PAUL SUMNER

PAUL SUMNER

PAUL SUMNER

Coach

Bio

Paul has been active all his life, mostly in some form of outdoor recreation. Starting in high school, he began to give attention to fitness. He was an average wrestler on his high school team. Paul was extremely fit, but not nearly strong enough for his weight class to be super competitive. He won about as many matches as he lost. After high school, Paul joined the United States Marine Corps and dedicated 5 years of his life to the direct service and defense of the best damn country on the planet, the United States of America. Obviously physical fitness was just a way of life in the Marines, but the most valuable thing he learned in the Corps was mental toughness. And that’s a character trait he shares with most CrossFitters; the mental fortitude to continue to push when most people quit. So when you come to Paul’s class, he expects your absolute best effort.

Paul was fortunate enough to be a member of a Search and Rescue team in Washington State for four years. Some of the toughest physical challenges he faced were back country hiking in full kit, up a mountain, in feet of fresh snow. Some of the fittest people he has ever met apply their fitness to save lives in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. He was fortunate to share that experience with them.

Paul has completed numerous 5ks, 10ks, mud runs and other various trendy tests of fitness. He has also competed in several Crossfit competitions as well. He’s currently training to increase his numbers in weightlifting for competition. He is an avid supporter of GORUCK events and continues to train and complete those on a regular basis. He is a stickler for form. Safety is paramount and proper form is how we keep you safe in the gym. Paul wants you to get a great workout, but more importantly, he wants you to leave healthy so he sees you in the gym again.

Grunts = Gains.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level I Certified, 2015
  • United States Marine Corps 2001-2006
  • Washington State Wilderness Search and Rescue 2006-2010
  • Tough Mudder, 2013
  • Various CrossFit competitions 2013 - present
  • MDUSA Level 1 Athlete, 2015
  • Multiple GORUCK Tough and GORUCK Heavy completions
  • CrossFit Weightlifting, 2016

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