Stay Connected and Motivated with the Workout Trainer Leaderboard

Two friends competing on the Workout Trainer LeaderboardWho doesn’t love a little friendly competition to stay motivated and have fun?! With our latest updates to the Workout Trainer leaderboard, you’ll be able to climb up the ranks each month and compete with your friends, as well as the entire Workout Trainer community. Download the new app update on your Android and iOS devices to start collecting Activity Points today!

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Compete on the LeaderboardHow do I earn Activity Points?

Each time you complete a workout, you’ll be able to see the number of Activity Points you’ve earned on the Workout Summary page. If you have a smartwatch or Heart Rate monitor, don’t forget to connect it so you get more points for your training sessions. The more time you spend in higher Heart Rate zones, the more Activity Points you’ll earn. It’s that simple!

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Compete on the LeaderboardHow does the Leaderboard work?

Any workout you complete with a smartwatch or Heart Rate monitor will get counted on the Heart Rate Leaderboard. All workouts, including HR ones, will get counted on the All Workouts Leaderboard. Check your current position at any time by tapping the ‘Leaders’ option in the ‘Community’ tab.

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Great! When can I start?

The Leaderboard resets at the beginning of every month so you can get a fresh start and try to best your previous month! You can also jump in at any point during the month… the key is to simply keep doing workouts on a regular basis.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Compete on the LeaderboardI’m a beginner… can I still earn points and compete against the pros?

You sure can! You will still be able to earn activity points even if you are doing casual-level workouts. We designed the leaderboard to be as inclusive as possible so every exercise completed will earn you points. Workouts are plentiful so just find something that works for you and keep moving!
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Can I invite my friends to join my Leaderboard?

Absolutely! Rally your friends to train with you in Workout Trainer. It’ll help you hold yourself (and your friends) accountable whilst making your weekly workouts so much more fun. Send workout recommendations to each other, share fitness selfies, and ‘like’ the progress you’re making together! To invite friends to join you, head to the Community tab > tap the Friends option > + Friends. All of the friends you follow will then start getting ranked along with you each month. Head over to your personalized Friends Leaderboard within the Leaderboard section and how you stack up on the Home tab!
Workout Trainer community members competing on the in-app Leaderboard

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Get Out and RUN!

Get ready for 25 minutes of sun, fun, and run! This running workout has a built-in warm-up and ramps up in intensity at a progressive, but efficient pace. Don’t forget to connect your smartwatch or heart rate monitor to see which ‘zones’ you’ve been training in. Get ready to work hard and reap the benefits.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Pro Workout of the Week: Get Out and RUN!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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Get the Gear! Verified Heart Rate Smartwatches for Workout Trainer

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Verified Heart Rate Smartwatches and MonitorsWith heart rate training becoming more popular than ever, we’ve had lots of questions about the best types of smartwatches to connect with Workout Trainer. For maximum results, we’ve put together a list of verified heart rate devices that will help you get the most out of our latest heart rate features and improve your performance time and time again.
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For iOS device owners:
For Samsung device owners:

For Android device owners:
(make sure you get a WatchOS compatible smartwatch)
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Heart Rate monitors:
(in general, check to make sure that they publicly broadcast data)
Wireless Headphones:

(NOTE: please be sure to restart the headphones after each workout)

Quick steps to set up Heart Rate feedback

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 is 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. You can see if your heart rate devices are connected and working together on the overlay before you hit the PLAY button! For more information about setting things up, see our post for Apple Watches, Android Wear Watches, and Samsung Gear Watches.

Please note: We support the latest iOS and Android smartwatches including the Apple Watch, any Android Wear smartwatch, and Samsung Gear smartwatches. We also support many Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Heart Rate Monitors that publicly broadcast their data (Fitbit watches are NOT supported at the moment because of this reason). We will be updating this blog post to include new HRM smartwatches and chest straps as they come to market!
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Grab your preferred heart rate device and start optimizing your training with Skimble’s clever tracking features. Download the latest Workout Trainer app update and get synced up today!

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Go Outside and Play!

Get ready to tap into your inner child with this awesome outdoor workout. This 15-minute session is filled with some of the most primal movements we do as humans. Don’t forget to try out our new heart rate tracking feature by connecting your Smartwatch and/or Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor and downloading the latest Workout Trainer update.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Pro Workout of the Week: Go Outside and Play!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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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Heart Zoning

I’m sure by now you know the concept: heart rate increase = healthy benefits. In this workout, we’d like to get a little bit more specific about which zone we want you to be in. With the help of your smartwatch, here’s how we want this workout to go: Set 1: Warm-up Zone, Set 2: Fat Burning Zone, Set 3: Hard Core Zone, and you guessed it, Set 4: VO2 Max. Have fun with that *beat*!

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Pro Workout of the Week: Heart ZoningDo 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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Workout Trainer: Performance Analysis Deep Dive

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Deep Dive Into Performance AnalysisHave you been using Workout Trainer as your go-to sidekick for a fit and healthy lifestyle? Way to go! We want to make sure that our members are getting the most out of their trusted fitness companion, so use this quick read to find out how our latest features can help you stay on your toes for some serious performance gains. Download the new Workout Trainer app update on your Android and iOS devices and see how easy it is to optimize your journey and enjoy the ride.

Performance Analysis

First, let’s take a deep dive into our latest logging features so you can make the most of all the tools at your disposal to get and stay fit on-the-go. You can now view your workout performance stats broken down across different exercises, which gives a more in-depth analysis of your strengths and other areas where there might be room for improvement.

Select any of your completed workouts and tap through on ‘My Sessions’ to take an in-depth look at your performance stats. Tap ‘Progress By Exercise’ to view your charts displaying ‘Weights & Reps’, ‘Time’, or ‘Heart Rate’ data. Simply make your selection using the drop-down arrow at the top of the screen to get an overview of your efforts.

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Heart Rate Leaderboard

If you’re looking for some extra motivation, why not challenge yourself and work your way up our new heart rate leaderboard? Hook up your Smartwatch or Bluetooth LE Heart Rate monitor and head over to the ‘Leaders’ section in your ‘Community’ tab to join the fun! Check out other like-minded community members OR challenge your own personal records to climb up the ranks. There’s nothing like a bit of friendly competition to keep you on track 😉

Check out other ‘Leaders’ on the board by tapping through to their profiles. You can gain more insight into the workouts they have been crushing and learn from their heart rate stats to improve your own performance. Simply select ‘More’ in the ‘Heart Zones’ section on their profiles and tap through to view their weekly, monthly, and all-time stats.

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For more details about all of our Heart Rate, Weights, and Reps features, please reference the articles below:

These advanced features are part of our PRO+ membership! Sign up today to unlock exclusive workouts, training programs, performance stats, and so much more. Online Personal Trainers coaching clients on our platform will also be able to see all this info about their clients which will help them tailor their coaching feedback even further.

Are you ready to challenge yourself and feel like a winner? Let us help you optimize your training sessions so you can reach your goals with ease, time and time again. Download the Workout Trainer app and take the plunge today!

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Step Up Your Heart Rate

Let’s get your heart rate up by using a step or a box. Focus on moving your body with control to protect your knees from the impacts of gravity as you lower back down to the ground. This cardio workout is perfect for all levels so pump some of your favorite tunes and let’s get to it!

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Pump It Up! (by Trainer Dena L.)

Try this upper and lower body workout! You can use a resistance band or a Gavitron machine for assisted chin-ups and muscle ups. Happy Holidays everyone!

Don’t forget to thank Skimble Trainer Dena L. for this awesome workout by giving it a like 👍

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Heart Healthy Legs

This 30-minute lower body workout is comprised of a warm-up round, followed by four different two-set circuits. As your time increases, so will your heart rate. You won’t need any equipment for this great leg day routine.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Pro Workout of the Week: Heart Healthy LegsDo 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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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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