There is something deep inside of me that makes me want to be the best I can be. Everything I do, I give my all. Fitness is my passion, my life. I cannot remember a time in my life where sport or fitness was not present. I eat, breath and live this life. For me, training and eating well is the best possible way to live life. Keeping your body in great shape shows not only a strong, well maintained body but represents a way of life. It shows discipline, dedication, commitment and a strong work ethic. No one ever got a great body by not living by these standards.
My name is Su Farrell and I was born in Devon in the south west of the UK. As soon as I could walk I was enrolled in my local gymnastics club which I attended for my entire childhood. I participated in every sport through school, eventually joining a gym when I was old enough. I always had an athletic body, straight up and down with narrow hips. I was a real tomboy as a child, I never wore dresses and preferred wearing my camouflage cap to nice shoes.
I have travelled the world, met a lot of different people and seen a lot of things. My life has not been perfect, far from it, but I have overcome challenges and moved forwards, always. I have a fantastic family, without them I don’t know where I would be.
In 2010 I moved to London to really pursue my passion in fitness. This was the best thing I could ever have done. I have accomplished so much in that time. In 2011 I decided to take up competitive powerlifting, and this culminated in a World title at the end of the year. I then made the switch to body building in 2012 and competed with the UKBFF in the bodyfitness class. I won first place in my second competition and an invite to the British Finals where I came in in the best shape of my life but unfortunately this did not see me place. I then had to rethink my competitive future and came to the realisation that the UKBFF bodyfitness class was not for me. At the start of 2013 I competed in the new UKBFF physique class but was not comfortable with the way I looked. I had put on a fair bit of muscle over the few months between competitions but preferred the slightly smaller look on my frame. Again, I needed to decide which path to go down and this is when I really started to consider The WBFF. The figure class in The WBFF favours a harder and leaner look than the UKBFF bodyfitness class which suited me perfectly. In July 2013 I competed in my first show with The WBFF. I travelled to Sacramento, California to compete, my first time competing abroad. The figure class was ideal for me and I won, earning my pro card. Four weeks later I competed in my first WBFF Pro show in Vegas, again making the trip across the pond to compete. I was on stage with one of my idols, Monica Brant, which in itself was an amazing achievement. She was someone I looked up to as having a great physique long before I got involved in the sport and now I was sharing the stage with her. Unfortunately I did not place in this competition. It had been a hard year and I think my body, and my mind, needed a break. Now being a Figure Pro with The WBFF my only option to compete was in Worlds again the following year. I took the year to make improvements to my physique and once again travelled to Vegas to compete in 2014. Bringing a much tighter and leaner physique to the stage, I loved every second on stage and placed sixth in the World.
I have learnt a lot about myself from competing, not all good I must admit. But what I do know is that I will give my all. Always. Sometimes this can result in other areas of my life suffering and this is something I must work on. I want to give 100%, I have to give 100%. And that goes for whatever I put my mind to. I know I am a strong person, I couldn’t possibly do the things I have done if I wasn’t.
I hope that the things I have accomplished in my life help others to realise their true potential. If I have inspired even one person to get out there and pursue their dreams I will be happy.
QUALIFICATIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
- WBFF Figure Pro
- UKBFF Bodyfitness British Finalist 2012
- WPC U60kg World Powerlifting Champion 2011
- Precision Nutrition
- PICP Level 1
- Premier Diploma in Personal Training and Sports Massage Therapy
- BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science – University of Birmingham, UK