Beautiful update for Workout Trainer on Android

Workout_Trainer_Android_App_Icon_ShadowAttention (Android) Skimblers: After much anticipation, we’re excited to give you the first scoop on our latest app update! Not only did we completely revamp the overall look of Workout Trainer, but we’ve added some slick features that make it easier for you to stay on track with your fitness goals. We invite you to check out all of our new features by downloading the update in the Google Play Store.

✓ Beautiful Redesign including a new app icon

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✓ Do the new fitness assessment so we can customize your experience.

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✓  New dashboard with more targeted, recommended, and featured workouts.

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✓ Set your Weekly Workout Goal to stay on track and be consistent.
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As we mentioned earlier, you can auto-sync with Smasung’s S Health app on Galaxy S5 and other devices like the Note 3 for complete tracking of your fitness progress across apps. We told you about our exciting partnership with Samsung a little earlier, and we’re happy to announce that the Samsung S5 is now on the market! New Workout Trainer users can take advantage of a complimentary 6 month Pro+ subscription free trial (valued at over $40 USD), which unlocks additional features including HD exercises, premium audio coaching assistance, an all access pass to custom training programs, and Pro-only community forums led by certified personal trainers. Be sure to sign up for Workout Trainer with your Samsung Account on their S5. If you need assistance, feel free to reach us at support at skimble dot com.
Download the updated Workout Trainer app today in the Google Play store and get your workout ON!

Skimble Member Spotlight: Fabian Soro

This week we’d like to introduce you to Fabian Soro, our Skimble Member Spotlight! Fabian, with his self-proclaimed “old-man problems,” has been an active Skimbler for almost two years, combining yoga and our workouts to keep him in tip-top shape. He’s also created nearly 30 workouts himself, contributing his own fitness know-how to our amazing community. Learn more about Skimbler Fabian here:

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What was your starting point versus your current fitness status?

My core and back needed a real boost (overall old-man-problems), after my first whole year without playing regular soccer since 1983. From February/March, I Skimbled regularly as part of my daily routine and I feel fitter than ever, walk up straight (again), and feel much stronger and a whole lot more relaxed, due to yoga.

What do you hope to accomplish, fitness-wise, before the end of the year?

Well, goals: I try some new things along the way and almost a week ago I set my mind to get The Wheel, the Tripod headstand and/or the Shirshasana before the new year. It starts with headstand prep-workouts and further strengthening, especially the core and deltoids, so whatever happens, I win.

Who’s your fitness icon and why?

The only one that comes to mind in regards to ‘fitness’ combined with ‘icon’ is Bruce Lee, but i don’t know if he’s a fitness-icon. This dry-muscled man used to slap people silly (or worse) if my memory serves me right.

What’s your favorite thing about Skimble? 

The Skimble work-outs in all kinds and colours. I can make my own work-outs or try/use those of others and Skimblers can motivate you sometimes. And sometimes, I have to admit it, it’s addictive.

What’s your fitness mantra/motto?

If you want it, you can achieve it, and this is no Hallmark-card but actually true.

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Thanks for taking the time to chat with us, Fabian!  We know you’ll be Wheeling around in no time 🙂

We at Skimble HQ get psyched when we find out that our members are going out and challenging themselves.  If you are planning to participate in some sort of challenging event, and are using the Workout Trainer & GPS Sports Tracker apps to help you train, we’d love to spotlight you!  Please send us an email to trainers@skimble.com if you’re interested.

New Android Update for Workout Trainer by Skimble

Hey Android Skimblers, we’ve got some fun new stuff for you in our latest Workout Trainer update, version 4.8!  Not only did we do a fair bit of behind-the-scenes tune up, but we rolled out some new community and program features that we think you’ll love.  Check out some pretty pics of the newness we’ve been working on for you:

Google+ integration! Sign in & share workouts with your G+ friends.
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✓ Member photo galleries and more information about Programs.

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✓ Tablet UI/UX improvements including bigger text/images.

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Not only should you check out the new community updates, but while you’re there you might as well shoot us your feedback and suggestions in our Forums — we’d love to hear from you! Or, if you have more to say, just send us an email.

Download the updated Workout Trainer app (version 4.8) today in the Google Play store and get your workout ON!

Skimble Member Spotlight: Natasha Flores

This week we’d like to introduce you to Natasha Flores, our Skimble Member Spotlight! Natasha has only been with Skimble and Workout Trainer for the last seven months but she’s seen mega progress in her training and fitness level.  Check out her story here:

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What was your starting point versus your current fitness status?

Last year I started to exercise and get fit but wasn’t consistent; rainy days put me off going out to run and life got busy. I have exercised almost every day since January, I now have a very active lifestyle. I have seen a big difference in my body, my strength, fitness and I have so much more energy.

What your next fitness goal?

I am focusing on trying to reduce body fat, sculpt my body and improve my CV (cardiovascular) through regular workouts and a sensible diet.  I’m not doing this to get ready for summer, but to be ready for the rest of my life.

Who’s your fitness icon and why?

I don’t have an icon but I am definitely influenced by many Skimble members.  Their dedication to their workouts has helped my motivation.  Melissa ‘thrutheblue’ Weldon has also really helped me develop the confidence to lift heavy weights and sculpt my body.

Describe your favorite way of staying fit outdoors.

I enjoying walking/hiking in the country and running at the nearby lake.  I can’t wait for the summer to really start enjoying the great outdoors and fun with my family!

What’s your favorite thing about Skimble? 

I really like the great variety of workouts which as a beginner gave me the direction and focus I needed to work out at home and challenge myself. I can also create my own workouts and share these with others, which is great too.  There are so many like minded people of different ages and experience all over the world who are each others cheerleaders, plus I love the fact I can skimble anywhere!

What’s your fitness mantra/motto?

Do something and start today, not tomorrow.

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Natasha, you’re awesome! Thanks for taking the time to talk with us and share your story!

We at Skimble HQ get psyched when we find out that our members are going out and challenging themselves.  If you are planning to participate in some sort of challenging event, and are using the Workout Trainer & GPS Sports Tracker apps to help you train, we’d love to spotlight you!  Please send us an email to trainers@skimble.com if you’re interested.

Skimble Member Spotlight: Julie Webb Kelley

We’d love to introduce you to a truly inspiring woman, Julie Webb Kelley, our Skimble Member Spotlight! Julie has been a dedicated Pro Skimbler for over TWO years, and we’d love to share her story with our wonderful community:

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What was your starting point versus your current fitness status?

I didn’t have much weight to lose but I’ve gained A LOT in strength and confidence….am up to a 4 minute full-arm plank!! And at 50 years old, that’s pretty good!

Who’s your fitness icon and why?

My fitness icon is my 15-year-old daughter. She swims competitively and her strength and motivation inspire me year-round!

Describe your favorite way of staying fit outdoors.

My favorite way of staying fit outdoors is riding my bike. We have a lot of hills around! As long as a workout is kicking my butt, I’m happy. BUT my absolute fav way of staying fit is kickboxing!!! Love, love, love every kick, every punch, every day!!

What’s your favorite thing about Skimble? 

My favorite thing about Skimble is the community. I’ve truly come to count on the support of my fellow Skimblers and really enjoy the workouts they create. My Skimble friends challenge me in so many ways and because of them, I can do more than I ever thought possible at my age!

What’s a random fact about you that you’d like to share with our community?

I am a cancer survivor….16 months and counting!!

What’s your fitness mantra/motto?

“IT doesn’t get easier. YOU get stronger!” and “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.”

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Check out the guns on this mama! Thanks, Julie, for sharing your story with us.  We are so humbly proud to have helped you stay fit.

We at Skimble HQ get psyched when we find out that our members are going out and challenging themselves.  If you are planning to participate in some sort of challenging event, and are using the Workout Trainer & GPS Sports Tracker apps to help you train, we’d love to spotlight you!  Please send us an email to trainers@skimble.com if you’re interested.

Skimble Member Spotlight: Sylvester Daniels III

Everyone meet Sylvester Daniels III, or as our Skimble community knows him Sd3, this week’s Skimble Member Spotlight! Sylvester has been active his entire life, but found Skimble six months ago and has used it to stay motivated on his path for fitness domination. He was kind enough to answer our questions on exercise and life:

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What was your starting point versus your current fitness status?

I started off my fitness journey at age six and have been active ever since. After collegiate football I got up to my heaviest, approximately 240 pounds. Now I am 194 pounds and looking to lose about 10 more pounds.

What your next fitness goal?

This summer I am looking forward to completing the Spartan Beast in June.  This race is 13 excruciating miles of tough obstacles and trail running.

Who’s your fitness icon and why?

LL Cool J.  That man is in excellent shape.

What’s a random fact about you?

I was once the fastest male high school 200 meter sprinter in Utah.

What’s your favorite thing about Skimble? 

My favorite thing about Skimble, is that you can always find support and motivation on those days you don’t feel like getting off the couch. It has motivated me to get back into shape and make fitness a major component of my life again.  I want to be an inspiration for my children, family, and friends and ensure that I will be as healthy as possible so I can enjoy my time on this great planet.

What’s your fitness mantra/motto?

“Train like your stronger, fitter, evil twin is plotting to KILL YOU!”  This is my fitness motto, because in the end I am competing against myself and only I can push myself past my limits.

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Wow, we love to see how versatile our community is, and Sylvester is an excellent example of someone that is using Workout Trainer to maintain an already active and healthy lifestyle.  We know you’ll crush that Spartan Beast this summer! Thanks Sylvester!

We at Skimble HQ get psyched when we find out that our members are going out and challenging themselves.  If you are planning to participate in some sort of challenging event, and are using the Workout Trainer & GPS Sports Tracker apps to help you train, we’d love to spotlight you!  Please send us an email to trainers@skimble.com if you’re interested.

New Workout Trainer Android Tablet App

Just in time to get you in tip-top shape for those new summer threads, we’ve got a sizzling updated look for Workout Trainer on Android tablets! With our new tablet-optimized format, you’ll stay motivated with the beautiful Featured Workouts and Programs layouts, but most importantly the actual workout screen. Check out the awesome views on popular 10 inch and 7 inch Android tablets:

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We added higher resolution exercise images and pro video, to further enhance the new workout experience for the big screen:

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More communication features too. Check out Private Messaging, accessible from your own profile page:

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Stay connected with our Community Forums and let us know what you think about the latest update. We think the new updates will really keep the psych high as you work to conquer at your fitness goals and wow your friends with your healthy and fit look.

Download of update Workout Trainer (version 4.5) today in the Google Play store!