Top Shape 30 is a company that is based on fitness & health. We breathe, live fitness plus health. The Top Shape 30 concept is to provide Fusion Functional Training to anyone who wants to kick-start themselves & change their lifestyle in 30 days. Our team are based of 3 passionate individuals who are passionate in their field of interest.
The idea of Top Shape 30 developed back in 2010, Mikael Maatta, a former professional tennis player, went back to Sweden to celebrate Christmas. During his trip he got a chance to meet Jarkko Kortelainen, Elite Personal Trainer, through his former tennis partner Johan Brunstrom.
Mikael saw the FUSTRA training method to an be out-of-the-box approach of how to strengthen yourself & your core through the use of low-impact training.
Jarkko used unique exercise techniques and implemented personal training knowledge & expertise on Johan’s tennis athleticism.The training method Jarkko used was something Mikael had never heard of before. Mikael found the FUSTRA training method to an be out-of-the-box approach of how to strengthen yourself & your core through the use of low-impact training.
In September & October of 2011 – Mikael organized a test market of the Top Shape 30 program at Honolulu Club. Over 70 participants signed up for the 30 day challenge and committed themselves to exercise every day for 30 days. During these 30 days both Mikael & Jarkko and the new Top Shapers found that the Top Shape 30 concept was a concept that everyone should benefit from, which is how the topshape30.com online challenge started.
Mikael Maatta is former ATP tennis player & is the President of Top Shape 30. He was born & raised in Sweden, where he started to play tennis at the age of 8, and he played his first tournament when he was 10 years old. He quickly adapted the game of tennis and became one of the top 10 in junior tennis circuit in Sweden at the age of 14. At the age of 17 he moved to Lidkoping and took on tennis as a career and trained and played with players such as Anders Jarryd (highest ranking was nr 1 in the world in doubles), Jarkko Nieminen ( highest ranking was 13 in singles on the ATP Tour). Additionally, Mikael played a lot with Robin Soderling, who was an upcoming tennis player right before Mikael went off to play college tennis in the US.
Mikael earned his Bachelors degree in International Business & Masters Degree in Marketing at Hawaii Pacific University, where he also played Div II Tennis. After he completed his degree he started his career as a Financial Advisor.
Jarkko Kortelainen is a Elite Personal Trainer and a partner in Top Shape Tennis found his interest in sports at the age of 3. This was through inspiration from his father who competed on an elite level of judo. Jarkko started off playing soccer and basketball and ended his athletic career by playing for the Division 1 team of basketball for the Kouvoto team in Finland. In the year of 2003, he became the personal trainer for the basketball team.
In 2005, Jarkko founded Fustra – Fusion Functional Training in Gothenburg, Sweden. Two years later the company started its first Personal Training School and til today the company has certified over 400 personal trainers. Throughout the years, Jarkko has accumulated over 10,000 personal training hours with clients ranging from professional athletes to business entrepreneurs to children and seniors. With the hours and 10 years of fitness knowledge, he developed the Fusion Functional Training Method that is designed to enhance the individual’s overall lifestyle through exercise, mental training and nutrition.
Rita Maatta just recently found a passion for exercising. She used to be a couch potato but since the Top Shape 30 initial start – her passion for exercising and getting in shape has slowly developed into a new craving. She graduated from Hawaii Pacific University with a Bachelors degree in Advertising and a Masters degree in Communications. After finishing her degree at Hawaii Pacific University, she worked for various companies in Honolulu, where she did everything from graphic design to marketing to web design.
With a passion for graphic design, visual communications, web design, photography & fitness she has been able to work and creatively photograph and create visual designs for Top Shape 30 & it’s audience.