Article from Swedish newspaper “Friskispressen”, published in the 4th issue, 2009 Author: Gösta Elmquist.
Translation by Mary-Ann Hansson, English revision by Anni Jowett
AGE: 23 years.
PROFESSION: Musician / artist.
LIVES: Nesodden, outside Oslo.
LIKES 1: Jazz, classical, pop. And film.
LIKES 2: “I like when girls touch my upper body when we talk.”
CURRENT: The CD “Fairytales”
IDOL: Gene Kelly (because he was such a versatile artist).
FAVOURITE 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 a 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.