Skimble’s Trainer Spotlight: Janet Harritt

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Janet HarrittMeet Janet Harritt, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! Growing up as an active child, health and fitness have always been ingrained in her lifestyle. Janet believes that being healthy encompasses much more than just your physical health, which is why she focusses on helping her clients find joy in their fitness journey to stimulate their mental and emotional health too. We recently had the chance to chat with Janet and learn about her training methods as well as some of her best tips & tricks!

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

Janet: I grew up in Memphis, TN where I was a competitive swimmer and cross country runner for most of my childhood. From there, I went on to pursue college swimming. I am now married to my amazing husband, and we have two children. I am a Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and Nutrition Specialist in South Carolina where I train clients and teach Barre, HIIT, and cycle classes.

What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

Janet: I’ve grown up around fitness through athletics, so health and fitness is something that is ingrained into my lifestyle. It is also something that has helped me deal with stress in a healthy way. I wanted to become a trainer because I believe being healthy goes far beyond fitness and nutrition, it encompasses mental and emotional health as well. My goal is to help clients not only be physically fit but emotionally fit as well. I want clients to find joy in their fitness journey, and be fulfilled in their accomplishments. When people feel good, it overflows into every aspect of their lives, and it is my passion and joy to help them get there.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Janet HarrittWhat are your training specialties?

Janet:

  • Helping prenatal women have a healthy pregnancy and postpartum women achieve their fitness goals after having a baby.
  • Helping athletes who are looking to train for certain events (triathlon, half/full marathon, tough mudder races, etc.).
  • Helping clients who are doing well in fitness, but need help/direction with nutrition and healthy eating habits.

What do you love about integrating Workout Trainer in your coaching?

Janet: I love that no matter what, you always have a great workout on hand. You can search for a specific type of workout and do it wherever you are, whether it’s in you’re living room, at the gym, or when you’re traveling. 

Who are your heroes?

Janet: I am thankful for many people throughout my life, including the coaches I had growing up who supported and encouraged me, the fellow trainers who encouraged me to turn my passion into a career and helped me grow and learn as a trainer, and my family and friends who continue to support me along the way.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Janet HarrittWhat keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

Janet: A healthy lifestyle is something that is important to me, and now that I have children, I am motivated to stay healthy for them. I also want to share health and wellness with them. I see it as a lifestyle and a way to treat our bodies with respect. If we take care of ourselves, we can take care of and help others in turn. I want to be a good mom to my kids, and for me, that means being a healthy mom!

Do you have any guilty pleasures?

Janet: Dark chocolate, coffee shop lattes, massages, and pedicures.

What are your hidden talents?

Janet: Hmm… I won a hula hoop contest in the 7th grade! For real, I’m not sure if I have any “hidden” talents, but I love to cook all sorts of food. I enjoy running, so I try to train for either a half marathon or full marathon each year.

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

Janet: I love mini loop bands to activate glutes when you’re working your lower body. I also like to incorporate gliders into fitness routines. Gliders can be used for legs, core, and arms so they are a great way to mix up your strength training.

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

Janet: I always ask my clients what they enjoy doing. I find this question very important when it comes to programming a fitness plan for them. Finding a fitness routine that you enjoy is key to sticking with your fitness goals. For example, I love to run. It makes me happy and it helps me feel like me. If you hate running, then why force yourself to jog every day? You won’t get very far in your fitness goals, and you probably won’t stick with it very long. But if you love yoga, find a good yoga routine or a trainer who will help you train in a similar format. You will enjoy exercising a lot more and find yourself sticking with it long term. If you’re not sure what you love or hate, try out a variety of workouts or talk with a trainer who can help you, so you can find out which ones you enjoy.

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

Janet Harritt 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 Janet and other great trainers? Download the Workout Trainer app for Android & iOS, then head on over to the Trainers tab.


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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Office Movement Break (by Trainer Kimberly Feiler)

Repeat this quick set throughout the day to maintain mobility and reset your focus. Modify the push-ups if needed and do wall push-ups or counter/tabletop push-ups instead.

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Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: Office Movement Break 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: Cardio + Core (by Trainer Loredana Kulczycki)

This workout is rep-based so you should try to complete the number of recommended reps before moving on to the next exercise. Use the logging feature to keep track of your reps and challenge yourself to do more each time.

This workout was created by Skimble Trainer: Loredana Kulczycki. 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: Cardio + Core by Loredana KulczyckiDo 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: James Faith

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: James FaithMeet James Faith, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! He is a US Army Veteran on a mission to help people improve their health, the same way he was inspired by fellow trainers throughout his own weight loss journey. We recently had the chance to chat with James and learn about how hard work and determination really are the key factors that lead to sustainable success.

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

James: I grew up in Nebraska and I am an Army Veteran. I joined the day after the towers were hit, and never looked back. I did two combat tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

James: My own personal struggles in combination with some medication I was on after retiring from the Army made me balloon all the way up to 500 pounds. I had a doctor tell me that things wouldn’t end well for me if I did not make a change. Eventually, I fell in love with fitness and was inspired by trainers that helped me, so I wanted to pay it forward.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: James FaithWhat are your training specialties?

James:

  • MMA Conditioning
  • Kickboxing
  • Performance and Sports enhancement
  • Corrective Exercise
  • Bodybuilding
  • Obstacle Race Preparation

What’s your favorite Workout Trainer feature?

James: The ability to edit a workout if need be, to scale it to one’s ability level.

Who are your heroes?

James: The Rock, and all the guys I served alongside overseas.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: James FaithWhat keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

James: My health for starters, and also knowing that I have goals I want to achieve and that my fitness is what will make that happen.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

James: Spongebob Squarepants.

What are your hidden talents?

James: I don’t really have any hidden talents, but I am pretty good at Archery.

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

James: If I could use only 3 items for the rest of my life, it would a brute force sandbag, an assault bike, and a rowing machine.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: James FaithPlease share a secret health/fitness tip with the Skimble community…

James: Nothing is really a secret. In my eyes, everything is cut and dry. Health, fitness, and weight loss is a not quick fix. You have to be able to sustain healthy behaviors and the next fad that you see on television will not work in the long term.

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

James Faith 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.

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


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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Balance Essentials (by Trainer Joyce Antonetty)

Use this full body workout to test your balance. Adding a BOSU or stability ball to any of your favorite workout sequences can help you test your boundaries and work deeper into each muscle group as you try to stabilize your body throughout different exercises. If you haven’t tried it yet, here’s the perfect opportunity!

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Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: Balance Essentials by Joyce AntonettyDo 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: Miguel Gisbert

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Miguel Gisbert

Meet Miguel Gisbert, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! He is an avid rock climber and Personal Trainer who splits his time between Spain and the UK. He speaks Spanish + English and loves to work with people from around the globe. We recently had the chance to chat with Miguel and learn about his passion for climbing, trail running, and the great outdoors!

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

Miguel: I was born in the middle of the mountains in Spain, in a small town called Alcoi. I’ve lived in several other places over the past few years, like Alicante, Barcelona, and Cambridge, but have always remained in contact with the outdoors and my training.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Miguel GisbertWhat inspired you to become a personal trainer?

Miguel: I have always enjoyed helping people and sharing my passion + knowledge with others. I started working as a mountain guide when I got my International Mountain Leader qualifications to teach both climbing and mountaineering courses. After that, I decided to go to university to study Sports Science and I got my NSCA Certified Personal Trainer qualification so I could focus on turning my training into a career.

What are your training specialties?

Miguel: I would say that my strong points are climbing and trail running because they are the specialties that I love and in which I have the most experience. However, I have also spent a lot of time helping people with general/health training and weight loss.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Miguel GisbertWhat’s your favorite Workout Trainer feature?

Miguel: When I discovered the app, I immediately loved the way you can create your own workouts and even your own exercises. This powerful tool allows me to work with infinite possibilities for my own training and my clients, which I found really useful.

Who are your heroes?

Miguel: Kilian Jornet is a great example of a legend I look up to. Following his journey has taught me how to be really dedicated to my training, competition, and how to be connected with the mountains with respect. 

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Miguel GisbertWhat keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

Miguel: For me, training is mostly about my health and ability. I train to be healthy and enjoy a good quality of life. I also strive to reach some personal goals that I set for myself, this really helps motivate me.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Miguel: I have to admit that I love pizza and beer 🙂

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

Miguel: I like completing training programs in which you not only train to build your strength but also your balance, proprioception, and technique. I like to focus not only on the main muscle groups but also the supporting, synergists, and stabilizers. So I am a huge lover of all ‘unbalancing’ gear like Bosu, FitBALL, and TRX.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Miguel GisbertPlease share a secret health/fitness tip with the Skimble community…

Miguel: As a tip, I would recommend two things! Number 1: Go out and start training. Don’t think about the distance you are going to run or how hard you are going to train. Just get up off that sofa and start, because that’s the most difficult part, the rest will come. Number 2: Your diet starts at the supermarket. Don’t buy what you shouldn’t eat because if it’s not in your home, it won’t be in your belly. It’s that simple! Remember to always treat yourself to a piece of fruit (or other healthy snack) instead of that cookie you wanted to buy, to kill your hunger moments with healthy alternatives.

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

Miguel Gisbert 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.

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


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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Warm Up (by Trainer Aesia K)

Use this series of simple bodyweight exercises to warm up your body before any kind of workout. Repeat as many times as necessary!

This workout was created by Skimble Trainer: Aesia K. 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: Warm Up by Trainer Aesia KDo 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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