Suffering from Olympics withdrawal? Rock Health presents a special fitness technology report incl. Skimble

While the Olympic games in London have come and gone, our friends at Rock Health are here to satiate your hunger for those five golden rings AND digital health. Check out the future of digital health for athletes from an Olympic gold medalist, IronMan world champ, SuperBowl Captain, cutting-edge doctor and pioneering entrepreneurs incl. Skimble:

Carry on the Olympic spirit using Skimble‘s top Workout Trainer & GPS Sports Tracker apps available through Google Play and the App Store.


Skimble demos YouTube Android Player API video integration at Google I/O 2012


Are you headed to Google I/O 2012 this week?  If you are, we want YOU to stop by and check out some of the awesome stuff we’ve been working on to keep people active!


We’re excited to announce that we’ve been part of the closed YouTube Android Player beta program and have integrated their API into our Google I/O demo app.  This functionality isn’t in our live Workout Trainer app just yet, but be assured that we’ll let you know when YouTube makes the API public so we can share this with you all!

For all Google I/O attendees, visit Team Skimble at our demo today from 11:30 am to 6:30 pm at the YouTube sandbox on the main level of the Moscone Center.  Then tomorrow (June 28), attend the YouTube session as Skimble’s co-founder Maria Ly walks you through the demo app from 1:30 to 2:30 pm in Room 9.  If you’re not able to make it to Google I/O, have no fear, there’s a livestream available so you won’t miss a thing!

Update: here’s the session video where Skimble’s co-founders Maria and Gabe present at the 11:30 minute mark:

For those that aren’t familiar with Google I/O:

Google I/O is focused on the tech world’s latest web, mobile and social breakthroughs and bringing together thousands of developers who are turning them into tomorrow’s startups. Googe I/O returns to San Francisco’s Moscone Center from June 27-29, 2012. 

The Developer Sandbox, first introduced at I/O 2009, is a demo area where a wide range of developers who have built applications based on technologies and products are featured at I/O. Representing large and small companies, individual developers, and a diverse collection of apps, these developers will be participating in the Sandbox to demo their applications, answer questions, and exchange ideas.

At the conference, exercise with us and score some free Zico Coconut Water!


Just look for Maria in her bright Lululemon outfit 🙂


More photos on Skimble’s Google+ page.

Giveaway: Win a bundle of New Year Programs for Workout Trainer, the #1 Free Health & Fitness Android App!

Thanks for making Workout Trainer the #1 Free Health & Fitness app on Android at the start of 2012!


We want to show our appreciation with a giveaway consisting of a bundle of Programs for the New Year.  Want to Get Off the Couch?  Be Fit, Flex & Fierce?  Get a 6-pack toned Abs?  Stay Slim & Trim?  Be your Tough & Buff best?  We’re here to help you achieve your 2012 goals.


If you want a chance at winning a pack of our premium programs, all you have to do is follow the steps below (you must do at least one):

1. Like our contest post on Facebook!

2. Retweet this post (including @skimble or the #skimble hashtag)

Have fun with it.  Here are some examples:

  • Join me on Workout Trainer, the #1 free Health & Fitness app on Android. Retweet to win a New Years program pack — I want to! cc @Skimble
  • Check out Workout Trainer, the #1 free Health & Fitness app on Android. Retweet to WIN a New Years program pack! by @skimble
  • I wanna WIN a New Years program pack for Workout Trainer, the #1 FREE Health & Fitness app on @Android – via @skimble Retweet to WIN!

Make sure you only tweet the message once, or you will be disqualified.


We’ll choose winners at random and contact them when the giveaway is over.  Anyone over 13 years of age is eligible and must have a Skimble membership to Workout Trainer on their own Android device or iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch to be able to activate their bundle of programs.  Each winner receives a bundle of Skimble’s New Years Programs, MSRP $50 USD.  There will be at least three winners announced.

The contest giveaway starts now and goes through the weekend.  The contest will end Mon January 16th at 6pm PT and winners will be announced in this blog post shortly after — good luck!

Skimble launches Programs in its Workout Trainer app to help you get in shape.

Happy New Year!  Skimble’s certainly been thinking about 2012 resolutions and how we can help you live healthier.  Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of workout PROGRAMS available in the latest Workout Trainer app in the Android Market and App Store!  As the name suggests, programs help you achieve your fitness goals with step-by-step 2-6 week action plans packed with our signature follow-along multimedia workouts.

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As always, Skimble’ workout programs have been carefully developed by expert personal trainers and health coaches.  They can be customized to fit your busy schedule including the time of day you’d like to work out and the days you can work out.  The programs currently cost between $4.99-$14.99, which is a steal compared to about $100/hr for an in-person Personal Trainer.  Please try one today and let us know what you think!



For more information about our launch, check out the full press article released on TechCrunch today.


2012 New Year Blast workout

New year, new exercises! This quick 2012 New Year Blast adds fun variations to traditional exercises. Start your resolutions off on the right foot by learning new ways to keep your muscles guessing.  In this workout you’ll warm up, core up & arm yourself for the best year yet!


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PS: Hey Android users! Make sure you get the latest Android Market app update…we have a pleasant surprise for you 🙂 More on that soon…