“Since starting strength training, my flexibility, mobility and strength have greatly improved. It takes a personal commitment with a knowledgeable trainer like Sumi.”
-Bob Faber (personal training client with Parkinson’s)
“You inspired me very early in my fitness journey. I do not come from a very athletic back ground. I was overweight, never worked out in my life and I was a smoker. My friend took me to a small local all-women’s gym to try out a Les Mills body pump class. She said you were the best instructor and I would love it. She was wrong it was hell!
I remember thinking my legs would fall off after four continuous minutes of squats; there is no way I am going to get through this and I still have another 45 mins to go. But you kept encouraging me, we were always working for Sumi to give us a “shout out” when you would single us out by name. Always killing us with a smile on your face as you went through the same routine with heavier weights it seemed like you didn’t even sweat! I remember thinking this chic is evil and I like it!
I continued to come back for more.” -Shellie Silva
“I have been taking group fitness classes for over 20 years, and Sumi is far and above the most enthusiastic instructor I’ve ever had! She takes the time to learn the names of those in the class, and even while teaching a packed room, she will come over to you and push you individually to work harder. Just when you think you’ve pushed yourself to the limit, Sumi will be there inspiring you to go a little further. It’s a rare talent to be able to keep a whole class going while also providing individual attention. Her enthusiasm is infectious and the energy in her classes is great.
She also helped me train while pregnant, and taught me so much about what I could do to stay fit. During my first pregnancy, I was afraid to do too much, but this time, with Sumi’s help, I stayed strong and kept fit. Her knowledge of what exercises will work best for her trainees, as well as her positive attitude, are huge benefits to all she trains. And of course she leads by example. Who wouldn’t want to look like her?!? That alone should keep you coming back. :)”
“I have been fighting a battle with my cholesterol for over 5 years now. I have been on and off of statin medication, but eventually had to get off of it entirely due to severe muscle pain.
I have always worked out at home on my Total Gym, but lacked the drive and supervision to push myself. I was basically just in maintenance mode. Like they say, if you’re not growing, you’re dying!
I started working out with Sumi in mid December, 2014. Since then (5 months later), my Total Cholesterol has dropped 25%, my Triglycerides have dropped 48%, and my LDL Cholesterol has dropped 29%. All of my numbers are now well within normal range and some of those numbers haven’t been in normal range in years. All of my risk ratios are the lowest they have ever been without a statin…and that goes all the way back to when I was 30 years old!!
Granted, my diet has a lot to do with this as well, but my numbers broke sharply when I started to workout with Sumi.
Thanks Sumi for pushing me…I take back all those bad things I said about you. 🙂 ”
-John D. Vinciguerra, Sr. Director, Advanced Technologies at DJO Surgical
“I am so in love with you and the wonderful knowledge you’ve given me! I feel invincible! Today I made up my first workout all on my own and felt confident about pairing upper and lower exercises and really challenged myself. I wouldn’t have the confidence to do that without the amazing teachings of you!! Thank you thank you! So glad you’re helping me direct this chapter in my life :)”
-Stephanie Mackey (stephaniejomackey at yahoo.com)
“You are awesome! Thanks to your online coaching, I’m enjoying my super fit bod, be it hiking, soccer or my latest fav, ice-skating. With shedding those few pounds, I have gained so much confidence. I never say no to any physical activity and I enjoy them all! Thank you!”
– Sureka Kasinath
“I have thoroughly enjoyed working out with you. I can’t tell you how much better my upper body strength has gotten over the last two years. It was almost non-existent – all I did was cardio, cardio, cardio! And we’re all friends, actually good friends, and I think the class has brought us closer, something we do together. And on days when I just don’t feel like doing anything…. I go because we all go together. It is a great benefit! And even more of a perk because we have such an AWESOME trainer!”
Video Testimonial by C. Morris
Sumi the GODDESS of Fitness is exacly what she is. She will inspire, challenge, motivate and help you to meet and exceed your goals whatever they are. She showed me that having muscle doesn’t mean you have to be bulky; muscle is sexy..lol.. Because of her I’m leaner, toner and stronger.
For two years I complained about how hard it was for me to loss 40lbs, but Sumi showed me how easy it could be. She tailored each workout to my strengths and skill level and created a meal plan that took into account my gluten allergy. Today, thanks to Sumi, I’ve reached my initial goal and I’m looking forward to continuing my weight loss journey with some one I consider to be the worlds greatest trainer, Sumi.
“I am someone who has been trying to lose weight for a long time. I did the typical, eat what your new boyfriend eats, and I gained 15-20lbs. 5 years later, he asks me to marry him and I still had not managed to shed that weight. I’m a great self-starter but I usually hit a brick wall with my weight loss goals. However, within 6 weeks of training with Sumi, I have already achieved success I have not seen in 4 years. Not only am I losing weight consistently, I am also toning and tightening (what girl doesn’t want that?). For Pete’s sake, my biceps were the topic of conversation at a BBQ this summer, and I was only 4 weeks into working one-on-one with Sumi.
I have been a gym rat most of my adult life, always working out but unable to shed the weight. I was definitely in denial regarding the importance a healthy diet plays into weight loss and healthy living. I was essentially self-sabotaging by not eating well. Even if I worked for hours at thy gym, it was null and void when I had that giant piece of cake. Sumi has guided me to this realization, and has provided me with endless options for healthy eating. A skill I will have for the rest of my life. As the expression goes, she taught me how to fish.
In terms of her training style, I literally could not have dreamed of a better fit. If I get unmotivated, she is right there providing creative ways to get me going again. If I am not giving myself credit for achievements, she is a positive mirror reminding me of what I have achieved. If I am distracted, she helps me refocus. I have never felt judged. I have never felt unsupported. If you are someone like me who has been trying to lose weight for a long time, you have no idea how powerful it is to work with someone who at the crux of it, just believes you can do it. No questions asked, she just believes I can do it. It makes me remove the question in my head, “Can I do it?”.
As a competitive, self-motivated, people pleaser having to be accountable not only to myself, but to my trainer, is ideal. It results in this great no excuse kind of environment. Not in a mean scary way, but in a “this is how you reach your goals so let’s do it”, kind of way. I had talked myself out of many workouts and diets because I didn’t really have anyone else to let down but myself. It motivates me to stay on the wagon when I want to get off. Sumi is gentle but firm at the same time; you know she is there to work but with unconditional support of your healthy choices.
I am only at the beginning of reaching my goals and Sumi has helped me achieve goals I have been trying to reach for YEARS, literally YEARS, in weeks. I am so excited for the progress I have made and the progress to come. Without a shred of doubt, I know I will look amazing for my wedding and better yet for my marriage. I know it’ll be worth every sore muscle, every drop of sweat, every disgruntled trip to the gym. I would not have seen the success I have without Sumi and I know I won’t see the fabulous end result without her either. It’s not always glamorous nor easy, but MAN will it be worth it.” -Marvie M.
“Sumi has the unique combination of being an expert in both nutrition and weight training. The fact that she set up a customized plan for me made all the difference. She was able to design an approach that matched my body type and objectives. She is a great communicator and with a contagious enthusiasm that kept me continually motivated.” -C. Morris
“As an entering college freshman I worked with Sumi the summer after my high school senior year to get in shape for my upcoming season on a Division I rowing team. Although I was only able to work with Sumi for two months I saw amazing results. I went from someone who hated the weight room to someone who was always pumped to go to the gym. I now have a much better work ethic in the gym and a whole different perception of what it means to push my limits. Sumi was always encouraging , positive, and most of all knowledgeable, about everything she asked me to do in the gym – from how my body would react to how it felt because she never asked me to do something she hadn’t done before. Working with Sumi was a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone.” -Kim P.
“Since becoming a member of my forums, Sumi has shown herself to be a highly dedicated student who has been an inspiration to everyone who follow here hard work in the gym. She’s a great role model to other working moms, and does not let myths about weight training for women stand in the way of achieving a great body any women would envy.” –Will Brink, Author of Priming the Anabolic Environment, BodyBuilding Revealed, and Fat Loss Revealed.
“I admit to not considering a woman trainer at first, but Sumi always impressed me with her physical strength and the ease with which she handled big weights. She also is a natural leader in front of groups. She remembers everyone’s name, and made them feel a part of the class by calling them out. Always smiling, she would handle weights heavier than 200 pound men, like me, in the class with ease, while calling out the next set or exercise, and never breaking a sweat. Her confidence and competence in front of that room each week was impressive. Aside from the physical improvements I’ve seen in that period, I’ve trimmed 5 minutes off my 5k time, am running 8-12k’s with ease, my basketball game is greatly improved and I feel better than I have in years.
When I would provide my training and diet logs Sumi would quickly provide thoughtful feedback, and sometimes gentle encouragement when needed. She has a growing personal training business and is knowledgeable about the science behind fitness and muscle building. She can be tough when needed, so make sure you keep your records up to date.”
“I sought the expertise of Sumi Singh for an aggressive, effective, and efficient nutrition and workout regimen. What I learned from Sumi are permanent, lifestyle changes which I carry with me at every meal. My journey with Sumi Singh has been quite enlightening. Not only have I surpassed my fitness goals, but I have also acquired some unexpected benefits as well. I feel more alert in mind, agile in body, and confident in spirit. Sumi has unlocked a whole new person within me, for which I am extremely grateful. Thank you Sumi!” -RB, see his story under the Client Success Story page.
“Until you can’t for awhile, you don’t realize the many benefits of strength training. But, it feels good to start again and I thanks to Sumi, I can get back to where I was!”-Laurie Hoffman, returning to training after extended break from injuries- unrelated to lifting! 🙂
“Sumi has a unique ability to infect people with her passion for fitness and wellness. Long-time gym rat needing renewed motivation? She’ll take you to new heights. Newbie just looking to lose a little fat and tone up? Sumi keeps you focused and on track.
Her commitment to healthy living is evident but the real gem is Sumi’s inner drive for helping others. Truly a gift to those lucky, and smart, enough to receive it. She’s contagious, y’all!!!!!
I MEAN EVERY SINGLE WORD….AND THEN SOME. ”
“I’d like to think that I was in pretty good physical shape before I worked with Sumi because I worked out regularly and pushed myself in the gym. However, I was struggling with losing the winter weight I had gained. I’ve really learned that my diet has more of an effect on my body than I thought, even if I am working out 6 days a week. She made me feel accountable for reaching my goals, which is really what I needed. Sumi checked on me daily to see how I was doing, and was very quick to respond when I had any questions. She even sent me a great hotel work out when I mentioned to her that I was going to be out of town for a weekend. I have never met a trainer that is as dedicated and thoughtful to her clients and their personal goals as Sumi was to mine. I would recommend Sumi to anyone, at any fitness level! Thank you Sumi!!” -Emy
“La experiencia que estoy teniendo con Sumi S. es formidable: En los años que llevo entranando, nunca habia visto resultados tan rapidos y notables.Hasta que Sumi me comenzo a entrenar y orintarme al respecto como hacer los ejercicio, que rutina llevar y aun mas en la dieta a seguir. Personas se admiran de los cambios tan notables que estan resultando gracias a Sumi Es una persona sumamente profecional, dedicada y sobre todo,sabe muy bien lo que hace, le fascina poder ayudar,entrenar orientar y sobre todo motivar a las personas que estan bajo su responsabilidad como entrenadora profecional. Responde inmediatamente a dudas o preguntas,y da diferentes opciones a modo de seguir ayudando y seguir motivando a su cliente. Estoy completamente feliz,complacida de conocer a Sumi, como persona, profecional Sin su ayuda no hubiera alcanzado mi meta. Gracias a Sumi, en pocas semanas, logre mi objetivo,rebajar las libras deseadas y disminuir un 5% de grasa corporal, eso es fantastico!!! Me siento mejor que nunca a los 47 años de edad. Gracias Sumi un millon.” –A. Diaz, one very satisfied customer!