Workout Trainer: Quick How-To Guide and Expert Tips

Workout Trainer 101: Quick How-To and Expert TipsAs you may know, Workout Trainer allows you the flexibility to work out anywhere, anytime with move-by-move workouts created by certified fitness professionals. Are you a newbie exploring the app for the first time? Have you already done a few workouts using the app and are you ready to push your own training boundaries? Wherever you are in your fitness journey, just know we’re here to help every step of the way! Below is a quick guide with expert tips to help newcomers and regulars alike get the most out of their Workout Trainer experience.

For starters, make sure you download the FREE Workout Trainer app on your Android & iOS devices! Also available on Galaxy Apps and the Amazon Appstore. Next, let’s explore the app’s main sections:

Fitness Assessment and Recommendations
Move-by-Move Workouts
  • do workouts that target your fitness needs at any given time
  • choose from thousands of free and pro multimedia workouts
  • find new challenges to keep pushing your limits with our Workout of the Week releases
  • learn new exercises and practice your old favorites with our 2000+ exercise library
  • expert tip: create unlimited workouts and exercises (this is a pro+ feature)
Custom Training Programs
  • enroll in a multi-week training program to hit your specific goals
  • create your own personalized schedule to work out wherever, whenever it works best for you!
  • set calendar reminders to stay on track and hold yourself accountable
  • expert tip: create your own training programs (this is a pro+ feature)
Online Personal Trainers
  • find real online trainers who can provide you with added support and accountability
  • follow trainer profiles to get updates, expert tips, and workout motivation
  • sample content before you sign up with a free trial of your choice
  • expert tip: if you’re a certified trainer, sign up for your free trainer profile and get started with our innovative trainer tools
Multi-Million Member Fit Community
  • get global updates and forums that allow you to connect with like-minded community members
  • use the leaderboard to challenge yourself and stay motivated
  • follow other members and trainers who inspire you
  • expert tip: invite your friends to stay motivated together, share your fave workouts, and see what they are doing to stay active
Go-To Home Tab
  • your custom dashboard includes created and completed workouts, enrolled training programs, and tailored recommendations
  • easily access the 1:1 messaging stream between you and your online personal trainer
  • get updates and recommendations from your friends in Workout Trainer
  • expert tip: do the updated fitness assessment, and try to hit your weekly workout goal (we love to come across members on a streak!)

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Quick How-To Guide and Expert TipsAre you ready to get started? Download or update the FREE Workout Trainer app on your Android or iOS devices. See what’s new and let us know what your favorite feature is!

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Barbell Power

This 40-minute workout will blast you into shape really quickly. All you need is a variable resistance barbell and some fierce determination.

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Pro Workout of the Week: Barbell PowerDo 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: A Peaceful Mind

Find a quiet place in a park, on a beach or in your backyard. Take a moment to stretch your spine, neck, and hips. Then lie down to observe your breath and let it take you into a meditative state of mind. Relax and breathe through this peaceful yoga flow!

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Pro Workout of the Week: A Peaceful MindDo 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: Come Warm Up With Me (by Trainer Kaitlyn Rucks)

This is a great full body warm up to kickstart any kind of workout. Adding just 5 minutes of time to warm up your body before exercising can make all the difference in preventing sore muscles the next day, it’s totally worth it!

Don’t forget to thank Skimble Trainer Kaitlyn Rucks for this awesome workout by giving it a like 👍

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: Come Warm Up With Me by Kaitlyn RucksDo 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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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: 24 Carat Abs & Arms (by Trainer Deborah Keppler)

Knock out this upper body and abdominal workout and put your pinky fingers in the air!

Don’t forget to thank Skimble Trainer Deborah Keppler for this awesome workout by giving it a like 👍

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: 24 Carat Abs & Arms by Deborah KepplerDo 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: Hanna Aakjaer

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Hanna Aakjaer

Meet Hanna, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! Changing people’s attitude towards fitness one client at a time, this Swedish-based trainer takes fitness to a whole new level. We recently had the chance to chat with Hanna Aakjaer and learn more about how she fell upon this career path and has never looked back.

Tell us a bit about your background.

Hanna: I’m originally from Portland, Oregon, but started training when I was living in Northern California. I have a sports background that started out with gymnastics and have tried just about everything from dance to rowing since then! I have a degree in biochemistry from the University of Oregon and am currently doing my Ph.D. in Biophysics in Gothenburg, Sweden. I’m all about the scientific background behind health and fitness – I believe that having a true understanding of how and why our bodies move the way they do leads to better and faster results – so yeah, science is my jam 🙂

Since you’ve been living in Sweden, how do you stay active during the winter months?

Hanna: Great question! Luckily, where I live in Sweden it doesn’t get super cold. But with snow and ice, it certainly makes running and outdoor workouts a bit more challenging. I always do a lot more hot yoga, indoor rock climbing, and sign up for fun gym classes during those times. I love to use the winter months as an excuse to try new activities – for example, this winter I started Muay Thai. It’s such a great workout, both physically and mentally!

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What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

Hanna: Gosh, how much time do you have? I think the moment that it really ‘clicked’ for me was the first time I led a fitness class. I was doing it as a volunteer for a sports group I was part of and had just put together a fun workout for us all to do together, but as the leader I took the role of motivating and making sure everyone was doing the exercises correctly. I have no words to describe the sheer joy and fulfillment I felt after finishing the class and seeing all these exhausted participants smiling ear-to-ear. So proud of what they had accomplished, and simultaneously so happy and hopped up on endorphins. Knowing that I had contributed to this incredible feeling I knew they were experiencing – I walked home that evening feeling like I had unlocked the secret to never having to work a day in my life. From then on, I’ve had that same feeling of pure joy every time I train a client or lead a class. What really drives me is helping those that don’t naturally think they enjoy fitness, to find their joy and happiness in movement – no matter what form that may take (it’s SO different for all of us!).

What’s your favorite thing about being a personal trainer?

Hanna: Watching a client achieve a goal that they initially told me they couldn’t, and seeing the incredible end results of hard work and dedication. That’s what it’s all about for me.

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What are your training specialties?

Hanna: I have a specialty certification in Corrective Exercise and the Functional Movement Screen. I really love to get creative and personal with workouts so every level can enjoy fitness and get the results they are looking for. I also specialize in women’s fitness – building strength and toning workouts specifically for women.

How did you first hear about Workout Trainer?

Hanna: A client of mine here in Sweden said he had tried it and enjoyed using it, he wanted me to be a trainer in Workout Trainer so I signed up right away 🙂

What’s your favorite feature in the app?

Hanna: The free workouts and video library are so extensive! It’s really easy to find a fun workout for the day – there is just no excuse not to get in some movement each day when you have this app.

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What keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

Hanna: The feeling that my body can do everything I need it to keeps me motivated. To me, there’s nothing better than waking up every morning with energy, a smile, and no pain in my body… Maintaining fitness & strength, daily movement, and healthy eating habits are how I make sure I feel that way every day.

What’s your favorite kind of exercise?

Hanna: Woah, no, I can’t answer that! All of it! I’ll give you my top 5: running, metabolic resistance training, Muay Thai/Thai boxing, biking, hot yoga, and hiking. Ok, that was 6….

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

Hanna: It’s not all about what you do, it’s about how consistent you are. You don’t need the absolute perfect workout to achieve your goals, just a consistent program that continuously challenges you. In my experience, a motivational buddy or coach is the #1 way to stay consistent. Like on those days when all you want to do is go home after work and plop down on the couch – having someone there to say “Hey – just move for 15 minutes first and see how you feel afterward.” – is exactly the kind of motivation you need in your life!

Thanks for sharing with us, Hanna, we’re excited to see what the future will bring for you and your fitness career!

Hanna Aakjaer 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 2017 fitness goals.

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

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