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Jay Cutler coming to Gothenburg and The Fitness Festival!

The beginner bodybuilding competition Luciapokalen takes place at The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in Gothenburg on December 11-12th, at the same time and place as The Fitness Festival fair. The competition celebrates it’s 30th anniversary this year (1980-2010) and has booked several professional bodybuilders for guest posing, foremost Mr. Olympia himself, Jay Cutler!

Jay Cutler is presented by The Fitness Festival in cooperation with

Luciapokalen Facts

  • Sweden’s oldest and biggest beginners competition
  • A special atmosphere
  • Talented competitors
  • New stars are made
  • World class guest posers
  • Room for 1.500 people in the audience

In December the amateur competitors will traditionally march in and disrobe for Luciapokalen Bodybuilding: The World’s Biggest Beginner Bodybuilding Competition!

Other professional bodybuilders that are coming to The Fitness Festival and Luciapokalen: Dennis “The Menace” James, Dorian Yates, James “Flex” Lewis, and Marcus Chacon.

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September 11, 2010 Posted by | Bodybuilding, Female Nordic Athletes, Fitness, Male Nordic Athletes, Mr. Olympia | 4 Comments

This weekend in Gothenburg: The Swedish Fitness Festival!

The Swedish Fitness Festival!Scandinavia’s No 1 meeting point for the Scandinavian market!

  • Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Date: December 8-9

The Fitness Festival was first held in its original form in 1986. The festival has grown to become Scandinavia’s natural meeting point for the fitness and wellbeing trends of today and tomorrow. In 2007 the festival is set to be the best ever. Hopefully both where marketing and the number of visitors are concerned. visitor statistics show an ever rising number of visitors and we reckon on welcoming at least 10.000 high quality visitors this year.

The Fitness Festival represents an opportunity for club owners, personal trainers and active people from all over Scandinavia to meet under one roof. And over the course of the festival there will be activities going on all the time to attract visitors from the growing Scandinavian fitness market.

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The Swedish Fitness Festival!

The Swedish Fitness Festival!

The amateur competitors marching in and disrobing for Luciapokalen Bodybuilding:
The World’s Biggest Beginner Bodybuilding Competition!

December 3, 2007 Posted by | Bodybuilding, Competitions, Female Nordic Athletes, Figure, Fitness, Fitness Trends, Fun, Male Nordic Athletes, Personal Training, Seminar, Strongman | 6 Comments

Monica Mollica’s finally online – female muscles and dietary advice

Monica Mollica, née Wieckowski, debuted her revamped web site (now in English) on her birthday, April 14th. Monica has written both heavy and lighter scientific dietary articles for the Swedish bodybuilding magazine where I am employed since the beginning of this millennium. Go check her web site out – she knows her stuff!

April 18, 2007 Posted by | Blogroll, Bodybuilding, Diet, Female Muscle, Female Nordic Athletes, Fitness, Health, Inspirational, Science, Supplements, Video, Webcast | 14 Comments

Video: Lonnie Teper interviews Marika Johansson

On you can see Lonnie Teper interviewing IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Marika “Da Freaka” Johansson, originally from Sweden, now living in LA. She is competing in Europa Super Show next weekend. Click image below for a direct link to the video:

Lonnie Teper interviews Marika Johansson

August 19, 2006 Posted by | Bodybuilding, Female Muscle, Female Nordic Athletes, Video | 3 Comments

Video: B&K Fitness Classic 2002

70 athletes started at B&K Fitness Classic 2002, Helsinki Culturehouse, Finland, September 28 2002. The competitors held high class and the routines also, and the comparisons took place fast (thanks to all the judges).

The competition had Junior Class, Novice Class, Body Fitness, the official Finnish Championships and Kike Elomaa Classic. The later was also qualifier for top-3 to the World Championships on October 5. The Swedes that visited Helsinki all agreed; We lack fitness competitions of this class in Sweden! In BODY Magazine issue 11/2002 you can find a large photo report from B&K Fitness Classic 2002.

70 athletes started at B&K Fitness Classic 2002, Helsinki Culturehouse, Finland, September 28 2002.

There were many contestants, it took four lines to fit them all on stage!

The comparison round in two-piece bikini – look at the differences in height!

Here we see the winners, Marjo Krishi, routine, trophy and get an interview.

B&K Fitness Classic, routines, part 1

B&K Fitness Classic, routines, part 2

B&K Fitness Classic, routines, part 3

August 7, 2006 Posted by | Competitions, Female Nordic Athletes, Fitness, Video | Leave a comment