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Spotlight on fitbeauties: ExerSusie

fitbeauties radiate passion, strength, confidence and joy. You are genuine and influential women who are committed to living a holistically healthy, fit and balanced life. You are full of life and generously share your authentic and vibrant light always striving to love without limits.

Susie is most definitely a fitbeautie. She is one of the most honest, genuine and supportive beauties I know. She lives and breathes health and fitness and loves to share what she knows (and has been doing so for at least the past 15 years that I’ve known her!) She is a fun and feisty mamma who loves her dark chocolate, her kids and her pull ups. She’s also one of those vibrant souls that inspires people everywhere she goes. Of course I wanted you to meet her! We caught up for an interview and he’s what she said.

In 20 words or less, tell us who you are

My name is Susie Proffitt, a.k.a Exersusie! I am a 37 year old mother of three who is truly and utterly obsessed with health and fitness – I love it and cannot get enough! I started exercising at 18. The confidence it gave me changed my world and in year 2001 I became a Personal Trainer.


You are really a fitbeautie! How often do you train?

I train five days a week on average, three of which include strength training.  I keep cardio to a minimum but I do walk my dog everyday. Yoga is a daily practice…. even if time only allows a few salutations.


What are your favorite exercises?

My favorite exercises are pull ups, hanging dips and basically all yoga poses.  I love challenging body weight exercises and I think staying flexible and keeping the spine in proper alignment is the key to youthfulness!


You look so youthful-What is your favorite beauty secret?

I wish I could say sleep but that’s not true! It must be the healthy food, sunscreen and lots of blush!


What is your nutrition strategy?

My nutrition strategy is to not have one! For me, if I focus on restriction or a diet then my thoughts turn obsessive and I want what I can’t have. Lucky for me I love healthy food and would choose hummus and cucumbers over hotdogs any day. I am also conscious of where my food comes from and eat local when possible. Recently my yoga teacher training has made me aware of how much of my food comes from animal sources….. the negatives of modern day farming upset me, so I have been making a few changes!


What are you favorite ways to nourish your heart, mind and soul?

Nature is nourishing to me and I love to walk in fields. Fields with long grass and wild flowers make me happy.


What to you, is the most important element of healthy living?

Most important element of healthy living (besides exercise and not putting toxic crap in your body) is to love and give love. To truly love yourself as you are and be grateful for your life is the key. When you feel this way you are able to share that love and help others. That is what we are here for. This is not always easy for me to remember, but I know it is the truth.


How to do you juggle, work, mommy hood, running a business, training and life in general?

Once we had kids we decided I would work part time so I could be mommy during the day and fitness woman in the evenings and weekends. I have always found ways to fit in quick, intense workouts for myself over the years, even if it meant using the kids as resistance!

What have is the most important lesson you have learned in your fitness journey?

Most important lesson in my fitness journey, is that feeling strong physically directly relates to feeling strong mentally and emotionally. Early on I stopped trying to look a way that wasn’t natural for me (skinny) and I started to embrace the exercises I was good at. In doing so, I gained strength, muscle mass, confidence and more happiness then ever before!

 Where can we find you?
For fun workouts and fitness challenges take a look at my YouTube channel –Double Dog Dare you Workouts-with Steph and Susie
I’m also available to come to you for in -home training as well. If you’re interested in booking a personal training session or attending my yoga classes please contact me at exersusie(at)yahoo.ca or through Facebook – Exer Susie
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