Lottimore to take final shot at pro card
The approach to the task at hand might be different, but the passion to be the very “best version” of herself remains the same for bodybuilder Sueallen Lottimore.
The multiple Bermuda national women’s champion has been going through her paces in preparation for next month’s International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness Pro League Caribbean Grand Prix in Bermuda.
Lottimore has her work cut out for her as she is competing in women’s physique, women’s bodybuilding and women’s bodybuilding masters 35 and over classes.
Still, she remains optimistic she can hold her own at this level and has huge incentive to put her best foot forward as the overall winners of each class will earn IFBB pro cards.
“A pro card would mean everything to me,” Lottimore said. “It would be awesome and would mean a lot to me and make me feel so proud.”
The 51-year-old personal trainer and make-up artist is making her first competition appearance in nearly a decade.
“I’ve always wanted to do one more show,” she said. “I’m feeling pretty optimistic and it’s either all or nothing.”
As for her ongoing preparations, Lottimore added: “This has been different because I’m older now. As you get older, your metabolism slows down so the diet has been different, lots of cardio morning and nights, so it’s been different, but good. I feel really good.
“I started grinding in January. Coach Shelby Starnes has been amazing. He has dialled me in along with my posing coach Kenny Wallach.
“I’m excited to show Bermuda what I have been doing and I hope you all like it.”
The IFBB Pro League Caribbean Grand Prix in Bermuda will take place at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts at CedarBridge Academy on December 7.
The categories also include bodybuilding, classic physique, men’s physique, figure, bikini and fitness with competitors to be judged by a five-member panel, which includes Steve Weinberger, who is regarded as the IFBB’s leading judge.
Lottimore is grateful to have another opportunity to compete at this level, especially in front of a home crowd.
“It makes it extremely special to compete again because it’s my passion and it’s my home,” she said. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to still live out my passion and bring the best version of myself. To represent Bermuda means everything, this is where I started.”
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