Born: 1980 April 14
From: Stockholm, Sweden now living in Florida
Education: Bachelor's and Master's degree in Nutrition from the University of Stockholm, one semester at the PhD program "Exercise, Nutrition and Preventive Health" at Baylor University.
Occupation: Web designer, web master, videographer, fitness model, dietary consultant.
Goal: To get a pro card in Bodybuilding!
I was born on 14 April, 1980, in Stockholm, Sweden. Since childhood I have always been fascinated by sculptured, muscular athletic bodies. So at an age of 13 I attended a seminar with a fitness competitor, after which it didn't take long until I became a gym rat. I soon realized the importance of good nutrition for maximum results, and read everything I could get my hands on about healthy eating and training. Being amazed at how well my body responded to the weight lifting and nutritional improvements I implemented in my routine, my desire to build muscle and compete grew stronger and stronger. With my background in dancing I felt confident enough to go up on the fitness stage.
I competed in three national Swedish fitness shows at age 19, right after having finished upper secondary school. With an insatiable thirst for knowledge, that same year (1999) I started to study nutrition at the University of Stockholm. I finished my Bachelor's degree in nutrition in year 2003 and Master's degree with a major in nutrition a year later. While being a student I started to write for the Swedish fitness and bodybuilding magazine BODY, and a year after I finished my Master's degree I published my first book (in Swedish) called Functional Foods for Health and Energy Balance.
My great interest in scientific research about nutrition, exercise training and supplementation, brought me to the United States. In January 2005, I started to study at the PhD-program "Exercise, Nutrition and Preventive Health" at Baylor University in Texas. The crammed academic schedule forced me to let go of a major part of my workouts, which I was not happy with. So after successfully having completed one semester I moved on to Florida to resume my intense weight training which I missed so badly, and pursue my bodybuilding goals, while getting more and more involved with web design and web development.
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