Singer, actress Mia Hafrén: “Hurahti for weightlifting”

– Exercise has always been an easy thing for me, and its lack has immediately been felt in my well-being. However, group exercise has always felt difficult, and I really hate aerobics classes at the Theater School. Now, 20 years later, I wanted to strengthen my muscle condition and give group exercise a chance. I signed up for a weightlifting group, and it’s been a lot of fun, says singer, actress and solution-focused short-term therapist Mia Hafrén.

During the first hour of deep squat, he looked at the others and wondered why he couldn’t get up at all. The task was successful when the instructor advised to steer the body weight more forward.

– I realized how much it is about technology. I started adding 1.5 pounds every week. The competition message also helped: just when I had said out loud in class that I didn’t manage to add weights today, the director would ask if you’re really going to go the same way last time. Of course I added!

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It has been wonderful for Mia to be able to continue to develop. In the past, it has been enough for him to stay fit.

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– When you run the two-hour show in high heels one after another, you no longer have to train separately, but rather take care of your recovery, says the artist familiar from the a cappella band Fork and the main role of the musical Mamma mia.

– In the weightlifting group, I have experienced what it is like when the group does. And it ‘s wonderful that when that lazy day comes and you want to stay on the couch, all you have to do is put your slippers on and your rest will be taken care of by the instructor.

The mind believes the body when there are enough repetitions

During Korona, Mia’s second long-term dream, making her own record, has also come true. Also for you She wrote songs about friendship, love, climate change, women’s rights, and youth and mental health, among other things – things she wants to talk about in her second profession. As a solution-focused short-term therapist, close to Mia’s heart are precisely the young people and their difficulties.

– Young people are great customers because they don’t have the old ballast and they are ready to try something new. For example, coping with difficult emotions is practiced through physical activity. When, for example, you are not left arguing angrily, you go for a walk, the emotions follow, because the mind gradually begins to believe in the body through repetitions. The same techniques actors use to internalize roles. The best thing about technology is that you can do it all yourself. My job is to underline the successes of the young person that you did this yourself.

Read more about Mia Hafnér’s insights into well-being in good health magazine issue 5/2022!

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