James Sumers has been teaching group fitness since 2012. He is certified as a Les Mills BODYPUMP and Spinning® instructor. Prior to teaching at the Chicago Athletic Clubs, James taught Cycling at Shad Hall at the Harvard Business School in Boston. He has a Bachelors Degree in History from Northwestern University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. James loves to travel and can frequently be found at an airport. He is also an avid cyclist, having biked from San Francisco to Los Angles seven times as part of AIDS/LifeCycle.