Meet Népra Team Athlete Karoliina Kattelus

KAROLIINA KATTELUS

Birthday: 1994

Where are you from: Tampere, Finland

Sport: CrossFit

When did you start: 2016

Instagram: @katteluskm

How & why did you start:

I played baseball until I moved to study in 2014. In Tampere, I started to go to the gym mainly for superficial reasons. In 2016, I heard about CrossFit, and on the same day, I called the gym if they still had a spot left for the on-ramp course starting on that day. I got the place and thought, I will do CrossFit for the summer that I spent in my childhood home. Well, here we are: I’m still addicted and eager to find out how far I can go. I love the diversity and how goal-oriented CrossFit can be. Soon after starting, I noticed I’m good at this, and I have the potential to get better.

Your coolest sport memory:

In Karjalan Kovin in 2019, the first day was cold and rainy. The first event of that year included cycling, swimming, and running. I still remember the moment I had to step into the icy cold water. Swimming is not my strength, and I wasn’t looking forward to it. To my surprise, I did quite well in the swimming part, and I was so happy about my performance.

Your biggest goal:

I want to stay strong and healthy and be able to deep squat when I’m 60 years old. Before that, I want to keep training and see what I have to give on the competition floors.

Motto:

If you decide to do something, do it right straight away

  1. I’m a class teacher, and I also teach sports.
  2. I love decorating and green plants.
  3. I enjoy planning gifts for others, and I’m quite good at it.
  4. I’m short-tempered.
  5. I have three brothers and one sister.
  6. I would like to be able to whistle loud so that I didn’t have to use a whistle during the sport classes
  7. A coffee and a smoothie is my routine start for the day.
  8. My family has a farm, and I used to work there every summer until I graduated to become a teacher.
  9. I get easily excited, and I can get going for days and days until the hype fades away.
  10. I’m pedantic and pay attention to details.
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