Skimble’s Trainer Spotlight: Chris Sumo

Skimble Trainer Chris Sumo

Meet Chris Sumo, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! His all-around approach to personal training has enabled him to help his clients with everything from strength training to mobility work, as well as nutrional guidance to help them achieve their goals even faster. We recently had the chance to chat with Chris and learn about how he got into the fitness world himself and what inspires him to continue helping others on a daily basis.

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

Chris: I was born in Baltimore, Maryland. I’ve been a certified coach since 2007 and have trained in many different places over the years; Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Washington DC. I’m currently living and working in Delaware.

What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

Chris: I realized it first when working at a local YMCA and giving fitness orientations. I gained this great appreciation for seeing a person take steps to inquire about their future fitness plans.

What are your training specialties?
 
Chris: I specialize in functional training, strength training, and adult/youth sports performance (speed and agility).
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What keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?
 
Chris: I appreciate my clients and seeing them go through the process. It gives me energy to take ownership over my own health and fitness choices.
 
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
 
Chris: I don’t know if I should feel guilty about this – guess it depends who you’re talking to – but I am a huge Anime fan.
 
Who are your heroes?
 
Chris: My parents. They are both teachers and they’ve always believed that if you know something, then you should eventually teach it to others.
 
What’s your favorite Workout Trainer feature?
 
Chris: The ability to attach likes and comments to workouts, is one of my favorite features. I love how it allows the whole community to see, discuss, and appreciate the hard work of each trainee.

Skimble Trainer Chris SumoDo you have any go-to training gear that you would recommend?

Chris: Sandbags and TRX are my go-to pieces of equipment. They are great for adding more versatility to your exercise routine.

Please share a secret health/fitness tip with the Skimble community…

Chris: I always recommend incorporating foam rolling and recovery workouts. They are very effective for muscle toning and posture adjustments. Try adding some simple recovery movements to your daily routine for a week and you’ll really notice the benefits.

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

Chris 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 fitness goals.

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Want to follow Chris Sumo and other great trainers for inspiration and motivation? 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 Trainer like Chris and have access to our Android and more? Get started for free on Skimble’s Trainer page.

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Get Fit! (by Trainer Syanna W.)

This workout is great for your arms and abs. With just 2 rounds and 15 minutes of work in total, you’ll be in and out before you know it!

This workout was created by Skimble Trainer: Syanna W. 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.

Female Fitness Instructor doing Plank with Shoulder TapsDo 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: Hard Reset Recover (by Trainer Cadence Campbell)

This is a quick deep stretching session for your active recovery day. You’ll just need to clear some floor space and grab a yoga mat or towel for extra comfort. Neophyte!

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: HR Total Body (by Trainer Cadence Campbell)

This total body workout will get your heart rate going. Use an HR monitor or smartwatch to keep track of your consistency throughout the workout.

This workout was created by Skimble Trainer: Cadence Campbell. 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.

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Quick Work (by Trainer Katie Barberi)

These five exercises make up a great workout when you’re short on time. Perform four rounds and notice how the reps decrease after each round. Some quick leg stretches to finish off with, and you’ll be able to get on with your busy day!

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Grind (by Trainer Kiele Briscoe)

Rise and grind everyone! This one has everything you’re looking for in a 30+ minute workout. Begin and end with some soothing stretches, then grab your dumbbells for the strength section in the middle.

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Step It Up (by Trainer Kiele Briscoe)

Circuit training using dumbbells, a step/box/bench, and a jump rope. You’ll need to get set up with all your equipment before you start this one. Give yourself plenty of room to work with, turn up the tunes, and let’s go!

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Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: Step It Up by Kiele BriscoeDo 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: Living Room Bang! (by Trainer Kiele Briscoe)

The name says it all… a quick all-over workout that can be done anywhere, even in your living room. You won’t need any equipment for this one, so just hit play and get straight to it.

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Workout Trainer by Skimble: Free Workout of the Week: Living Room Bang! by Kiele BriscoeDo 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: Total Abs (by Trainer Katie Barberi)

Work your abs from every angle with this total core workout. Try this series of challenging ab exercises that will really help you engage your abdominal muscles and feel the burn.

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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!

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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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