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).
Skimble Trainer Chris Sumo
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 Pro Workout of the Week: All the Right Places

This 15-minute bodyweight workout targets your muscles in all the right places. You won’t need any equipment for this full body session so let’s get on and do this one together.Male Personal Trainer is Skipping in PlaceDo 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: Booty Flow

Increase mobility in your lower body, from your hips down to your feet. This is a 50-minute session that is best done the day after running, cycling, or simply sitting on a plane for long hours. Each pose is held for about a minute so breathe deeply, settle your mind, and challenge yourself to hold the poses. Props needed: a blanket.Female Yoga Instructor going Downward-Facing Dog with Right Leg RaiseDo 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: Crush on Pilates (by Trainer Tif Sippel)

Lately, I’ve really needed Pilates. For the attention to detail with movement, for the pause, for the way my body feels refreshed afterwards…I could go on but let’s get to a workout I like to do when I wake up and only have 15 min to relish in all that Pilates goodness.

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Beginner Ball Sesh

Check out this casual, beginner level, stability ball workout. The main focus is to tighten and tone your midsection and backside. This 15-minute workout is also ideal for recovery day core work. You will need a stability ball to complete the workout so get yourself set up before you hit PLAY!Male Personal Trainer doing Oblique Ball Crunches on a Stability BallDo 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: Get That Booty (by Trainer Brian Roberts)

This is a booty-shaping workout! Your backside will burn but you’ll love the results later on. Get set up with a bench/step/box and some dumbbells before you press play.

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Rock the Bells

Kettlebells go waaay back (19th century!), which means so does the butt-kicking work they cause. So for this workout, put on a little throwback music (“Rock the Bells” would be appropriate) and pour a little sweat out for the peeps that brought us that big ball of iron we have grown to know and love today. This workout includes a warm-up. Multiple-sized KBs are preferred but not required.Female Personal Trainer showing us how to do a Kettlebell Curl to PressDo 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: Bench Work

This upper-body session will require some dumbbells and a bench, so get yourself set up before you hit play. You’ll need access to a pair of light and moderate weighted dumbbells for various exercises throughout. Now, let’s warm-up that bench in less than 30 minutes!Male CrossFit Trainer demonstrating Dumbbell Fly on BenchDo 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: Need for Speed (by Trainer Matt Vinzant)

This is a HIIT workout designed to increase your speed and push you to your max.

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Get Low

This lower body barbell workout requires you to warm up beforehand as well as find the weight of your back squat, front squat, and deadlift that works best for sets of 10 reps. We’re going to start you off today with some hypertrophy then move onto high-intensity toward the end. Should be fun. Let’s get to work!Male CrossFit Trainer doing Barbell Loaded Back SquatsDo 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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