Skimble’s Trainer Spotlight: Leia Nicole

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Leia NicoleMeet Leia Nicole, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! After several years of helping people manage muscular pain as a massage therapist, Leia decided to take a more proactive approach to help her clients build strength and protect themselves from injury in the first place. We recently had the chance to chat with Leia and learn about how she discovered her own passion for fitness and decided to help others work towards a more active, sustainable lifestyle.

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

Leia: I am originally from Madison, Wisconsin. I have been an athlete all my life, participating in gymnastics, basketball, and volleyball all the way through high school. I didn’t start working out in a gym until I was 25 years old, and that is when I fell in love with fitness. At age 30, I made the decision to follow my dreams and move to the beach, escaping the long, harsh winters of Wisconsin. For the last five years, I have been living my best life near Galveston Island, Texas!

What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

Leia: I have been a massage therapist since 2007, and after a year or two of trying to help people manage muscular pain, I realized that if they could learn how to be more physically active, they could avoid a lot of this chronic pain they were dealing with. That is when I decided to pair massage therapy with physical fitness. I wanted to help people live longer, healthier, and happier lives.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Leia NicoleWhat are your training specialties?

Leia: I specialize in women’s fitness. I work with a lot of busy moms who are trying to juggle their career, their kids, their friends, etc. and still make time for themselves. There is a lot of pressure on women in today’s society to have it “all together” and I really have a passion for teaching women how to love themselves, and love the journey. This means a lot of home workouts, pre/post pregnancy fitness, functional fitness, and building shapely curves with resistance training. (Being #StrongNotSkinny)

Why did you choose to certify with ACE?

Leia: ACE has a fantastic reputation and they have SO much to offer in terms of continuing education. I had a personal trainer at one point who recommended ACE and she was an amazing trainer… so of course, I wanted to get certified with whoever she was certified with! I feel ACE has really high standards of education, and I am always able to advance my training and knowledge with them.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Leia NicoleHow did you first hear about Workout Trainer?

Leia: It was in one of my ACE professional magazines!

What’s your favorite feature in the app?

Leia: I LOVE that each exercise has a video demonstration. This is so key for my clients, to be able to watch proper form demonstrated.

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

Leia: I enjoy creating short, free workouts to give people an idea of my training style and introduce them to the type of workouts I like to bring to my clients. From there, I am able to connect with people interested in taking the next step and allowing me to design a workout that is totally customized for their body type, fitness level, lifestyle, and goals.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Leia NicoleIn your experience, what are some of the benefits of online training?

Leia: In-person training is usually just once or twice a week. With online training, I can create workouts for the entire week, giving them a solid plan to follow every single day. It also allows people to get their workout in on their own time, which is very convenient… it is also cheaper! I believe it is the answer to every excuse someone can have for not working out.

What keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

Leia: I don’t believe that we have to “grow old”. I don’t want to live my last years in a wheelchair. I want to still be able to hike mountains and swim in oceans when I am 90! I want to be energetic, look and feel young 50 years from now, prevent disease and chronic pain as best I can. I truly believe our body is our temple, and we should take great care of it!

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Leia NicoleFinally, can you share a secret health/fitness tip with the Skimble community…

Leia: The key to lasting change and results is consistency. Even if it’s one or two small things a day, as long as you are consistent you will continue making progress. Focus on small changes daily rather than trying to make big moves just once in a while. The little things add up, and it’s what you do day in and day out that matters, not what you do now and then.

Thanks for sharing with us, Leia, we’re excited to see what the future will bring for you and your training biz!

Leia Nicole 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 fitness goals.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal TrainingWant to follow Leia 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 Free Workout of the Week: Need For Speed (by Trainer Joyce Antonetty)

Do you feel the need for speed? This quick lower body session will push you on all levels of speed, agility, and cardio.

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Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: Need For Speed by Joyce AntonettyDo 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 Free Workout of the Week: Kick It Up! (by Trainer Florence Otaigbe)

This kickboxing inspired warm-up is great to do before any kind of ab workout. Kick it up and give it a try!

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Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: Kick It Up! by Florence OtaigbeDo 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 Free Workout of the Week: HIIT the Core (by Trainer Lisa Mcnett)

This heart pumping and core strengthening workout will get you feeling great! Be sure to do a good dynamic warm up!

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Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: HIIT the Core by Lisa McnettDo 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 Free Workout of the Week: Mom’s Core Challenge (by Trainer Eva Beachbum)

Busy taking care of everyone else? Take a break and try this 10-minute workout before you begin your day or before bed.

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Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: Mom's Core Challenge by Eva BeachbumDo 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 Free Workout of the Week: Cardio Fat Blast (by Trainer Jessica Beisel)

This is a high-intensity cardio workout. It includes jump rope intervals in between plyometrics sets. Get ready to kick some ass!

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Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: Cardio Fat Blast by Jessica BeiselDo 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: Danette Lane

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Danette LaneMeet Danette Lane, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! After moving interstate, Danette made a big career change and discovered her passion for running. We recently had the chance to chat with Danette and learn about how she helps prepare her clients for all lengths of challenges, from 5K’s to full marathons.

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

Danette: I spent many years in the healthcare arena whilst practicing my own exercise. When I had to move from my native Chicago to Cleveland for my husband’s job, I decided to return to school and become a personal trainer. I have never regretted combining my love of healthcare and fitness to practice exercise. Currently, I live in Florida on the Treasure Coast.

What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

Danette: My passion for running and exercise led me to become a personal trainer. I really enjoy teaching and helping others succeed. A great day for me is to hear that one of my clients has overcome a hurdle or reached a goal.

What are your training specialties?

Danette: As a health coach, I work with clients on weight management. I develop running plans from 5K’s to marathons and for beginners that just want to learn to run. Strength training for proper form and function of the body is also a specialty of mine.

Can you tell us a bit more about how you got into running and how you help others train for their marathons?

Danette: Running was something I always dreamt about but didn’t know where to start. One day, with a little encouragement from my brother in law, I ran a half mile in my neighborhood. When I worked my way up to 3 miles I entered my first 5K and placed in my age group. Three years later I ran my first marathon and have now run 45 of them. If you have the desire, I can teach you the rest 🙂

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Danette LaneHow did you first hear about Workout Trainer?

Danette: I received an email through ACSM, introducing me to the app. It didn’t take long after joining to start training my first client.

What’s your favorite feature in the app?

Danette: Creating workouts with exercise videos for my clients so that I can show them good form when strength training. So many people at the gym perform exercises incorrectly and do not even know it. I want my clients to be educated so that they gain strength without injury.

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

Danette: I use Workout Trainer to create programs for my clients. The library of exercises is very comprehensive.

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

Danette: For the client, there is always a comfort level to consider. They are not always at ease in the gym. Online training allows the client to perform their exercise at a location of their choice.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Danette LaneWhat keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

Danette: I love to exercise! It improves my mood and keeps me healthy.  For me, it’s a hobby, a passion and my line of work.

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

Danette: Everyone always asks me what exercise is best? What should I do? And my answer is always the same… do what you enjoy the most! Be it swimming, rowing, cycling, walking or running; if you do what you like, you will do it more often.

Thanks for sharing with us, Danette, we’re excited to see what the future will bring for you and your training biz!

Danette Lane 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 fitness goals.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal TrainingWant to follow Danette 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 Trainer like Danette and have access to our online coaching tools and more? Get started for free on Skimble’s Trainer page.

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