Name; Elizabeth Killi
Born in Oslo, Norway. Home base; Ericeira, Portugal
Yoga instructor, Pole fitness instructor, Functional Trainer and Massage Therapist
Model for HeartBreak & Pholk Models Oslo, Norway
CS Manager, Lapoint Travels
Hey all, the “short” story of my life is that I am born and raised with my two brothers outside of Oslo, Norway. I always loved sports, physical movement, speed, dance, rhythms and beats, and this has stuck with me all through my life. I started dancing classical ballet and jazz ballet when I was 6 in Jorunn Kirkenær Ballettskole in Oslo.
Alongside my dancing, I had a huge passion for horses. I started riding when I was 8 and was riding and dancing until I was about 14 years. Then a pretty bad left knee made me take a break from dancing for a while. It was also really hard to keep up the work with the horses as we did not have a lot of money, and my work as a newspager girl, didnt cut it in the end. At 15 I sold my horse and never sat on a horse again until just recently. But I always knew they would be back in my life.
I had to put my energy into something now. I somehow I got a hold of a snowboard; ka-boom! Things changed in an instant and since then I have tried to have my feet on a board one way or the other. The feeling of riding a board through powder puff heaven, or jumping off a tiny cliff or over a box was so addictive, I spent all my free time in the local downhill playgrounds of Kolsåsbakken, the best years of my life at that time 😀
But, nothing lasts forever: after high school I chose to jump straight to my studies and spent 4 years studying. Alongside this I was working as a model at Premiere Model Agency in Barcelona.
Fun, hectic and stressful times. The snowboard had to give way for finance books at Handelshøyskolen BI, but also for lots of fun travels with Premiere. But I quickly realised its not where I wanted to focus my time. Modeling at the time didnt really make me happy. It had all the wrong focus. I turned my back on it and focused again on the studies. Somehow I managed to push through and finish a Master of Business Economics. I dont know how to be honest. I hated economy in school… But it was a learning experience lets just say. We cant always have fun my dad always said, and boy was he right 😀
After my studies my plan was to go explore the world. But life sends you some curve balls sometimes and everything can change in a split second.. Sometimes you just gotta go with the flow of life and do the best you can.. Illness in my family led to big changes and big losses.
And big losses often leads to big thoughts about life. I started realising what is important in life; and for me it was and still is health, passion, love & personal growth. I started taking my dreams more seriously. And my dreams has led me to where I am today; living in a small fisherman village in Portugal, working with all my passions again; dance, surf, horses and training. I left the busy, trendy, urban and self-absorbed lifestyle of the city and went to find my way in life.
Coincidences took me to Ericeira, Portugal, where I tried surfing for the first time with Lapoint. And since then I have never looked back. I have kept working with Lapoint ever since, alongside many other projects. I still do modeling, and my home agency is Heartbreak & Pholk in Oslo.
My dreams are what keep pushing me forward.. Take your dreams more serious guys, no one is stopping you, but you. Allow your self to dream big, you never know unless you try. You just might get to where you wanna be. Trust me..!
Since then I have studied and became a certified Personal Trainer, Crossfit level 1 trainer, pole dance Level 1 and 2 certified instructor. I have studied coaching techniques, as well as “Nutrition for Optimal Training results” in Tunsberg Medisinske fagskole.
I have studied anatomy and taken many massage courses. In the last years I have been working along side Florencia Astegiano who is considered one of the best sports massage therapists out there, specialised in working with surfers. We travel together and help surfers prepare for competitions or long surf sessons, and help them solve muscular issues after long sessions. I find this work truly interesting and I love to see the work help improove the person in the water. We use friction, traction, deep tissue, trigger points, cupping, passive and active alongation of the muscle, joint manipulation etc etc.
I hope people out there train to reach long term dreams of achievements, not just to look a certain way. Looks fade people, but a strong health and dreams realised is what its all about. Go out there and challenge yourselves. And tell me all about it.
See you out there, in the line up, at the gym, on the beach training, in the stables, or basically anywhere you can enjoy life, get healthy and do it with others you love.