about suzanne brue
Suzanne Brue, MS, is an author, teacher, and wellness expert exploring the intersection of fitness, personality, and behavior change.
Suzanne began her career in Burlington, Vermont, where she held faculty and counseling positions at Trinity College and University of Vermont. For decades, she helped guide students through the messy and essential process of self discovery. As part of this work, Suzanne began to research personality type systems, which offered an accessible framework for better understanding human behavior.
In her mid 30s, Suzanne made a self discovery of her own: She couldn’t swim a single lap across a pool. At that ah-ha moment, she decided to commit to an active lifestyle, and swimming laps became part of her weekly routine.As she naturally embraced fitness for herself, she wondered what made it so easy for some while others struggled to maintain momentum. Looking at fitness through the lens of personality type, Suzanne noticed that people were far more likely to succeed with exercise when the activity and environment matched their natural tendencies.
Excited by her observations, Suzanne embarked on a research project which resulted in a revolutionary fitness personality system inspired by the Myers-Briggs Type IndicatorⓇ. Based on six years of research with fit and physically active people of all types, her groundbreaking book, The 8 Colors of Fitness: Discover Your Color-Coded Fitness Personality and Create an Exercise Program You’ll Never Quit? (Oakledge, 2008) http://amzn.to/1JAgdPm offers practical, down-to-earth advice for every fitness personality — from those new to fitness to no-nonsense gym rats and competitive athletes. Suzanne also created The 8 Colors of Fitness Your Workbook, (Oakledge 2015) . http://amzn.to/1JwWSPe., an interactive workbook to help health coaches and personal trainers create foolproof fitness plans with their clients.
Suzanne’s system has inspired hundreds of thousands of people around the world to find physical activities that are ideal for their unique personality. One-size-fits-all fitness is a thing of the past.
Suzanne’s is a frequent speaker at psychological and fitness conferences and her work has been featured in publications like Arthritis Today, Experience Life, Natural Health Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle as well a numerous online sites. She recently developed a statewide physical activity program for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. Suzanne served as President of The Association for Psychological Type International www.aptinternational.org, President of Vermont Association of Psychological Type www.vermontapt.org, and was member of The Vermont Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sports.
Suzanne, a Purple Harmony enjoys a variety of activities, including swimming, biking, yoga and strength training. She and her Silver Efficient husband live in Delray Beach, Florida, and have three grown children and four grandchildren.