Having struggled with eating disorders throughout her childhood and teen age years Linda used fitness to heal and put herself through a complete body transformation from a chunky teenage girl to a lean figure competitor. At the age of 47 she’s in better shape than ever proving that with hard work and a no quitting attitude age is nothing but a number. Her experience, knowledge, training and hardcore approach has inspired many and given her clients the tools to succeed.
Linda “Lady Viking” Josefsson has over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry. She’s also has a 3rd degree black belt in martial arts.
Linda Josefsson is a native of Sweden. She studied Economics in college and has a degree in Fashion Design from Boras University in Sweden. Growing up Linda was competitive in several sports including track & field, horse back riding, soccer and cross country skiing. She later moved to France to pursue a career as a professional horse trainer in Western riding. In 1990 Linda moved to California as an exchange student and during this time she was introduced to 7-time World Karate Champion and Tae-Bo creator Billy Blanks. It was here she found her deep passion for martial arts and the place she would call “home” for the next 29 years.
Linda was always a natural athlete and after only 2 years she received her black belt from Mr. Blanks. All the hard work and countless hours of training later resulted in 4 National Championships as well as a tournament win in amateur boxing. A shoulder injury prevented Linda from doing further competitive boxing but instead she’s been sharing her skills and knowledge teaching martial arts. Today Linda is a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a very accomplished personal trainer, corporate trainer and group exercise instructor. She is also an NPC figure competitor. She’s been teaching at several gyms in the Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley area and has devoted her life to helping people accomplish their fitness goals.