Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Bodyweight Blitz (by Trainer Sam Ward)

Bringing you to more explosive movements, this workout is testing your movement and balance through dynamic compound exercises. Go hard or go home!

This workout was created by Skimble Trainer: Sam Ward. He is currently accepting new clients for Online Personal Training, so head on over to his profile in Workout Trainer and tap ‘Start 1:1 Training’ to get help from a dedicated expert.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: Bodyweight Blitz by Sam WardDo 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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Share HD Videos with 1:1 Online Personal Training in Workout Trainer

Workout Trainer by Skimble: HD Video Sharing with Online Personal TrainingIt’s time to get up close and personal! Workout Trainer members who have signed up for 1:1 Online Personal Training with a Skimble trainer now have the ability to send and receive HD video content as part of their training. Remote coaching has never been easier! With the increased ability to personalize your training sessions with video messages, online Trainers and Clients are working closer together than ever before.

Video sharing enhances your training relationship drastically when working with an online fitness coach; it can help you understand certain movements better to improve your form, share specific training tips, and relate to your trainer/client even more by seeing them ‘in action’. So let’s take a look at how it works!

HD Video Content

This new feature allows you to select the camera on your phone or tablet to record a video there and then. Alternatively, you can select any pre-recorded videos you have saved in the media library on your device. Your videos will be hosted in high-resolution and can be uploaded in both landscape and portrait mode, just make sure they do not exceed 15 minutes in length!

Workout Trainer by Skimble: HD Video Sharing with Online Personal Training

You also have the option to add a YouTube or Vimeo link and the video thumbnail will appear in the 1:1 Messaging Stream for each other to see.

Sharing Videos in the 1:1 Messaging Stream

Once you’re set up for 1:1 Training you’ll be able to share video content through the 1:1 Messaging Stream. Simply tap the ‘+’ icon to the left of the text field and select ‘Photo/Video’ from the menu options. From there you’ll have the above-mentioned options to share videos between clients and trainers.

We recommend that trainers and clients alike share an introductory ‘hello’ video with each other to kick off their coaching relationship.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: HD Video Sharing with Online Personal Training

HD video sharing is included in paid 1:1 Online Personal Training and for any PRO+ members who are working together with a trainer for free. Remember, this handy feature is available in the latest Workout Trainer app on your Android and iOS devices so make sure you get the update 🙂

If you are not already working with an Online Personal Trainer, browse our Available Trainers and find your perfect match. Let’s go!

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Giddy Up Cowgirl (by Trainer Michael Jay)

Get moving girl! Try this workout at your local gym or get set up with a box or step, a pair of dumbbells, and a stability ball in your home.

This workout was created by Skimble Trainer: Michael Jay. He is currently accepting new clients for Online Personal Training, so head on over to his profile in Workout Trainer and tap ‘Start 1:1 Training’ to get help from a dedicated expert.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: Giddy Up CowgirlDo 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: 4-Min Head Stand Challenge (by Trainer Kimberly Shealy)

Have you mastered the art of standing on your head? How about trying to hold still upside down for 4 minutes? Give it a go!

This workout was created by Skimble Trainer: Kimberly Shealy. She is currently accepting new clients for Online Personal Training, so head on over to her profile in Workout Trainer and tap ‘Start 1:1 Training’ to get help from a dedicated expert.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: 4-Min Head Stand ChallengeDo 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: Strength Training for Runners (by Trainer Danette Lane)

Designed to strengthen your core, hamstrings and hip flexors for more efficient running. Use a metronome to do your pogo hops to 180bpm. This is optimum cadence for running and will improve your pace. Perform all exercises as a circuit and begin again for three complete rounds.

This workout was created by Skimble Trainer: Danette Lane. She is currently accepting new clients for Online Personal Training, so head on over to her profile in Workout Trainer and tap ‘Start 1:1 Training’ to get help from a dedicated expert.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: Strength Training for Runners by Danette LaneDo 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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NEW: Heat Up Your 2018 Training with Heart Rate Feedback in Workout Trainer

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Heart Rate FeedbackLooking for ways to optimize your athletic performance in 2018? 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 2018 the year you work towards being the best version of YOU!

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