The Finnish Fitness Sports Association (IFBB sanctioned National Federation, recognized by the Finnish Olympic Committee and supported by the Finnish Government) celebrated its Annual Meeting on March 25, at Hotel Cumulus Lahti: a very familiar place to many IFBB competitors and officials.

The Executive Board was elected, with the following names and positions:

President: KP Ourama
Vice-President: Pasi Lakaniemi
Treasurer and General Secretary: Aino-Maija Laurila
Secretary: Petri Helenius
Member & Anti-Doping Committee: Maija Jouhki
Executive Director: Ville Isola
Executive Assistant to President: Johnny Kankala
Head of Judges Committee: Arja Halmo

Besides its position as Executive Director, Ville Isola does a very important work as having Fitness Trainer courses, at the Finnish Olympic Training Center, in Vierumäki. In a year, almost 100 coaches have got their official Fitness Coach diploma from 3-weekend camp.

The Finnish Fitness Sports Association will have 2 major events this year: Disturb Fitness Classic, on April, at the Helsinki House of Culture and Finnish Fitness & Bodybuilding National Championships, at Nordic Fitness Expo, in Lahti.

Picture: Finnish Fitness Sports Association Executive Board: Petri Helenius (Secretary), Aino-Maija Laurila (Treasurer and General Secretary), KP Ourama (President), Pasi Lakaniemi (Vice-President), Maija Jouhki (Member and Anti-Doping Committee), Johnny Kankala (Executive Assistant) and Ville Isola (Executive Director).

We are immersed in a health international emergency as a consequence of the Covid-19 epidemic.

In this situation, we must follow the applicable national and international regulations and the advice from governments and sanitary authorities.

All this has to be done with positive energy and best spirit, maintaining our focus on the fact that any epidemical situation has expansion, stabilization and reduction periods, and that with adequate care, this nightmare is going to be a bad memory soon.

By all means, the integrity of our athletes, officials, judges and of all who integrate our community is now and always essential. We are a family in sport and life.

We can expect to reach the epidemic peak and a progressive settle down, as is already happening in some of the countries in suffering this situation at first instance.

In conclusion, let’s be confident and keep working as a team, following the decisions from the competent authorities. Some events have been canceled and others are being rescheduled to a new date in which we may be able to celebrate with our athletes and friends our passion for sport and healthy lifestyle.

We recommend you visit the IFBB Calendar at our website on a regular basis, so that you may be fully updated on events and schedule.

Wishing you, your families and beloved one’s good health, and hoping that the situation will be back to normality as soon as possible

All the events that were planned for March and April are being postponed and rescheduled