Skimble presents Workout Trainer at the Apple Store SF on Dec 4th

Who doesn’t love a trip to the Apple Store during the holiday season?…especially when Skimble will be demoing Workout Trainer at the Apple Store in downtown San Francisco on December 4th at 7pm. Join us!

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The evening will showcase some of the latest & greatest digital health and wellness products on the market with Rock Health.  Learn how to leverage powerful health applications like Workout Trainer on your iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV to achieve your wellness goals for 2013 and beyond!

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When: December 4th, 2012 at 7pm 
Location: Apple Store San Francisco

This is a public event and space is limited so please come early to grab a spot!

UPDATE: here are some pics from the event incl. action shots of everyone doing our featured mini workout, the Awesome Apple.

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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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Skimble launches Programs in its Workout Trainer app to help you get in shape.

Happy New Year!  Skimble’s certainly been thinking about 2012 resolutions and how we can help you live healthier.  Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of workout PROGRAMS available in the latest Workout Trainer app in the Android Market and App Store!  As the name suggests, programs help you achieve your fitness goals with step-by-step 2-6 week action plans packed with our signature follow-along multimedia workouts.

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As always, Skimble’ workout programs have been carefully developed by expert personal trainers and health coaches.  They can be customized to fit your busy schedule including the time of day you’d like to work out and the days you can work out.  The programs currently cost between $4.99-$14.99, which is a steal compared to about $100/hr for an in-person Personal Trainer.  Please try one today and let us know what you think!

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For more information about our launch, check out the full press article released on TechCrunch today.

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What keeps you healthy & sane over the holidays? Are health startups the next big opportunity?

As we make your way into the holiday season, check out these videos to keep you thinking about your health over the holidays:

The first one tackles health from the business side posing the question: are health startups the next big opportunity?  It provides you with a glimpse into some of the people and startups who’ve chosen to focus their work to make people’s lives healthier.  This episode of TechCrunch TV features the ladies of Rock Health, Halle Tecco and Leslie Ziegler.  Thanks for the Skimble shout out!

Next up, the holidays are supposed to be joyous, but they’re mostly a stressful time full of rich meals, grueling travel and over-commitment. It’s easy to neglect our personal health, or let an exercise regime lapse, when we’re busy and its cold and dark outside.  But thanks to cool new technology, it doesn’t have to be this way.  VentureBeat features Rock Health portfolio companies including Skimble:

If you fast forward to the 1:50 min mark in the video, you’ll see that whether you’re going for a run, practicing yoga, rock climbing or doing a workout challenge in Workout Trainer, ’tis the season to stay nimble, Skimblers.

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2011 mHealth Summit Photo Recap by Skimble

Once there was eHealth, then there was dHealth, now there is mHealth…and it looks like it’s here to stay.  This week, Skimble was on site at the 2011 mHealth Summit (#mHS11) at the Gaylord in DC.  This year, the summit attracted over 3600 attendees from 46 states and 50 countries.  Here’s our photo recap:

The conference kicked off with some incredible Keynotes and Themed Tracks:

The exhibit hall was packed with innovation including the Start Up Pavilion where Skimble was representing along with Rock Health, CellScope and other great startups.

The first evening was spent at a dueling piano bar!  There we celebrated the QualcommLife 2net device platform launch with Rock Health:

Cheers to mHealth!

The second night was spent with Health in Place’s Disruptive Women in Health Care:

Halle Tecco of Rock Health speaks:

We wrapped things up in style with a little nightcap in downtown DC:

Of course we had to stop by the White House for some eggnog with the Obama’s ;p

Feeling all warm inside, we checked out the National Christmas Tree:

What a trip!  Thanks everyone for making the mHealth Summit so memorable and invigorating, The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, HIMSS, The mHealth Alliance (mHA) & The National Institutes of Health (NIH).

For those who aren’t too familiar with the event, the mHealth Summit brings together leaders in government, the private sector, industry, academia, providers and not-for-profit organizations from across the mHealth ecosystem to advance collaboration in the use of wireless technology to improve health outcomes in the United States and abroad.

PS: don’t forget to work off those dark chocolate truffles we provided with Skimble’s top free app, Workout Trainer iPhone/iPad and Android!

Here are all of Skimble’s mHealth Summit photos on flickr

Photo Recap of Skimble & Rock Health’s Climb & Dine Fest

Just another day in the life of a health startup.  Team Skimble recently took our Rock Health family out for a rock climbing & dining fest.  Here are the photos of our willing participants:

The ladies gearing up:

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Omada Health fellas are pumped up and ready for battle…

but could this stressful, team BrainBot?

Not at all! Let’s climb…

Leslie does knots…then ends up sending a 5.10b for her first time! (you get the night’s MIP 🙂

Afterward, everyone rocked the organic/vegan dinner created by chief Velvet Valentine – yum!

Thanks everyone for being a good sport about learning our favorite sport 😉

Skimble’s Workout Trainer tops the Android Market charts!

There are over 1 million mobile apps for Android and iOS.  We’re thrilled to see that Skimble’s Workout Trainer app now ranks Top 3 in the Free Health & Fitness category in the Android Market!

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Our community is growing and getting fit fast.  We could not be more thrilled to be innovating for #mhealth and helping consumers achieve their fitness goals.

Living well may seem like an uphill battle, but holla if you’re up for the challenge with the support of Skimble!  We certainly are.

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Yours Truly, Team Skimble (Maria & Gabe)

 

Photo & Video Recap of Skimble’s Happy Hour at Rock Health + EatLifeWhole & Lombardi Sports treats!

Yesterday, we had our first Skimble Happy Hour at our Rock Health office.  What better way to start the weekend than with a bunch of hyper-healthy friends?  First in our recap, don’t you just love it when things start off with a girl-powered pyramid?  We do!

Then the fitness games really took shape.  Being a health & fitness startup, we figured we’d put some of our friends to the test with a mini-series of workout challenges.  Everyone who participated entered into our raffle to win some sweet gift certificates from Lombardi Sports and GSeriesFit product.  Raffle winners incl. Wayne, Steph & Jeremy — congrats!

Here’s us doing the 2 Min Elbow Plank Challenge with a twist by chugging some beer…after all, it’s our happy hour!

Our final fitness test of the night? The Extreme Plank Pyramid Challenge rigorously timed by one of our Global Trainers, Tif from Tif-fiT!  This one was a pure power-endurance effort and not for the faint at heart.  We certainly recommend you try it, perhaps after you watch the video of us doing to figure out who actually completed it — who’s in?

Of course, everyone needed to refuel after that with some deliciously healthy soup & salad provided by the lovely ladies from EatLifeWhole.

Finally, why do we do all this?  We love to have fun, laugh and inspire others to live well.  Just take a look at some of the fit community members we’ve helped today:

Thanks for all your incredible support, skimblers!

Photo Recap: Rock Health Kick-Off Event & After Party with Skimble

Rock Health is the first tech accelerator for health apps — Skimble is grateful and excited to be a part of it!  Last night was the program’s kick-off event and after party!  Here are photos of the program founders, sponsors, advisors, mentors & startups:

Welcome to Rock Health:

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Halle Tecco gives thanks to a full house of health-minded folks:

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Wine & Tacos, a tasty combo — thanks SVB!

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Team Omada Health

Team Heartbeat

Skimble plays with the Microsoft X-box Kinect

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As for the after party, we continued the startup celebrations by creating scrappy candids using an iPad as a diffuser 🙂

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Friends of Skimble

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Microsoft’s Luisa & Skimble’s Maria

Team Cellscope

Team BrainBot.Me

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The ladies of Rock Health, rockin’ out!

Seriously super sponsors

Fabulous fitness fans

 

Rewind 48hrs…here are some pics from our speedy & extreme Rock Health office renovation extravaganza:

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For all of our kick-off pics, click here.  For all of our office renovation pics, click here.

This is just the beginning.  Now, back to work!