Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Advanced Abs (by Trainer Chris Sumo)

This is a solid core workout that tackles your mid section from every angle to help structure posture. This, along with a great meal plan, can uncover those desirable 6 pack abs.

This workout was created by Skimble Trainer Chris Sumo. 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.Male Personal Trainer doing V-Sit Crunches on a yoga matDo 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 app feature: Add Exercise Videos

Love doing workouts with move-by-move exercise instruction? Indeed, we do too! We’ve been busy building the largest 1500+ exercise database, and now you can build upon it even further with your own videos. Videos show you and fellow members how certain movements flow ‘in action’ while you play through workouts so let’s check out this new feature in the latest version of Workout Trainer. Simply head over to the Workouts tab and select the Exercise Library option. Hit that ‘+’ button. In the New Exercise screen, tap the Select button to add a pre-recorded landscape video that you have saved in the media library on your device.

Remember: exercise videos must be at least 1080 HD quality and between 5-60 seconds long. We will automatically crop videos to have an aspect ratio of 4:3 and all audio will be removed from them in order to be supported in our workout player.

After we have approved your video, you will receive a notification that it’s ready to use. Head to the My Exercises section and you’ll see that the exercise’s overview page now displays a video icon. You can add your exercises to new and existing workouts. If you have an existing workout, you can edit/update it to add the new exercise to include the new video.

TIPS for creating great video content

Creating great video content is easier than you might think. All you need is your trusty smartphone, a way to prop your phone up in landscape mode, and a welcoming space with good lighting. Here are some tips to help you create everlasting video content:

  1. Choose an uncluttered space to capture your videos. Clear some furniture and set your dirty laundry aside. Less distractions means we can focus in on you and the exercise movement 😉
  2. Set your smartphone / recording device up on a tripod or makeshift stand instead of having your buddy record you with his/her unstable hands. It’ll look more professional, trust us! And make sure that you are capturing your entire body performing the moves — not too far away and not too close. For your reference, here’s a trusty (and budget-friendly) smartphone tripod holder holding an iPhone in landscape mode:
  3. Go bright! The lighting here is key. Shoot your videos in a bright, naturally lit space and optionally set up some extra lights like a simple ‘selfie’ light ring. These rings look like this:
  4. Crop your video. It’s super easy to edit your video on your phone and crop out any unwanted setup and end bits (like if you’ve recorded yourself tapping the record button on/off). Again, just make sure that the video is between 5-60 seconds so we can properly display it.

Did you know you can also add your own entire, full-length workout videos with your own audio? Head over to our blog post about adding full-length workout videos using YouTube for a quick refresher on how that works.

These power features are just a few benefits of being a PRO+ member. We strive to create the best fitness experience for you AND help you dig even deeper into your training by providing tools that let you create personalized training content in the Workout Trainer app.

Download the latest Workout Trainer app update on your Android & iOS and unlock our Pro+ membership for a training experience that’s extra comprehensive and customizable.

Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Bands for Days

Get ready for this total body burner. Grab three different resistance bands; with low, medium, and heavy resistance. Each set will vary in resistance so make sure you keep your bands close by. Have a poll, fence, door handle, or couch leg near by to attach the band around for one section of this workout as well.
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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Back Stretches (by Trainer Fiona McCann)

Feeling stiffness in your back or suffering with Sciatica? Move through these stretches gently to relieve the pain and repeat the entire sequence as often as you can, either in one session or throughout the day. Don’t forget to keep moving and doing these stretches, even when you start to feel better!

Don’t forget to thank Skimble Trainer Fiona McCann for this awesome workout by giving it a like 👍Male Yoga Instructor doing right half pigeon pose on a yoga mat.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’s Pro Workout of the Week: Wake Up & HIIT It

This bodyweight workout will wake up your muscles and get your mind ready to start the day. Be prepared to sweat it out and build your muscle endurance, but first, let’s take a few minutes to warm up together.
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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Upper Body Hypertrophy (by Trainer Ace Machismo)

Hypertrophy” is just a fancy way of saying – let’s build some muscle! This workout isolates some of the key muscles to help build a strong upper body physique.

Don’t forget to thank Skimble Trainer Ace Machismo for this awesome workout by giving it a like 👍Male CrossFit Trainer doing bench dumbbell tricep pull overs in a hypertrophy workout.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’s Pro Workout of the Week: Gentle Yoga

This is a yoga sequence that anyone can do to feel great. It’s low-impact, simple, accessible, and well-rounded; targeting all of the major areas across your body. Trust us, you will keep coming back to this one over and over again!
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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: All About Glutes (by Trainer Kimberly Feiler)

Build strong glutes in this yoga and pilates inspired workout! Keep your core tight as you squeeze your glutes throughout this workout. Log your reps and repeat regularly to see your progress over time.

Don’t forget to thank Skimble Trainer Kimberly Feiler for this awesome workout by giving it a like 👍Female Fitness Instructor building glute strength with Lying Left Leg Lifts.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’s Pro Workout of the Week: Low Impact Wall Calisthenics

This 15-minute bodyweight session is designed to target your upper body and calves. You can expect a moderately intense session which only requires a wall to complete. You can optionally use a chair for a number of exercises, but a wall will work just fine as your stabilizer. Smash this apartment-friendly, no jumping workout now!

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Walking Workout (by Trainer CaSondra LeBlanc)

Get your steps in anywhere! Try this walking workout and see how many rounds you can go for.

Don’t forget to thank Skimble Trainer CaSondra LeBlanc for this awesome workout by giving it a like 👍Female Fitness Instructor doing a walking workout on a hiking trailDo 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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