Susan Beens is Ms. Fitness USA 2009. She is a Colorado native, but spent time in Nashville getting her undergraduate degree in business. While in Nashville, she opened a gymnastics facility. She trained a level 10 gymnast to the national championships, level 8s and 9s to state and regional championships, and had several TOPS national qualifiers. Susan also worked with a handful of junior fitness competitors and took them to local and national level shows. She has been teaching tumbling and acro for dance, along with strength and flexibility for many years. Before she coached tumbling for dance she coached gymnastics, starting at age 15. She was a competitive gymnast, stopping at level 9. Susan also trained in ballet, jazz, and lyrical at The Durango Ballet Academy.