Heart Rate Data in Workout Trainer: Compare & Analyze your Performance

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Heart Rate Feedback: Compare and Analyze

Get the most out of each workout by incorporating heart rate data into your training. Workout Trainer PRO+ members now have even more heart rate insights to help them optimize their athletic performance.

Compare & Analyze Heart Rate

This new feature helps members and trainers alike review their performance, and their clients’ performance, against past workouts. This will help measure progress over time, all the way down to the exercise level.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Heart Rate Data OverviewMore specifically, you can select two different workouts you’ve completed and compare key metrics such as your overall BPM and HR zones, as well as exercise-specific BPM and HR zones. Get in the fat-burning zone when embarking on a new weight loss journey, or train to lower your resting heart rate during rest periods to progress in your athletic endeavors. Whatever your personal goal may be, monitoring your heart rate whilst exercising will help you see and feel the results faster.

Insight at this level can help inform you that you may want to tweak your workout to bump up the intensity as you make progress, perhaps adjusting weights or reps, and maybe swapping in a more challenging (or easier) version of an exercise.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Compare and Analyze Heart Rate DataWe establish your HR Zones based on your Max Heart Rate, which is calculated based on your weight and heart rate over the course of each workout. The weight we use is the one you have added to Workout Trainer or shared through a health aggregator app like Apple Health, Google Fit, and Samsung Health.

Warm Up = 0-59% of HR Max

Fat Burn = 60-69% of HR Max

Vigorous = 70-79% of HR Max

VO2 Max is 80-100% of HR Max

You may want to target certain zones as you repeat workouts to hit your performance targets.

All-Time Heart Rate Stats

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Compare and Analyze Heart Rate DataOn top of being able to see how you are doing against past workouts, Workout Trainer now offers overall All-Time HR stats for you! With the latest app update, you can see your own All-Time HR stats on your home dashboard and on your Profile. You can also see these stats on the Profile pages of your Skimble friends and public members.

As a  PRO+ member, you will see your Heart Zones snapshot on your Home dashboard and profile. Once you tap through on these stats, you’ll see HR Summary graphs and HR Zone graphs for This Week, Last Week, This Month, and Last Month, as well as All-Time HR Stats. We also provide you with your Maximum Heart Rate for Week, Month, and All-Time.

Want to dig a little deeper? When you tap through on the Heart Rate Zone graphs, you will see a detailed chart view broken down by HR Zones.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Compare and Analyze Heart Rate Data

For those who are working with a 1:1 trainer, your trainer will also be able to review your detailed all-time Heart Rate stats.

Get the most out of each workout session and optimize your overall training with heart rate feedback and performance analysis. Download the latest Workout Trainer app on your Android and iOS devices and make 2018 the year you train to be the best version of YOU!

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NEW: Heat Up Your 2018 Training with Heart Rate Feedback in Workout Trainer

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Heart Rate FeedbackLooking for ways to optimize your athletic performance in 2018? Now you can connect your Smartwatch and Bluetooth LE Heart Rate Monitor to get even better results with Workout Trainer. By incorporating heart rate data during your workouts, Workout Trainer analyzes your performance afterwards so you can effectively reach your new year’s resolutions.

You might be wondering, why does this matter? For one, you can train in specific heart rate zones like fat-burning. You can also train to lower your resting heart rate during Rest periods in your workouts; a key success factor for peak athletic performance.

Sounds great! Now, how does it work? Let’s take a look.

Getting Set Up 

Download the latest Workout Trainer app update on your Android and iOS devices. Make sure you have Workout Trainer on your smartwatch and/or your bluetooth heart rate monitor sharing heart rate data to apps. On Android, remember that you’ll need to download the Workout Trainer companion app onto your smartwatch and make sure the two are synced before you start working out. If you’re using a bluetooth heart rate monitor on either platform, check that the device is sharing its heart rate data via bluetooth.

For smartwatch users, make sure you accept the permission to share heart rate date when you load a workout.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Heart Rate Feedback: iOS & Android PermissionsYou can see if your heart rate devices are connected and working together on the overlay before you hit the PLAY button!

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Heart Rate Feedback

Once you’re set up you’ll be able to enjoy advanced heart rate feedback for all workouts completed while paired with your smartwatch or bluetooth heart rate monitor. Instantly track your heart rate during your workouts and get a summary of your performance with key metrics that’ll help you achieve better results.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Heart Rate Feedback: SummaryOptimize Your Training

Workout Trainer PRO+ members will have access to the advanced Compare and Analyze tool to help members and trainers review their performance, and their clients’ performance, against past workouts. This will help measure progress over time, all the way down to the exercise level! More details on this soon 🙂

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Heart Rate Feedback: Optimize Training

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Heart Rate Feedback: Compare & AnalyzeGet the most out of each workout session and optimize your training routine with heart rate feedback and performance analysis. Download the Workout Trainer app on your Android and iOS devices and make 2018 the year you work towards being the best version of YOU!

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Easily Customize your Training with Regular Client Check-Ins

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Tools: Client Check-InsCoaching clients through Online Personal Training has never been easier with Skimble’s free Trainer Tools and innovative coaching solution. As you gain remote clients, it’s easy to engage with them and create meaningful long-lasting relationships! It’s all about providing great training coupled with an ongoing conversation so they know you’re with them every step of the way.

In general, Skimble Verified Trainers establish a win-win relationship with each client by spending ~4 hours per month checking in with private messaging and creating training content using Workout Trainer. This blog post will share some tips and ideas on how to make regular client check-ins an easy, hassle-free habit.

Update Fitness Assessment

Ask your clients to complete the in-app Fitness Assessment to get a better understanding of their starting point. They can access the Fitness Assessment from the left side menu, in the Settings tab. An accurate Fitness Assessment will give you more insight into how active they currently are, what their main fitness goal is, their gender and age, as well as the types of training they are interested in.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Client Check-Ins: Fitness Assessment

Get Latest Weight Reading

You can also ask your clients to update their weight in the Calories Burned section of the Settings tab. Having these measurements at your fingertips can help you plan out the optimal training schedule for even your newest of clients, as well as give them that personalized touch they’re looking for.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Client Check-Ins: Calories Burned

Send One-Off Workouts

Send a one-off workout to test their endurance and progress throughout different stages of your training relationship. This will help you understand their fitness level and allow you to adapt your custom training schedule to better suit their needs.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Client Check-Ins: Send Training Content

Use Message Templates

Get inspired by our Message Templates! You can use and adapt any of our standard message templates when you’re short on time, looking for something out of the ordinary, or need a quick one-liner to get your clients motivated for their next training session.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Client Check-Ins: Message Templates

Share a Fitspo or Fitness Tip

Some people relate more to visuals, so get to know your clients and figure out what works. Try sending them an inspiring Fitspo pic or a motivational quote you live by. Something as simple as a workout tip or healthy recipe suggestion can make your clients’ day!

Make client check-ins a weekly habit and never lose touch with your remote clients in Workout Trainer. With the potential to earn an extra $35-$140 USD/month per client, it’s worth it to stay on top of things and maintain these win-win relationships.

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to drop us an email at trainers@skimble.com – cheers!

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Video Tutorials to Help You Get Started with Online Personal Training

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Video Tutorials That Help You Get Started with Online Personal Training

Are you a fitness professional looking to grow your business? Then you’ve come to the right place! Skimble’s free Trainer Tools help personal trainers around the world grow their business with ease and sustainability.

We understand that coaches want to more easily train existing clients and reach new clients, wherever they are. Adding an online element to your business has become a crucial consideration in the 21st century. You can now turn to Online Personal Training to supplement your in-person coaching efforts – without any overhead and the potential to earn significant income! With a large client base willing and able to adopt mobile on-the-go training, the time has never been better to jump on the bandwagon and get your business booming.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal Training

Getting started with Skimble’s Trainer Tools is now easier than ever before. Subscribe to our new YouTube channel for Verified Trainers and watch these short 2-minute video tutorials to familiarize yourself with content creation in the Workout Trainer app. You’ll be smashing out workout assignments and custom training programs for your clients in no time.

Once again, with our ready-to-go platform, Workout Trainer lets you get started with Online Personal Training in just a few clicks. There is no large investment cost required to build and maintain a professional website. No cumbersome administrative tasks taking up your valuable time. No long-term commitments to consider.

What are you waiting for? Simply download the app on your Android & iOS devices, sign up as a Fitness Professional and get free access to our innovative trainer tools and coaching solutions. Start growing your business with online coaching for existing customers and acquire new remote clients from our 20 million member fit community.

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to drop us an email at trainers@skimble.com – cheers!

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Create Your Own Exercise Library in Workout Trainer

Workout Trainer by Skimble: How To Create Your Own Exercise LibraryWith over 4,000 exercises to choose from, Workout Trainer has created one of the largest exercise libraries available on Android and iOS devices. Members have access to our extensive library to create custom workouts for their clients and friends. Now you can add your own personal touch to our database by creating signature moves that showcase your unique training style. Download the latest Workout Trainer update to start adding your own exercises and reusing them in your workouts. Follow the simple instructions below to get started!

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Select ‘My Exercises’ from the left side menu. Alternatively, go into the ‘Workouts’ tab below and select ‘Exercise Library’ to find ‘My Exercises’. Tap the ‘+’ icon at the top right to create a new exercise. Next, add a photo to your exercise by tapping the ‘+’ icon in the center of the screen. You can add multiple photos to show the progression of your exercise by tapping the ‘+’ icon to the right of the existing images.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: How To Create Your Own Exercise Library

Workout Trainer by Skimble: How To Create Your Own Exercise Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tap ‘Next’ to set your exercise details. Here you can adjust the type of exercise to allow for reps, load type and equipment. If you need some extra guidance you can tap the ‘info’ icon at the top right to access our tips for customizing exercises. You can also set the categories in which you want the exercise to appear, for example ‘Bodyweight’. Finally, select the primary and secondary muscle groups for this new exercise. Et voilà, you’re done!

Workout Trainer by Skimble: How To Create Your Own Exercise Library

Workout Trainer by Skimble: How To Create Your Own Exercise Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For an example of a Verified Trainer-created workout with some unique and fun exercises, check out Tif Sippel‘s Handstand Toughie and learn how she created the Forearm Handstand.

Ready to give it a go? Download the latest Workout Trainer update on all your Android and iOS devices to get started! Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast interested in expressing your workout style or a professional trainer looking to give your clients the most customized coaching experience, have fun creating your own exercises in Workout Trainer and leading the fitness movement amongst our 20 million member Skimble community.

Go PRO+ for unlimited creation and reuse of your exercise library in Workout Trainer to take your training to the max!

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Train Your Clients for FREE With Workout Trainer

Workout Trainer by Skimble: 1:1 Training

Are you a fitness professional looking to take your business to the next level? The latest Workout Trainer app update allows trainers to coach clients with a wide range of free trainer tools. Submit your certifications to become a Skimble Verified Trainer today to start creating move-by-move workouts for your 1:1 clients and track their progress along the way.

 

Invite your clients to download the FREE Workout Trainer app

As a Skimble Verified Trainer you can now invite your clients to download the Workout Trainer app on Android or iOS. Send clients your unique promo code through email/text message or add Workout Trainer members directly to your 1:1 Training list in app. Your clients can enter the promo code at sign-up or existing Workout Trainer users can add the promo code in their Settings to activate 1:1 Training.

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Train together remotely using private messaging

Once your clients are added to your 1:1 Training client list, you’ll have access to private messaging. Find your client list under the 1:1 Training tab in the side menu or on your Dashboard and use the private messaging feature to share workouts, track your clients’ progress and provide personalized motivation from afar.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: 1:1 Training

Easily keep track of your clients’ completed workouts

After you’ve shared a workout with your client, it will appear as sent in the 1:1 messaging chat. As a trainer, you can easily check back here to view when the workout was completed. This is a great feature to quickly see if your clients are staying on track and doing their workout assignments.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: 1:1 Training

Trainers need permission to access their clients’ stats

Remind your clients to allow you access to their data. They can do this both as public AND private Workout Trainer users. Permission to access data provides you with their fitness assessment, workout history and stats. Your clients can easily give you access to their data by tapping your name in their ‘My Trainers’ list on their dashboard.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: 1:1 Training

Ready to try these FREE Trainer Tools? Get verified today as a Skimble Trainer and join the mobile fitness movement. Take your coaching to the next level with Workout Trainer on Android and iOS.

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Beach Fit Series: Full Recap

Skimble's Workout Trainer: Mini Series: Beach Fit

Here’s a recap of the Beach Fit series. This workout series will help get your body in the best shape for summer and have you feeling strong and confident for those sunny beach days. Start today, and challenge yourself to complete these five workouts: Full Body Beach Fit, Reach for the Beach, Dream Beach Bod, Fit ‘n Beachy and Sun’s Out.

Skimble's Workout Trainer: Mini Series: Beach Fit

Skimble's Workout Trainer: Mini Series: Beach Fit

sSkimble's Workout Trainer: Mini Series: Beach Fit

Skimble's Workout Trainer: Mini Series: Beach Fit

Skimble's Workout Trainer: Mini Series: Beach Fit

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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