Meet Népra Team Athlete Olli Tarvainen

OLLI TARVAINEN

Birthday: 1993

Where are you from: Jyväskylä, Finland

Sport: CrossFit

When did you start: 2015

Instagram: @ollitarvainen

How & why did you start:

I stopped playing floorball and I wanted to do something new & different. CrossFit was not my first choice because I had a long background in group sport, and first I thought CrossFit more like Body Pump type group training. It wasn’t until my parents persuaded me to try out and signed in for an OnRamp course.

Your coolest sport memory:

In elementary school, I lost in the country skiing competition by one second. I practiced a lot and wanted to improve and next year, I won by one minute.

Your biggest goal:

After some injuries, I want to learn to train in a way that doesn’t break me. I’m not obsessed with qualifying for competitions but I want to listen to my body. My biggest aim is to train without injuries.

Motto:

You don’t need to make coffee because of me.

  1. Hunting is my hobby.
  2. I love to be in nature (peace for soul).
  3. I love plants! I have green plants, I have planted tomatoes and chilis.
  4. I’m obsessed with planting oaks.
  5. I’m dreaming of moving to Lapland (for a couple of years).
  6. I’m dreaming of owning a piece of forest (my girlfriend is asking, what about an apartment?).
  7. I drink my coffee with cream.
  8. I eat mustard with almost every meal.
  9. I love karaoke and I always suggest it as a weekend activity.
  10. When I train, I listen to schlager music.
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