Susan Filer Is Fabulous At 50+!
Sixty-one-years-young IPL Bikini & Figure Athlete. And Evening Gown Masters Pro.
IMAGES BY MICHAEL BROOKS
“Follow your passion, even when it gets hard! Be happy and don’t ever give up. Be patient and work hard every day towards your dreams and goals.”
SEAM: Who are some of your inspirations in life or otherwise?
SUSAN FILER: My Mom and Dad! They never waiver from who they are. They taught and showed me to love God and others, be responsible and work hard.
SEAM: What’s the best life advice you’ve been given?
SF: I will never forget my Dad saying to me, “you learn from your mistakes.” I am always so hard on myself when I make a mistakes. I have learned that we fix them, continue on and grow!
SEAM: What life advice would you give to the younger generations?
SF: Follow your passion, even when it gets hard! Be happy and don’t ever give up. Be patient and work hard every day towards your dreams and goals!
SEAM: How do you find work-life balance?
SF: Time management for sure! At the end of each day I prep for the next day. I have a tight schedule with the workouts I need to get done in the morning and still be at work by 8am.
SEAM: What does it mean to “age gracefully”?
SF: To me it means laughing at myself and accepting the little hints that we really can’t control…like wrinkles and not so perfect skin. I love the wisdom I have gained. I feel the most confident in my skin that I ever have. I am living my best life right now.
SEAM: Do you consider yourself stylish?
SF: Yes! I do love fashion and keep up with the styles. I love a more classic style with a little fun or color mixed in!
SEAM: How has your style changed over time?
SF: I do love change! Because I have become more confident with my body and weight loss transformation I feel I can wear most styles. I do try to not wear or shop too much in the juniors department. –smiles- I don’t want to look like I am trying to be 20 again.
SEAM: Which trends do you think should come back and which ones should die?
SF: High waisted skirts and pants! I would love to see the high waisted bell bottoms come back! What should die is anything baggy, saggy or oversized!
SEAM: Do you have a lot of black in your closet?
SF: Yes, I am guilty of that! I do believe black makes me look slimmer. I do have a little black dress that I love!
SEAM: What are some of your favorite colors when it comes to clothing?
SF: Right now I am loving the plum colors. My other favorites are burgundy, blue and deep purple.
SEAM: In what sort of clothing do you feel most comfortable?
SF: Workout clothing! But I confess, as soon as I get home I put on my pajamas!
SEAM: In what sort of clothing do you feel most elegant?
SF: OMG! I have to say in my evening gown when competing at IPL!
SEAM: You are in amazing shape! What is your secret?
SF: Being consistent with my diet and workouts. I always have a new goal! Usually it’s my next competition.
SEAM: What is next for you?
SF: Another IPL competition and getting my Pro Card in Figure!
SEAM: Any final thoughts?
SF: I love being over 50/60! I look at life different now focusing on my next chapter. I am having so much fun!
“I look at life different now focusing on my next chapter. I am having so much fun!”