but one thing remains clear — our commitment to raising our health within our community at large. Our collective efforts to stay healthy during this time will carry us through this.

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Plyo Speed and Strength (by Trainer Christopher Brooks)

This Plyometrics-style workout is all about speed and strength. Try to keep up your pace and push through to build strength with each movement. You’ve got this!

This workout was created by Skimble Trainer: Christopher Brooks. 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.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: Plyo Speed & Strength by Christopher BrooksDo 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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Workout Trainer Launches 1:1 Online Personal Training in 30+ Countries

Workout Trainer Launches 1:1 Online Personal Training in 30+ Countries

We’re excited to announce the expansion of 1:1 Online Personal Training in Workout Trainer to over 30 different countries worldwide. We now have Trainers from all over the world using Workout Trainer to coach their clients online, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (UK), and the United States (USA). They each have their own unique set of skills and specialties, so take your time to browse our available Trainers and start training with one that suits your needs!

Workout Trainer Launches 1:1 Online Personal Training in 30+ CountriesYour dedicated coach will help you reach your goals with the ultimate flexibility and affordability that online training offers. Whether you’re striving to lose weight, build muscle, improve flexibility or train for a competition, our expert coaches are available to help you every step of the way. They will work with you to establish a personalized training program that fits around your schedule and will help to hold you accountable for your progress with motivation and tips.

With gym closures and lockdowns happening all around the world, it’s a great time to try out 1:1 Online Personal Training from the comfort of your own home. Download the free Workout Trainer app on your Android or iOS devices and find your perfect match today!

Workout Trainer Launches 1:1 Online Personal Training in 30+ CountriesAre you a Fitness Professional interested in reaching more people? Are you excited about the opportunity to grow your business by adding an online component? Then look no further! Sign up as a Fitness Professional in Workout Trainer and get started with 1:1 Online Personal Training today.

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Leg Strengthener

This 15-minute workout will go a long way for your lower half. You will need a pair of moderate weighted dumbbells for these lower body lifts and a step, box, or bench for some of the squat variations coming your way.

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Total Abs (by Trainer Katie Barberi)

Work your abs from every angle with this total core workout. Try this series of challenging ab exercises that will really help you engage your abdominal muscles and feel the burn.

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Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: Total Abs by Katie BarberiDo 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 Trainer Spotlight: Elisabetta Bruno

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Elisabetta Bruno

Meet Elisabetta Bruno, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! This kettlebell queen is all about improving functional movement for herself and her clients. We recently had the chance to chat with Elisabetta and learn about her journey from being an active teen to a passive desk jockey, resulting in many health issues. A much-needed change of course helped her regain control of her own wellbeing and now she’s helping others do exactly that.

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

Elisabetta: I’ve lived in the UK for many years but I’m originally from Italy. Growing up, I was one of the more active girls, sometimes the only one in my physical education class who actually wanted to move, so I’d wind up playing sports with the guys! I started out with Judo, but then I discovered volleyball and I was hooked. Although volleyball was my favorite sport, on any given afternoon you could see me play football, basketball, or do exercise of some kind. Although I didn’t really like the latter that much, I even tried fencing!

What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

Elisabetta: Once I started working, I became a serious desk jockey. I ended up having some real issues with asthma and I put on a lot of weight. I had recurring crippling back pain. I could not even stand up, it was so bad… and I was hardly 30! You wouldn’t have looked at me and thought, “Oh yes, she loved sports as a teen.”

One day I decided to lose weight for real and I hired an online coach. Having that kind of accountability really helped me to stay motivated. And being me, I couldn’t just be told what to do, I had to learn more about things and understand what it takes to lose weight. I exercised and improved my eating habits. I started with bodyweight exercises.

I will admit – I really like videogames. So when I tried a virtual reality headset I totally fell in love with it. You can do a lot of physical activity with one of those. You wind up doing kickboxing (shadowboxing obviously) or wielding a bow and dodging incoming fire, or you get to be a samurai. Anyway, it reminded me of how much I liked to move so I started to do real sports again.

Before I knew it my asthma issues had gone and so did my back issues. I had lost 26 lb too! I wanted other people to experience the same health benefits I had, so I paired my love for physical activity and my never-ending quest for knowledge, got my certifications and became a trainer.

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What are your training specialties?

Elisabetta: I focus on healthy lifestyle and I have recently become a Girevik. “Girevik” is the Russian word for someone participating in Kettlebell Sport, also known as Girevoy Sport. This is a fairly new endeavor for me, but because I find I gravitate towards using kettlebells more than any other tool, becoming involved in the sport was a natural progression.

I will use other tools, and I know how to program someone using barbells, gym machines, and bodyweight of course. When I train with clients I focus on what they would like to do, the equipment they have and their skills. I then coach them accordingly. And regardless of their goal, whether it be weight loss, muscle gain or athletic performance, I always put their health first. I will always look for a sustainable way of doing things. No crash diets. No steroids. A huge emphasis on autoregulation and healthy habit building.

What’s your favorite Workout Trainer feature?

Elisabetta: I really like the social aspect of Workout Trainer, and how you can prop each other up. I have often seen a client finish a workout and other people just chimed in and cheered them on. It’s amazing. And it helps me as well, as I am not the only one trying to motivate my clients.

Who are your heroes?

Elisabetta: I wouldn’t say I have any heroes, but I do aspire to be as good as Brittany van Schravendijk in Kettlebell sport. She is definitely my inspiration. She is a Master of Sport (that’s the highest rank you can get) and holds several records.

For Yoga, Dean Pohlman and his ManFlowYoga are definitely the best for me. He focuses on Yoga for men, but his advice works for everyone, and he does have women clients (I should know, right?). I like him so much because of his practical application of Yoga and how he uses and shapes it to fit any situation, whether it’s injury prevention or athletic recovery. He is not going to just give you a Sun Salutation and then call it “Yoga for Athletes”.

Last but not least, Chris Peil. He is a strength and conditioning coach and physio, and he coaches a lot of Strongman competitors. What I like about his rehab style is that he takes into consideration your individual athletic context. He gets you back into training as soon as possible while respecting your body’s limitations. His articles on T-nation are perhaps a bit different from what you’ll usually find there as he focuses on what makes you strong in real like, rather than on a bench.

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What keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

Elisabetta: I like to strive to get better and that motivates me. However, I have stopped relying on motivation to keep me going. Motivation gives people the spark, but like a spark, it is ephemeral. After that it’s a matter of keeping your eyes on the mountain, follow the path and being disciplined. I would say that Girevoy Sport is what is now driving me forward. It’s a sport you can grow with, and you can continually work towards setting personal bests and improve. I definitely don’t want to go back to being the person with the breathing issues who can’t even walk. Never again if I can help it.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Elisabetta: Chocolate. In moderation, of course!

What are your hidden talents?

Elisabetta: If I told you they wouldn’t be hidden now, would they? Alright, alright. I am being told I can sing. Apparently.

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

Elisabetta: Wolverson for kettlebells if you are in the UK (or comparable US models).

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

Elisabetta: Brace yourself because this is perhaps the biggest secret the fitness industry is trying to keep from you. Consistency. You have to be consistent. That’s it. Try to make healthier choices more often. Try to be consistent with these choices. And most of all build habits, one at a time if you have to. Forget shortcuts, special blend supplements and the like. If they work in the first place, they are not sustainable. You only need to make the good choices 50% of the time to become healthier.

Thanks for sharing with us, Elisabetta, we’re excited to see what the future will bring for you and your training biz!

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

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

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Barbell Swell

Find yourself a rack at the gym and some space around you to complete this workout. You’ll stick with 2 exercises at a time and add weight after each set that you complete (3 sets per exercise group). Then you’ll move on to another set of exercises and do the same: do the set, finish the set, add weight, repeat the set, etc. Please warm-up and post-stretch on your own.

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