Skimble’s Trainer Spotlight: CaSondra LeBlanc

 

Skimble Trainer Casondra Leblanc paddling in a kayak

Meet CaSondra LeBlanc, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! Passionate about preserving her own mobility way past retirement, she’s dedicated her career to helping others join her on this journey. We recently had the chance to chat with CaSondra and learn about her biggest motivators and why she loves helping others achieve their personal fitness goals.

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

CaSondra: I grew up in a small town in Michigan. In college, I knew that my purpose was to help people to keep moving, so I completed my Associate’s Degree in Health Promotions & Management and didn’t stop until I had my Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. My dream goals are to keep seniors and mommies moving while being safe for as long as possible.

What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

CaSondra: Seeing our aging population forget their life’s purpose and really just deteriorate by the lack of something to do aside from watching TV on a daily basis. Wanting to create a shift and encourage change for the next generations, that’s been my biggest driver, for sure!

Skimble Trainer Casondra Leblanc on a bike ride in Goose Creek

What are your training specialties?

CaSondra: I’m an ACE-Certified Health & Wellness Coach and hold an ACSM-Exercise is Movement specialization cert. I also teach Water Aerobics, practice the importance of Brain Health & Exercise, and most recently became a Registered Yoga Teacher by completing 200 hours of yoga teacher training.

What keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

CaSondra: I want to stay moving for as long as possible and keep myself away from medicine as best as I can. In retirement, I would also like to be healthy enough to travel and continue to enjoy getting around.

Do you have any guilty pleasures?

CaSondra: Who doesn’t?! Mine would have to be CHOCOLATE 🙂

Skimble Trainer Casondra Leblanc teaching a Yoga Class in her home

Who are your heroes?

CaSondra: My parents! It sounds cheesy but they have always been my biggest cheerleaders. They also have a great work ethic, which was important to be around growing up. I try to live by their example every day.

What are your hidden talents?

CaSondra: I don’t know if I really have any hidden talents… I love to craft, puzzle, and read in my free time. Nothing that will win me prizes in the near future, but everyone needs a hobby, right?! 

What’s your favorite Workout Trainer feature?

CaSondra: I love being able to open up the app whenever I feel like exercising and just press the start workout button to get straight to it. Simplicity is key in sticking to exercise routines!

Skimble Trainer Casondra Leblanc enjoying some exercise at the beach

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

CaSondra: I love my Manduka yoga mat – it’s not only lightweight, making it conveniently portable, but I also find that it has just enough cushioning to make any impact exercises less strenuous on your joints.

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

CaSondra: Find the fun in your fitness routine, no matter what your goals are. It’ll be much easier to stay healthy long-term if you can find some enjoyment in exercising.

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

CaSondra 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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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Extra Core (by Trainer Lisa Mcnett)

This is a quick but challenging core session for those focusing on building core strength. Add whatever warm-up and cool down that you love!

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Skimble’s Trainer Spotlight: Brian Roberts

Male Personal Trainer using the Workout Trainer app to coach his online

Meet Brian Roberts, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! After realizing his Physical Therapy patients wanted to do more than just recover from injuries, he knew he could help them continue to grow stronger in another way. We recently had the chance to chat with Brian and learn about how his path to Personal Training has developed over the years and that he’s never looked back since.

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

Brian: I’m originally from Boston, MA. I love to play basketball, travel, and spend time with friends and family. I studied Athletic Training with a concentration in Physical Therapy in undergrad. One day, I hope to earn a masters in Nutrition to become a Registered Dietitian.

What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

Brian: My first work experience after my bachelors degree was the catalyst for me to become a personal trainer. After undergrad, I worked at a Physical Therapy clinic. There, I met patients who finished their rehab but wanted to continue getting stronger. Since my studies in undergrad involved rehabilitation, I felt it transferred well into Personal Training and I thought I could help those graduated patients even further. Consequently, after just one month of work at the Physical Therapy clinic, I studied and earned my certificate in Personal Training to become a Personal Trainer for people who completed Physical Therapy but wanted to continue to progress beyond that.

Male Personal Trainer Brian Roberts from Boston Massachusetts

What are your training specialties?

Brian: Currently, my specialties include rehabilitation, injury preventative exercises, weight-loss and weight-management, body sculpting, and now nutrition (after earning a certificate in Precision Nutrition – I would like to keep growing in this field).

What keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

Brian: My motivation to stay fit comes from two spectrums:

1. My education: After learning how the body works, I can’t ignore that science. I want to enjoy living and live a healthy life for a long time to come. I want to spend time with my family and give back to the community. If I’m not taking care of myself, it would be hard for me to be there for my family and to give back to my community.

2. My clients: I always felt it would be hard for me to maintain clients if I was out of shape myself. You wouldn’t want to go to a dentist with bad teeth, or go to a broke financial advisor. Therefore, I need to keep learning, working, and pushing to maintain good health, especially if I can help it. All in all, my clients encourage me to stay in shape.

PT Brian Roberts looking after his health so he can look after others

Do you have any guilty pleasures?

Brian: My guilty pleasure is probably wine. I occasionally enjoy a nice glass of Cabernet.

Who are your heroes?

Brian: My heroes would probably be my wife and my mom. I witness their hard work and it encourages me to do the same. I find their drive admirable and it is always appreciated. I get inspired to get uncomfortable sometimes, to finish the task at hand properly, and to simply put it, just be there for people.

What are your hidden talents?

Brian: I play the saxophone and can speak a second language – German! I’m hoping that French with be my next 🙂 I also love to laugh and was even on an Improv team back in college.

What’s your favorite Workout Trainer feature?

Brian: My favorite feature on Workout Trainer is the variety of exercise videos available. I feel like it makes it easier to put together customized workouts for my clients abroad and the ones working with me online. Also, they report that it is easy for them to follow along, so it’s a win-win really.

Fitness Trainer Brian Robert doing yoga pose by the sea

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

Brian: I can’t say I have any go-to training gear, simply because sometimes you’re faced with limited equipment. Therefore you have to improvise; and when improvising, I really enjoy the creative opportunities.

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

Brian: A health tip I’d like to share with the Skimble community is probably to find a good balance of fitness/health and your day-to-day life. Never lose sight of the things that really matter in your life.

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

Brian Roberts 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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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Friday Fives (by Trainer Lisa Mcnett)

If you like short, sharp bursts of exercise with lots of variety then this one is for you! 3 sets, 5 different moves in each set – have fun!

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Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: Friday Fives by Lisa McnettDo 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: Lisa McNett

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Lisa McNettMeet Lisa McNett, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! Passionate about movement and helping others achieve their goals, she discovered a unique opportunity to shift her focus as a Certified Group Fitness Instructor. We recently had the chance to chat with Lisa and learn about her mission to help her local Autism Non-Profit with tailored classes for kids.

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

Lisa: I grew up as a dancer in Clearwater, Florida. I was always surrounded by movement and loved every bit of it. I continued dancing up until my last semester in college at Michigan Technological University. I had always had a passion for dance and fitness but truly was catapulted into the fitness/wellness side of things when I started teaching Zumba Fitness in Gillette, Wyoming in 2007. This is where I started my journey!

What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

Lisa: My passion to help others achieve their goals is what truly inspired me. I love seeing people smile through a workout when I teach group fitness, especially when they come to me and say how much stronger or confident they feel as a result. That’s why I do what I do and why I continued to pursue other formats too.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Lisa McNettWhat are your training specialties?

Lisa: I am an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor with specialties in Zumba Fitness, Tabata Bootcamp/HIIT, BOSU, Barre, and soon Functional Training! I also started my own initiative back in 2012, called Kids Movement.

Can you tell us a bit more about Kids Movement?

Lisa: I have a 9-year-old son who is on the Autism Spectrum. When I took my first BOSU workshop, I immediately wanted to incorporate it into a class for kids on the spectrum. This is how Kids Movement developed, it is a class designed to hit all the senses and work on those motor skills with kids. I wanted it to be a safe space for these kids to come to have fun and work out. Though the class is not currently active, I work daily with my own son and I do a fundraising event every year for our local Autism Non-Profit (The Autism Council of Utah) which I am currently prepping for!

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What keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

Lisa: My kids – I have very active boys and I want to be running around with them when I am 60+ years old. I feel so much better when I work out and move. My mental and physical health motivates me to keep moving even if it’s just a small walk. Every movement matters and I want to stay healthy for myself and my family.

Who are your heroes?

Lisa: My oldest sister is one of my biggest heroes. She has been my biggest cheerleader and also a mom of six (wow, right)! She works hard and stays focused.

What’s your favorite Workout Trainer feature?

Lisa: I love that you can choose exercises or workouts based on certain muscle groups you are wanting to work on, or specialty areas like climbing, for example. That is really awesome! I started rock climbing two and a half years ago; so I’m definitely checking those ones out.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Lisa McnettDo you have any go-to training gear that you would recommend?

Lisa: I really love my Lululemon Pace Rival Capris. They have held up during so many visits to the climbing gym, regular workouts, hikes, and my daily busy life. They are so comfortable and don’t give me that “naked” feel at all when I wear them. Durable, wicking, and comfy!

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

Lisa: I am not sure if it’s a secret but never leave home without a water bottle filled with water. Keep yourself hydrated throughout the day and also keep a healthy non-perishable snack with you in the event you need it!

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

Lisa McNett 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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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Strength Circuit #1 (by Trainer Janet Harritt)

Upper, combination, and lower body strength circuit. You’ll need a few different pieces of equipment, so get everything ready before you start. Grab a heavy barbell, some dumbbells, a box or step, a kettlebell, and a stability ball.

This workout was created by Skimble Trainer: Janet Harritt. 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.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: Strength Circuit #1 by Janet HarrittDo 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 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 Free Workout of the Week: Full Body Strengthener (by Trainer Kimberly Feiler)

This full-body strengthener is designed to help target large muscles across the entire body. It involves a few different types of equipment, so try it out at your local gym or use any weighted props you can find around the house as substitutes.

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Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: Full Body Strengthener by Kimberly FeilerDo 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 Free Workout of the Week: Friday Night Core (by Trainer Lisa Mcnett)

Who says you can’t get in a quick workout on a Friday night? Kick-off your weekend with this 15-minute core workout. Don’t forget to log your rep details so you can track your progress over time.

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: BSL-Strength (by Trainer Brandon Wuensch)

Grab a variable weighted barbell and get set up with your own personal light, moderate, and max weights by your side. If you’re unsure of your technique, get a trainer to inform you about the correct posture for these kinds of exercises.

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