Workout Trainer: Olympic Moves You Can Do Every Day

Workout Trainer by Skimble: 2016 Rio OlympicsWith the 2016 Olympics fast approaching, the world’s attention turns to Rio to celebrate the most renowned sporting event on the planet. 206 countries will be competing in 28 different sports and Team Skimble will be keeping up with all the action. Are you as excited as we are? For all you aspiring athletes and fitness enthusiasts, we have some Olympic-inspired workouts lined up in Workout Trainer to keep you on top of your game during your favorite events.

 

Swimming: August 6th – 13th, 2016

Like a fish out of water, practice this dry Swimming exercise when you don’t have access to a pool. Begin lying on your belly with your arms above your head at shoulder-width. Position your legs hip-width apart. Raise your head and limbs 2 to 3 inches off the ground and pretend you’re swimming. Flutter kick your feet and make small splashing movements with your hands.Workout Trainer by Skimble: 2016 Rio Olympics: Swimming

Gymnastics: August 8th – 11th/14th – 16th, 2016

Learn a handstand with the help of a partner, follow these simple steps and start with this Assisted Handstand. This is a popular move to master for CrossFit enthusiasts. Set up in down dog or on your hands and knees. Have your partner stand to one side of you, by your hands. Extend one leg up so that your partner can grab it. While they provide support with one hand on the thigh, you can draw the other leg up. Voila, you’re standing upside!

Rowing: August 10th – 13th, 2016

Try Fast Rowing by setting up on a rowing machine, adjusting the foot straps to ensure that your running shoe heel is resting comfortably against the base of the foot pedal and that the strap is secured. While maintaining your rowing form, row quickly as if you were in a race. Go, go, go for gold!

Workout Trainer by Skimble: 2016 Rio Olympics: Fast Rowing

Athletics: August 12th – 21st, 2016

Try these Runners Lunges to step up your track skills and get you racing past the finish line. Stand with your feet together. As you perform a forward right lunge, place your hands on either side of your front foot. After three counts, switch sides. For added balance, place both hands on your front bent knee instead.

Boxing: August 12th – 21st, 2016

Boxing is about so much more than just punching. Try this Jab Cross Hook Elbow exercise to get a feel for the different techniques involved in this infamous sport. Stand in your fighter stance. Go for a straight left jab, then a cross, and finish with a left elbow hook!Workout Trainer by Skimble: 2016 Rio Olympics: Boxing - Jab Cross Hook Elbow Left

Be sure to check out the behind-the-scenes Olympic coverage and get inspired to achieve your personal best!Workout Trainer by Skimble: 2016 Rio Olympics

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Skimble’s Workout Trainer: Summer is finally here!

New Summer Programs in Skimble's Workout Trainer

The moment we’ve all been waiting for… Summer is finally here! Beach days, BBQs and long summer nights gazing at the stars. Get ready for all of your summer adventures by getting fit and staying active with Workout Trainer. Whether you’re continuing your health journey, committing to a new goal, or starting down a new fitness path, we have many new training programs that will help you feel like your best self this Summer.

Here is a quick intro of what is to come in Workout Trainer this Summer season.

Our all new Total Transformation, intense weight loss program, will have you burning fat and fitting into all of your summer clothes in just 4 weeks. This high intensity bootcamp is a great way to help you feel fit all summer long. Want to lose weight, but not ready to dive into the intense program, well we have just the thing for you. Enroll in the 4 week, 10 Pound Drop program, and you will be shedding unwanted pounds in no time. Maybe you want to work on defining, shaping and building your muscles, get into the Lean & Mean program and start seeing gains right before your eyes. Finally, let’s not forget to celebrate one of the biggest events of the year this summer, the 2016 Olympic Games. Let our expert coaches guide you through our Olympic Gold program while all of the action is going down in Rio this August.

Don’t miss the latest custom training programs in Workout Trainer. Check out Skimble’s blog over the Summer months to learn about these HOT new programs we have developed with our certified professional trainers. Commit to your fitness goals this Summer and Go PRO+ to gain access to all programs in Workout Trainer anytime!

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Suffering from Olympics withdrawal? Rock Health presents a special fitness technology report incl. Skimble

While the Olympic games in London have come and gone, our friends at Rock Health are here to satiate your hunger for those five golden rings AND digital health. Check out the future of digital health for athletes from an Olympic gold medalist, IronMan world champ, SuperBowl Captain, cutting-edge doctor and pioneering entrepreneurs incl. Skimble:

Carry on the Olympic spirit using Skimble‘s top Workout Trainer & GPS Sports Tracker apps available through Google Play and the App Store.

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XX in Health. Michelle Obama gets an Olympic lift. Lady Gaga gives props to the gold-medal US gymnastics team.

Get your dose of olympic femmes leading the healthcare way!  First up, we’ve got a fantastic video from the leading ladies of Rock Health giving a spotlight on femme-powered healthcare.  Skimble‘s co-founder Maria even makes a cameo – can you spot her?

Next, have you been keeping an eye on the Olympic prize?  We’ve been rooting for everyone to achieve their personal bests / records.  And, we’ve gotta mention we absolutely dig the pic of U.S. wrestler Elena Pirozhkova picking up Michelle Obama:

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The love continues with Lady Gaga giving mad props tweeting congrats to the incredible girls on the U.S. gymnastics team as they win their Olympic gold-medal:

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On more thing…Pres. Obama’s Affordable Care Act announces big health benefits for women that go into effect August 1st, 2012 (today!) including free birth control, free annual checkups and new benefits for moms — this is fantastic news!

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Congrats, ladies!  Keep dreaming big, staying active, inspiring others and we’ll all win at healthcare.

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