If you’ve ever done any online workouts you very likely already know a bit about my next guest on the Be Amazing Podcast. Sydney Cummings has become a YouTube sensation providing free online workouts every single day at 5am. Sydney and her fiancé Dustin have scaled this free online fitness page to a multi-faceted fitness and nutrition conglomerate that includes everything from custom merchandise, nutritional products, an online paid membership community, and complete fitness media company. You’re not going to want to miss this story of how a sweet small town girl from West Virginia has repeatedly overcome adversity and turned it into her “why” of never forgetting to truly LIVE each day.
Sydney went to West Virginia University on a full academic and athletic scholarship for track & field. Having never lifted a weight prior to college, Sydney had no intentions of pursuing a career in fitness until a part-time personal training gig scratched an itch she didn’t even know she had. As fitness has evolved and boutique gyms with expensive membership fees became the norm, Sydney made it her mission to make fitness available to everyone with no barriers. Listen in as we hear about this incredible journey and how things kicked into high gear when adversity struck twice and both times Sydney and Dustin pushed through with more tenacity than ever.
Cel Thompson Smart, the host of the Be Amazing Podcast, wears many hats as a mom, wife, career woman, fitness professional, and community leader. Her life mantra of “Be Amazing,” through all these roles led her to creating the ‘Be Amazing’ fitness showcase and apparel line to celebrate women in fitness. She also created the Men in Bras runway show—both to raise money for those fighting breast cancer. Celia’s hope for these ventures is that they help other women across the world identify and celebrate what makes them uniquely amazing.