Where are you from: Kuopio, Finland
When did you start: 2012
How & why did you start:
I spent my childhood and youth playing different ball games, from basketball to football. When I was in upper secondary school, I started to go to the gym. Somewhere in the whirlpool of the internet, I found a forum where people were discussing CrossFit. That sounded like fun, and I googled more. I found out that a CrossFit gym was about to open in Kuopio, and I took part in the first on-ramp course. From right away, CrossFit was so much fun, and that’s the main reason why I have kept training for almost nine years. I never get bored because there is always some progression you can take, and the training varies a lot. For me, the CrossFit gym is also a social place, where I have tied friendships. It’s almost like y - you forget all your sorrows when training. I’m not the most competitive person, but I enjoy challenging myself. All I want for competitions is to have some fun!
Your coolest sport memory:
I live for moments where I can exceed my expectations - not for events to win. I ran a half marathon in demanding conditions in Tahko, and I have also rowed a length of a marathon. I don't focus on these skills when I train, but I want to explore what my body is capable of doing.
Your biggest goal:
I want to snatch and squat until I’m 80 years old!
Living in the moment is my jam. I simply want to enjoy doing sports and enjoy living.