My name is Amanda Essen.
I am EHFA & FISAF Personal Trainer, model, blogger and fitness athlete. I live in Finland but I have followers around the world. I blog and instagram daily and right now I have a little over 55k followers.
You can almost understand my history just by reading my username, @Svagtillstark which means from weak to strong on Swedish. I have recovered from a weak and anorexic, sick, depressed and burned out girl to a strong both mentally and physically, happy and inspired girl that wants to help and motivate people to get healthy. Alot of the recovery I did with the great help of strength training that I found year 2012-2013 and the interest to start building myself up instead of breaking me down started directly and I went up 10kg.
I also won the Miss Model of the World 2013 in Finland, but after that I decided to take a step back of the modeling industry because I understood that it is not the healthiest lifestyle, after a couple of model trips to Japan, France, Turkey, the United States and the Nordic countries. Today I only choose the modeling jobs that is fun and healthy. I would never change my body for someone elses sake or because of a job. Today I'm happy, proud and happy about the strong body I built up today.
I have been in Finnish radio, television, sports magazines and even interviews, magazines and media on the web. I also participated in the Swedish book Become a Confidenza (a book to help and strengthen young women's confidence and self esteem) a few pages of my story from my eating disorder to where I am now. It has been a long road but it's been worth it. Today, I help with the knowledge and experience have and want more than happy to inspire and convey a wholesome and healthy lifestyle. I also compete in the bikini fitness category, work as a Personal Trainer worldwide, Fitnessmodel and Social Media Influencer.