Eva Lind Fells
Date of birth: 5th May 1992
Category: Bikini fitness -163cm.
2014 Icelandic Cup, 2nd place.
2014 Nordic Championship, 2nd place.
2014 Icelandic Championship, 6th place.
2013 Icelandic Championship.
What do you do for a living?
I am a third year psychology student at the University of Reykjavík and I work part time in a clothing store.
How do you combine school and preparing for a competition?
I’m a very organized person, so it has not been a problem for me combine work, school and preparation for my competitions. Of course, some days can be tough when I wake up at 5:30 to do my morning cardio before I go to school, and after school I usually get my weight training in and then I go to work. But it’s all about the right mentality and to be honest, I feel the best when the day is fully booked.
Why did you decide to start competing in Bikini fitness?
First, I just wanted to get myself into a good shape. But when I started to see the results there was no turning back. Since I am very stubborn I am always creating new and bigger goals for myself. So I decided to compete in bikini fitness and I do not regret that decision for one moment.
How many years have you been training?
I started training for my first competition in December 2012, but I have engaged in sports and physical activity since I was a kid.
What is your background in sports?
I’ve actually tried quite a few sports since I was a kid, but I always ended up quitting and trying something new. For an example, I’ve practiced skating, football, handball, dancing and boxing.
Do you think your sports background has helped to compete in bikini fitness?
I would not say that my background in other sports has directly helped me in fitness. However, you learn a lot of things when participating in sports, for an example learning how to control your mentality. But I would perhaps say that my participation in boxing certainly helped me in fitness regarding my training today. What has helped me the most in fitness is my stubbornness, determination and my faith in my own abilities.
Do you have the support of your family?
Yes, I have an incredible support from my family and I could not be more grateful for that.
What is your goal within the sport?
To be the best version of myself and to conquer myself every day. I’m always setting new and bigger goals while time passes. I always write down my goals and remind myself of them every day.
Who do you look up to in this sport?
There are way to many people I look up to. There are a lot of strong competitors in this sport. But I have to say that my main motivation is myself, because it’s all about improving yourself over time.
Where do you train?
I always train at a gym in Iceland called World Class Laugar.
Do you have a training partner?
Yes, actually quite a few training partners. But recently I’ve been training a lot with Björk Bogadóttir and Una Margrét, who are also competitors in fitness.
How is a typical day in your life?
Right now, I would refer to a normal day when I wake up at 5:30 and do my morning cardio. Then I typically go to school or go home to study and in the afternoon, I go weight training with my training partners. Sometimes I go to work directly after my weight training, but if I don’t have to get to work I go home to study and eat dinner. The evenings are usually calmer and I try to go to sleep early.
How many times a week do you train?
When I am preparing for a competition, I train around 11-12 times a week. When I am off-season, I train around 6 times a week.
How is your training program?
On weekdays, I do morning cardio for approximately 45 minutes. Then I do my weight training in the afternoon. After my weight training I usually do cardio for 20- 30 minutes.
Monday - Quads and calves.
Tuesday – Shoulders
Wednesday – Upper back and rear deltoids
Thursday – Hamstring and gluteus
Friday – Shoulders, triceps and biceps
Saturday – Hamstring and gluteus
Sunday – Rest day
What's your favorite body part to train?
Shoulders and gluteus.
What´s your favorite exercise?
Can I say all of them? But I would say that my favorite exercises are exercises that really make me want to cry and feel like I’ve conquered the world when I finish them.
Do you take any posing classes?
Yes, I always take posing classes or practice my posing by myself. Stage presence is very important in this sport. You can bring your best physique to the stage, but if your stage presence is not on point, you really don’t have a chance.
Do you weigh your food during cutting cycle?
Yes, I always weigh my food during my cutting cycle.
What's you favorite meal when your cutting down?
My oatmeal with caramel flavored whey protein from Scitec Nutrition.
Do you listen to music while you train?
Always. I would not get through my training without music.
Do you carb deplete and carb load before a competition?
Neither. I’ve tried both, but it works better for me to keep my carb intake stable until competition day.
What do you need to work on for your next competition?
Gluteus. Also, I’m always trying to improve my stage presence for each competition.
Why, in your opinion, do you think that Icelandic fitness and bodybuilding competitors are doing so well abroad?
Iceland has dozens of good competitors in this sport and therefore, we shouldn’t be performing worse than other countries.
Are you interested in competing abroad?
Yes of course. Actually, I will compete abroad for the first time at the Arnold Classic USA 2016 and I’m very exited.
How important is it to have good sponsors?
It is very important. This sport can be very expensive at times.
Who are your sponsors?
I get all my supplements in a store in Iceland called Sportlíf – they have the best supplements in Iceland, in my opinion. The caramel flavored 100% whey protein from Scitec Nutrition is a dream come true. Bikinis by Freydis makes all my contest bikinis – she is the best! You can check out her website www.bikinisbyfreydis.com if you are looking to buy some contest bikinis. Þobbi at the hair salon Reykjavík Hair makes sure that my hair is always on point. I’ve been going to him for years, and I’m not lying when I say that he is the best in this industry. If you want to have perfect hair, you can call 555-1001 and get your appointment. Also, I am sponsored by World Class Iceland, Sælan Sólbaðsstofa and Trimform Berglindar when I am preparing for a show.
Is there anything you want to say to people that are going to compete for the first time?
First of all, you have to find yourself a good coach (Hint: Konni – Iceland Fitness) who is willing to help you through the process. Second, follow everything your coach says and do not doubt his words for one second. Third, believe in yourself, make a decision and do it!
Any last words?
I just want to thank Iceland Fitness and all my sponsors for their support through the years. You are the best and I couldn’t do all of this without you.