Gréta Jóna Vignisdóttir
Date of birth: 26th May 1983
Category: Bikini fitness -171cm.
2015 IFBB Icelandic Championship, 5th place.
2015 IFBB Icelandic Cup.
2014 IFBB Icelandic Championship.
What do you do for a living?
I work as a pre school teacher in Kopavogur.
How does it work combining work and preparing for a competition?
It can be very hard, but if you want something you can do it, you just have to organize. I am so lucky to have a husband that supports me fully in this.
Why did you decide to compete in bikini fitness/fitness/bodybuilding?
I wanted to challence myself and step out of the comfort zone. I thought this could be something for me and I have not regret it ever since.
2012 - 2013 - 2016
How many years have you been training?
What is your background in sports?
I was a swimmer for 8 year.
Do you feel that your background in other sports helped you in fitness?
Yes, it has given me a great discipline, and that is something you need lot of in fitness.
Do you have the support of your family?
Yes I have. It would not be possible otherwise. A lot of time and effort goes into this sport and we have to find a way to make this possible, when you have 3 kids and full time job.
What is your goal within the sport?
It is simple, to be the BEST. I have to find my weak points, improve them and come back better then before until I will be the best.
Who do you look up to in this sport?
I look up to Madelen Myhr, Margrét Gnarr, Karen Lind and so many others.
Where do you train?
I train in World Class Laugar
Do you have a training partner?
Yes we usually train 3 together but in the years some have come and some gone. But I have always trained with one for almost 2 years now. Her name is Aðalheiður and she was the Icelandic champion 2015
Gréta Jóna with Telma Tulinius and Aðalheiður Guðmundsdóttir
How is a typical day in your life?
I wake up around 7.30 and put my kids to school. Then I go to work to 16.00, pick up my kids. Help them do their homework, make dinner, and then I train. Come home, put them to sleep. This is my off season, I do cardio at 6 when I am preparing for a competition.
How many times a week do you train?
6 time a week when I am off season and maybe 12 time before competition.
How is your training program?
Day 1 – Shoulders and abs
Day 2 – Quads and calves
Day 3 – Upper back and rear deltoids
Day 4 – Hamstrings and glutes
Day 5 – Shoulders, tricep and bicep
Day 6 – Hamstrings and glutes
What ́s your favorite body part to train?
What ́s your favorite exercise?
I realy like arnold press
Do you take any posing classes?
Yes, I train posing with my personal trainer.
Do you weigh your food during cutting cycle?
No but I should do that hehe.
What ́s you favorite meal when your cutting down?
Chicken and rice.
Do you listen to music while you train?
Yes if I am alone.
Do you carb deplete and carb load before a competition?
Yes I carb load the day before the competition, it works well for me.
What do you need to work on for your next competition?
I need to work more on my legs.
Why, in your opinion, do you think that Icelandic fitness and bodybuilding competitors are doing so well abroad?
It’s the Icelandic Viking genetics .
Are you interested in competing abroad?
Yes I plan to compete at the Arnold Classic USA 2016 in 3 short weeks.
How important is it to have good sponsors?
This is a very expensive sport and I'am happy to have a good team around me.
Who are your sponsors?
World class, Perform.is, Sprey tan Iceland and Cusk colletion.
Is there anything you want to say to people that are going to compete for the first time?
Believe in yourself and don't give up. A goal without a plan is just a wish.
Any last words?
Live simply. Dream big. Be grateful. Give love. Laugh a lot.