Susan Ottey, better known as Suzy Savage for her love of powerlifting, is the owner of Better Bodies 757, a gym in Hampton, VA focused on empowering women to become the strongest version of themselves. Through her own athletic development, Susan realized the importance of training for an unrelenting mindset when working towards goals in all areas of life. This sparked her passion for training women to not only become physically stronger, but to train for mental toughness as well. Clients come to Better Bodies for fitness but leave with a renewed confidence in their ability to conquer their life goals. In helping those women, she found she had a natural inclination for entrepreneurship.
As her business evolved, so did her passion for helping other women achieve the same massive results that she did. While continuing to train successful powerlifters and strength athletes, Susan now hosts Her Health and Wealth Mastermind where she teaches other women the Suzy Savage Method of leveling up in business and health. In addition, she created the Strong by Choice Podcast to support entrepreneurs who are looking to achieve life balance while building an empire. Although young, Susan is building a strong presence in her community as she makes a name for herself as a successful business owner and mentor looking to invest in others.
Susan Ottey, MAEd, VATL, CSCS
Mental toughness is what allows a person to control the trajectory of their life. I believe that an individual’s potential is limitless once they lose their excuses and commit to their goals. This concept is especially important to instill in our youth. I enjoy working with youth empowerment organizations spreading this message.
STRENGTH and CONDITIONING
Whether an athlete looking to take their game to the next level or a new mom ready to take her body back, I love teaching clients how to evolve into the best version on themselves. The benefits of strength training go far beyond the physical. The most successful people in the world have achieved their results from their ability to harness mental toughness and I love using physical fitness to teach and instill this trait in others while learning to care for your body in that process.
COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION
The lack of health education in combination with the ease of access to junk food has caused a rise in preventable health issues especially amongst minority communities. Rather than push medications and surgeries, fitness and nutrition education will attack the problems at their root. My goal is to educate and empower families to break the cycle of passing preventable diseases generation after generation.
Better Bodies Performance and Enhancement/Personal Training
Owner CEO/Performance Specialist
June 2016 - Present
Athletic Performance Enhancement
Strength and Conditioning
Personal and Group Training Nutrition Education
The Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters
Clinical Outreach Athletic Trainer
May 2015 - November 2017
Provide medical coverage for Virginia Beach Public schools athletic events and practices
Provide medical coverage for youth sports teams and adult leagues that compete at the Virginia Beach Field House and Sportsplex
Advise patients on rehabilitation and treatment protocols and refer when necessary
Document injuries utilizing electronic medical records
Primary Care Athletic Trainer
May 2016 - November 2017
Take and review patient histories
Evaluate and assess orthopedic injuries
Complete referral paperwork and arrange appointments with specialists
Fit patients for braces and orthotics
Verify health insurance and pre-authorization procedures for patients
Educate patients on physician’s recommendations
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Bloom Summer Leadership Institute
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This program, based in Newport News Middle schools, aims to encourage and empower young girls with leadership skills. Each year powerful women CEO’s from the area come in for a day of mentorship and pouring positivity into the next generation.
I love the purpose behind this event. As a first generation college graduate and entrepreneur I understand the importance of having mentors in your life. Being able to see people like yourself in places that you never imagined you could reach, creates an internal motivation within.
ACHI 2x Award Nominee - Health and Fitness
Woman on the Rise
Guest Speaker | 2nd Annual Bloom Summer Leadership Institute
Panelist - Year of the Female Boss
• Boston University – Boston, MA
Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training
September 2009 - May 2013
• Virginia Polytechnic and State University – Blacksburg, VA Masters of Art in Education with
Concentration in Instructional Technology
August 2013 - May 2015
• Certified Athletic Trainer - Board of Certification
May 2013 - present
• Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist –
National Strength and Conditioning Association
August 2014 - present
• Licensed Athletic Trainer – Virginia Board of Medicine
June 2013 - present
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