Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Strength Circuit #1 (by Trainer Janet Harritt)

Upper, combination, and lower body strength circuit. You’ll need a few different pieces of equipment, so get everything ready before you start. Grab a heavy barbell, some dumbbells, a box or step, a kettlebell, and a stability ball.

This workout was created by Skimble Trainer: Janet Harritt. 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 Trainer Spotlight: Elisabetta Bruno

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Elisabetta Bruno

Meet Elisabetta Bruno, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! This kettlebell queen is all about improving functional movement for herself and her clients. We recently had the chance to chat with Elisabetta and learn about her journey from being an active teen to a passive desk jockey, resulting in many health issues. A much-needed change of course helped her regain control of her own wellbeing and now she’s helping others do exactly that.

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

Elisabetta: I’ve lived in the UK for many years but I’m originally from Italy. Growing up, I was one of the more active girls, sometimes the only one in my physical education class who actually wanted to move, so I’d wind up playing sports with the guys! I started out with Judo, but then I discovered volleyball and I was hooked. Although volleyball was my favorite sport, on any given afternoon you could see me play football, basketball, or do exercise of some kind. Although I didn’t really like the latter that much, I even tried fencing!

What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

Elisabetta: Once I started working, I became a serious desk jockey. I ended up having some real issues with asthma and I put on a lot of weight. I had recurring crippling back pain. I could not even stand up, it was so bad… and I was hardly 30! You wouldn’t have looked at me and thought, “Oh yes, she loved sports as a teen.”

One day I decided to lose weight for real and I hired an online coach. Having that kind of accountability really helped me to stay motivated. And being me, I couldn’t just be told what to do, I had to learn more about things and understand what it takes to lose weight. I exercised and improved my eating habits. I started with bodyweight exercises.

I will admit – I really like videogames. So when I tried a virtual reality headset I totally fell in love with it. You can do a lot of physical activity with one of those. You wind up doing kickboxing (shadowboxing obviously) or wielding a bow and dodging incoming fire, or you get to be a samurai. Anyway, it reminded me of how much I liked to move so I started to do real sports again.

Before I knew it my asthma issues had gone and so did my back issues. I had lost 26 lb too! I wanted other people to experience the same health benefits I had, so I paired my love for physical activity and my never-ending quest for knowledge, got my certifications and became a trainer.

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What are your training specialties?

Elisabetta: I focus on healthy lifestyle and I have recently become a Girevik. “Girevik” is the Russian word for someone participating in Kettlebell Sport, also known as Girevoy Sport. This is a fairly new endeavor for me, but because I find I gravitate towards using kettlebells more than any other tool, becoming involved in the sport was a natural progression.

I will use other tools, and I know how to program someone using barbells, gym machines, and bodyweight of course. When I train with clients I focus on what they would like to do, the equipment they have and their skills. I then coach them accordingly. And regardless of their goal, whether it be weight loss, muscle gain or athletic performance, I always put their health first. I will always look for a sustainable way of doing things. No crash diets. No steroids. A huge emphasis on autoregulation and healthy habit building.

What’s your favorite Workout Trainer feature?

Elisabetta: I really like the social aspect of Workout Trainer, and how you can prop each other up. I have often seen a client finish a workout and other people just chimed in and cheered them on. It’s amazing. And it helps me as well, as I am not the only one trying to motivate my clients.

Who are your heroes?

Elisabetta: I wouldn’t say I have any heroes, but I do aspire to be as good as Brittany van Schravendijk in Kettlebell sport. She is definitely my inspiration. She is a Master of Sport (that’s the highest rank you can get) and holds several records.

For Yoga, Dean Pohlman and his ManFlowYoga are definitely the best for me. He focuses on Yoga for men, but his advice works for everyone, and he does have women clients (I should know, right?). I like him so much because of his practical application of Yoga and how he uses and shapes it to fit any situation, whether it’s injury prevention or athletic recovery. He is not going to just give you a Sun Salutation and then call it “Yoga for Athletes”.

Last but not least, Chris Peil. He is a strength and conditioning coach and physio, and he coaches a lot of Strongman competitors. What I like about his rehab style is that he takes into consideration your individual athletic context. He gets you back into training as soon as possible while respecting your body’s limitations. His articles on T-nation are perhaps a bit different from what you’ll usually find there as he focuses on what makes you strong in real like, rather than on a bench.

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What keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

Elisabetta: I like to strive to get better and that motivates me. However, I have stopped relying on motivation to keep me going. Motivation gives people the spark, but like a spark, it is ephemeral. After that it’s a matter of keeping your eyes on the mountain, follow the path and being disciplined. I would say that Girevoy Sport is what is now driving me forward. It’s a sport you can grow with, and you can continually work towards setting personal bests and improve. I definitely don’t want to go back to being the person with the breathing issues who can’t even walk. Never again if I can help it.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Elisabetta: Chocolate. In moderation, of course!

What are your hidden talents?

Elisabetta: If I told you they wouldn’t be hidden now, would they? Alright, alright. I am being told I can sing. Apparently.

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

Elisabetta: Wolverson for kettlebells if you are in the UK (or comparable US models).

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

Elisabetta: Brace yourself because this is perhaps the biggest secret the fitness industry is trying to keep from you. Consistency. You have to be consistent. That’s it. Try to make healthier choices more often. Try to be consistent with these choices. And most of all build habits, one at a time if you have to. Forget shortcuts, special blend supplements and the like. If they work in the first place, they are not sustainable. You only need to make the good choices 50% of the time to become healthier.

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

Elisabetta Bruno 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.

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Kettlebell Endurance

You’ll need a few different size kettlebells for this endurance-based total body workout. With the warm-up, keep your weight light. When you get to the meat of the workout, a moderate weight works best because you will be doing lots of reps. Have fun kettlebelling!

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Pull ‘n’ Throw (by Trainer Juan Paolo Galvez)

Increase strength and power in your back, shoulders, and core. Use a kettlebell to burn maximum calories and don’t be surprised if you’re huffing and puffing by the end. You’ve got this!

Don’t forget to thank Skimble Trainer Juan Paolo Galvez for this awesome workout by giving it a like 👍

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Kettlebell Killa (by Trainer Simon Cowley)

Ready to kill this lower body workout with the help of your trusted kettlebell friend? Go light on the weights with this one, it’s supposed to be a casual session that helps you focus on technique and build strength to progress over time.

Don’t forget to thank Skimble Trainer Simon Cowley for this awesome workout by giving it a like 👍

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Kettlebell Upper Cuts

Get ready to rock this upper body kettlebell based workout! The lack of rest in between exercises will keep you on the move for this 20-minute bruiser. You will need various sizes of kettlebells, from light to heavy, so spend some time creating the right setup before you begin.

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Swing, Jump, Burpee! (by Trainer Sarah Fisher)

Grab a kettlebell and power through this workout as fast as possible, keeping correct technique throughout. Ensure a proper warm up and cool down are completed before and afterwards. Time to Swing, Jump, Burpee!

This workout was created by Skimble Trainer: Sarah Fisher. 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: Swing, Jump, Burpee! by Sarah FisherDo 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: Loaded Kettlebell

Build strength and stronger joints with this dynamic full body kettlebell workout! While other exercises are typically used to train individual muscles, kettlebell exercises aim to train your body as a whole, making different muscle groups work together for maximum impact. This workout is great for the gym as you will need access to at least a few different sizes of kettlebells, ranging from light to moderate weight. Load up with proper form!

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: KB Sport

This kettlebell workout is designed to help build muscular endurance by going for long bouts of movement with lots of rest between exercises. Choose your weights accordingly and change them during your rest time. Get some!

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Kettlebell 1.0 (by Trainer Alicia M.)

Grab a heavy kettlebell and a set of moderate to heavy dumbbells. Work your legs and shoulders with this quick strength workout. Follow with one of my core workouts!

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

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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