Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Core Medicine

Get ready for a sub-30-minute ab blaster! The only equipment needed for this workout is a medicine ball, preferably 6-12 lbs, or 3-6 kg. Exercise is the best medicine!

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Pro Workout of the Week: Core MedicineDo 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: Rev Up Your Metabolism

This session has some great bodyweight moves to get your metabolism going! Use this workout on it’s own, as a warm up, or add it into your lifting day in between sets to keep your heart rate up.
Workout Trainer by Skimble: Pro Workout of the Week: Rev Up Your MetabolismDo 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: Fat Burning Tabata

Tabata training is one of the most time efficient workouts you can do. For the best results, work at maximum intensity. No excuses, fit this 8 minute workout into your day whenever you can!Workout Trainer by Skimble: Pro Workout of the Week: Fat Burning TabataDo 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: Medicine Ball Burn

This workout is designed to maximize your calorie burn, while toning every inch of your body. You will need a moderate to heavy medicine ball and a strong sense of will power to get through this grueling workout!

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Pro Workout of the Week: Medicine Ball Burn

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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Mother’s Day: Meet the moms of Skimble’s founders! Breast Cancer victim. Holistic health author. Organic entrepreneurs. Eastern medicine.

We hope you’re having a great Mother’s Day!  Today, Skimble’s co-founders Gabe and Maria would like to give thanks for their moms by sharing their little-known yet inspiring stories:

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Gabe grew up in the Boston area, born to parents with holistic health backgrounds.  His mother, Johnna, was an inspiring woman and published author of Greens Glorious Greens Cookbook!  She was also a breast cancer victim who passed away during Gabe’s teenage years.  

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Resilient, Gabe continued to eat his greens along with his father, Louis, an acupuncturist who runs a holistic healing practice, American Acupuncture, in Pembroke MA and is the author of several health books.

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Gabe’s life has been filled with progressive thinkers of natural living with organic foods and holistic health.  Although their mother has passed, both Gabe and his sister Ari keep her close to their hearts and life’s work.  Ari puts it this way:

For me personally, breast cancer has affected my whole life since I was 7 years old when my mom was diagnosed with the disease. From that day on, my life would never be the same.  I have wanted to help in the fight against breast cancer for a long time and am so happy to finally be achieving that goal with my friends and family.

On that note, Gabe and Maria will be teaming up with Ari and friends this Saturday (3:30pm & 4:45pm) to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research with a TRX class in San Francisco.  Sign up if you can join us!

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Not in SF but would like to make a donation?  Please visit our Breast Cancer donation page.

 

Now a little about Maria’s moms!  Maria’s parents immigrated to Canada while she was just a baby.  They worked tirelessly to establish themselves, all while hustling Maria to/from gymnastics, figure skating, power cheer and dance lessons.  

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Entrepreneurial by nature, they started Sun Fatt Bean Sprout Co where her mom grew organic sprouts to restaurants and grocery chains like Sobeys and later a Tool & Mould making/finishing company, Nutek.

 

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Maria’s grandma is her 2nd mom!  She lived with their family in Canada and often shared the knowledge she gained from running eastern medicine pharmacies with Maria’s great grandma back in Asia.  Growing up, Maria’s life was all about being active, eating healthy and east-meets-west medicine.  After 95 lively years, grandma Ly will forever be remembered and cherished.

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Thank you, moms!  You helped empower us to be the people we are today, striving to make the world a healthier and more active place with Skimble.

We hope you had a heart-warming Mother’s Day with your moms!

Play hard, be a Top Skimbler & win KT Tape sports medicine spolution, endorsed by Olympic volleyball champ Kerri Walsh

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Whether you’re doing a triumphant triathlon, some soul-stretching yoga, relentless rock climbing or ballsy beach volleyball, play your best with KT Tape!  It’s hard not to do a double take when you see athletes donning brightly colored tape on their toned bodies.  But what is it exactly?  How does it work?

It’s Kinesiology Therapeutic Tape (KT Tape) and it’s used for common sports injuries such as ITBS, runners knee, shin splints, hamstring strain, & many more. Ultra-light, elastic, and strong, KT Tape is highly effective at providing pain relief, stability & support, & faster recovery for injured or sore muscles and joints.

Sounds pretty sweet!  Be a Top Skimbler in September and score some KT Tape to wrap all your aches and pains away.

We had a great time stress-testing KT Tape, finding it to be the most flexible and durable athletic tape that we’ve ever used.

Ligaya happily recovers from a minor knee injury and gets her physiotherapy on:

Maria lifts her weight at the gym in pink and black fashion:

Gabe sports the green and black combo on his back during a sport climbing session:

And if you’re looking for some more wild success stories, we just came back from rock climbing Mt Whitney, the tallest peak in the contiguous United States.  We wore KT Tape on our knees to prevent injury and ensure we were able to to a little yoga and a lot of climbing up its 14,505 feet peak:

 

If you’d like more information about the tape, visit the KT Tape website.  Be sure to check out their blog and get tips for excellent adhesion, sports prevention and recovery!  If you can’t wait, grab some KT Tape at a store near you.

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Kerri Walsh gets ready to crush with KT Tape and so should you!

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