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Alexander Rybak: “Working out gives me self confidence”

Article from Swedish newspaper “Friskispressen”, published in the 4th issue, 2009

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Written by  Gösta Elmquist. Translation by Mary-Ann Hansson

AGE: 23 years.

PROFESSION: Musician / artist.

FAMILY: Single.

LIVES: Nesodden, outside Oslo.

LIKES 1: Jazz, classical, pop. And  film.

LIKES 2: “I like when girls touch my upper body when we speak.”

CURRENT: The CD Funny little world.

IDOL: Gene Kelly (because he was such a versatile artist).

FAVORITE MUSCLE: arms and chest.

He lifts his violin, grabs his bow and – bang!  The show is running. Gym instructor Alexander whirls, jumps, kneels down. Every muscle is about to explode. Calves, thighs, stomach, back – everything is trimmed at Friskis & Svettis in Oslo. 

Alexander Rybak, 23 – the fiddler who got the whole world at his feet – has found the trick that no other violinist could dream of.
-Working out at Friskis & Svettis. “It is the spice that makes my show exciting. I have more energy and self-confidence”, he says.

 Three years ago, Alexander got his license as a gym instructor. In the beginning it was easy to book instruction time with him on the F & S in Vika, Oslo. Today, it is not. Alexander has taken time off from instructing at Friskis & Svettis to become a world artist.


March 15, 2012 15:42 UTC
Author: Sonya
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