Hard training in the Tatras

Hard training in the Tatras
Hard training in the Tatras
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One could think that professional sportsmen would relax in Slovak grand mountains. Quite on the contrary. “I have a Bikini fitness competition coming up. It takes place on 19th October in Prague so I need to work hard to be successful,“ smiled our fitness champion. Her partner, Štefan Havlík was enjoying his after-competition period in a similar way. “The fitness centre is nice, the equipment is very modern. After a hard workout we like relaxing in the bed and watching a good film. We are happy when we can get away for a while and unwind in this beautiful alpine environment,“ said Havlík in one breath.

“The Tatras are a real pride of Slovakia, we like coming here. Besides the training, we have walked 20 km so far, to the waterfall Skok or the tarn of Popradské pleso,“ added Weiterová.

The two most successful Slovak fitness and bodybuilding champions were ascetic in the restaurant too. “It is quite limiting, sometimes, to check what to eat and where to train everywhere I go. But discipline and pushing my own limits is what motivates me the most,“ said Weiterová. “Everything is easy when you have a reason why you do it. You do it for a living and enjoy it too. I plan to continue as long as my physical condition allows it. And I am happy that my job is my hobby,“ added Havlík.

The world, European and Slovak champion in female bikini fitness imagines her future to be connected with hard training but is thinking about a family and children as well. “This sport has limits too. Special diets and 9 months of preparation every year are really difficult. I consider it an ideal step to other activities. But currently it is important to make a name for ourselves, get experience and enjoy what we are doing,“ concluded Weiterová. Both champions admitted it was difficult to do sport for a living in Slovakia. They said it was no money-spinner at all. After completing their active sports career, they plan to continue as personal coaches and thus develop their potential further on.

Nikola Weiterová (1991) – achieved her first success at the Arnold Classic Europe 2011 competition, where she took the 1st place. She is Slovak, European and world champion in Bikini fitness over 163 cm.

Štefan Havlík (1975) – is a Slovak bodybuilder, IFFB World and European champion and absolute winner of the most prestigious amateur competition – Arnold Classic Amateur. He took the 7th place at the IFBB Chicago Pro in June this year, which will help him enter the world of professional bodybuilding.

For pictures visit: http://www.ulozisko.sk/636763/__Marek_Hajkovsky-foto-Weiterova-Havlik-FIS.ZIP Pictures made by: TMR/Marek Hajkovský

Tatry mountain resorts, a.s. is a top subject in the field of tourism in Central and Easter Europe, which itself or via subsidiaries owns and operates attractive ski resorts and hotels in the area of the Low and High Tatras. These include the resort Jasná Low Tatras and the following hotels: Wellness hotel Grand Jasná, Tri studničky and Chalets Záhradky De Luxe. In the High Tatras, TMR owns and operates resorts Tatranská Lomnica, Starý Smokovec and the following hotels: Grandhotel Praha Tatranská Lomnica, Grandhotel Starý Smokovec, Hotel Slovakia and hotel FIS Štrbské Pleso. TMR also co‐operates the resort Štrbské Pleso and since the winter season 2012/2013 it has been leasing the mountain resort Špindlerův Mlýn in the Czech Republic in cooperation with SMMR, a.s.. TMR owns Tatralandia, the largest Slovak aquapark with all-year operation, which offers a lot of water and other entertainment in the Fun Park relax or in a special tropical hall with sea water. It also offers accommodation in bungalows and suites of the Holiday Village Tatralandia. TMR also owns and rents hotels Kosodrevina, Liptov and Ski&Fun Záhradky and Bungalows. More than 144 million Euros were invested by the end of 2012 in the already mentioned resorts, which helps increase the standard and visitor turnout in the Tatras. The TMR shares have been traded on three European stock exchanges – in Bratislava, Prague and Warsaw since 2012.