My name is Suzanne and I am a Powerlifter. I have coached and programmed myself as well as family members and friends for years on the down-low helping them achieve their goals. I am a qualified British powerlifting referee. I have a 1st Class BA in Film and Moving Image Production which sounds odd to mention, but it taught me many things that strangely helped me when I started powerlifting, but that's another story for another time.
I have been a powerlifter for six years now and I have competed for Team GB twice, breaking the IPF Junior Deadlift world record twice, and placing 3rd at Euros 2019.
WHAT IS YOUR COACHING PHILOSOPHY?
Keep it simple. I have successfully coached and programmed myself for six years which led me to compete at an international level. Through those years I have found that keeping it simple in regards to training, competing, and mentality has been the best approach. Each person works differently and we all require different things but complex ≠ better. My aim is to help you achieve your goals, understand what works for you, and learn that powerlifting really isn't complex and scary.
WHAT IS POWERLIFTING TO YOU?
Powerlifting is a facet for me to express myself, I like training to be strong,
it's a simple yet powerful goal I have that can go on and on and never end.
Obviously, I have smaller goals within that overarching theme, but you'll see
a pattern. I like keeping things simple. You get out what you put in and
I find the process no matter how arduous or repetitive truly rewarding.
WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH?
My approach is direct yet relaxed. I want you to feel comfortable enough to give it to me straight and talk to me honestly. I am a powerlifter too and I have experienced the same things that you experience in training as well as competition. I am also a firm believer in slow and steady progress, deferring gratification so that you can put yourself in a better position for the long term. We are all at different points in our journey and I want to be a part of it, I want to learn alongside you and learn what works for you.
WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES?
I've learned a lot from Joe Sullivan, Brooke Ence, Scott Stevenson, James Hollingshead, Bryce Krawczyk, Annie Thorinsdottir, and Kristin Dunsmore.