Skimble’s Trainer Spotlight: Bree Cunningham

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Bree Cunningham

Meet Bree Cunningham, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! After discovering her own passion for running, she now wants to help others gain confidence by giving them the tools to get in better shape. We recently had the chance to chat with Bree and learn about her journey from Texas to the Dominican Republic, and all of life’s great developments along the way.

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

Bree: I’m originally from Houston, Texas. Texas will always be home since I met my husband and had my two boys there. I started my fitness journey 20 years ago by watching workout VHS tapes in my bedroom (Billy Blanks Tai Bo, if you must know). I’ve been hooked on exercise ever since then and love doing a variety of different workouts. I’m a certified personal trainer with the NAFC. My passion is running, and I’ve competed in many races. My favorites races would be the Surfside Marathon (all on the beach), the BP MS150 (170 miles on a bike), the Xterra half marathon trail run, the ULTRA in Punta Cana, and the 5150 triathlon series. My favorite place to run is Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, where we lived for 5 years.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Bree Cunningham

What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

Bree: Being in the passenger seat of somebody else’s journey is amazing. Helping someone walk their first 5k or accomplishing their first 30-second plank is indescribable. Watching struggle, pain, and tears turn into determination and joy is my inspiration.

What are your training specialties?

Bree: I’m a firm believer in functional fitness and being able to get a complete workout in with minimal or no equipment. My heart is definitely in running! I started walking about 12 years ago which slowly turned into running. I couldn’t stop if I tried!

What keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

Bree: I think a long time ago I realized the mental benefits far outweigh the physical. If I’m having a bad day my husband asks me: “Do you need to go for a run?”. Obviously, I’m initially irritated, but I know he’s right…  Staying fit melts the stress away!

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Do you have any guilty pleasures?

Bree: Paaahaaa! Do I ever! Magnum milk chocolate ice cream, sour patch kids candy, and chocolate-covered peanuts. Let me mention one more time, ice cream! It deserves its own praise. Does it say something about me that this is the easiest question to answer? 🙂

Who are your heroes?

Bree: My athletic hero is Ballet dancer Misty Copeland, hands down. I am not, nor will I ever be a ballet dancer. However, I admire Misty because as an athlete she has immense power and strength. She can then convert that into elegance and beauty.

Do you have any hidden talents?

Bree: Yes, I have the ability to embarrass my sons while doing nothing. It’s a gift really. All moms have this ability wired in their DNA.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Bree Cunningham

What’s your favorite Workout Trainer feature?

Bree: I love the app and have been using it for years. While living in a third world country, you don’t have access to gyms, so Workout Trainer was a lifesaver. My favorite feature is the ability to create your own workouts with ease. It’s the best!

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

Bree: Good shoes and resistance bands. If you want to take on running, all you need is a great pair of shoes. That’s it! I love resistance bands because you can take them with you anywhere you go and they are so versatile.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Bree Cunningham

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

Bree: Don’t think too much! The hardest door to get through is our own front door. Our biggest competition is our own mind. The journey of a thousand miles starts with one step. Take the first step and then… rejoice in every single step that follows.

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

Bree Cunningham 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 Bree 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 Trainer like Bree and have access to our online coaching tools and more? Get started for free on Skimble’s Trainer page.

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Skimble’s Trainer Spotlight: Danette Lane

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Danette LaneMeet Danette Lane, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! After moving interstate, Danette made a big career change and discovered her passion for running. We recently had the chance to chat with Danette and learn about how she helps prepare her clients for all lengths of challenges, from 5K’s to full marathons.

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

Danette: I spent many years in the healthcare arena whilst practicing my own exercise. When I had to move from my native Chicago to Cleveland for my husband’s job, I decided to return to school and become a personal trainer. I have never regretted combining my love of healthcare and fitness to practice exercise. Currently, I live in Florida on the Treasure Coast.

What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

Danette: My passion for running and exercise led me to become a personal trainer. I really enjoy teaching and helping others succeed. A great day for me is to hear that one of my clients has overcome a hurdle or reached a goal.

What are your training specialties?

Danette: As a health coach, I work with clients on weight management. I develop running plans from 5K’s to marathons and for beginners that just want to learn to run. Strength training for proper form and function of the body is also a specialty of mine.

Can you tell us a bit more about how you got into running and how you help others train for their marathons?

Danette: Running was something I always dreamt about but didn’t know where to start. One day, with a little encouragement from my brother in law, I ran a half mile in my neighborhood. When I worked my way up to 3 miles I entered my first 5K and placed in my age group. Three years later I ran my first marathon and have now run 45 of them. If you have the desire, I can teach you the rest 🙂

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Danette LaneHow did you first hear about Workout Trainer?

Danette: I received an email through ACSM, introducing me to the app. It didn’t take long after joining to start training my first client.

What’s your favorite feature in the app?

Danette: Creating workouts with exercise videos for my clients so that I can show them good form when strength training. So many people at the gym perform exercises incorrectly and do not even know it. I want my clients to be educated so that they gain strength without injury.

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

Danette: I use Workout Trainer to create programs for my clients. The library of exercises is very comprehensive.

In your experience, what are some of the benefits of online training?

Danette: For the client, there is always a comfort level to consider. They are not always at ease in the gym. Online training allows the client to perform their exercise at a location of their choice.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Danette LaneWhat keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

Danette: I love to exercise! It improves my mood and keeps me healthy.  For me, it’s a hobby, a passion and my line of work.

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

Danette: Everyone always asks me what exercise is best? What should I do? And my answer is always the same… do what you enjoy the most! Be it swimming, rowing, cycling, walking or running; if you do what you like, you will do it more often.

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

Danette Lane 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 Danette 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 Trainer like Danette and have access to our online coaching tools and more? Get started for free on Skimble’s Trainer page.

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Full Body Burn (by Trainer Sandy Melton)

Here is a quick full body workout to get your heart pumping and your body in shape. It’s great for when you’re short on time!

This workout was created by Skimble Trainer: Sandy Melton. 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: Full Body Burn by Sandy MeltonDo 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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