Nina Åberg - Finding True Strength
9 years ago, Nina Åberg was on her bicycle on the way to work in central Stockholm, Sweden. She stopped at a red light and when the light turned green a big truck in the lane next to her made a turn as she was proceeding straight ahead. Nina got drug under the moving truck while witnesses screamed and signaled to the truck driver to stop.
“I realized I was going to get hit so I tried to push myself away from the truck, but I lost and went straight under it.”
Nina had over 20 fractures in her lower leg and after 3 weeks at the hospital she was told that her leg had to be amputated.
“The accident made me realize how strong I actually am. The one who benefits the most from you being as strong and good as you possibly can is yourself!”
She couldn’t run or jump anymore so when trying to find an alternative form of cardio that would be possible with her prosthetic leg Nina decided to become a spinning instructor. Nina loves music and being a spinning instructor comes with the perk of being able to choose the music for the class, in addition to that, she gets to inspire people; which she enjoys.
The accident has helped me to inspire people, to never give up, and to make the best out of what you have. I can’t run anymore – but I can do spinning classes – and I became good at it.”
Nina also hit the weights in the gym approximately 5 x per week. In 2018 she won the Better Bodies Transformation Challenge. This challenge was free to attend, and the winner was chosen 50/50 based on physical transformation and lifestyle changes. Nina’s before and after pictures shows an impressive transformation.
“My weight was the same before and after but I had changed my diet, I ate more and healthier. It was a great experience for me to see that bodyweight doesn’t really matter; you can weigh exactly the same, just shift your fat weight for muscle – so that’s what I did. And then I won!”
Nina won a trip to …destination Dallas Texas and she chose to make the trip around her 40th birthday in September 2019. We are looking forward to welcoming Nina to our home base gym!