Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Dumbbell Uppers (by Trainer Tabitha Moore)

This workout is a nice introduction for anyone wanting to explore adding weights to their workouts. Just grab some light dumbbells and get started with these few upper body exercises. Did you know you can track your weights/reps in Workout Trainer? Make a note of your weights to see your progress over time.

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Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: Dumbbell Uppers by Tabitha MooreDo 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: Farrice Cain

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Farrice Cain

Meet Farrice Cain, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! With over 10 years of experience in the fitness space, this guy means business. We recently had the chance to chat with Farrice and learn more about his passion for helping others discover their self-worth and happiness.

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

Farrice: I’m originally from Chicago and just recently moved to Los Angeles. I’ve been a Health and Fitness Professional for over 10 years now and hold multiple highly recognized specializations.

What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

Farrice: I was bullied throughout high school and needed an outlet to deal with it. I figured out that if I worked on myself and worried about my own health and happiness first, life would follow suit. Now, I just want to help and give back to others so they can find their happiness too.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Farrice CainWhat are your training specialties?

Farrice: I ‘m certified as a Corrective Exercise Specialist, Performance Exercise Specialist, Behavior Change Specialist and a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach. I pride myself on designing and creating well-rounded programs that effectively help people achieve their health and fitness goals.

Why did you decide to certify with NASM?

Farrice: I got certified with NASM because they are one of the most recognized bodies in the Health and Fitness Industry. They hold a high standard that needs to be met to become a NASM trainer.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Farrice CainHow did you first hear about Workout Trainer?

Farrice: I first heard about Workout Trainer through the App Store on my phone. I was looking for something I could use, or my clients could use to have access to workouts (and to my guidance) on the go.

What’s your favorite feature in the app?

Farrice: My favorite feature in the app is the exercise library. There are endless amounts of great movements for clients and members to practice. Plus, trainers can create programs with ease as well.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Farrice CainHow do you use Workout Trainer as a part of your coaching business?

Farrice: I use Workout trainer in order to help my clients stay accountable to complete their programs and workouts. I can check to see if they did the assigned workout for the day, which keeps them on track to reaching their health and fitness goals in the desired timeframe.

In your experience, what are some of the benefits of online training?

Farrice: One of the main benefits of Online Personal Training is that you have the ability to reach a larger audience and help train more clients than you could if you were only working in-person.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Farrice Cain

What keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

Farrice: Simple, what keeps me fit is my love for health and fitness! Besides all the great benefits you gain from good health, I’m motivated to give back and help as many others as I can.

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

Farrice: I have many tips to share with the Skimble community… but the one I’ll leave you with right now is this. The path to health and happiness is a journey and a process, not an end goal that you achieve and stop once you’ve reached it. So start where you are, anything is better than nothing! It’s as easy as adding a 30 min walk to your daily routine to start feeling the benefits of a healthier lifestyle. 

Thanks for sharing with us, Farrice, we’re excited to see what the future will bring for you and your coaching career!

Farrice Cain 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 Farrice and other great trainers? Download the Workout Trainer app for Android & iOS, then head on over to the Trainers tab.

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

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Skimble’s Trainer Spotlight: Sarah Fisher

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Sarah Fisher

Meet Sarah Fisher, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! This mom of three is a force to be reckoned with. We recently had the chance to chat with Sarah and learn more about how she discovered the CrossFit methodology to challenge her clients both physically and mentally.

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

Sarah: I’m a 35-year-old Personal Trainer and CrossFit Trainer from Birmingham, United Kingdom. I used to be a seamstress and made a big career change to the fitness industry about four years ago.

What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

Sarah: I started exercising after having children and discovered that I had a real passion for it. My body changed and I started to achieve things I never thought I could. One day I was helping someone in the gym, trying to do a push-up for the first time. It ended with them completing their first ever proper push-up and the look on their face was priceless. It was then that I knew I wanted to become a trainer and help others on their fitness journey to achieve their goals.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Sarah Fisher

What are your training specialties?

Sarah: I love training my clients using the CrossFit methodology. I believe that this method of high-intensity training yields the best results. Not only do my clients get fit and healthy, but they also get strong both physically and mentally. I specialize in Olympic Lifting and running too, which go hand-in-hand with CrossFit training and keep things varied for everyone involved.

How did you get involved in CrossFit?

Sarah: I started my training journey as a distance runner, completing many half marathons and several full marathons. I wanted to add some resistance training to my programming to combat the usual running injuries but became bored with regular gym stuff. After some online research, I discovered CrossFit. It was exactly what I’d been looking for! The variety of monostructural exercises, gymnastics and weightlifting movements combined made my training plan so varied that I never got bored. I started training with a CrossFit trainer at my local gym and soon after that entered my first competition. That was four years ago and I’ve never looked back.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Sarah Fisher

How did you first hear about Workout Trainer?

Sarah: I came across Workout Trainer about five years ago when I was training for a marathon and was looking for some cross training sessions that I could do outside of running.

What’s your favorite feature in the app?

Sarah: I love the workout creation feature. The exercise database is so comprehensive and gives me new ideas that I wouldn’t have thought of previously. It also gives me the opportunity to share the workouts I’ve been doing with members of the community, which I really love.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Sarah Fisher

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

Sarah: Since joining as an online trainer, I have added existing clients to my account. I now send them daily workouts and check that they have been completed. It’s great for my clients as it gives them a little extra push to get up and move outside of our in-person sessions.

In your experience, what are some of the benefits of online training?

Sarah: Online Personal Training is great for people who don’t have the time to get to the gym. As a mother of three myself, I know how difficult I found it when my children were very young. Having an online trainer takes the headache out of searching the internet for a home program and ensures that the program provided is specific to the client’s needs.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Sarah Fisher

What keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

Sarah: I think the human body is an amazing machine! I enjoy testing and pushing it to new levels. There’s nothing better for me than seeing strength numbers go up and mile times come down. I believe that training is beneficial not only on a physical level, but it’s also great for mental health. I still want to be able to run around when I have grandchildren, so keeping fit and healthy is also very important to me for this reason.

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

Sarah: Never neglect your mobility work! It may seem boring to be stretching and foam rolling after your sweaty gym session, but in the long run, the benefits are fantastic. Keep injuries away with just ten minutes of foam rolling and stretching every day 🙂

Thanks for sharing with us, Sarah, we’re excited to see what the future will bring for you and your CrossFit career!

Sarah Fisher 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 Sarah and other great trainers? Download the Workout Trainer app for Android & iOS, then head on over to the Trainers tab.

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

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Workout Trainer: New Free WOW’s by Skimble Trainers

Workout Trainer by Skimble: New Free WOWs by Trainers

Our free Workout of the Week challenges have become a Workout Trainer staple, keeping you all fit with a new weekly workout that can be done anywhere, anytime. We’ve recently passed the baton over to our Skimble Verified Trainers and given them the opportunity to create fresh workouts for you guys every week. This not only brings more variety to the mix for our fit community, but it also gives personal trainers the chance to share their workouts and inspire thousands. It’s a great opportunity for you to sample a trainer’s coaching style before signing up for 1:1 Online Personal Training.

Are you trying to get in shape this summer? Download the free Workout Trainer app on Android and iOS to join our 20 million member community. Turn on notifications to get alerts about weekly workouts & training programs and never miss out on new content.

Follow us on social media and be the first to know about our new WOWs! Try them out for free and share with friends to get that fit train going.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: Bodyweight Triple by Deborah Keppler

Discover expert coaches in the Trainers tab, follow the ones you like, and get inspired today!

If you’re a fitness professional looking to expand your business online, sign up to become a Verified Trainer and show us what you’ve got. We scout out Trainers every week for their latest and greatest workouts, so don’t miss the chance to have yours featured next.

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Skimble’s Trainer Spotlight: Hanna Aakjaer

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Hanna Aakjaer

Meet Hanna, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! Changing people’s attitude towards fitness one client at a time, this Swedish-based trainer takes fitness to a whole new level. We recently had the chance to chat with Hanna Aakjaer and learn more about how she fell upon this career path and has never looked back.

Tell us a bit about your background.

Hanna: I’m originally from Portland, Oregon, but started training when I was living in Northern California. I have a sports background that started out with gymnastics and have tried just about everything from dance to rowing since then! I have a degree in biochemistry from the University of Oregon and am currently doing my Ph.D. in Biophysics in Gothenburg, Sweden. I’m all about the scientific background behind health and fitness – I believe that having a true understanding of how and why our bodies move the way they do leads to better and faster results – so yeah, science is my jam 🙂

Since you’ve been living in Sweden, how do you stay active during the winter months?

Hanna: Great question! Luckily, where I live in Sweden it doesn’t get super cold. But with snow and ice, it certainly makes running and outdoor workouts a bit more challenging. I always do a lot more hot yoga, indoor rock climbing, and sign up for fun gym classes during those times. I love to use the winter months as an excuse to try new activities – for example, this winter I started Muay Thai. It’s such a great workout, both physically and mentally!

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Hanna Aakjaer

What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

Hanna: Gosh, how much time do you have? I think the moment that it really ‘clicked’ for me was the first time I led a fitness class. I was doing it as a volunteer for a sports group I was part of and had just put together a fun workout for us all to do together, but as the leader I took the role of motivating and making sure everyone was doing the exercises correctly. I have no words to describe the sheer joy and fulfillment I felt after finishing the class and seeing all these exhausted participants smiling ear-to-ear. So proud of what they had accomplished, and simultaneously so happy and hopped up on endorphins. Knowing that I had contributed to this incredible feeling I knew they were experiencing – I walked home that evening feeling like I had unlocked the secret to never having to work a day in my life. From then on, I’ve had that same feeling of pure joy every time I train a client or lead a class. What really drives me is helping those that don’t naturally think they enjoy fitness, to find their joy and happiness in movement – no matter what form that may take (it’s SO different for all of us!).

What’s your favorite thing about being a personal trainer?

Hanna: Watching a client achieve a goal that they initially told me they couldn’t, and seeing the incredible end results of hard work and dedication. That’s what it’s all about for me.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Hanna Aakjaer

What are your training specialties?

Hanna: I have a specialty certification in Corrective Exercise and the Functional Movement Screen. I really love to get creative and personal with workouts so every level can enjoy fitness and get the results they are looking for. I also specialize in women’s fitness – building strength and toning workouts specifically for women.

How did you first hear about Workout Trainer?

Hanna: A client of mine here in Sweden said he had tried it and enjoyed using it, he wanted me to be a trainer in Workout Trainer so I signed up right away 🙂

What’s your favorite feature in the app?

Hanna: The free workouts and video library are so extensive! It’s really easy to find a fun workout for the day – there is just no excuse not to get in some movement each day when you have this app.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Hanna Aakjaer

What keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

Hanna: The feeling that my body can do everything I need it to keeps me motivated. To me, there’s nothing better than waking up every morning with energy, a smile, and no pain in my body… Maintaining fitness & strength, daily movement, and healthy eating habits are how I make sure I feel that way every day.

What’s your favorite kind of exercise?

Hanna: Woah, no, I can’t answer that! All of it! I’ll give you my top 5: running, metabolic resistance training, Muay Thai/Thai boxing, biking, hot yoga, and hiking. Ok, that was 6….

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Hanna Aakjaer

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

Hanna: It’s not all about what you do, it’s about how consistent you are. You don’t need the absolute perfect workout to achieve your goals, just a consistent program that continuously challenges you. In my experience, a motivational buddy or coach is the #1 way to stay consistent. Like on those days when all you want to do is go home after work and plop down on the couch – having someone there to say “Hey – just move for 15 minutes first and see how you feel afterward.” – is exactly the kind of motivation you need in your life!

Thanks for sharing with us, Hanna, we’re excited to see what the future will bring for you and your fitness career!

Hanna Aakjaer 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 Hanna and other great trainers? Download the Workout Trainer app for Android & iOS, then head on over to the Trainers tab.

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

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Try Online Personal Training for FREE with Workout Trainer

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Start a Free Trial of Online Personal TrainingWe have some exciting news for all Workout Trainer members! Now you can try out Online Personal Training without any hesitation. Experience first-hand what it’s like to get expert 1:1 coaching from a real online trainer, with no initial commitment. During the free trial period, you’ll have the chance to get to know your dedicated trainer, see if you like working together, and get started on the road to success. Don’t miss your chance to try it out — for FREE!Skimble's Personal Trainer Tools - app screenshotsWith over 35 specialties and counting, our certified fitness professionals are here to help you get in your best shape. Whether you’re keen on weight loss, strength training, body building, athletic performance, pre & postnatal, or even yoga,… let one of our dedicated coaches help you get the results you want without the guesswork!

To claim your free trial of Online Personal Training in Workout Trainer, tap ‘Available Trainers’ and browse the trainer directory to find your perfect match. To ‘try before you buy’ simply check that your chosen trainer’s profile displays a FREE TRIAL option, such as for 3 or 7 days, and Start 1:1 Online Training with them!Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal Training: Free TrialOnce you’ve made your choice, tap through to the trainer’s profile and select the green ‘Start 1:1 Online Training – Free Trial!’ button at the bottom of the screen. Find out exactly what to expect from your new training relationship and get started with a free trial. Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal Training: Free TrialEnjoy one free trial with a trainer and make the most of your time together to see if it’s a good fit. Don’t worry, there are no long-term commitments! You always have the option to cancel during the free trial period. Once the trial ends and you’re making progress towards your fitness goals, you will automatically continue your training relationship as a paying client.Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal Training: Free TrialAre you ready to get serious about your fitness goals? Online Personal Training gives you the flexibility and affordability you need to work out with a dedicated expert anywhere, anytime! Download Workout Trainer on Android & iOS and get started with an available coach today.

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Workout Trainer Launches Online Personal Training For 2017

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal Training

Crush your 2017 fitness resolutions with personalized 1:1 coaching from anywhere! Online Personal Training in Workout Trainer helps you reach your goals, with the flexibility and affordability you need. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, build muscle, improve flexibility or train for a competition, our expert coaches are here to help you every step of the way.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal Training

Get started by browsing the Trainer directory to find an expert that fits your needs. Hundreds of certified fitness professionals provide a wide range of training specialties to help you reach your goals. Once you’ve found your perfect match, simply tap ‘Start 1:1 Online Training’ to sign up.

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Your chosen Online Trainer will work with you to develop a personalized schedule that fits into your weekly routine. Virtual fitness assessments and progress tracking help you adapt your training as you advance towards your fitness goals. You’ll also be held accountable for your weekly workouts with assignments, tips, and motivation along the way.

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See and feel the results in no time! Your Online Trainer will take out the guesswork by providing move-by-move workouts you can do anywhere. Simply follow along to expert audio, photo and video guidance to work out wherever, whenever you choose.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal Training

Want to get serious about your fitness but don’t want to empty your wallet? Get started with Online Personal Training in Workout Trainer for Android and iOS for as little as $25 a week.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal Training

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal Training

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