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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Skimble’s Trainer Spotlight: Mario Miller

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Mario MillerMeet Mario, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! With a degree in Physical Education and 23 years of training experience, this Atlanta-based fitness coach may have mastered every trick in the book. We recently had the chance to chat with Mario Miller and learn more about how he keeps himself and his clients motivated to achieve the fitness goals they set for themselves… here’s a hint:

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

Mario: I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and have been playing sports since I was 5 years old. As a junior athlete I knew this was what I wanted to focus on when I grew up, so I got my degree in Physical Education and never looked back.

What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

Mario: I wanted to stay in sports and coach people to become better athletes, like my coaches had done for me. And since I love working out, I believe fitness training is another avenue that allows me to inspire and coach people to live a healthy lifestyle.

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What are your training specialties?

Mario: As an athlete, I participated in many sports on a competitive level. So I like to incorporate athletic training with the normal/foundational fitness workouts I create for my clients. From my experience, it has proven to be a great way to get quicker results for non-athletes too.

Your profile says you’re an Ironman, did you compete in one of the Ironman triathlons?

Mario: Yes, I competed in the Augusta, GA Ironman. I raised money for Leukemia doing it! I used to watch the Ironman Championship every year when I was younger, so I’ve always wanted to do one myself. Now that I have, I’ve set myself a new goal. I plan to do the Ironman Championship in Kona by the age of 50. Plus, a little golf on the side!

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How did you first hear about Workout Trainer?

Mario: A while back, I was looking for new exercises and workouts online, that’s when I first came across Workout Trainer. The platform had exactly what I was looking for, it was simple to navigate and it had pics of exercises for supported guidance. 

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

Mario: I use Skimble workouts, as well as the ones I’ve created myself. I like to use a variety of both for my own training and to share with my clients, especially when we are not training together in-person.

What’s your favorite feature in the app?

Mario: Easy! The ability to create workouts and add your own personal touch.

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What keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

Mario: It’s my life and my job to keep myself in the best possible shape. Fitness is what I’ve known since I was 5 years old, and it’s stuck with me during my 45 years of age. Plus, I see myself as an advocate for what I do and a product of my workouts. It’s important to represent a role model of what you preach!

Finally, can you share a secret health/fitness tip with the Skimble community…

Mario: Stay in your lane! The personal goals you have set for yourself, are just that, YOUR goals, not someone else’s. So don’t try to keep up or compete with anyone else’s goals or body shape. Your body is UNIQUE, no one else has it, embrace it, love it and care for it. (That’s Free! 😎)

Thanks for sharing with us, Mario, we’re excited to see what the future will bring for you and your training biz! Good luck with your Ironman in Kona. 

Mario Miller 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 2017 fitness goals.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal TrainingWant to follow Mario 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 Mario and have access to our coaching tools and more? Get started on Skimble’s Trainer page.

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Skimble’s Trainer Spotlight: Marsha Clark

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Marsha ClarkMeet Marsha, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! This Atlanta rockstar is the ultimate multitasker, finding time for work, study, her children, and husband. We recently had the chance to chat with Marsha Clark and learn more about how she keeps herself and her clients motivated to live a healthy, active lifestyle on a busy schedule.

Where are you from and what motivates you? 

Marsha: I’m currently located outside of Atlanta and have been a certified trainer for nearly 4 years now.  I absolutely love what I do and love the changes that I help my clients make; especially when they have lost hope and have given up. It’s very rewarding to see somebody realize their potential again. I like to think that I don’t only train the body, but the mind as well.

What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

Marsha: Fitness has always been a part of my background. I played tennis as a child and was a cheerleader in high school.  Not only that, but I was quite the tomboy growing up. I never saw any issue with girls playing ‘boys’ sports, so I used to get involved in everything I could. I was a very active kid!

What made you decide to certify with ISSA?

Marsha: When I was deciding which certification course to take I did a lot of research and compared all the major certs out there for personal fitness trainers. ISSA seemed to be the perfect fit for me! I was able to work, take care of my home, and study while I was completing the course requirements. I needed the flexibility to go at my own pace and ISSA had a structure that appealed to me. The teachers were also very informative; willing and able to answer any questions I had.

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What are your training specialties?

Marsha: Being relatable! I make the whole experience personal, from start to finish. I cater to my clients and mold them into what they set out to become, as well as what I know they are capable of becoming. I help them plan their meals, as I’m also certified in nutritional planning. I offer group fitness training, fitness parties, strength training sessions and HIIT styled workouts.

We came across Belly Dance Cardio Fitness on your profile, we’re intrigued! Can you tell us a little more about it?

Marsha: Belly dancing is something that I add as a little perk for myself, as well as my clients. It’s fun, innovative, and the hip moves and chest circles really engage the muscles of the core and calves. My favorite is the Camel Walk…lol.

How did you first hear about Workout Trainer?

Marsha: I was googling some workout apps that could help me learn more (before I really got into training myself). As time passed, I eventually created a trainer profile and became hooked.  

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

Marsha: I use it for my clients. I lay out workouts for them in full detail in the app. This is for those that can’t meet me in the gym and want my expertise on what moves or machines that I think they should consider using in their training. I also use it for those with limited space and time, I crank out some ideas that I know they can handle properly with the means they have available to them at the time.

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What’s your favorite feature in the app?

Marsha: Easy! Creating workouts and sharing them with the community. People seem to love what I create and I love that I can help. It just makes me want to do and be more, it’s quite an addictive feeling to be honest. 

What keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

Marsha: I have four kids and a husband. Motivation enough, lol. But no, seriously! I just love being fit and seeing others become motivated by my determination. I also plan to make my debut in the bodybuilding world as a bikini competitor in 2017… Wish me Luck! 

Oh wow, that’s great! Finally, can you share a secret health/fitness tip with the Skimble community…

Marsha: Eat healthily! I hate hearing people say they only eat 2 or maybe 3 small meals a day. And chewing gum is NOT a meal! It’s important to give your body the fuel it needs so that ALL vital organs can perform their jobs effectively. Getting plenty of sleep is another important tip. And last but not least, have fun and smile 🙂

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Marsha ClarkThanks for sharing with us, Marsha, we’re excited to see what 2017 brings for you! Good luck with your bikini competition. 

Marsha Clark 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 2017 fitness goals.

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

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Skimble’s Trainer Spotlight: Patrick Morrisey

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Patrick MorriseyMeet Patrick, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! Growing up in small towns around Buffalo, New York, Patrick was a bit of a misfit. Learn how he transitioned from a career in music to finding his passion for exercise. We recently had the chance to chat with Patrick Morrisey and learn more about what keeps him motivated to stay fit with the little time he has on his hands.

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

Patrick: I wasn’t really into sports growing up, I enjoyed reading more than most other activities. I stayed relatively active, though. I got involved in various less “typical” kinds of activities, like martial arts and yoga. Activities in which the person you are really competing with is yourself. Much later on, towards the end of university, I got really into dance music. I graduated with an art degree, but never really used it professionally. Instead, I transitioned to music and became a DJ. For years, I would go out dancing multiple times a week. I loved dancing, and still do. It’s so… cathartic. But besides the dancing, there was a whole party culture that I got far too wrapped up in. After one too many years of imbalanced living, I quit partying. Dancing and music would always be special to me, but I had to somehow change the path I found myself on. I started focusing on living a better life. My experiences from that time, facing my most self-destructive tendencies and habits and turning things around into living a healthy lifestyle, have really shaped my approach to life and fitness. Years later I met a wonderful woman and her two daughters, and ended up joining their family! With the recent addition of our baby son, I’ve got quite a family now!

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Patrick MorriseyYour bio says you did a lot of traveling and teaching in the past. Can you tell us more about that?

Patrick: Yeah, sure. I moved around a little in the US after university, including Washington D.C., Montana, to work a few different jobs. But my biggest move was to Korea, to teach English. I had been at my job for about 8 years then, working with mentally disabled adults. Although it was rewarding, it was time for a change. So I went to Korea with two of my brothers. The first 9 months or so were rough. I was teaching teenagers English, and I was not prepared for that task. I eventually had a kind of epiphany about how to approach the job and the students. So between that and having years of experience being the center of attention as a performer, I managed to make it work and eventually it became a great experience that I stuck with for years. Teaching kindergarten was my favorite, it changed my perspective on a lot of things. It’s a really healthy thing, psychologically, to be the superhero for a group of cute little kids and see them grow.

Was teaching English what inspired you to become a fitness trainer?

Patrick: Yes, in Korea I had grown more and more involved with pursuing my own fitness. I would read articles, watch videos, and explore what worked for me, both physically and mentally. I had a bit of spare time and living in a foreign country, for me, was rather isolating. I had time to myself, and geeking out on workouts and nutrition and all that gave me something healthy to focus on. I found myself logging into the Skimble forums multiple times a day, helping people with questions they had and researching the questions I didn’t already know the answer to. When it came time to move back to the States, family and friends would ask me if I was going to continue teaching. I wasn’t really into that idea… I thought my personal interest in fitness and my experience and interest in teaching, would blend perfectly in personal training.

What made you decide to certify with NASM?

Patrick: Since I was self-taught up to that point, and hadn’t studied any of this stuff formally yet, I needed a cert that offered well-rounded, informative training; something that required me to study a lot. After just a little bit of research into what was available, the cost, and what was more and less respected in the fitness industry, I went with NASM.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Patrick MorriseyWhat are your training specialties?

Patrick: My experience has mostly been with weight training and weight loss. I got really into functional training not long ago, so I incorporate a lot of that into my sessions now. l like balance and core training, as I see just how crucial they are as a foundation for everything from general healthy mobility, to superior strength and power. I’ve recently started as a senior group fitness instructor for a class at the fitness center I work at, and that’s a really positive experience in many ways. I think my overall passion lies with getting the average out-of-shape person into exercise and fitness. Because of my experiences facing myself as my own worst enemy, I developed a strong sense of empathy for people who struggle with their own self-sabotaging tendencies. I’m really into exploring my personal motivations and mental tricks I have to develop to stay focused, and I’m fascinated by how people can convince themselves something is possible or impossible. I’m especially excited by the chance to help people explore what mental approach works best for them, personally.

How do you use Workout Trainer as part of your training routine?

Patrick: My use of Workout Trainer has certainly evolved over time. At first, I just found a few short pre-made workouts I liked. The forums were really active and kept me logging in to check on discussions and new posts. Eventually, I got more into developing my own programming, and I still like to create and log my workouts on it. Besides from remembering the sequence of exercises, it’s extremely helpful with the pacing of my workouts. Rest time is really important but it’s so easy to let it start getting too long. 

What’s your favorite feature in the app?

Patrick: The forums, definitely. I really like helping people out, and it motivates me to keep learning. It’s a really great feature to include that could have easily been overlooked in the creation of a fitness app.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Patrick MorriseyWhat keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

Patrick: So many different things! Nowadays a lot of it is habitual. I mean, if I had to choose any one thing, it’s the regular dose of endorphins and the great feeling exercise gives me. I get really squirrelly when I don’t exercise. Being a professional is another big part of my motivation. I get to think of it like setting aside this time to work out is part of my job, so I HAVE to do this really great thing for myself. Also, I really like to eat delicious food. Chicken wings, (I live in Buffalo, home of the Buffalo wing!), Italian sausage, pizza, burgers, you know… I have a bit of a sweet tooth too, ice cream, donuts, you name it. I don’t eat this stuff all the time, of course, and some weeks are better than others. But a steady habit of working out makes it way easier to decide that I can afford to indulge every now and then.

Finally, can you share a secret health/fitness tip with the Skimble community…

Patrick: You’re not special, you’re not a mutant, you’re not one of the X-men. Your body exists in reality and must obey the laws of physics. That may sound negative, but it’s quite liberating to realize that there is no special reason you can’t lose or gain weight, or get stronger, faster, and better. Anyone can do it, that means you can too!

Oh, and start small!

Thanks for sharing with us, Patrick, we’re excited to see what the future brings for you and your coaching business!

Patrick Morrisey is currently accepting new clients for 1:1 Online Personal Training in Workout Trainer. Get signed up today and let him coach you into the New Year to crush your 2017 fitness goals.

Want to follow Patrick 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 Patrick and have access to our coaching tools and more? Get started on Skimble’s Trainer page.

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Workout Trainer: 4 Principles for Effective & Sustainable Strength Training

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“Strength is the master quality.” Want to move better, without pain? Get stronger. Want to get faster? Get stronger. Want to gain explosiveness? Get stronger. Some level of strength is required for almost any endeavor. Whether you need to hit home runs for a living, or just need to be able to pick up your child without back pain.

People often ask “Can’t lifting weights be dangerous?” Absolutely. If applied incorrectly, lifting weights will leave you injured and nowhere near your goals. But don’t write it off just yet! If you take the time to consider a few key principles, you can guarantee the work you put in will keep you healthy, free from injury, and ready for whatever task might be thrown at you. Skimble Trainer Paul Corsaro provides 4 strength training principles to get you started.

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1. Quality, Not Quantity

You’ve seen it in the gym, you’ve seen it floating around on social media… The “personal best” lift. In a bench press, the bar drops a few inches, bounces off the chest and doesn’t get locked out at the top. Squats don’t get anywhere close to parallel. It looks like someone’s back might snap in half during a deadlift. While tracking your training load is important, tracking your form is CRITICAL. Sure, you may be able to lift a few more pounds with poor form, but what happens when that poor form results in an injury? What happens when that injury keeps you from any sort of physical activity for months?

For every single lift you perform, concentrate on the quality of the lift over the actual amount of weight lifted. Be mindful of your technique, make sure the last repetition of a set is as good as the first repetition. Don’t let pride or ego get in the way of being healthy. Display patience, treat training as practice, enjoy the results of skill improvements in every session, and be amazed at the results down the line.

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2. Train All the Major Movement Patterns

“Friends don’t let friends skip leg day.” I’m sure many of you are familiar with this saying. How about “Friends don”t let friends skip hinge practice?” That’s a new one, isn’t it? It’s helpful to break down strength training movements into 5 different patterns:

A well-rounded strength training program should address all of these categories. Certain goals may need more emphasis on some categories over others, but every category should be trained in some capacity. Addressing these fundamental movement patterns builds a solid foundation. You wouldn’t want your house to have a shaky foundation, would you? The same applies to your body.

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3. Leave a Little in the Tank

The results of your training stem from what you do in a session, not how you feel after a session is over. It’s easy to feel like you wasted your time if you finish a workout and aren’t gasping for breath, laying in a pool of sweat, or walking out of the gym with wobbly legs. Every now and then, it’s good to push past your limits. But if you do it every day, you’re asking for trouble. Training to utter failure every session impairs recovery, increases the risk of injury, and can negatively impact the rest of your training week. Push yourself and get a good session in, but respect the breaking point. Don’t get near it every time.

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4. If It Hurts, Don’t Do It

“Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body” …or it could be a signal that you are slowly fraying your rotator cuff into uselessness. Far too often, people ignore pain for what it is: a signal that something is wrong. This could be technique or something amiss inside the body. If you experience pain during a certain movement, it’s in your best interest to find a variation of that movement that doesn’t cause pain. If you suspect your form is incorrect, reach out to an expert for some advice or coaching. If the pain persists, lay off that movement until you can see a clinician who is trained to deal with pain. Training through pain may show others that you’re tough, but it may also mean you won’t be training for much longer.

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The First Steps

If you enter “Strength Training Tips” into Google, you’ll get millions of hits. There’s a lot of noise out there, and trying to find specific tips is difficult. What routine is the best? How many sets should I do? How many reps should I perform? Honestly, I can’t give you a concrete answer. Everyone is a little bit different, and different protocols work for different people. A specific tip that worked for someone else may be extremely effective for you, or it may not work at all. Utilize these basic principles and experiment! Find something you enjoy and try to get a little bit better every day. Take your first steps down the road to strength.

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Skimble’s Trainer Spotlight: Sam Ward

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Sam Ward

Meet Sam, Skimble‘s first international featured Trainer! Growing up in England, Sam’s been a passionate sports captain and coach for as long as he can remember. Redirecting his love for coaching towards the fitness world has served this chap well. We’ve been excited to witness the growth of Everyday Fitness, as he inspires hundreds of people around the globe to reach their goals every day. We recently had the chance to chat with Sam Ward and learn more about what keeps him motivated to Aim. Act. Achieve!

Tell us a bit about your background. 

Sam: Before I start I want to say that I’m honored to be your first international feature! I grew up in a small town near Birmingham, England (not Alabama.🙂.). I’m not sure where it all began really… but I’ve always been coaching someone or some team, it’s come naturally to me ever since I can remember.

What do you like so much about coaching other people?

Sam: I always enjoyed my own training growing up, from when I was a young teenager to an athlete. Knowing that progress is the result of hard work, commitment, and determination, I wanted to deflect all the motivation I had onto others and help them progress as well. When I was the coach of my basketball team, it felt amazing to have a sense of responsibility towards my team’s progress. If some sessions weren’t good, I would still go home feeling happy because I knew I had learned where to improve next time. It’s always about self-reflection when you train someone, not criticism towards your fellow teammates or clients.

What inspired you to make the shift towards personal training?

Sam: Because of my own training I’ve always had a keen interest in gyms, so I decided to apply what I had learned whilst coaching and take on fitness training to see if it was something for me. When I stopped coaching I wanted to develop into personal training so I could have a more direct role in my clients’ progress. I enjoy pushing people to their limits and beyond. If they want 50, I’ll get them to 100!

That’s great! How did you get this strong drive to motivate people?

Sam: When I used to coach sports, I had beginner level players mixed in with experienced players and that, quite frequently, made the inexperienced members feel a little less motivated. I told them that the more experienced players on the team were once at their level too. Hard work and determination got them to the level they were at now – work hard and they can become even better! Seeing the motivation bursting out of them and all the progress they made in the coming years just made me feel great! Since then, I’ve wanted to help as many people as I can to be the very best version of themselves!

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How did you first hear about Workout Trainer?

Sam: Like most of us, I have a busy lifestyle and work schedule, so I needed to find a fitness app that could help me personalize my routines and reduce organizing time. Something compact and thorough, yet simple to use. It was the first and only fitness app I downloaded and I haven’t used any other app since.

How do you use Workout Trainer in your personal life?

Sam: When I first downloaded the app, I solely used it for workouts. When the app started growing and more features were being added, I began uploading a lot of motivational posts. The community was always in support of this and that’s when I really started to see the potential. Someone you’ve not met, never seen, or even heard of before, may say you motivated them to strive a little longer. It’s a fantastic feeling! If my profile even motivates just one person, I am happy. As that one person could be motivating 1 million more!

What led you to start using Workout Trainer in your training business?

Sam: The launch of the 1:1 Training feature is what made me consider the app for my coaching business. In the past, and a lot of trainers will understand this, scheduling conflicts would be a continuous uphill struggle. The 1:1 Training feature allows me to message my clients, send a workout and check on their progress all in just a minute’s time! It’s efficient, effective and very simple to use!

What keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

Sam: First and foremost, my passion to stay true to my craft. I once wavered off for a while and was not committing to what I was selling to my clients. Being a good coach is all about setting the right example and being on the journey together, whatever the end goal may be. Another thing that keeps me going is the thought of being better than I was the day before. I always keep in mind that I myself was once like every past, present and future client. I was not always physically fit and I made excuses. Now it’s all about moving forward, progressing and staying the course. Also, I just love the pursuit of it all. The hard work, the sweat and oh god the sweat! 

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Finally, can you share a secret health/fitness tip with the Skimble community…

Sam: For me it’s 80% kitchen, 20% gym. To be able to use your body to its full potential, your fuel needs to be clean. Have you ever tried running a diesel engine on unleaded fuel? Make sure your diet is complimenting your training. You don’t need all that pasta and rice if you are only wanting to tone and lose weight. So plan your meals accordingly and you’ll start seeing results much faster.

Thanks for sharing with us, Sam, we’re excited to see what the future brings for you and Everyday Fitness!

Sam Ward is hosting a Q&A-style webinar with Everyday Fitness tomorrow October 20th, 2016 from 8am to 10pm (UTC+1). We know you all have plenty of questions up your sleeve, so don’t be shy and fire away.

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

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