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Meet Josefine Holmberg

Today we’d like to introduce you to Josefine Holmberg.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Josefine. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I moved to LA in December 2015 from a small town in Sweden – Valdemarsvik, it’s only about 2,700 people living there. The reason to why I moved is that I wanted to see something new, challenge myself and get better at English so I decided to move to the U.S. and study at UCLA Extension. I studied a certificate in Fitness which was amazing, it was the best choice I have ever made, both because the school was great but also because I love LA! The weather, the people, the opportunities – Everything is just amazing!

When I finished school, I was lucky enough to start working with a Swedish Celebrity trainer named Magnus Lygdback who has trained a lot of famous people and also gotten some actors and actresses ready for movies, including Alexander Skarsgard for Tarzan and Alicia Wikander for Tomb Raider.

I was lucky enough to get the opportunity myself through him to get an actress ready for a movie, I can’t say who or what movie just yet but it will be out this coming fall which I’m super excited about. It’s really a dream, working with what I love with amazing clients and for Magnus who is awesome and super knowledgeable!

Has it been a smooth road?
Definitely not, it has been challenging for sure! First of all, just to apply to school, I had to do the TOFEL test which is an English test to get into school. The first time I did it I failed with 3 points, so I had to take it over again. It’s a 4-hour test and I was really close to just give up even before I got into UCLA Extension. I decided to take the test again, and I succeed.

The second struggle was finding somewhere to live, everything was crazy expensive and I finally found a student housing. But going from owning your own condo to sharing a room was a drastic and challenging change! After staying there for a couple of months I adjusted and I ended up living there for two years and I actually loved it and met a lot of people.

Moving to a new country, with a different language and culture was also a challenge sometimes but something I really loved!

Lastly, just working in the fitness field, I love it but it’s also so many fads out there and people saying different things. For me the most important thing is hard work and consistency, find something that you like to do and a way of eating that you like, because that means you can stick to it in the long run and you will get the results that you want.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Josefine Holmberg Fitness – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I’m a personal trainer and stretch therapist, and I’m really proud to work together with Magnus Lygdback.

My unique method includes combining the newest cutting edge 2019 bodybuilding methods and precisely combining it with the “old school” bodybuilding techniques using different set and rep ranges to shock the muscles. This not only accelerates results but also helps to make it more enjoyable and psychologically motivating to avoid repetitive stagnation. I also use a unique combination of weights and resistance bands and loops to give the muscles some variations. Lastly, I always make sure to add in unique rehab/prehab exercises specifically to keep each one of my clients healthy and injury free.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I love LA! I love the weather, the variety, that people are so friendly and of course all the opportunities here.

What I like the least is that it’s hard to get around without a car. In Sweden, Stockholm I could bike everywhere but here I need to have a car.

The likes are more than the dislikes though!!!!

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Antonio Cervantes

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