About Susan Arruda

Workouts for men and women who are fitness driven

I Stand For….

“Strength, courage, confidence and independence for women.
Emotional stability.
A woman having her own identity, beyond mom, wife or partner.
For a woman to be in control of her own life and body, and not put herself last.
The ability to be fit without spending a lot of money or time.
No compromise.

No excuses.”

About Susan Arruda

Susan Arruda has been training for over 35 years.

She is a 6 time Fitness/Figure champion, and holds PRO status in 2 designations. She is an author, model. swimming and fitness instructor, certified lifeguard and personal trainer. She is in her late 40’s and a mom of 2, has lived a healthy active lifestyle since age 11, and is qualified to speak to, and train women in any stage of life.  Susan’s personal training clients have ranged from 19 to 74 years of age. 

Susan was the female keynote speaker for the online Muscle Building Summit that included top presenters including Canada’s own Tommy Europe (TV’s Bulging Brides,Last 10 Lb, Boot Camp) Dr. John Rusin,
Dai Manuel, Olympic coaches and PhD level nutritionists,  among others. 
Susan has presented on Facebook live to audiences of 25,000 and answered questions on training and other specific matters pertaining to women/moms and fitness. (Pregnancy etc). Susan holds several certifications including Personal Trainer Specialist.

Even when not under the harsh lights of the competition stage, Susan maintains a very high fitness level year round, she has no “off-season.”  She creates a variety of workouts that get results and does not believe in gimmicks, “secrets” or anything that compromises women or their fitness.

A few testimonials and complimentary words from around the world about Susan

“I’ve had the opportunity to spend some time with Susan Arruda, from watching her compete at the WBFF Championships to hearing her amazing story of personal struggle. She is a tremendously dedicated athlete who represents herself with dignity and grace. Her reach and influence go far beyond the physical realm of training in her ability to connect and inspire women with emotional and psychological struggles.”
Jeff Russo – President  PRO Fitness Program (Over $30M in training sales 2016 – best in industry)

“Susan Arruda presents a near perfect physique.”
David Ford –  A-list fitness model photographer David Ford of Status Fitness.

Susan Arruda has sculpted her body into a PERFECT fitness physique and cleans up at every show she enters. She’s also as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside.
– Lyzabeth Lopez – Creator of the Hourglass Workout, fitness personality and model.

“Susan Arruda stays in the best shape year round of anyone I have ever photographed.”
Bernard Clark – Professional Photographer

Darlene H, Cashier
This is the BEST!!!! I have a complete exercise program that will take me three months and then I can start again. Never need to buy another dvd or program. Thank you Susan:) I started out incorrectly I did the video instead of the exercise sheets–I have printed out everything and I’m off to pick up a high quality three-ring binder to keep everything in the same place. I am so excited!!! You should see me smile right now! This is a high quality program; you just stole fitness!!! So happy! — off to the store. Thank you! – Always in fitness—Darlene H.

Carla H, Personal Trainer, Fitness Competitor
Just finished day 2. This is so different then what I’m used to! Sweating like crazy! Legs are already sore from yesterday! Lol. I’m used to lifting heavy like the “bros” and taking longer rest periods. Loving this! Can’t wait to see progress! I have just under 24 weeks to my 40th birthday. My plan is to do this program twice through and hopefully have the best legs at 40 than I have ever had in my life!! Fit and Fab at Forty! Let’s do this!!
–Carla H.

Maurean S. Artist and Fitness Enthusiast
HI Susan, I stumbled across some pictures of you on Facebook, and have looked at your site … You have the most amazing body! Your training techniques in the videos I watched are very different than what I have seen! I have purchased 3 of your other videos and am thoroughly enjoying them and I want to see which one to purchase next! I have to tell you Susan … You have THE most unbelievable legs!!! Thank you for always staying in touch personally, it means a lot to me.

Susan, I just came across your site this morning, I cannot tell you enough what a inspiration you are. I have gotten off track and seeing your YouTubes and the site have re motivated me. So many to choose from. The 12 days of Xmas the bosu ball, stepper, and foam roller workouts are all great starts for the re-beginning. I am so impressed with the short workouts. I have gained back 50lbs and this is not my fourth time of major losses which makes me realize I am back at square 1 making baby steps to reach a healthy goal andhopefully in thenext 3 years before i turn 50 and a obtainable physique like yours. Your workouts are great because they are free, at home, using almost all that you have with the exception of the large bar, I do have a barbell though. I have an extensive library of beachbody dvds and other trainers too, but somehow the exercises you did in the short amount of time hit all body parts and I was so impressed. I would love to keep in touch if alright with you.

Susan I love your page, you’ve changed my life already =) THANK YOU SO MUCH. Believe me you’re GREAT.  You’re more than amazing by offering all that stuff about how to get fit.  I can’t even find words to express how i feel =) Thank you again. – S. Chédid

I used to watch u train at my old gym and was amazed. Motivated me. Susan any woman who wants to get really fit will look at u as an inspiration to them. U definitely made me work harder at the gym. L. Spizziri

Hello Marco and Susan,
I met both of you at the Zoomer Show and enjoyed the conversation and your stories very much. I also purchased the DVD set you had offered and wanted to let you know that it’s excellent, I use the BOSU ball and bands frequently in my training sessions so the new ideas on this equipment presented by Susan are excellent. I’m still trying to keep up with Susan !!!

Thanks again, great talking with you both. D.G. – Tactical trainer” SWAT

Susan Arruda – Titles


Double title win.

1st place Figure (Over 35)

1st place Figure (Short)


2009 Signed with Advanced Genetics

as Official Elite Athlete. Now an ambassador.



1st place Figure PRO Division


1st place Figure (advanced division)

Awarded new FAME PRO Status

Muscle Model – 2nd place


1st place Figure (open division)

2nd place Fitness Model Masters

3rd place fitness model


2nd place Figure Division,

3rd place Fitness Model Championships

1st place Masters Division


1st place Best Clubwear category

FAME MAGAZINE Premier Issue 2006 Featured photo in FIGURE POSING 101 article.