Skimble’s Trainer Spotlight: Janet Harritt

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Janet HarrittMeet Janet Harritt, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! Growing up as an active child, health and fitness have always been ingrained in her lifestyle. Janet believes that being healthy encompasses much more than just your physical health, which is why she focusses on helping her clients find joy in their fitness journey to stimulate their mental and emotional health too. We recently had the chance to chat with Janet and learn about her training methods as well as some of her best tips & tricks!

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

Janet: I grew up in Memphis, TN where I was a competitive swimmer and cross country runner for most of my childhood. From there, I went on to pursue college swimming. I am now married to my amazing husband, and we have two children. I am a Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and Nutrition Specialist in South Carolina where I train clients and teach Barre, HIIT, and cycle classes.

What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

Janet: I’ve grown up around fitness through athletics, so health and fitness is something that is ingrained into my lifestyle. It is also something that has helped me deal with stress in a healthy way. I wanted to become a trainer because I believe being healthy goes far beyond fitness and nutrition, it encompasses mental and emotional health as well. My goal is to help clients not only be physically fit but emotionally fit as well. I want clients to find joy in their fitness journey, and be fulfilled in their accomplishments. When people feel good, it overflows into every aspect of their lives, and it is my passion and joy to help them get there.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Janet HarrittWhat are your training specialties?

Janet:

  • Helping prenatal women have a healthy pregnancy and postpartum women achieve their fitness goals after having a baby.
  • Helping athletes who are looking to train for certain events (triathlon, half/full marathon, tough mudder races, etc.).
  • Helping clients who are doing well in fitness, but need help/direction with nutrition and healthy eating habits.

What do you love about integrating Workout Trainer in your coaching?

Janet: I love that no matter what, you always have a great workout on hand. You can search for a specific type of workout and do it wherever you are, whether it’s in you’re living room, at the gym, or when you’re traveling. 

Who are your heroes?

Janet: I am thankful for many people throughout my life, including the coaches I had growing up who supported and encouraged me, the fellow trainers who encouraged me to turn my passion into a career and helped me grow and learn as a trainer, and my family and friends who continue to support me along the way.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Janet HarrittWhat keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

Janet: A healthy lifestyle is something that is important to me, and now that I have children, I am motivated to stay healthy for them. I also want to share health and wellness with them. I see it as a lifestyle and a way to treat our bodies with respect. If we take care of ourselves, we can take care of and help others in turn. I want to be a good mom to my kids, and for me, that means being a healthy mom!

Do you have any guilty pleasures?

Janet: Dark chocolate, coffee shop lattes, massages, and pedicures.

What are your hidden talents?

Janet: Hmm… I won a hula hoop contest in the 7th grade! For real, I’m not sure if I have any “hidden” talents, but I love to cook all sorts of food. I enjoy running, so I try to train for either a half marathon or full marathon each year.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Janet HarrittDo you have any go-to training gear that you would recommend?

Janet: I love mini loop bands to activate glutes when you’re working your lower body. I also like to incorporate gliders into fitness routines. Gliders can be used for legs, core, and arms so they are a great way to mix up your strength training.

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

Janet: I always ask my clients what they enjoy doing. I find this question very important when it comes to programming a fitness plan for them. Finding a fitness routine that you enjoy is key to sticking with your fitness goals. For example, I love to run. It makes me happy and it helps me feel like me. If you hate running, then why force yourself to jog every day? You won’t get very far in your fitness goals, and you probably won’t stick with it very long. But if you love yoga, find a good yoga routine or a trainer who will help you train in a similar format. You will enjoy exercising a lot more and find yourself sticking with it long term. If you’re not sure what you love or hate, try out a variety of workouts or talk with a trainer who can help you, so you can find out which ones you enjoy.

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

Janet Harritt 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 Janet and other great trainers? 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: Cardio + Core (by Trainer Loredana Kulczycki)

This workout is rep-based so you should try to complete the number of recommended reps before moving on to the next exercise. Use the logging feature to keep track of your reps and challenge yourself to do more each time.

This workout was created by Skimble Trainer: Loredana Kulczycki. 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: Cardio + Core by Loredana KulczyckiDo 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 Free Workout of the Week: PHAT Workout (by Trainer Micah Greer)

Peripheral Heart Action Training (PHAT) is a unique style of circuit training that involves alternating upper body exercises & lower body exercises repeatedly. This method of training will force more blood through the body at a faster rate due to the ever-changing working muscle groups and locations, increasing caloric expenditure. Although no heavy weights will be used, the intensity of the workout is amplified by the lack of rest. This is a cardio infused, full body workout, incorporating every muscle in the body. You will need at least 1-2 pairs of light/mod weighted dumbbells. ENJOY!

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Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: PHAT Workout by Micah GreerDo 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 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!

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Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: Pull 'n' Throw by Juan Paolo GalvezDo 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 Free Workout of the Week: Core 50-10 (by Trainer Loredana Kulczycki)

50 seconds of core work and 10 seconds of rest time in between exercises. No equipment needed for this great core workout, but grab a mat if you have one.

This workout was created by Skimble Trainer: Loredana Kulczycki. 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: Core 50-10 by Loredana KulczyckiDo 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 Trainer Spotlight: James Faith

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: James FaithMeet James Faith, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! He is a US Army Veteran on a mission to help people improve their health, the same way he was inspired by fellow trainers throughout his own weight loss journey. We recently had the chance to chat with James and learn about how hard work and determination really are the key factors that lead to sustainable success.

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

James: I grew up in Nebraska and I am an Army Veteran. I joined the day after the towers were hit, and never looked back. I did two combat tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

James: My own personal struggles in combination with some medication I was on after retiring from the Army made me balloon all the way up to 500 pounds. I had a doctor tell me that things wouldn’t end well for me if I did not make a change. Eventually, I fell in love with fitness and was inspired by trainers that helped me, so I wanted to pay it forward.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: James FaithWhat are your training specialties?

James:

  • MMA Conditioning
  • Kickboxing
  • Performance and Sports enhancement
  • Corrective Exercise
  • Bodybuilding
  • Obstacle Race Preparation

What’s your favorite Workout Trainer feature?

James: The ability to edit a workout if need be, to scale it to one’s ability level.

Who are your heroes?

James: The Rock, and all the guys I served alongside overseas.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: James FaithWhat keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

James: My health for starters, and also knowing that I have goals I want to achieve and that my fitness is what will make that happen.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

James: Spongebob Squarepants.

What are your hidden talents?

James: I don’t really have any hidden talents, but I am pretty good at Archery.

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

James: If I could use only 3 items for the rest of my life, it would a brute force sandbag, an assault bike, and a rowing machine.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: James FaithPlease share a secret health/fitness tip with the Skimble community…

James: Nothing is really a secret. In my eyes, everything is cut and dry. Health, fitness, and weight loss is a not quick fix. You have to be able to sustain healthy behaviors and the next fad that you see on television will not work in the long term.

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

James Faith is currently accepting new clients for 1:1 Online Personal Training in Workout Trainer. Get signed up today and let him help you crush your fitness goals.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal TrainingWant to follow James and other great trainers? 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: Inhibition (by Trainer Christopher Brooks)

This corrective exercise set allows you to use a foam roller to relieve soreness after your workouts. It focuses on the legs, so it’s a particularly good sequence to roll through after a run.

This workout was created by Skimble Trainer: Christopher Brooks. 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.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: Inhibition by Christopher BrooksDo 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 Free Workout of the Week: Balance Essentials (by Trainer Joyce Antonetty)

Use this full body workout to test your balance. Adding a BOSU or stability ball to any of your favorite workout sequences can help you test your boundaries and work deeper into each muscle group as you try to stabilize your body throughout different exercises. If you haven’t tried it yet, here’s the perfect opportunity!

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Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: Balance Essentials by Joyce AntonettyDo 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 Free Workout of the Week: Total Body Core & Strength (by Trainer Juan Paolo Galvez)

You’ll need some dumbbells, a bench, and a pull-up bar for this one, so it’s probably best performed at your local gym. Your upper body will be getting a great workout, but also try to focus on engaging your core throughout to take some strain off your back as you lift weights. Who’s ready to build some strength?

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Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: Total Body Core and Strength by Juan Paolo GalvezDo 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 Free Workout of the Week: Gut Cut (by Trainer Micah Greer)

A quick ab burner for those of you who are constantly on the move. Crunches, grabs, and holds… Just 9 minutes of your time and a whole lot of fun!

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Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: Gut Cut by Micah GreerDo 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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