Skimble’s Trainer Spotlight: Mario Miller

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Mario MillerMeet Mario, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! With a degree in Physical Education and 23 years of training experience, this Atlanta-based fitness coach may have mastered every trick in the book. We recently had the chance to chat with Mario Miller and learn more about how he keeps himself and his clients motivated to achieve the fitness goals they set for themselves… here’s a hint:

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Mario Miller

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

Mario: I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and have been playing sports since I was 5 years old. As a junior athlete I knew this was what I wanted to focus on when I grew up, so I got my degree in Physical Education and never looked back.

What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

Mario: I wanted to stay in sports and coach people to become better athletes, like my coaches had done for me. And since I love working out, I believe fitness training is another avenue that allows me to inspire and coach people to live a healthy lifestyle.

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What are your training specialties?

Mario: As an athlete, I participated in many sports on a competitive level. So I like to incorporate athletic training with the normal/foundational fitness workouts I create for my clients. From my experience, it has proven to be a great way to get quicker results for non-athletes too.

Your profile says you’re an Ironman, did you compete in one of the Ironman triathlons?

Mario: Yes, I competed in the Augusta, GA Ironman. I raised money for Leukemia doing it! I used to watch the Ironman Championship every year when I was younger, so I’ve always wanted to do one myself. Now that I have, I’ve set myself a new goal. I plan to do the Ironman Championship in Kona by the age of 50. Plus, a little golf on the side!

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How did you first hear about Workout Trainer?

Mario: A while back, I was looking for new exercises and workouts online, that’s when I first came across Workout Trainer. The platform had exactly what I was looking for, it was simple to navigate and it had pics of exercises for supported guidance. 

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

Mario: I use Skimble workouts, as well as the ones I’ve created myself. I like to use a variety of both for my own training and to share with my clients, especially when we are not training together in-person.

What’s your favorite feature in the app?

Mario: Easy! The ability to create workouts and add your own personal touch.

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What keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

Mario: It’s my life and my job to keep myself in the best possible shape. Fitness is what I’ve known since I was 5 years old, and it’s stuck with me during my 45 years of age. Plus, I see myself as an advocate for what I do and a product of my workouts. It’s important to represent a role model of what you preach!

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

Mario: Stay in your lane! The personal goals you have set for yourself, are just that, YOUR goals, not someone else’s. So don’t try to keep up or compete with anyone else’s goals or body shape. Your body is UNIQUE, no one else has it, embrace it, love it and care for it. (That’s Free! 😎)

Thanks for sharing with us, Mario, we’re excited to see what the future will bring for you and your training biz! Good luck with your Ironman in Kona. 

Mario Miller 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 2017 fitness goals.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal TrainingWant to follow Mario 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 Pro Workout of the Week: Twist & Tone Torso

Do this 5-minute yoga workout to loosen up your back and tone your core. Twists really help us feel energized yet centered, so this is a great go-to workout when you need to take a step back from everything and recollect your thoughts.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Pro Workout of the Week: Twist & Tone TorsoDo 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: Total Body Challenge

Ready for a total body challenge? This workout will require you to do a mix of bodyweight and kettlebells exercises. If you don’t have access to a kettlebell, just grab a dumbbell instead.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Pro Workout of the Week: Total Body ChallengeDo 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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How Trainers Coach Their Clients in Workout Trainer

Workout Trainer by Skimble: How Trainers Are Coaching Their Clients in Workout Trainer

Skimble Verified Trainers have all kinds of awesome tricks up their sleeve to help get their clients to where they want to be. Online trainers have found effective ways to engage clients in a remote training relationship, motivate them to stay on track to reach their goals, and even have fun along the way.Workout Trainer by Skimble: How Trainer Coach Their Clients with Online Personal TrainingWe’ve compiled some of our favorite tips and tricks that can help inspire you how to coach your clients online in Workout Trainer:

Create & Send Training Content To Clients

Certified fitness professionals are using Skimble’s growing array of trainer tools to coach their clients anywhere, anytime. Creating custom exercises, workouts, workout collections, and training programs has never been easier. The 1:1 Messaging Stream makes it easy for trainers to send all types of training content directly to their clients, as well as a safe place for clients to get answers to any of their fitness-related questions.

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Motivate Clients With Tips, Advice & Pics

One of the things that most people struggle with at some stage in their fitness journey is motivation. Trainers are using the 1:1 Messaging Stream, and even their own Trainer profiles in Workout Trainer, to keep their clients motivated. Next time you’re short on inspiration share an exclusive tip with a client, some useful advice to get them through their next workout session, or maybe even a supportive pic (aka #fitspo) that can get them psyched to move. If you’re looking for inspiration about what to send your clients, try one of our Message Templates.

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Track Client Progress with Workout Stats

Trainers also have the ability to oversee their clients’ progress in Workout Trainer. Make sure your clients enable this feature so you can gain access to their fitness assessment, workout history, and training stats. Your 1:1 clients can also share private progress pics with you through the Messaging Stream.

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Hundreds of Verified Trainers are using Workout Trainer to coach their clients — are you ready to take advantage of this better way of coaching? Build your Trainer profile for free and start growing your business with 1:1 Online Personal Training now!

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Newbie HIIT

This workout is perfect if you’re just starting your fitness journey. Get a little taste of high-intensity interval training and see what you think. No equipment needed for this one.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Pro Workout of the Week: Newbie HIITDo 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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Free Trial Period for Online Personal Training in Workout Trainer

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Activate a Free Trial with Online Personal Training

In an effort to introduce more people to Online Personal Training, Skimble Verified Trainers can now offer a free trial period to potential clients. This gives members the opportunity to try out your online training services in Workout Trainer without any hesitation. Offering this new free trial can help you convert interested members into paid clients by giving them the chance to test your services with no initial commitment. During the trial period, you’ll have the chance to learn about their fitness background and needs, offer sample workouts to give them a taste of what they can expect from your training relationship, and build trust working together.

Offering a free trial is just like offering your in-person clients a free consultation before they sign up for your services – ‘try before you buy’. It’s a no-brainer! All you need to do to activate this free trial is opt-in here.

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In the app, select ‘Paid Training Setup’ from the left side nav, then scroll down to your Settings in the ‘Paid Training’ section to enable your free trial period for potential clients. Don’t forget to select the length of trial you want to offer using the drop-down menu; 3 days or 7 days.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal Training: Free Trial PeriodInvite any of your new or existing clients to try out 1:1 Online Personal Training in Workout Trainer with you. Potential clients are limited to one free trial with a trainer. Once the trial period ends, they automatically continue as your paying client. However, they always have the option to cancel during the trial period, without being billed.

This is how your Trainer profile will stand out:

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Activate Free Trial for Online Personal Training

Here are a few expert tips to help you convert your free trial clients into long-term paying clients:

  • Don’t dive straight into training, take the time to get to know your clients. Understanding your client’s needs and goals will help you provide thoughtful and appropriate coaching. Your clients will feel like you understand them and recognize the value of continuing this training relationship. In Workout Trainer, you should make note of the client’s Fitness Assessment and training stats thus far, then follow up with more questions.
  • When you send your clients a workout or exercise to practice, make sure you communicate why you are sending them this training content and what you expect from them. Clear communication and accountability are important factors in keeping your online clients engaged and on track.
  • Regular check-ins and feedback keep your clients satisfied. During the free trial period, you should check in with your clients to see how they feel after doing the workouts you’ve sent them, and see if they have any feedback or requests for changes going forward. This conversation helps set the tone for an ongoing training relationship.
  • During downtime, you can proactively send clients a quick note of encouragement. Feel free to use and adapt any of our Message Templates. Clients will be more motivated to continue with paid training if you are regularly pinging them with motivational messages, fitspo, training tips, and even links to blog posts you might already have on your website.

Remember, reaching more people in need through Online Personal Training supports your growing career. Trainers who have paid clients in Workout Trainer are receiving around $70-140 USD/month per client. It’s time to catch those hesitating fitness enthusiasts and convert them into paying clients.

Pick up the pace of your online training business – activate your free trial period today!

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Skimble’s Trainer Spotlight: Marsha Clark

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Marsha ClarkMeet Marsha, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! This Atlanta rockstar is the ultimate multitasker, finding time for work, study, her children, and husband. We recently had the chance to chat with Marsha Clark and learn more about how she keeps herself and her clients motivated to live a healthy, active lifestyle on a busy schedule.

Where are you from and what motivates you? 

Marsha: I’m currently located outside of Atlanta and have been a certified trainer for nearly 4 years now.  I absolutely love what I do and love the changes that I help my clients make; especially when they have lost hope and have given up. It’s very rewarding to see somebody realize their potential again. I like to think that I don’t only train the body, but the mind as well.

What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

Marsha: Fitness has always been a part of my background. I played tennis as a child and was a cheerleader in high school.  Not only that, but I was quite the tomboy growing up. I never saw any issue with girls playing ‘boys’ sports, so I used to get involved in everything I could. I was a very active kid!

What made you decide to certify with ISSA?

Marsha: When I was deciding which certification course to take I did a lot of research and compared all the major certs out there for personal fitness trainers. ISSA seemed to be the perfect fit for me! I was able to work, take care of my home, and study while I was completing the course requirements. I needed the flexibility to go at my own pace and ISSA had a structure that appealed to me. The teachers were also very informative; willing and able to answer any questions I had.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Marsha Clark

What are your training specialties?

Marsha: Being relatable! I make the whole experience personal, from start to finish. I cater to my clients and mold them into what they set out to become, as well as what I know they are capable of becoming. I help them plan their meals, as I’m also certified in nutritional planning. I offer group fitness training, fitness parties, strength training sessions and HIIT styled workouts.

We came across Belly Dance Cardio Fitness on your profile, we’re intrigued! Can you tell us a little more about it?

Marsha: Belly dancing is something that I add as a little perk for myself, as well as my clients. It’s fun, innovative, and the hip moves and chest circles really engage the muscles of the core and calves. My favorite is the Camel Walk…lol.

How did you first hear about Workout Trainer?

Marsha: I was googling some workout apps that could help me learn more (before I really got into training myself). As time passed, I eventually created a trainer profile and became hooked.  

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

Marsha: I use it for my clients. I lay out workouts for them in full detail in the app. This is for those that can’t meet me in the gym and want my expertise on what moves or machines that I think they should consider using in their training. I also use it for those with limited space and time, I crank out some ideas that I know they can handle properly with the means they have available to them at the time.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Marsha Clark

What’s your favorite feature in the app?

Marsha: Easy! Creating workouts and sharing them with the community. People seem to love what I create and I love that I can help. It just makes me want to do and be more, it’s quite an addictive feeling to be honest. 

What keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

Marsha: I have four kids and a husband. Motivation enough, lol. But no, seriously! I just love being fit and seeing others become motivated by my determination. I also plan to make my debut in the bodybuilding world as a bikini competitor in 2017… Wish me Luck! 

Oh wow, that’s great! Finally, can you share a secret health/fitness tip with the Skimble community…

Marsha: Eat healthily! I hate hearing people say they only eat 2 or maybe 3 small meals a day. And chewing gum is NOT a meal! It’s important to give your body the fuel it needs so that ALL vital organs can perform their jobs effectively. Getting plenty of sleep is another important tip. And last but not least, have fun and smile 🙂

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Marsha ClarkThanks for sharing with us, Marsha, we’re excited to see what 2017 brings for you! Good luck with your bikini competition. 

Marsha Clark 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 2017 fitness goals.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal TrainingWant to follow Marsha and other great trainers? Download the Workout Trainer app for Android & iOS, then head on over to the Trainers tab.

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