Photo Recap: Skimble’s Bootstrapped Beginnings (friends & events)

Skimble’s heading over to the Rock Health program in less than a week!  There’ll be a kick-off party this Thur at the Burrit Room in the Crescent Hotel SF — join us!  As you may know, Rock Health’s a non-profit health-tech accelerator with several startups under its wings.  Please be quick to grab your reg/drink ticket here


We also thought it would be a great time to share our bootstrapped beginnings with a photo recap.  Meet the team & friends behind Skimble:

We’re the active founders, Maria and Gabe, climbing in the wild:


Here’s a bunch of us fundraising for Breast Cancer Research:


Some of our fave ladies: Tif, one of our Global Trainers from Tif-fiT and Steph, a holistic health coach at EatLifeWhole:

Powering up and winning Gatorade’s GSeriesFit drinks at the IHRSA conference:

The top fundraising team for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Climb for Life event:

TRX trainers Charles (one of our Global Trainers) & Jamel only know two speeds: lightning & laser!

Maria in a Bow & Arrow pose with iPhone in hand and partner prizes in the background:

Teaching free rock climbing classes in San Francisco:

Co-hosting speed climbing competition at Lombardi Sports:

You can skimble anywhere…here we are raising the roof with pro climbers in Yangshuo, China:

We finally get the Skimble Trademark & @skimble twitter account…this calls for a party!

Skimble™ cupcake and dessert party with Sophia, our sports icon designer:

This ‘s’ is for Skimble:


Lots of prizes!  Mountain Hardwear, Bear Naked, LululemonEvolv Climbing:

Sabrina of Urban Tool runs the Vienna Marathon:

Going ultra-fluorescent / spanex @ Bay to Breakers

Skimble ranks Top 3 in Innovative Technology @ SXSW

The girls representing at Macworld:

Working away at old Skimble HQ:


Thank you!

We’re grateful for your support and encouragement and excited to kick off the next phase of our startup life with Rock Health.  In case your dying to know how you can show off your Skimble pride (besides just being active), here are three ways:

Become a PRO Member

Maximize your performance and fun!  By unlocking your PRO membership within each app, you’ll be one step closer to achieving your fitness goals.  You can also go PRO on both of our apps via our website and enjoy all the benefits:


Rock the Skimble Swag

What better way to sweat-it-out than by sporting an awesome Skimble tee?


Skimble tees are especially versatile on hot summer days:

Share a Review in the App Store

We love to hear testimonials so please speak out!  Rating and review our apps in the App Store and help us help others!



Want a little more motivation?  Here are some pics of Maria workin’ it just for you:





Skimble gets with the Rock Health accelerator program to help you mobilize your fitness this summer!

Team Skimble is rocking out today!  We’re thrilled to announce that we will be as part of the inaugural Rock Health program this summer in San Francisco.


Our mission is to enable and empower an entrepreneurial cure for the relative lack of innovation in the health sector. The world of patient care and healthy living is foreign to the technological creativity found in social media, games and other verticals. Rock Health directly targets the gap between these ecosystems, enabling high-impact innovation. – Halle Tecco, Managing Director of Rock Health

We’ve been fortunate to grow organically thus far and lead with top free Healthcare & Fitness apps.  We’re pysched to continue to spread our active wings with the support and encouragement of the health and fitness community at large!


Rock Health partners include Mayo Clinic, Nike, Accel Partners, NEAAberdare Ventures, Mohr DavidowHarvard Medical School, Microsoft and Qualcomm to name a few.

We’ll also have access to an incredible support team along with rockstar mentors such as Linda Avey, co-founder of 23andMe, Frank Moss, MIT Media Lab director, Michael Abbott, VP of Engineering at Twitter, Ron Gutman, founder of HealthTap & Wellsphere, Dave Morin, co-founder of PathEmily Chang, co-founder of IdeacodesLee Byron, interactive information designer at Facebook, and Charles Huang, co-founder of GuitarHero.

And, we’re in great company!  Skimble will have the pleasure to bunk with these Rock Health startups over the summer program: Activate Health, BrainBotCellScopeGenomeraHealth In ReachHeart BeatOmada HealthPipetteWeSprout

A few articles: AllThingsD/WSJ, TechCrunchMobileHealthNews, FierceMobileXonomy


The program begins in two weeks.  Stay tuned for more updates including that of the Rock Health Startup Launch Event at our new office space!