Sydney Cummings

Who is Sydney Cummings?

Sydney Cummings is an American fitness influencer who is active on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and other social platforms. She was born on 8th September 1990 in Charleston, West Virginia, United States. She is known for posting fitness-related content on her social media. 

Sydney Cummings is a high jump champion

Sydney grew up not having a lot of money, so she concentrated her focus on physical activities. She played basketball, volleyball, soccer and athletics. Although she succeeded in every sport she tried, athletics became her passion. After graduating from high school, Sydney got a full scholarship at West Virginia University. Even though she had good grades, her athletic accomplishments were much bigger. Sydney's best disciplines were on the track and field team, where she trained in high jumping. During her university career, Sydney managed to break the national record in the high jump. Her personal record overcame her own height, which is 5'11'

Education and background of Sydney Cummings

While her sports accomplishments amazed everyone, Sydney's studying goals were no smaller. Alongside her athletic training, Sydney managed to study nursing major and work a part-time job. Once she lost that job, she moved to North Carolina, where she took a job as a personal trainer at a local gym. All of her clients were pleased with Sydney's leadership as well as the results of it. Naturally, happy clients led to more demands since people praised Sydney's training. Soon, Sydney worked over 80 hours a week just to accept as many clients as possible. Her business was doing great until she experienced a tragedy

Even though she had little free time, Sydney didn't complain. She grew up in a poorer family, so she learned to appreciate money, even for the price of her free time. She believed her journey until the day when she learned that her brother had died in an accident. Once she heard the horrible news, Sydney stopped and looked at her life. She was crushed, knowing that her brother never got the chance to achieve everything he wanted. It helped her realize that money isn't everything, especially when it stops her from enjoying her life to the fullest. She wanted to accept new clients, but the overwhelming demand prevented her from growing. She thought over her whole strategy and finally decided to create a YouTube channel where she would post her training. 

Sydney Cummings Houdyshell

Sydney created her YouTube channel, Sydney Cummings Houdyshell, in 2016. The main reason behind it was that she wanted to offer her training to everyone. Since she knew how it is not to be able to afford a personal trainer, her goal was to make it accessible to anyone interested. Sydney's channel is divided into workouts based either on time or body part. Time-based videos start at easy 5-minute-long videos and end with incredible hour-long ones. Shorter videos are great for people with little free time and also for complete beginners. Busy people can use her channel to stay in shape, and beginners can work their way through until they're capable of those hour-long workouts. Sydney's videos, divided by body parts, include all the muscle groups, so her audience can choose in which way they want to get stronger. Her most popular video is 30 Minute Butt and Thighs Burnout With Mini Band Workout / Burn 300 Calories, with over 4,6 million views. 

Was Sydney Cummings shot? 

Sydney's idea of diversifying her channel into a few categories attracted a lot of people, ensuring her status as a fitness influencer. Her idea came to life, and Sydney was once again enjoying life to the fullest, accompanied by her fiancé. But in 2018, life decided to test Sydney once again. While walking with her fiancé, the couple was ambushed by four armed men, threatening their life. One of the men shot Sydney in the ankle without any apparent motive. Fortunately, Sydney and her fiancé managed to run to their car and drive away from their attackers. Sydney's injury was so bad that she had to heal for four months. While unable to put any weight on her foot, Sydney feared for her home since she made the most money from her YouTube training. But fortunately, she was able to sustain her audience by posting earlier prepared workouts on her page. 

How much does Sydney Cummings earn? Net Worth

Sydney's net worth is estimated to be nearly 1 million USD. While her YouTube channel alone is worth 750 thousand USD, Sydney has more income possibilities. A lot of her money comes from Royal Change, which is Sydney's premiere fitness company. Besides offering membership in an online fitness support group, Royal Change also sells merchandise. Offered products include thematic mugs and water bottles alongside gym equipment and activewear. 

Interesting facts about Sydney Cummings

  • As of 2023, she is 33 years old. 
  • Her zodiac sign is Virgo.
  • Her height is 5'11' or 180 cm. 
  • Her weight is 70 kilograms or 154 lbs.
  • She has a bachelor's degree in Child Development studies. 
  • While studying at University, she broke a national record in the high jump. 
  • She is a Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Women's Fitness Specialist and Stretching and Mobility coach. 
  • She has over 1,4 million subscribers on YouTube, with an additional 416 thousand followers on Instagram. 
  • Her most popular video is 30 Minute Butt and Thighs Burnout With Mini Band Workout / Burn 300 Calories, with over 4,6 million views.
  • Her net worth is estimated to be nearly 1 million USD.