Workout Trainer: How to Create Workouts on the Web

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

Our Workout Trainer community spoke, and we’ve listened! Here’s a much sought-after feature that will benefit trainers and fitness enthusiasts alike. The Workout Trainer app gives you the ability to create content anywhere, anytime, but sometimes you just want to get behind your computer and smash out some workouts.

Did you know that you can now create workouts on the web? Head on over to the Skimble website and start creating your first workout from the comfort of your computer. Select the Workouts tab from the top header menu, then tap ‘Add New’ to get started. Here you can create workouts on our website the same way you would in the Workout Trainer app.

Workout Trainer: How to Create Workout on the Web

Start by selecting the language you want to use to create your workout. We currently support localized versions of the app in English, Spanish, and Chinese. Come up with a creative name for your workout and write a description to summarize its purpose. Next, select the difficulty of the workout based on the average intensity of the exercises you’re using. For now, skip the cover photo and publishing steps until you’re ready to go-live with your workout.

Workout Trainer: How to Create Workouts on the Web

Tap ‘Add a set’, then ‘Add an exercise’ to start creating your workout. Create your workout by adding a Set and fill it with the exercises you want. You can select moves from our extensive database just like you would in the Workout Trainer app. You can search by name, equipment, muscle group, popular exercises, or even incorporate any of the unique exercises you’ve created in the app. Select the exercise you want to include and set the playback options before tapping ‘Save’. Here you can choose the duration of each exercise or the number of reps you want to be performed.

Workout Trainer: How to Create Workouts on the Web

At the top of each exercise set, you can adjust the number of rounds, as well as delete, duplicate, and reorder them. Remember, you can add timed and rep-based exercises with custom playback options to any set. Copy, duplicate, and rearrange as you see fit until you’ve perfected your sweat session!

Workout Trainer: How to Create Workouts on the Web

When you’ve finished creating your workout, head back up to the top of the page to select a cover photo. Simply tap the gray square and you’ll be able to choose an image associated with one of the exercises you’ve included in your workout. When you’re ready, make sure the Published toggle is green and select Public or Private from the drop-down menu below. Create public workouts as teaser content to showcase on your trainer profile or member profile so potentials clients and friends can instantly access them. Create private workouts to send to your 1:1 training clients for their use only, or even for your own personal use. This is a great marketing tool that can help you grow your online coaching business!

Workout Trainer: How to Create Workouts on the Web

You can share your workouts on social media, or even send them to clients directly on the web. Simply tap the blue Skimble Share button, select one of your clients, and hit Send! Make sure you’ve completed at least one workout in the app first to be able to access workout creation on our website. Verified Trainers can create workouts on the web right away, just submit your personal trainer certifications to get verified and start using our Trainer Tools to grow your business.

Try it out today! Create your first workout on the Skimble website and play it in the Workout Trainer app for iOS and Android to get the best multimedia experience.

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Workout Trainer: How to Create Programs on the Web

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

Creating training programs help trainers and fitness enthusiasts alike to organize their training schedule to fit in with their daily routine. Being organized is half the battle when embarking on a new fitness journey, so having a good structure in place is important to help you stick to your plan and achieve your goals faster. You can create your own custom training programs in the Workout Trainer app, and now you can also create programs on the web. Just head over to the Skimble website to start creating your first program from the comfort of your computer.

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: 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, and Chinese. 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: 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.

Workout Trainer: How to Create Programs on the Web

You can then tap on any workout scheduled on the calendar to replace, duplicate, or remove it. You can also add additional weeks to your program by tapping the gray button below the calendar.

Workout Trainer: 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: 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, 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.

Workout Trainer: How to Create Programs on the Web

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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Skimble’s Trainer Spotlight: Matt Miller

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Matt Miller

Meet Matt, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! This bodybuilder from Seattle has a passion for science and loves sharing his knowledge about health & fitness. We recently had the chance to chat with Matt Miller and learn more about his background, as well as his love for writing about this industry.

Tell us a bit about where you’re from?

Matt: I’m from Seattle, Washington. My background is diverse, I studied in college as both a business and science major, with an emphasis on biology and physiology on track to become a Medical Doctor. After school, I entered into the field of Real Estate and Development. I have always been very active in sports from childhood, playing soccer, tennis and running track. I have been working out since my early teens and got into bodybuilding after college.

What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

Matt: Simple, my passion for helping others live a more healthy active lifestyle. Also, I noticed so many people needing guidance when they tried to start a program. I would have people approach me often in the gym asking me how to get results or advise on techniques etc. I decided after training for a competition that I would really enjoy helping others on their fitness journey. When people have the proper instruction/tools and are taught how to use them, they have far more success in achieving their goals. I want to be the best fitness educator I can be!

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What are your training specialties?

Matt: My training specialties are first Bodybuilding, most of my workouts are based upon Bodybuilding principals. My secondary specialties would be weight loss and general fitness. I like to learn as many training modalities as possible. I also like to incorporate, stretching, Pilates and Yoga into my practice. Having been a long distance runner I enjoy training clients for distance events like marathons too.

On your profile, you mentioned that you’re a Health & Fitness writer too. What kinds of things do you write about?

Matt: Yes, I truly enjoy researching and writing articles about fitness, my favorites are about nutrition, I guess that stems from my enjoying science. I also wrote and published an online magazine and blog about bodybuilding and fitness for several years. I really enjoyed interviewing athletes and fitness industry experts on a variety of topics.

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How did you first hear about Workout Trainer?

Matt: I read an article on a technology blog about how fitness apps were going to revolutionize the way people trained and came across Workout Trainer shortly after.

How do you use the app as a part of your personal life and/or coaching business?

Matt: I’ve found that it really helps me be more creative with my workouts as it provides a large variety of content to choose from. I can design and share workouts for my clients to do anywhere, at any time based upon their needs. It helps me track both my progress and my clients.

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What’s your favorite feature in the app?

Matt: That’s a difficult question, I like so many of them! I would say the 1:1 training feature, it provides me a streamlined way to keep track of my clients’ workouts and gives them the ability to ask questions without having to make an appointment. It makes my training so much more effective since the client can refer back and not be pressured by a clock.

What keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

Matt: I would have to say I want to stay fit to stay active, life is so much better when you have the ability to do things that you like to do and having a fit body allows us to do that.

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What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working out?

Matt: I really enjoy spending time with my family and I also like to spend my spare time outdoors. 

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

Matt: Set reasonable goals, and remember everyone had to start somewhere!

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

Matt Miller is currently accepting new clients for 1:1 Online Personal Training in Workout Trainer. Get signed up today and let him help you crush your 2017 fitness goals.

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

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Try Online Personal Training for FREE with Workout Trainer

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Start a Free Trial of Online Personal TrainingWe have some exciting news for all Workout Trainer members! Now you can try out Online Personal Training without any hesitation. Experience first-hand what it’s like to get expert 1:1 coaching from a real online trainer, with no initial commitment. During the free trial period, you’ll have the chance to get to know your dedicated trainer, see if you like working together, and get started on the road to success. Don’t miss your chance to try it out — for FREE!Skimble's Personal Trainer Tools - app screenshotsWith over 35 specialties and counting, our certified fitness professionals are here to help you get in your best shape. Whether you’re keen on weight loss, strength training, body building, athletic performance, pre & postnatal, or even yoga,… let one of our dedicated coaches help you get the results you want without the guesswork!

To claim your free trial of Online Personal Training in Workout Trainer, tap ‘Available Trainers’ and browse the trainer directory to find your perfect match. To ‘try before you buy’ simply check that your chosen trainer’s profile displays a FREE TRIAL option, such as for 3 or 7 days, and Start 1:1 Online Training with them!Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal Training: Free TrialOnce you’ve made your choice, tap through to the trainer’s profile and select the green ‘Start 1:1 Online Training – Free Trial!’ button at the bottom of the screen. Find out exactly what to expect from your new training relationship and get started with a free trial. Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal Training: Free TrialEnjoy one free trial with a trainer and make the most of your time together to see if it’s a good fit. Don’t worry, there are no long-term commitments! You always have the option to cancel during the free trial period. Once the trial ends and you’re making progress towards your fitness goals, you will automatically continue your training relationship as a paying client.Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal Training: Free TrialAre you ready to get serious about your fitness goals? Online Personal Training gives you the flexibility and affordability you need to work out with a dedicated expert anywhere, anytime! Download Workout Trainer on Android & iOS and get started with an available coach today.

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Workout Trainer: Advanced Program Creation & Enrollment

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Advanced Program Customization & EnrollmentTraining Programs in Workout Trainer just got even more personal! With advanced program creation features, PRO+ members and trainers alike can enjoy the ultimate personalized training experience. When you are ready to start a program, enjoy further enrollment customization options and never feel left behind with quick rescheduling.

Everyone can benefit from these new features when they are enrolling in a program. If you are exploring program creation in Workout Trainer, please read our initial blog post that explains the basics you’ll need to get started.

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Advanced Program Creation

During program creation you can easily swap, re-add, and delete workouts that have been added to your program. Simply tap on the day of the week you want to change and the existing workout will show up with quick editing options below.Workout Trainer by Skimble: Advanced Program CreationChanged your mind about a workout you slotted in at the start of the program? No problem, swap it out for another more appropriate workout whenever you want. You can also re-add the same workout on different days, saving you time by not having to search through our database with thousands of workouts. Simply tap on the workout you want to reuse in the calendar and select a day to re-add that same workout. You can easily adjust the schedule of any workout by tapping the green bar at the bottom of the screen ‘Scheduled for Day X’. Once you’ve selected the day you want, save your changes by tapping the ‘+’ symbol to the bottom right.

Advanced Enrollment Customization

Once custom training programs have been shared with clients, they can select their preferred start date on the calendar. At the same time, they can uncheck any of the days of the week when they cannot work out. The program will automatically take this into account and customize the schedule to fit their needs.Workout Trainer by Skimble: Advanced Program CreationDon’t forget to set your preferred workout time! You can always adjust this later on by going to the ‘Enrolled Program’ screen and tapping the ‘Settings’ icon at the top right. Here you can change your preferred workout time and set workout notifications. Once you’ve got everything set up, you can share your program/progress via Facebook, Twitter, Email and Text Message. Let your friends know what you’re working towards. It’s a great way to inspire them to join you on your fitness journey or start their own!

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Feeling Behind? Easily Reschedule

If something comes up or you fall behind — because let’s face it, sometimes life gets in the way of things — don’t fret; just reschedule! You can reschedule your upcoming workouts or all the workouts left in your program at once. Your 1:1 Trainer can also reschedule workouts for you, so set those workout notifications and you won’t miss out on anything.Workout Trainer by Skimble: Advanced Program Creation

BONUS: Trainer-Client Schedule Adjustments & Program ShowcasingWorkout Trainer by Skimble: Advanced Program CreationIf you’re a fitness professional, you benefit even more with program customization as you can not only monitor but make adjustments to your clients’ schedule to ensure they are making progress and getting the expert support they need.Workout Trainer by Skimble: Advanced Program CreationAs the creator of a program, see your programs on your own Trainer profile. This is a great way to invite potential clients to learn more about the kinds of speciality programs you can coach them through. If a potential client taps through on one of your Private programs, they will see that they only get access to it if you send it to them. If you’ve set up 1:1 Online Personal Training, this is one of the best ways to invite newcomers to engage with you with 1:1 Training!

Verified Trainers, what are you waiting for? Get creative with your first training program in Workout Trainer and give your clients the ultimate customized training experience!Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal TrainingAre you on a mission to crush your fitness goals? Sign up for Online Personal Training in Workout Trainer today and let your dedicated fitness coach create custom training programs that will help you get the results you want without any guesswork.

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Skimble’s Trainer Spotlight: Melissa Moran

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Melissa MoranMeet Melissa, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! This fit mama’s journey started with a love for sports and exercise. Her contagious drive to live a healthy, active lifestyle has motivated everyone who crosses her path. We recently had the chance to chat with Melissa Moran and learn more about how she keeps herself and her clients motivated to achieve their fitness goals from the convenience of their own home.

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

Melissa: Hey, I’m Melissa from St. Louis! I’m a wife, mother to 4 hilarious kids and have been an online personal trainer since 2012. 

What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

Melissa: Fitness has been a lifelong journey for me. It started with my love for sports and exercise. Yes, I’ll admit it, I do love to exercise. Particularly running, which led to a passion for making a difference and helping others with their own health.Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Melissa MoranWhat made you decide to certify with NASM?

Melissa: I like their training model and their reputation was the best! Not only am I a Certified Personal Trainer, but I also hold Weight Loss and Fitness Nutrition specializations through NASM.

What are your training specialties?

Melissa: You could say overall Total Body Conditioning. I enjoy challenging clients with full body, high power, high intensity, ever-changing workouts while keeping things fun, exciting and motivating.Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Melissa MoranHow do you use Workout Trainer as a part of your personal life and/or coaching business?

Melissa: For me, I love to try other trainer’s programs to mix up my own daily fitness routine. With my business, most of my clients are busy moms so if we can’t connect online, then they know they can get on my profile to find a quick, effective workout.

What’s your favorite feature in the app?

Melissa: My favorite feature is the community. It’s very motivating! I love seeing all of the activity from workout updates. You don’t feel alone in your fitness journey with this app 🙂

What keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself? As a mom of 4, it must be quite the challenge!

Melissa: My family is my WHY! I feel good when I exercise and I need all the energy I can get to keep up with 4 kids. I also want to be a great role model and lead by example. I truly believe that taking care of yourself is part of taking care of your family.Workout Trainer by Skimble: Trainer Spotlight: Melissa MoranFinally, can you share a secret health/fitness tip with the Skimble community…

Melissa: I say this over and over, be patient! You’ll want to give up at some point. Please don’t, just be patient and stick with it. Take it one meal at a time and one workout at a time.

Thanks for sharing with us, Melissa, we’re excited to see what the future will bring for you and your fit fam!

Melissa Moran 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 Melissa 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 Melissa and have access to our coaching tools and more? Get started on Skimble’s Trainer page.

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Workout Trainer: Convert Your Free to Paid Clients With One Click

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal Training: Convert Free to Paid ClientsDid you know you can now easily convert Free to Paid clients in Workout Trainer with just one button click? Trainers often put in some Free time to offer potential long-term clients a ‘try before you buy’ experience, but there comes a time when it’s fair to start charging for your professional training services. We’ve now introduced a simple way for Verified Trainers to invite their Free clients to switch to Paid online coaching after working together for a while.Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal Training: Convert Free to Paid ClientsIf you haven’t done so already, get signed up for Online Personal Training in Workout Trainer to start growing your online business and head on over to the personal trainer dashboard. You can access your dashboard from our website or in-app through the Side Nav, then tap Paid Training Setup. On the dashboard, you’ll see a button saying ‘Free → Paid Request’. Tap this button and it will automatically send an email to your client with a link to pay.Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal Training: Convert Free to Paid ClientsThe email that gets sent to your free clients will let them know that you’ve really enjoyed working together and appreciate their ongoing support of your training services with a link to pay.Workout Trainer by Skimble: Online Personal Training: Convert Free to Paid ClientsCurrently, trainers can set up their 1:1 Online Personal Training service if they operate in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia. These trainers can then accept online clients globally.

Trainers who have paying clients in Workout Trainer are receiving an extra $70-$140USD/month per client. It’s time to start growing your online training business and converting your Free clients into Paying customers with just one button click.

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