Skimble Member Spotlight: Sussu Laaksonen

This week we’d like to introduce you to Sussu Laaksonen, this week’s Skimble Member Spotlight! Sussu joined Skimble in 2011, and uses both our Workout Trainer and GPS Sports Tracker apps to stay active!  We took some time with Sussu and asked her a few questions about her Skimble experience.


What was your starting point versus your current fitness status?

My starting point was, I was in okay physical shape but I would always start different fitness routines and programs that were actually unrealistic for my current lifestyle. I have TWO demanding jobs, a nearly three hour daily commute, a family, and pets. I don’t even understand how I do it all myself. So I really needed a way to work out that doesn’t depend on a set schedule or include a commute in itself. I joined a gym that can easily become sort of part of my morning commute. And best of all I found Skimble.

What’s your next fitness goal?

My fitness goal for the past year has been to stop thinking in terms of goals! My goal is to have fitness be a part of life like brushing my teeth or going on Facebook – something I just automatically do.  Tracking tools and workouts that go with me where ever I go have been a HUGE help as I work towards that goal.

What’s your favorite thing about Skimble?  

Skimble makes it approachable and attainable for me to work out regularly, track all my different activities like gym, cardio, yoga, and hiking, and it creates a record for me to feel good about. The Workout Trainer is an absolutely essential part of my life. There is always a workout at my fingertips that fits whatever situation or time constraints I’m working with. Skimble has liberated me to be my healthy best!

Give us a fun fact about yourself:

My great-grandfather was a pirate! That’s really just a thug with a boat, so it’s not as romantic as Johnny Depp makes it seem…


Incidentally, Skimble’s co-founder Maria Ly met Sussu a while during their days working on the international localization team at Google.  Thanks & congrats, Sussu!  It’s no surprise, you continue to live a rich and fulfilling life with all you do.

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