Name Susie Given
Location (Suburb/State/Country) Canberra
Height (in cm) 173
Contest Weight (in kg) 61
Offseason Weight (in kg) 68
Division Bodybuilding (Figure, Women’s Physique, Bodybuilding etc.)
Facebook Address susie.given3
Instagram Address sooozee_
Sponsors Anytime Fitness Fyshwick, Australian Sports Nutrition Canberra, Real Time Photography & Video
ANB ACT- Figure Overall Champion, 1st Place Novice, 1st Place Open
ANB Nationals- 3rd Place Figure Novice, 4th Place Figure Open
ANB Universe International- 1st Place Figure Novice, 1st Place Figure Open- Awarded Pro Card
ANB PRO- 3rd Place Figure Pro
ICN ACT- 2nd Place Figure Novice, 3rd Place Figure Open
ICN International- 3rd Place Figure Open, 2nd Place Figure Novice
ICN ACT- 2nd Place Fitness Novice
ANB ACT- 1st Place Fitness Novice, 2nd Place Fitness Open
ANB Nationals- 5th Place Fitness Novice
When did you first start training?
I first started weight training properly in late 2014, but have always been active.
How long have you been competing for?
I’ve had 3 seasons so far, 10 shows over 3 years. I cant see myself stopping any time soon!
What do you like most about competing?
The biggest thing for me is watching my body change, and focusing my efforts on improvements I can make. I kind of fell in to body building, and at first was going to ‘try’ it out and see what I thought of it. It kinda takes over and you fall in love with the sport. Those few minutes that you get on stage with other women who have taken the time to make changes and have worked so hard to show off what they’ve done, there’s nothing really like it at all.
Why do you choose to be a natural athlete?
There has never been a choice for me to be anything other than a natural athlete. I want to make a point of being in my best physical condition off my own back, and being the best example that I can be to other women- whether they want to compete or not. If I can motivate at least one other woman to challenge herself with a goal to be in her best physical condition, off her own back, then I’m happy.
What is your number one piece of advice?
If you love something, throw everything you have into it. The moment you stop loving it, remove it. I love the whole process of competing so much, its what I live and breathe. Putting energy into what your passionate about seems like a simple piece of advice, but its not. Patience is hard sometimes, and other elements of life can get in the way. If you focus on what you love, and don’t let anyone take that from you, you’ll have everything you’re working for.