Maria who has been a Better Bodies athlete since 2013. The 39 year old Maria lives in Stjärnhov which is in the countryside aprox. 80 km outside of Stockholm with her husband, 12 year old daughter, 2 cats, and chickens.
For many the introduction into Better Bodies starts in relation to training, for Maria this was not the case. She first came across the brands back in 2001 while riding her motorcycle, she found a jacket which was perfect for riding in. After putting the jacket and the brand to the test on roadways it was no-brainer that she would turn to Better Bodies for her training apparel when she stepped in the gym in 2012. Maria who runs her own business Hasselmark Fitness which specializes in personal training, posing, and nutrition still makes sure to train hard 4-5 times a week which she has done ever since stepping in the gym. In between her work and her own training she also has a big interest in motorsports and even rides and sometimes competes in enduro.
No stranger to competition Maria stepped on the fitness stage for the first time in 2013 at Luciapokalen where she took home a 1st place win and since then she has just added to her trophy case. In 2014 she won gold at both the Swedish Championships and the World Championships, while for many that may have been enough Maria set her sights on the European Championships in 2016. Two years after her last competition she stepped on stage again and became the European Champion and the overall winner which ultimately led to her earning her Pro Card in 2017.
Make sure to check out Maria’s article in the June 2017 Body Magazine.
(Note photo credit: Maria Hasselmark Instagram)