S2 E14 Suzanna Tjarks Living Healty: for the Love of Life


My name is Suzanne Tjarks. 

I was born in Ft Hood Tx and raised all over the world. I currently live in Peachtree City, Ga with my husband, Chris Tjarks, 3 time Ga Strongman, Master, and my beautiful daughter who is attending acting school.

I am 5’1.
Off season weight 138 comp weight is 124-126
I have been competing in Figure Masters and Open classes since 2011.
I started at the age of 44 when an old friend suggested I do something with all the muscle I have!
Jokingly I agreed but never thought I’d be good at it. 

2011 Vulcan Classic Novice short class 2nd, Masters short 1st , Open Short class 1st
2011 Steel World Masters Short 2nd, Open Short class 2nd
2011 Southeastern Classic Masters short class 1st, Masters Overall, Open Short class 2nd
2012 Battle at the River Chattanooga Short Class 4th
2013 WBFF Worlds Pro/Am Las Vegas Open Short 2nd, Masters 3rd
2014 WBFF ORLANDO Open class 2nd and received PRO CARD
2014 WBFF WORLDS Las Vegas PRO SHOW no place

Somewhere in there I almost died from severe-acute pancreatitis but I was not about to let that take me out. I’ll explain more in the interview.

I thought I was ready to retire after Worlds last August but I woke up one day not too long ago and the urge was burning deep to push myself harder because someone told me I didn’t have it anymore. Never tell me I can’t do something, that fuels me to fight harder than ever. So I am currently in contest prep.



E44 Fitness Freak Geek and Athlete

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