Balance sponsored athlete - Sue Bettridge
Most recent/best competition results:
We'll in my six years of competing; I've done over forty comps throughout the Four federations in NZ- NABBA, INBA, NABBA-WFF and NZIFBB. Of all these I have only ever placed outside of first place three times - being two seconds and one third place... So my winning success rate is extremely high, I push myself very hard. I hold NZ National titles for 2012 and 2013 in both NABBA-WFF and NZIFBB. This year I've won the Nabba-wff Christchurch Grand Prix Figure overalls, went to Southern Hemispheres in Gold Coast Australia and won there, then the biggy - my most massive accomplishment - Ms UNIVERSE 2014 in Seoul Korea.
Where do you find inspiration to train and compete?
I'm a very self motivated and driven person and I'm always out to push my own boundaries...see what I've got within, how far can I push today and how can I improve or make changes from yesterday.
How did you get into this sport?
I joined a gym to tone up, feel healthier and improve my physique ....I got talked into doing my first comp....and at the time I said it would be my first an last....lol
We'll six years on and I'm still going.....no talk of any lasts at the moment lol
Hardest part about being a Bodybuilder:
Hardest part about being a b/builder is 'what goes in your mouth' especially if you want to be outstanding on stage....nutrition is 80% in this game.
Best part about being a Bodybuilder:
Taking control of your mind and body both physically and mentally, molding into the shape you desire....then getting on stage which for me is completion of that journey....then a new journey begins for next phase/comp.
Sports Supplements you take and when:
Balance Amino Pro - Three serves throughout the day.
Balance L-Carnitine - Leading up to competition time.
Balance s range of low Carb protein bars - great yummy sweet treat anytime.
Words of wisdom for upcoming bodybuilders or potential bodybuilders out there:
What ever journey/sport you undertake, it must be for YOU...NO ONE ELSE...dig deep within...set the goal...and continually and consistently do something everyday to move towards it...this is your life, take a hold of it, keep going forward and don't look back.