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Sueallen Lottimore has unfinished business on bodybuilding stage

Sueallen Lottimore, second left, seen here during the IBBF Caribbean Grand Prix at Ruth Seaton James at CedarBridge Academy two years ago, is keen to get back on the stage (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Sueallen Lottimore has not lost sight of her goal of competing in professional bodybuilding despite encountering obstacles that have put her career on hold.

The multiple Bermuda women’s champion has not competed on stage since earning multiple pro cards at the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness Pro League Caribbean Grand Prix Bermuda at CedarBridge Academy in December 2019.

Lottimore secured a pair of pro cards after winning the women's physique open and bodybuilding divisions at the event.

The Elite Fitness Gym personal trainer continued her training in anticipation of making her professional debut last year before the Covid-19 pandemic brought her plans to a halt.

“I was still training and right after my birthday [March] everything went left, Covid, everything,” Lottimore said.

“I was training right up until then and was still in pretty good shape and wanted to do a show in 2020, kind of like towards the end of the year, but it never panned out because of Covid.

“Couldn’t stay on the diet like I wanted to because of money, obviously.

“I was training people on the outside and everything just went left, like I guess for everyone. Everybody’s experience was different.”

With her career already suspended, Lottimore’s support was then required to relocate after her daughter, Jalan, gave birth to twins in Houston.

“I came out here November and I’ve been out here ever since helping her,” Lottimore added. “I joined a gym but I’ve been there three times since I’ve been out here because the twins are a lot of work and I’ve just been here helping her.

“But the babies are doing great; they are amazing.

“They are growing nice, it’s just a lot of work. You have to feed them every three hours so they grow and it’s lots of sleepless nights.

“It’s just been a whirlwind but we are blessed and grateful that they are healthy with no issues or anything like that.”

Lottimore is now looking forward to whipping herself into shape and finally realising her dream of competing at the professional level.

“In any career, life happens and we have to do what we have to do,” she said. “I’m going to get back to the stage.

“I am determined to get back on that stage and do a pro show. I want to at least do two or three.

“I have put my career on hold but, God willing, I will definitely be back.

“I am coming back [to Bermuda] next week and I look forward to getting back in shape and hopefully I can get some type of sponsorship so I can do a show later in the year.

“It’s been rough and I’m sure it’s been rough for everyone back home as well.”

Lottimore secured her pro cards in her final attempt at the 2019 IFBB Pro League Caribbean Grand Prix Bermuda in what was her first competitive appearance in nearly a decade.

“I feel very blessed for the opportunity and grateful for the IFBB Caribbean Grand Prix to come to Bermuda and this happening in my home town,” she said at the time.

Lottimore was the only competitor earning multiple pro cards at the event.

She was one of two local competitors achieving the feat on stage at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts, joining Lauren D'Amico, who earned a pro card after winning the bikini open division.

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Published February 02, 2021 at 8:00 am (Updated February 01, 2021 at 11:36 pm)

Sueallen Lottimore has unfinished business on bodybuilding stage

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