Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Upper Body Sculpt (by Trainer Leia Nicole)

Sculpt and tone your arms and shoulders with this strength training routine. You’ll need a pair of moderate and heavy dumbbells to get set up for this one. Have fun!

This workout was created by Skimble Trainer: Leia Nicole. 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: Upper Body Sculpt by Leia NicoleDo 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: Leia Nicole

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Leia NicoleMeet Leia Nicole, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! After several years of helping people manage muscular pain as a massage therapist, Leia decided to take a more proactive approach to help her clients build strength and protect themselves from injury in the first place. We recently had the chance to chat with Leia and learn about how she discovered her own passion for fitness and decided to help others work towards a more active, sustainable lifestyle.

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

Leia: I am originally from Madison, Wisconsin. I have been an athlete all my life, participating in gymnastics, basketball, and volleyball all the way through high school. I didn’t start working out in a gym until I was 25 years old, and that is when I fell in love with fitness. At age 30, I made the decision to follow my dreams and move to the beach, escaping the long, harsh winters of Wisconsin. For the last five years, I have been living my best life near Galveston Island, Texas!

What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

Leia: I have been a massage therapist since 2007, and after a year or two of trying to help people manage muscular pain, I realized that if they could learn how to be more physically active, they could avoid a lot of this chronic pain they were dealing with. That is when I decided to pair massage therapy with physical fitness. I wanted to help people live longer, healthier, and happier lives.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Leia NicoleWhat are your training specialties?

Leia: I specialize in women’s fitness. I work with a lot of busy moms who are trying to juggle their career, their kids, their friends, etc. and still make time for themselves. There is a lot of pressure on women in today’s society to have it “all together” and I really have a passion for teaching women how to love themselves, and love the journey. This means a lot of home workouts, pre/post pregnancy fitness, functional fitness, and building shapely curves with resistance training. (Being #StrongNotSkinny)

Why did you choose to certify with ACE?

Leia: ACE has a fantastic reputation and they have SO much to offer in terms of continuing education. I had a personal trainer at one point who recommended ACE and she was an amazing trainer… so of course, I wanted to get certified with whoever she was certified with! I feel ACE has really high standards of education, and I am always able to advance my training and knowledge with them.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Leia NicoleHow did you first hear about Workout Trainer?

Leia: It was in one of my ACE professional magazines!

What’s your favorite feature in the app?

Leia: I LOVE that each exercise has a video demonstration. This is so key for my clients, to be able to watch proper form demonstrated.

How do you use Workout Trainer as a part of your coaching business?

Leia: I enjoy creating short, free workouts to give people an idea of my training style and introduce them to the type of workouts I like to bring to my clients. From there, I am able to connect with people interested in taking the next step and allowing me to design a workout that is totally customized for their body type, fitness level, lifestyle, and goals.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Leia NicoleIn your experience, what are some of the benefits of online training?

Leia: In-person training is usually just once or twice a week. With online training, I can create workouts for the entire week, giving them a solid plan to follow every single day. It also allows people to get their workout in on their own time, which is very convenient… it is also cheaper! I believe it is the answer to every excuse someone can have for not working out.

What keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

Leia: I don’t believe that we have to “grow old”. I don’t want to live my last years in a wheelchair. I want to still be able to hike mountains and swim in oceans when I am 90! I want to be energetic, look and feel young 50 years from now, prevent disease and chronic pain as best I can. I truly believe our body is our temple, and we should take great care of it!

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Leia NicoleFinally, can you share a secret health/fitness tip with the Skimble community…

Leia: The key to lasting change and results is consistency. Even if it’s one or two small things a day, as long as you are consistent you will continue making progress. Focus on small changes daily rather than trying to make big moves just once in a while. The little things add up, and it’s what you do day in and day out that matters, not what you do now and then.

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

Leia Nicole 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.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal TrainingWant to follow Leia and other great trainers? Download the Workout Trainer app for Android & iOS, then head on over to the Trainers tab.


Are you a fitness professional? Want to become a Trainer like Leia 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 Free Workout of the Week: Total Body Bodyweight (by Trainer Beverly Figueroa)

No equipment needed for this invigorating and challenging bodyweight workout. There are no rest intervals included, but try to perform the exercises for the designated time interval with minimal rest between each. Rest 1-2 minutes at the end of the circuit and repeat 2-3 times.

This workout was created by Skimble Trainer: Beverly Figueroa. 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: Total Body Bodyweight by Beverly FigueroaDo 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: Staci Brown

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Staci BrownMeet Staci Brown, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! Staci grew up around a number of strong, healthy women and was inspired to help others feel empowered by their own health. We recently had the chance to chat with Staci and learn about her focus on Functional Training and Women’s Fitness.

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

Staci: I’m from Chicago, Illinois and grew up in a small southern suburb outside of the city. I have my B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis on preventative and rehabilitative exercise science. I’ve been in the fitness industry for the past 13 years and it brings me joy to help others achieve their personal fitness goals.

What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

Staci: My mom was a bit of a health nut growing up, she was always at the gym and that rubbed off on me. I saw that she was much healthier than my friends’ parents so I wanted to help more people achieve what she had.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Staci BrownWhat are your training specialties?

Staci: Functional Training and Women’s Fitness are my specialties.

Why did you choose to certify with ACE and NASM?

Staci: While I was in college, my program advisor recommended these two. I happily followed the advice because I wanted to have recognizable and widely accepted certifications to my name.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Staci BrownHow did you first hear about Workout Trainer?

Staci: The app came with my Samsung phone. I was intrigued by the platform so I decided to check it out.

What’s your favorite feature in the app?

Staci: I love creating workouts in Workout Trainer because the library is very extensive and full of great exercises. If I can’t find what I’m looking for, I can just create my own exercises to add.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Staci BrownHow do you use Workout Trainer as a part of your coaching business?

Staci: I use the app for my own fitness planning as well as a way to recommend workouts to my clients.

What keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

Staci: In my experience, a lack of physical activity leads to more health issues affecting my body so I try to be proactive instead of being reactive to my own health.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Staci BrownFinally, can you share a secret health/fitness tip with the Skimble community…

Staci: The more healthy meals you eat, the more calories you burn! So munch away 🙂

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

Staci Brown 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.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal TrainingWant to follow Staci and other great trainers? Download the Workout Trainer app for Android & iOS, then head on over to the Trainers tab.

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

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Pressed for Time (By Trainer Danette Lane)

This 30-minute bodyweight workout is safe, quick and can be done anywhere – no equipment necessary! (Also, great for beginners.) If you cannot complete all the reps, modify it to your starting ability and work up to the full workout.

This workout was created by Skimble Trainer: Danette Lane. 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: Pressed for Time (By Trainer Danette Lane)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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Try Online Personal Training for FREE with Workout Trainer

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Start a Free Trial of Online Personal TrainingWe have some exciting news for all Workout Trainer members! Now you can try out Online Personal Training without any hesitation. Experience first-hand what it’s like to get expert 1:1 coaching from a real online trainer, with no initial commitment. During the free trial period, you’ll have the chance to get to know your dedicated trainer, see if you like working together, and get started on the road to success. Don’t miss your chance to try it out — for FREE!Skimble's Personal Trainer Tools - app screenshotsWith over 35 specialties and counting, our certified fitness professionals are here to help you get in your best shape. Whether you’re keen on weight loss, strength training, body building, athletic performance, pre & postnatal, or even yoga,… let one of our dedicated coaches help you get the results you want without the guesswork!

To claim your free trial of Online Personal Training in Workout Trainer, tap ‘Available Trainers’ and browse the trainer directory to find your perfect match. To ‘try before you buy’ simply check that your chosen trainer’s profile displays a FREE TRIAL option, such as for 3 or 7 days, and Start 1:1 Online Training with them!Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal Training: Free TrialOnce you’ve made your choice, tap through to the trainer’s profile and select the green ‘Start 1:1 Online Training – Free Trial!’ button at the bottom of the screen. Find out exactly what to expect from your new training relationship and get started with a free trial. Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal Training: Free TrialEnjoy one free trial with a trainer and make the most of your time together to see if it’s a good fit. Don’t worry, there are no long-term commitments! You always have the option to cancel during the free trial period. Once the trial ends and you’re making progress towards your fitness goals, you will automatically continue your training relationship as a paying client.Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal Training: Free TrialAre you ready to get serious about your fitness goals? Online Personal Training gives you the flexibility and affordability you need to work out with a dedicated expert anywhere, anytime! Download Workout Trainer on Android & iOS and get started with an available coach today.

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Create Training Programs in Workout Trainer

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Create Custom Training Programs for your Clients
Download the latest Workout Trainer update on your Android and iOS devices to help you and your clients crush those New Year resolutions. With our latest app update, you can create custom training programs at the touch of a button and send them to your fitness crew. By doing so, you can train together with personalized schedules. If you are a fitness professional, hold your clients accountable by tracking their enrolled program progress. It’s a sure-fire way to helping them achieve their 2017 fitness goals.
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To get started with program creation in Workout Trainer, navigate to the ‘Programs’ tab and select the ‘+’ or FAB option. Come up with an appropriate name and write a brief description about the training program. You can also indicate the general intensity of the workouts in this program by selecting casual/moderate/intense.
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Next, create your program by adding workouts to the calendar. Tap the dumbbell icon to add/swap/delete a workout. When you are ready, use the toggle at the top right to publish the program as ‘Private’ or ‘Public’. Private programs can only be viewed by the clients you send them to, whilst Public programs can be used as a teaser for anyone to find on your profile.
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If you want to adapt any of your programs, you can tap the ‘…’ icon in the top right to copy and edit your programs. This handy feature allows you to save time when creating and adjusting similar programs for multiple clients. When you are ready, send your programs to clients and friends in the same way you send them workouts and exercises. Use Text Message, Email, Facebook, Twitter, or simply share the program in-app directly to your 1:1 clients. Program recipients can then decide when to start the program, for example, start on Monday and aim to complete the prescribed workouts in the mornings at 7 am.
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On top of this, you will be able to easily keep track of these members’ progress by seeing when they complete workouts in the programs! If you are coaching a client, go to the 1:1 Online Personal Training messaging stream in our iOS app, tap the Client Details & Stats icon, and then the ‘Enrolled Programs’ link.
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The ability to create/host/send unlimited training programs is a PRO+ feature in Workout Trainer. Learn more about all our PRO+ features here.
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If you are a fitness professional who is coaching paid clients through Online Personal Training in Workout Trainer, keep in mind that your PRO+ features extend to help all your clients, not just one or two. You can train clients confidently using as many custom programs as you create, complete with your personalized (and branded!) exercises and workouts.
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Are you ready to step it up a notch and take your training to the next level in 2017? Get started today and create your first custom training program in Workout Trainer!

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