Workout Trainer: Now Featuring Your Favorite YouTube Workouts

Play long-form YouTube Video Workouts using the Workout Trainer app

What’s one of the easiest ways to stick with your fitness resolutions? Just commit to hitting ‘play’ a few times a week in Workout Trainer. All our workouts are follow-along — simply watch your favorite trainers complete the workout right there with you.

With that in mind, we are excited to announce that Workout Trainer now features YouTube workouts. Let’s face it, we all watch YouTube (right 😉 ?!) … now you can watch and follow along to professional, full-length YouTube workout videos seamlessly integrated with the Workout Trainer experience. Add and play YouTube workouts in our streamlined app and get Heart Rate feedback, Cals Burned info, and earn Activity Points to compete on our monthly leaderboard!

Workout Trainer supports full-length YouTube workout videos

Besides keeping track of your heart rate and the number of calories you’ve burned, our integrated workout player also allows you to play/pause your YouTube workouts and rewind/fast-forward them in 10-second intervals.

Workout Trainer supports full-length YouTube workout videos

Download the latest Workout Trainer app update on your Android & iOS and try out your first full-length YouTube workout today. Look out for the new YouTube workouts we’ll be featuring in the app and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook & Instagram to catch our selection of weekly faves!

Workout Trainer now hosts full-length YouTube workout videos

We’ve already seen some awesome YouTube workouts added by our community members so far, simply find them in-app under the new YouTube workouts category and hit PLAY with a good internet connection for the best all-around experience. You can already enjoy YouTube workouts in English, Spanish, French, and Chinese, with more supported languages coming soon.

Workout Trainer now hosts full-length YouTube workout videos

This is also a great opportunity for Trainers on our platform to integrate long-form workout videos with their other types of training content on Workout Trainer. Simply tap the ‘+’ icon to create a new workout and select the YouTube workout option to add your own.

You do not have to be a PRO+ member to play these integrated YouTube workouts! However, if you want to create more than 3 workouts on our platform (including adding Youtube workouts), you will need to be a PRO+ member.

Get the latest Workout Trainer app update and get on with it!

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Workout Trainer: Create Custom Programs with Ease, on Mobile and Web

Workout Trainer app - Program Creation on Mobile and Web

2020 has sparked a global uptake in online training, a change that many believe is here to stay! With an increasing number of Trainers and community members using multi-week training programs to schedule their at-home workouts, we wanted to highlight the convenience of our custom program creation features in Workout Trainer. Let’s welcome 2021 by hitting our New Year fitness resolutions from the comfort of our homes, together!

Custom Program Creation On Mobile

Download the Workout Trainer app on your AndroidiOS devices and you’ll be able to dive straight in. With our latest update, PRO+ members can create custom training programs with a few quick taps and send them to their fitness crew or personal training clients, wherever they are. You can even keep track of their progress and hold them accountable along the way.

To get started, navigate to the ‘Programs’ tab and select the ‘+’ icon in the top right corner. Come up with an appropriate name and write a brief description about the training program. You can also indicate the general intensity of the workouts in this program by selecting casual/moderate/intense.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Create Custom Programs on Mobile and Web

Next, create your program by adding workouts to the calendar. You can add more than one workout on a single day in any program. You can also move, copy, and delete training days from here – including days with multiple scheduled workouts. By tapping the ‘…’ icon next to each workout, you can move the individual workout to another day or remove it entirely. If you need a quick refresher on how to create training programs in Workout Trainer, please refer to our short video tutorial on YouTube.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Create Custom Programs on Mobile and Web

You can now also upload your own cover images to programs you’ve created. Tap the image icon at the top of the screen to choose a cover image from the library on your device. When you are ready, use the toggle at the top right to publish the program as ‘Private’ or ‘Public’. Private programs can only be viewed by the clients you send them to, whilst Public programs can be used as a teaser for anyone to find on your profile.

Custom Program Creation On Web

If you prefer doing your client programming or creating your own personal workout schedules on a desktop or laptop, you can also use our custom program creation tools on the Skimble website. Sign up for a new account or log in to your existing account and follow these simple steps below to create your first program on the web.

Select the Programs tab from the top header menu, then tap ‘Add New’ to get started. Here, you can create custom training programs on our website the same way you would in the Workout Trainer app.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: How to Create Programs on the Web

Start by selecting the language you want to use to create your program. We currently support localized versions of the app in English, Spanish, Chinese, and French. Come up with a creative name for your program, then write a description to summarize its purpose and select the difficulty of the program based on the average intensity of the workouts you’re using. Skip the Publishing and Privacy steps until you’re ready to go live with your program.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: How to Create Programs on the Web

Tap any day on the calendar to add a workout. You can search by name, category, popular workouts, or select one of your own created workouts. Choose the workout you want to include and it will be added to the calendar on the day you selected. You can then tap on any workout scheduled on the calendar to replace or remove it, add additional workouts to the same day, or copy the entire day. You can also add additional weeks to your program by tapping the gray button below the calendar.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: How to Create Programs on the Web

When you’ve finished creating your custom training program, head back up to the top of the page to publish it. Select Public or Private from the drop-down menu before you save the program. We recommend creating private programs to send to your 1:1 training clients for their use only. This is a great marketing tool that can help you grow your online coaching business! You can also create public programs as teaser content to showcase on your profile and share with friends.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: How to Create Programs on the Web

You can share your public programs on social media, or send private ones to clients directly on the web. Tap the blue Skimble Share button, select one of your clients, enter a message, and hit send! Creating Programs is a PRO+ feature. Make sure you’ve completed at least one workout in the app first to be able to access program creation on our website. Verified Trainers with a PRO+ membership can create programs on the web right away, just submit your personal trainer certifications to get verified and start using our Trainer Tools to grow your business.

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Try it out today! Create your first custom training program on the Skimble website and send it to your clients and friends in the Workout Trainer app on Android and iOS for the best multimedia experience!

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Workout Trainer: 10+ New Programs for a New YOU!

Workout Trainer app - 10+ New Training Programs for 2021

With the festive season in full swing, this is our favorite time of year because we get to announce our new line-up… drumroll, please! We’ve got 10+ brand new programs coming your way in 2021, and believe us when we say that we’ve included something for everyone in this mix. Whether you’re looking for a program to help you lose those pesky holiday pounds, or you’re already dreaming of that sculped summer body, we’ve got some great options to help you get there. From yoga flows to fitness challenges, remote training has never been easier with the help of your trusted Workout Trainer app in your pocket. Invite your friends to join in the fun and share your favorite training programs to stay on track and crush your fitness goals together.

Look out for new program releases as they hit the app over the coming months and let us know which ones you love. Go PRO+ to gain access to ALL the programs we’ve created for you in Workout Trainer!

Download Workout Trainer on your Android & iOS devices and enroll in any of our multi-week training programs today. You’re just a touch away from becoming a healthier, fitter, stronger you!

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Stay Connected and Motivated with the Workout Trainer Leaderboard

Two friends competing on the Workout Trainer LeaderboardWho doesn’t love a little friendly competition to stay motivated and have fun?! With our latest updates to the Workout Trainer leaderboard, you’ll be able to climb up the ranks each month and compete with your friends, as well as the entire Workout Trainer community. Download the new app update on your Android and iOS devices to start collecting Activity Points today!

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Compete on the LeaderboardHow do I earn Activity Points?

Each time you complete a workout, you’ll be able to see the number of Activity Points you’ve earned on the Workout Summary page. If you have a smartwatch or Heart Rate monitor, don’t forget to connect it so you get more points for your training sessions. The more time you spend in higher Heart Rate zones, the more Activity Points you’ll earn. It’s that simple!

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Compete on the LeaderboardHow does the Leaderboard work?

Any workout you complete with a smartwatch or Heart Rate monitor will get counted on the Heart Rate Leaderboard. All workouts, including HR ones, will get counted on the All Workouts Leaderboard. Check your current position at any time by tapping the ‘Leaders’ option in the ‘Community’ tab.

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Great! When can I start?

The Leaderboard resets at the beginning of every month so you can get a fresh start and try to best your previous month! You can also jump in at any point during the month… the key is to simply keep doing workouts on a regular basis.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Compete on the LeaderboardI’m a beginner… can I still earn points and compete against the pros?

You sure can! You will still be able to earn activity points even if you are doing casual-level workouts. We designed the leaderboard to be as inclusive as possible so every exercise completed will earn you points. Workouts are plentiful so just find something that works for you and keep moving!
Workout Trainer by Skimble: Compete on the Leaderboard

Can I invite my friends to join my Leaderboard?

Absolutely! Rally your friends to train with you in Workout Trainer. It’ll help you hold yourself (and your friends) accountable whilst making your weekly workouts so much more fun. Send workout recommendations to each other, share fitness selfies, and ‘like’ the progress you’re making together! To invite friends to join you, head to the Community tab > tap the Friends option > + Friends. All of the friends you follow will then start getting ranked along with you each month. Head over to your personalized Friends Leaderboard within the Leaderboard section and how you stack up on the Home tab!
Workout Trainer community members competing on the in-app Leaderboard

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Go Outside and Play!

Get ready to tap into your inner child with this awesome outdoor workout. This 15-minute session is filled with some of the most primal movements we do as humans. Don’t forget to try out our new heart rate tracking feature by connecting your Smartwatch and/or Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor and downloading the latest Workout Trainer update.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Pro Workout of the Week: Go Outside and Play!Do 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: Heart Zoning

I’m sure by now you know the concept: heart rate increase = healthy benefits. In this workout, we’d like to get a little bit more specific about which zone we want you to be in. With the help of your smartwatch, here’s how we want this workout to go: Set 1: Warm-up Zone, Set 2: Fat Burning Zone, Set 3: Hard Core Zone, and you guessed it, Set 4: VO2 Max. Have fun with that *beat*!

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Pro Workout of the Week: Heart ZoningDo 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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Heart Rate Data in Workout Trainer: Compare & Analyze your Performance

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Heart Rate Feedback: Compare and Analyze

Get the most out of each workout by incorporating heart rate data into your training. Workout Trainer PRO+ members now have even more heart rate insights to help them optimize their athletic performance.

Compare & Analyze Heart Rate

This new feature helps members and trainers alike review their performance, and their clients’ performance, against past workouts. This will help measure progress over time, all the way down to the exercise level.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Heart Rate Data OverviewMore specifically, you can select two different workouts you’ve completed and compare key metrics such as your overall BPM and HR zones, as well as exercise-specific BPM and HR zones. Get in the fat-burning zone when embarking on a new weight loss journey, or train to lower your resting heart rate during rest periods to progress in your athletic endeavors. Whatever your personal goal may be, monitoring your heart rate whilst exercising will help you see and feel the results faster.

Insight at this level can help inform you that you may want to tweak your workout to bump up the intensity as you make progress, perhaps adjusting weights or reps, and maybe swapping in a more challenging (or easier) version of an exercise.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Compare and Analyze Heart Rate DataWe establish your HR Zones based on your Max Heart Rate, which is calculated based on your weight and heart rate over the course of each workout. The weight we use is the one you have added to Workout Trainer or shared through a health aggregator app like Apple Health, Google Fit, and Samsung Health.

Warm Up = 0-59% of HR Max

Fat Burn = 60-69% of HR Max

Vigorous = 70-79% of HR Max

VO2 Max is 80-100% of HR Max

You may want to target certain zones as you repeat workouts to hit your performance targets.

All-Time Heart Rate Stats

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Compare and Analyze Heart Rate DataOn top of being able to see how you are doing against past workouts, Workout Trainer now offers overall All-Time HR stats for you! With the latest app update, you can see your own All-Time HR stats on your home dashboard and on your Profile. You can also see these stats on the Profile pages of your Skimble friends and public members.

As a  PRO+ member, you will see your Heart Zones snapshot on your Home dashboard and profile. Once you tap through on these stats, you’ll see HR Summary graphs and HR Zone graphs for This Week, Last Week, This Month, and Last Month, as well as All-Time HR Stats. We also provide you with your Maximum Heart Rate for Week, Month, and All-Time.

Want to dig a little deeper? When you tap through on the Heart Rate Zone graphs, you will see a detailed chart view broken down by HR Zones.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Compare and Analyze Heart Rate Data

For those who are working with a 1:1 trainer, your trainer will also be able to review your detailed all-time Heart Rate stats.

Get the most out of each workout session and optimize your overall training with heart rate feedback and performance analysis. Download the latest Workout Trainer app on your Android and iOS devices and make 2018 the year you train to be the best version of YOU!

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Get In The Zone

Grab your smartwatch or heart rate monitor and download the latest Workout Trainer update to get instant heart rate feedback. Kick off the New Year by challenging yourself to get into the fat burning zone. All you need is a jump rope and 60 minutes of your time. Get your heart rate up!

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Pro Workout of the Week: Get In The ZoneDo 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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NEW: Heat Up Your Training with Heart Rate Feedback in Workout Trainer

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Heart Rate FeedbackLooking for ways to optimize your athletic performance this year? Now you can connect your Smartwatch and Bluetooth LE Heart Rate Monitor to get even better results with Workout Trainer. By incorporating heart rate data during your workouts, Workout Trainer analyzes your performance afterwards so you can effectively reach your new year’s resolutions.

You might be wondering, why does this matter? For one, you can train in specific heart rate zones like fat-burning. You can also train to lower your resting heart rate during Rest periods in your workouts; a key success factor for peak athletic performance.

Sounds great! Now, how does it work? Let’s take a look.

Getting Set Up 

Download the latest Workout Trainer app update on your Android and iOS devices. Make sure you have Workout Trainer on your smartwatch and/or your bluetooth heart rate monitor sharing heart rate data to apps. On Android, remember that you’ll need to download the Workout Trainer companion app onto your smartwatch and make sure the two are synced before you start working out. If you’re using a bluetooth heart rate monitor on either platform, check that the device is sharing its heart rate data via bluetooth.

For smartwatch users, make sure you accept the permission to share heart rate date when you load a workout.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Heart Rate Feedback: iOS & Android PermissionsYou can see if your heart rate devices are connected and working together on the overlay before you hit the PLAY button!

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Heart Rate Feedback

Once you’re set up you’ll be able to enjoy advanced heart rate feedback for all workouts completed while paired with your smartwatch or bluetooth heart rate monitor. Instantly track your heart rate during your workouts and get a summary of your performance with key metrics that’ll help you achieve better results.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Heart Rate Feedback: SummaryOptimize Your Training

Workout Trainer PRO+ members will have access to the advanced Compare and Analyze tool to help members and trainers review their performance, and their clients’ performance, against past workouts. This will help measure progress over time, all the way down to the exercise level! More details on this soon 🙂

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Heart Rate Feedback: Optimize Training

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Heart Rate Feedback: Compare & AnalyzeGet the most out of each workout session and optimize your training routine with heart rate feedback and performance analysis. Download the Workout Trainer app on your Android and iOS devices and make this year the year you work towards being the best version of YOU!

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Skimble’s Android Watch Experience for Workout Trainer

Skimble's Workout Trainer app for Android watches

Great news for all you tech savvy gadget-lovers who also love to work out! Workout Trainer now works on Android smartwatches. Our latest Android app update on Google Play Store and Galaxy Apps Store offers compatibility with countless Android watches including any watch running Android Wear, and those on the Samsung platform including the latest Samsung Galaxy Watch Active3Active2, etc.

This means that you can play thousands of workouts and see timing cues with your Android Watch of choice — synchronized with your connected phone or tablet.

Skimble's Workout Trainer app for Android watchesSkimble’s Workout Trainer watch app is a companion app, so make sure you download and pair Workout Trainer on your mobile device or tablet before you start. This companion app allows you to play all of Skimble’s workouts and programs at your fingertips! Just find a workout on your connected device, tap ‘Do Workout’ and you’ll see the workout play in-sync on your Android watch. Skimble's Workout Trainer app for Android watchesThe display on your Android watch will show useful prompts during your workouts, like the current exercise name, timing and repetition cues at-a-glance, and handy ‘Next Up’ exercise tips.Skimble's Workout Trainer app for Android watchesSwipe right and you’ll see a description of the current exercise you’re doing. The simple green progress dial around the outside edge of the display will help you stay on track, no matter which screen you’re on.

Skimble's Workout Trainer app for Android watchesSwipe left to reach the control view. This screen allows you to play/pause your workout, as well as skip to the next exercise (great for rep-based exercises) or go back to the previous one. Once you’ve completed a workout, you’ll also get a brief summary of how you did. The ability to simply control workouts from your Android watch makes for a super-nifty and cutting edge training experience.

Got a smartphone/tablet but no companion smartwatch? Take a peek at the latest Android Smart Watches we recommend and see what’s right for your lifestyle.

SPECIAL NOTE

For Samsung smartwatch owners, you must additionally download the ‘Workout Trainer for Galaxy Watch’ companion app. Simply search for it on the Galaxy Apps store on the phone you want to connect with:

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Get the latest Workout Trainer app on your Android device to play a workout or start a training program with your connected smartwatch.

Not an Android device owner? No problem! Skimble’s Workout Trainer is also available for all iOS devices, including a companion Apple Watch app.

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