Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Silver Sneakers

When moving makes you feel better, you strap on your sneakers and make it happen because that’s just how we operate. We hope you enjoy this casual cardiovascular workout so much that it becomes a part of your workout routine. Be sure to grab a chair or similar for balance.Male Personal Trainer doing Cowboy Lasso in a warm-up stretching routineDo 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!

Workout Trainer for Android - Google Play store downloadWorkout Trainer for iOS - iTunes App Store download

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Amazon Appstore Download Badge

Team Skimble

Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Stretch Arm-Strong

This is a quick beginner/intermediate level band workout that focuses mainly on your upper body. It could also be used as a well-rounded upper body warm-up routine for more experienced lifters. The only equipment you’ll need for this short session is a resistance band.Female Fitness Trainer working on upper body strength using resistance bandsDo 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!

Workout Trainer for Android - Google Play store downloadWorkout Trainer for iOS - iTunes App Store download

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Amazon Appstore Download Badge

Team Skimble

Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Total Chill

If you’re feeling like you’re stuck in a bit of a funk but still need to move, then this low-impact workout might be just what you’re looking for. No equipment needed – it’s short, it’s sweet, and it will put you in a great mood!Male Personal Trainer demonstrating how to do Shorty Push-UpsDo 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!

Workout Trainer for Android - Google Play store downloadWorkout Trainer for iOS - iTunes App Store download

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Amazon Appstore Download Badge

Team Skimble

Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Total Body Bar

Lower body > upper body > core is the way this workout is programmed. To save time from changing up your weights between sets, it’s best if you have two barbells set up. One for your lower body and one for your upper body exercises. Be sure to look ahead at what movements are expected of you here and warm them up by building up your weight prior to hitting start.Male CrossFit Trainer warming up his Barbell Deadlift setsDo 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!

Workout Trainer for Android - Google Play store downloadWorkout Trainer for iOS - iTunes App Store download

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Amazon Appstore Download Badge

Team Skimble

Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Total Relax Zone

Stretching has so many benefits! Not only does it help loosen everything up to prevent injuries from occurring while you exercise, it just feels oh-so-good. Please do not stretch without at least a light warm-up; go for a quick walk, bike ride, or pretend to skip with a jump rope for at least three minutes. Grab your mat and listen to your favorite relaxing music to get in the zone.Female Yoga Instructor doing leg stretches in a yoga studioDo 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!

Workout Trainer for Android - Google Play store downloadWorkout Trainer for iOS - iTunes App Store download

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Amazon Appstore Download Badge

Team Skimble

Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Partner WOD

Grab a partner who will push you to get the most out of this workout. Not only is this workout fun, but it will also challenge every aspect of your core and shoulders. First, do a quick warm-up on your own… and then let’s get the party started. All you’ll need is some open space. Enjoy this partner WOD!Two male fitness partners working out together and encouraging each otherDo 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!

Workout Trainer for Android - Google Play store downloadWorkout Trainer for iOS - iTunes App Store download

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Amazon Appstore Download Badge

Team Skimble

Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Yoga Blast

Start with a short warm-up to get your heart pumping, then move into long-held sun salutations for internal intensity and a strong mind, and finish off with a proper round of backbends to invigorate the spirit.Male Yoga Instructor doing Right Warrior One on a orange yoga matDo 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!

Workout Trainer for Android - Google Play store downloadWorkout Trainer for iOS - iTunes App Store download

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Amazon Appstore Download Badge

Team Skimble

Skimble’s Trainer Spotlight: Ömer Köseoğlu

skimble-workout-trainer-spotlight-coach-omer-koseoglu

Meet Ömer Köseoğlu, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! Ömer is a never-give-up trainer who is battling Motor Neuron Disease whilst coaching his clients exclusively online these days. We recently had the chance to chat with Ömer and learn about his transition from in-person training to working with clients remotely.

Tell us a bit about yourself – where are you from?

Ömer: I grew up in Ankara, Turkey. My interest in health and fitness began when I was 15 years old. I started working out in a famous gym owned by a national bodybuilding champ. The idea of becoming a fitness trainer and owning a fitness facility instantly became very appealing. During my college education, I stayed in the U.S. midwest area. My roommate who was a successful baseball player inspired me to do early morning workouts and embracing a healthy lifestyle. I played tennis and worked out regularly.

After working different jobs and becoming a father, I decided to open my own gym in Ankara. It was the most enjoyable work experience I ever had. I continued to work as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for about 12 years.

What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

Ömer: Throughout my 30’s and 40’s, I was heavily involved in the fitness industry as a trainer and gym owner. I remember most weeks, I had between 35 and 40 physical fitness classes, in which I was working as hard as all the attendees. As a result, I was always very fit during those years.

You have been diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease. Can you share with us more about this?

About 6 years ago, I started having muscle weakness and cramping issues. And very slowly it got worse, causing me to get tired much quicker than before. I started limping with the right side of my body, which was becoming weaker every day. After many doctors visits, screenings, and three spinal operations (one lower back and two cervical area) my condition worsened with no diagnosis. I was still able to do one-on-one coaching in my studio but it was becoming very challenging.

Two and a half years ago, my condition was finally diagnosed as MND, Motor Neuron Disease. Unfortunately, this condition has no cure and inevitably gets worse over time. In July 2021, it was a very difficult decision for me to tell my clients that I will no longer be able to continue my fitness classes.

skimble-workout-trainer-spotlight-coach-omer-koseoglu_training_1

What motivated you to continue coaching?

Ömer: Well, I have a very dedicated group of 12 students who wanted me to find some other way to continue coaching them. At that time, I was already occasionally using Workout Trainer to send workouts to traveling students, etc.

Today, I can very rarely leave home. I can still walk but very slowly with the help of a cane. My right hand (which was my dominant side) is almost totally useless. But I can still hold a mouse with my left hand and use a computer.

So now, with the encouragement of my wonderful students, we use the Workout Trainer app on a daily basis. I sit in front of my computer at training time and vocally coach them in their own homes, while they go through a workout that I prepared using your app. This has been going on since September and my students are happy.

Being physically challenged, this situation has given me the opportunity to continue doing what I love to do and I am so thankful for that!

skimble-workout-trainer-spotlight-coach-omer-koseoglu_training_2

What’s your favorite Workout Trainer feature?

Ömer: My health problems forced me to stop coaching in my studio since last July, and I had to exclusively train my clients online. I quickly discovered the Workout Trainer app, which was exactly what I was looking for. It has a great selection of exercises and I can easily add my own. My favorite feature of the app is the client profile feature, which has statistics and workout history. This is very handy as I do not need to keep separate workout history records. It helps me build a progressive fitness program for my clients.

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

Ömer: Dumbbells, kettlebells, and barbells are a must for my workouts. I believe strength and cardiovascular training done together is the best fitness formula. I like to use rowing, skiing and biking ergometers in conjunction with strength training.

skimble-workout-trainer-spotlight-coach-omer-koseoglu_training_3

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

Ömer: My number one fitness tip is:
– Know what motivates you, and keep the motivators close to you. –
Continuous motivation is a must for life-long heath and fitness. Every person may have different motivating factors in her/his life. If you want life long health and fitness, you have to know what motivates you and keep those motivating factors close to you. Your motivation may be to look good in a new outfit, upcoming vacation, your favorite workout gear, your commitment to your girlfriend or boyfriend, enthusiasm to learn new things, discovering great benefits of a healthy lifestyle, staying fit to enjoy the company of others, fighting diabetes or high blood pressure, keeping young to play with grandchildren, etc., etc. Whatever the reasons are, keep reminding yourself.

Thanks for sharing with us, Ömer, and all the best !

Be sure to follow Ömer and other great trainers for inspiration and motivation in the Workout Trainer app for Android & iOS.


Are you a fitness professional? Want to become a Trainer like Ömer and have access to our online coaching tools and more? Get started for free on Skimble’s Trainer page.

Workout Trainer for Android - Google Play store downloadWorkout Trainer for iOS - iTunes App Store download

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Amazon Appstore Download Badge

Team Skimble

Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Twisted Abs

The Obliques are a group of muscles that offer support with twisting motions and lateral flexion of the trunk. When overlooked, they can cause serious back pain. We need our spine to be able to twist, flex, and bend – this quick workout is an ode to just that. Thank you Obliques for keeping us stable and strong!Male CrossFit Trainer doing Circular Crunches to target the obliquesDo 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!

Workout Trainer for Android - Google Play store downloadWorkout Trainer for iOS - iTunes App Store download

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Amazon Appstore Download Badge

Team Skimble

Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Step Up Now

Find yourself a step, bench, or a box to stand on that is about mid-shin to knee height. Make sure the box is steady underneath because in order to step it up a notch we’re going to have to give it a good push, so we cannot be worrying about what’s happening underneath our feet. Safety first… but then remember to have fun with this one!Female Group Fitness Instructor doing Quick Box Step-UpsDo 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!

Workout Trainer for Android - Google Play store downloadWorkout Trainer for iOS - iTunes App Store download

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Amazon Appstore Download Badge

Team Skimble