About meMy name is Elina. One of the first things that I remember from my youth is my mom putting cross-country skies to my feet while living in cold parts of North Finland. I think that spark towards exercise and athletic lifestyle kindled in me already in those infant days. I played various sports in primary school before founding my career path in fitness.
During those teenager years I felt more and more motivated wanting to be the world’s best fitness athlete. I can’t explain the exact date or year when it happened, but it was somewhere between my first cross-country skiing competition at the age of three and Fitness Universe Miami 2010. In cross-country I was 2nd, in Miami 18th.I started hit the gym seriously at the age of 16 when I moved to Helsinki. During that reversal in life my motivation for becoming a professional athlete grew even more. I chose fitness because of the personal admiration towards the hard work and the needed sacrifices that the sport demands in order to succeed. The main motivator was the versatility of fitness; the comprehensiveness of physical skills of flexibility, explosiveness, figure and strength combined with skills of performance, dance and stage presence, all added to choreography. That was the mix that made me love fitness.
Else Lautala has been my idol in fitness as long as I remember and I’m truly blessed to be able to work with her the past years. She has taught me everything and the inspiration that comes when working with the best in the world is indescribable. Even after years of collaboration I’m still more nervous performing my routine to her personally than thousands of spectators in competitions. It’s the perfection that she requires which makes the difference.
In order to succeed in life and chosen career you need to live it with every cell in your body. Fitness expresses the main character of my lifestyle, and it shows as love and devotion for the sport. Without those elements it’s impossible to get up from bed every morning at six to jog, no matter if it rains or snows. I’ve learned to live in the moment and enjoy my lifestyle. I get my energy and strength from sports, and I extract my joys and sorrows to it. It represents simultaneously consolidation and reward, and I want to do it every day, again and again. When succeeding something new or something really difficult, nothing beats the adrenaline rush. Sports represent the passion in my life and I love it!
I want to thank all for following my journey. I update my blog and gallery sections continuously and it would mean a lot to me if you like my Facebook pages 🙂
-DESIGNING FIT LIFESTYLES-
2013 Ms Bikini Fitness Contets
FITNESS AMERICA WEEKEND, LAS VEGAS 2013 / Ms Bikini 2th. and Fitness Model 6th.
Fitness Europa, Paris 2013. Ms Bikini 4th. and Fitness Model 4th.
Fitness Europa, Rome / 2nd
Small competitions, but a good start to the year. it feels good 🙂
2012 Ms Bikini Fitness Contests
FITNESS AMERICA WEEKEND, LAS VEGAS / 4th
The biggest event of the year and I received my goal that was top 5. Perfect way to end season and start training ten times harder for next. The motivation is in the sky and the only target is to be #1. Watch out 🙂
FITNESS UNIVERSE NEW YORK SHOW, NY / 2nd
Lot’s of beautiful girls, second place and trophy to take home. My confidence is growing and I feel that I’m on the right track. WOOP WOOP 🙂
FITNESS UNIVERSE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS, PARIS / 1st & overall category winner
I worked harder than ever and I was truly confident that this is my time to shine. I felt good and luckily the judges saw that. I’m soooo happy 🙂
FITNESS UNIVERSE WEEKEND, MIAMI / 13th
Goal was in top ten. I couldn’t just reach my goal. The level of contestants was incredible. Good work girls!
2011 Ms Bikini Fitness Contests & other
FITNESS AMERICA WEEKEND, LAS VEGAS / 18th
I had hard training camp because of working whole fall all around Finland. Still I was really satisfied in my condition and diet was successful. I attended to both bikini and fitness contests and couldn’t reach top ten – huge disappointment but the experience made me stronger and more determent person!
FITNESS UNIVERSE WEEKEND, MIAMI / 13th
I was as pleased to my physique as a girl can be and my routine went perfectly. The level of participants in the competition was toughest ever and therefore I was really happy for the results even though not achieving my goal in top ten – missed it with miserable 2 points.
CALVIN KLEIN JEANS BODY MODEL
I was really joyful from the opportunity to model for Calvin Klein and the article that Elle -magazine made was a dream come true for me – being the Finnish Eva Mendes was a huge WOW!
MISS HELSINKI / 1st
Not related to sports, but through the win I gained good contacts and sponsors, which helped me on my career path toward being a professional athlete.
2010 Ms Bikini Fitness & Fitness Model Contests
FITNESS UNIVERSE WEEKEND, MIAMI / 18th
I was really nervous while performing my routine because of being my first competition ever and I was really disappointed for my performance. My jumps were nowhere near as the level when training. I took my self from the neck for the physique round and that went amazingly! First the feeling was huge disappointment but later on I’ve found it been truly learning experience. I felt immediately the need to attend to new games as soon as possible in order to modify the mistakes in routine!
FITNESS MODEL FINLAND / 2nd
I was really pleased to my own physique and performance, and I was really confident that I had exactly everything what was needed in order to win. Therefore I was little bit disappointed, but second place was still good enough to gain good sponsor deals.