Skimble’s Trainer Spotlight: Matthew Vinzant

Skimble Trainer Matthew VinzantMeet Matthew VinzantSkimble‘s featured Trainer! After witnessing firsthand the positive impacts of exercise on people’s physical and mental health, Matt knew he wanted to focus on helping people feel good about themselves. We recently had the chance to chat with Matt and learn about how he ended up where he is today.

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

Matt: I’m from Cleveland, Ohio. I’m a loving husband and father of two, a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Performance Enhancement Specialist, and Boxing Coach.Skimble Trainer Matthew VinzantWhat inspired you to become a personal trainer?

Matt: My love of fitness combined with my love of helping others. I used to coach a friend of mine, mostly just at home in my living room. It resulted in him losing 27lbs! I saw shifts not only in his weight but also in his mood and personality. This filled me with a sense of pride and made me feel good. That’s when I realized that I could be a Trainer – and a good one.

What are your training specialties?

Matt: I specialize in bodyweight workouts; high-intensity interval training, boxing, and combat conditioning workouts.

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What keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

Matt: Honestly, I just want to be ready for anything that comes my way. My number one motivation for staying fit is that I never know when I’ll have to use my body for something important, and when that time comes, I want to make sure my body is in the right condition. I also want to have optimal health so that I can remain active as I age.

Do you have any guilty pleasures?

Matt: Yes, of course! I love chocolate and more chocolate 🙂 and red wine.

Who are your heroes?

Matt: Fredrick Douglas, Barack Obama, and Malcolm X.

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What are your hidden talents?

Matt: I love writing, making music, and public speaking.

What’s your favorite Workout Trainer feature?

Matt: The “create your own workout” feature is my favorite because I love the fact that I can design a workout or program and everything is perfectly timed, in the correct order, and accompanied by voice cues. It makes workouts easy and accessible to everyone. I’m able to create workouts for my clients the night before their session and this helps me keep my workouts flowing and on time.

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

Matt: Resistance bands, speed ladders, and the Bosu ball. I use one of these items in just about every workout.

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

Matt: Any activity is better than no activity. A lot of times what stops my clients from being active is the thought that they have to have at least an hour or two to get in an effective workout. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Even if you only have a few minutes, you can still get in a tough, effective workout. One of my favorites is a quick and intense 4-minute Tabata. Pick four exercises and alternate between them; 20 seconds on and 10 seconds off, for 4 minutes.

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

Want to follow Matt and other great trainers for inspiration and motivation? 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: HIIT Lower Body (by Trainer Nick Kuchwara)

This is a great versatile bodyweight workout that you can tackle anywhere, anytime. If you want to challenge yourself, try adding some weight to these exercises.

This workout was created by Skimble Trainer: Nick Kuchwara. He is currently accepting new clients for Online Personal Training, so head on over to his profile in Workout Trainer and tap ‘Start 1:1 Training’ to get help from a dedicated expert.

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Core Blast! (by Trainer Lisa Mcnett)

Get a quick core circuit in with this one! Warm up in your own time before starting this workout to minimize muscle soreness the next day.

This workout was created by Skimble Trainer: Lisa Mcnett. 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.

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Bree’s Lower HIIT (by Trainer Bree Cunningham)

Get ready for this half-hour High-Intensity Interval Training session. Use your smartwatch or heart rate tracker to monitor your efforts and see how many calories you burn with this epic workout.

This workout was created by Skimble Trainer: Bree Cunningham. 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.

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: What a HIIT

Are you ready for this High-Intensity Interval workout? You’ll be covering every inch of your body with a mix of strength work and endurance training. You won’t need any equipment, so there’s nothing holding you back. What a HIIT!

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: 3 x [3 x 3] Bodyweight Workout (by Trainer Brian Fallon)

This is a HIIT Functional Strength Workout. You will do three separate exercises back-to-back for one minute each, followed by a one-minute rest break. It is important to do these exercises with as perfect form as possible, and do NOT rush through them! You want to get to where you can perform 8 to 12 repetitions of each exercise within the one minute period. If you can do more, wonderful, but use caution! Do too much, too fast, and you will not make it through the entire circuit!

This workout was created by Skimble Trainer: Brian Fallon. He is currently accepting new clients for Online Personal Training, so head on over to his profile in Workout Trainer and tap ‘Start 1:1 Training’ to get help from a dedicated expert.

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Quick Cardio (by Trainer Gina J.)

This is a quick cardio set with no equipment. It can be used as a warm-up, a mid-day refresher, or repeated multiple times in one session as a HIIT-style workout.

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: The Ultimate HIIT

This Ultimate HIIT workout will get your heart rate up like never before. Not only will it get your blood flowing, but it will help you tone up and slim down your entire body. This workout will bring the inner athlete out in you. It’s time to discover your max effort, no excuses!

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: HIIT Cheer (by Trainer Shawn Dinant)

I had my competitive cheer team run through this as they dropped like flies, so have fun and enjoy. Squeeze in a quick jog to get your heart rate pumping and warm up with dynamic stretches. Always remember your full body stretches afterwards too.

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: HIIT in the Living Room (by Trainer Jamie Flora)

High-intensity interval training that can be done in the living room if you have a pull-up bar at home. If not, head on over to your local gym to give this one a try!

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