Author Archives: Pekka Hyysalo

Lupa Välittää

Ajelimme eilen Luostarivuoren 9c-luokan kanssa bussilla Tampereelle, kuvaamaan Ylen – Lupa Välittää ohjelmaa. Kaikki meni putkeen, ja päivä oli mahtava! Henkilökohtaisesti, koen olevani vanhuksille valtavassa kiitollisuuden velassa… joten en olisi keksinyt melkein mitään tärkeämpää tekemistä, kuin Lupa Välittää ohjelman kuvaaminen. Myös harjoitusten tekeminen vanhusten kanssa, sekä vain seuran pitäminen, toivat ainakin itselleni hyvän mielen. Toivon, että muutkin nuoret syttyisivät idealle tehdä jotain isovanhempiensa, naapurinsa, tai kenen tahansa yksinäisen kanssa… vanhan tai nuoren.

Eräs eilisen hienoimmista hetkistä oli, kun sain tutustua 78-vuotiaaseen räp-tähti Eilaan!

Eräs eilisen hienoimmista hetkistä oli, kun sain tutustua 78-vuotiaaseen räp-tähti Eilaan!

Päätin lähteä tänään lenkille, sillä lumet ovat jälleen sulamassa...

Päätin lähteä tänään lenkille, sillä lumet ovat jälleen sulamassa…

Olen yrittänyt olla tänään mahdollisimman positiivinen ja pitää hauskaa, mutta vähintään tämä iltani – on mennyt aivan reisille. Yhtä reisille, kuin kupillinen kiehuvaa tee-vettä äsken… Joten tässä vaiheessa, Hyysalo kiittää ja painuu venyttelemään. Vaikka mm. iltani meni aivan reisille, on minulla yhä lupa välittää.

–Hyvää yötä! (nyt painun venyttelemään, ja nukkumaan…)

 

I’ve been everywhere

I hate the word “busy”. Usually it means, that the one using it, would have something more important to do. I don’t want to be too busy to do anything. Instead… I’ll just try to be everywhere. Two weeks ago, before I went to Ruka, I got the honor of dropping the puck at WC 95 ice hockey match. The one, where the Finnish 95 world champions, kicked the Swedes ass’, kind of like back then…

My man Saku Koivu gave me his support, on my way to drop the puck.

My man, the Finnish Captain Saku Koivu supported me, on my way to drop the puck.

I have pretty much been flying, from one place to another. I have had many things to do, which has been awesome! Speaking of awesome… it was pretty awesome, how Finland won the 95 re-match, hands down.

The beautiful referee gave me the puck to drop.

The beautiful referee gave me the puck to drop.

A little preview to my future: I will continue being everywhere, until the 4th of December. Then I’ll be on the Ted X stage in Logomo. In the middle of everything else, I’m looking forward for that. That’ll be the presentation, to remember me from. I’m sorry if I can’t fulfill my blogging duties, but I hope you’ll understand! In Ted X, I’ll be able to make it up to you.

Syy aikaiseen paluuseeni

Tämä kuvakokoelma, kertoo kaiken.

Tämä kuvakokoelma, kertoo kaiken.

Palasin eilen kotiin Rukalta, ja juuri äsken Kerttulin vanhainkodista. Olimme siellä Luostarivuoren 9c luokan, sekä Yle:n Lupa Välittää ohjelman kuvaajien kanssa, tavoitteenamme vain viettää vanhusten kanssa mukava päivä. Päivän suunnitelmamme oli järjestää vanhuksille “viisi ottelu”, jakautumalla viiteen eri ryhmään.

Aluksi kuitenkin, oli vuorossa tanssit! Haimme jokaisen oppilaan kanssa yhden vanhuksen pariksemme tanssimaan. Vanhukset, jotka eivät voineet kävellä ilman rollaattoria, saivat riittävästi tukea tanssipareistansa. Suurin osa kuitenkin, joutui istumaan pyörätuolissa ja tanssitimme heitä työntelemällä hiljalleen eteenpäin, musiikin tahdissa.

Minä sain tanssittaa tätä kaunokaista :)

Minä sain tanssittaa tätä kaunokaista :)

 

Myös oppilaat bongasivat parit itselleen!

Myös oppilaat bongasivat parit itselleen!

Sitten oli aika “viisi ottelun”. Jaoimme vanhukset viiteen ryhmään, ja kierrätimme heitä ryhmästä toiseen. Ryhmät olivat:

1. Löyhyttely; suuren “laskuvarjon”/lakanan löyhyttely piirin keskellä ilmassa.

2. Norsujalkapallo ringissä. Tämä sujui mahtavasti, pallon täysillä potkaiseminen oli jotain, josta vanhukset innostuivat kuin villit pikkupojat.

3. Keppijumppa. Vanhukset istuivat tuoleissaan, ja tekivät liikkeitä joihin pystyivät keskivartalolla, sekä käsillään.

4. Hernepussin heitto. Vanhukset istuivat tuolissaan, jonka edessä oli viisi eri koria peräkkäin, joihin heittää pussi herneitä. Pisteet kasvoivat etäisyyden myötä… ;)

5. Hyppynarun pyöritys. Vanhukset saivat pyörittää pitkää hyppynarua, jolla oppilaat hyppelivät.

Päivän päätteeksi vanhukset painuivat syömään ja levolle, mutta kiitokset, jotka heiltä sain, tuntuivat todella arvokkailta. Hehän todella innostuivat aktiviteeteistä. Laskettelu on todella hauskaa, minulle itselleni… mutta tänään pystyin tuomaan paljon iloa monen vanhuksen elämään, en edes viitsi alkaa arvuuttelemaan kumpi on arvokkaampaa. Tämä oli hyvä päivä!

Ihana Leidi, joka ehkä hieman rakastui minuun... :)

Ihana Leidi, joka ehkä hieman rakastui minuun… :)

P. S. Harmi ettei kuvia ollut enempää!

 

 

The skiing season 2014-2015 is… ON!

I’m in Ruka myself, but my laptop is not. Nor is my desktop, just me and my phone. I’m having a blast though, which calls for a blog! So I’ll quit writing now… and post some photos!

A Year Has Passed By

Almost a year ago, 7.11.2013, we made the rehabilitation struggle of mine, the Fight Back of my own, public in Sarasvuo. This year has been crazy. I have faced an amazing amount of support, tons of backup from almost everywhere and I couldn’t be more grateful. I’m very grateful for the team, which had my back already back then. The team has come even tighter, and I love you all. I won’t crop up the team FightBack anyhow, if you know you have helped me-, or someone in need alike, you are in the team. Thank you.

This was the night.

This was the night. 

I will be a guest at Enbuske & Linnanahde Crew tomorrow, Thursday night. It was a Thursday night also a year ago, but many things have changed. On the top of my mind, lays running, but that is just the top. The most lays underneath it… A year ago in Sarasvuo, I told everybody about my dream-, the decision of mine… of running a marathon. During this year, I have learned to run a bit, actually a lot better… and we made the FightBack Run happen. 2,6 km, which I ran as fast as possible. Which wasn’t the smartest decision of mine yet… I curdled.

I wasn’t at Sarasvuo alone. I had my team on my back, and my girlfriend even in the air with me. That will be the same this year, except that… this is completely different. The team will be there, but my GF already knows. E&L were proper enough to tell us before hand. I just hope that, she can behave… or at least be a fool with style! 

The trio. Hopefully I'll be more alive tomorrow... ;)

The trio. Hopefully I’ll be more alive tomorrow… ;)

 

Expo Weekend 2014!! (Mayhem…) + A VICTORY

We can begin with the picture of the empty Expo stand.

We can begin with the picture of the empty Expo stand.

The term “mayhem” may sound too rough, but that’s what at least Saturday was for me. On top of just being busy, posing on pictures and talking with people, I had a blast! The Ski Expo weekend is a yearly and a busy of a weekend, but I still love it. It’s the beginning of every season, and thus, all the people you meet, are skiers or riders. It’s awesome.

The Citröen, FightBack c3 car was publicly visible for the 1st time. I love it.

The Citröen, FightBack c3 car was publicly visible for the 1st time. I love it.

I came to Helsinki already last Thursday, to get everything ready for the Expo, and for a Hifk-Pelicans ice-hockey match, of which I don’t have any good photos. But I came already Thursday, cause it was nicer to be in the right city on Friday morning and anyways… since the Scandic hotels accommodates me kindly anytime, it would’ve been a waste to come later.

On Friday, I was ready for action! We had the FightBack’s stand on the boarder of Ski and Board Expos again, and even though Friday wasn’t a busy day, it was quite busy. I gave a speech at the Snow Stage every day, but Friday’s speech was my least favorite one, so I won’t talk about it now. Here I must mention the help of my mother and lil’ bro Veikko’s. They came on Friday afternoon and stuck around for the whole weekend, thanks!

Our-, Team FightBack's stand at the Ski Expo 2014.

Our-, Team FightBack’s stand at the Ski Expo 2014. Veikko holding it down!

This is from Friday. I was honored by the visit of the one and only Jontte HC Kuoksa.

This is from Friday. I was honored by the visit of the one and only Jontte HC Kuoksa.

Saturday was really crazy. The Expo is always very busy on Saturdays. I gave a presentation of my last year again, the year which was kind of a busier one… since it was about a year ago, when my FightBack was really made public. You may find a great amount of pictures from Saturday, on which I’m posing at… Now I must talk about Saturday night, which brings us to Nipwitz Brain Massage world premiere!

Saturday’s speech.

Of that simply awesome premiere, I can’t say much. Because nothing I’d say, could portray it high enough. I watched the short movie and went speechless. I loved it. The guys had put so much effort to this. They are all my very good friends and I love them. This was an end of an era. No more Nipwitz episodes. We had serious and very friendly talks with every one the skiers. It was a night I will never forget. Especially Carl-Michael went under my skin, with his wise words.

The skiers on stage, in the premiere of the first-, and the last ever Nipwitz movie, Brain Massage!

The skiers on stage, in the premiere of the first-, and the last ever Nipwitz movie, Brain Massage!

On Sunday, the Expo -ing wasn’t so crazy. It was very active, there were a lot of people, but definitely tolerable.  Which of course means that, I needed to go and make things interesting! I couldn’t do that myself, so one of the Team FightBack’s chiefs, Jerppa, had to step in. We went to watch a basketball match, the Helsinki Seagulls vs. Loimaa Bisons at Helsingin Jäähalli (an ice-hockey arena). It was a great game, we (Gulls) won the Bisons and I met so many stars! Basketball, music, TV and you name it…

I found Adam Tensta from the game. I gave Adam a bright beanie – FightBack!

I found Adam Tensta from the game. I gave Adam a bright beanie – FightBack!

Signmark rocking the crowd via Adam.

Signmark rocking the crowd via Adam.

The first star I met, was one of my all-time favorite artists, Adam Tensta. It was really great to see, that no one could’ve taken off his cool… The other really important person I met at first, was Signmark, the deaf rapper. A real Fighter. Then I met the two of Finland’s most famous artists, Cheek and Isac Elliot. Both really busy, of course, but they both seemed to be really nice guys. With Isac I even hanged around for a while and he seemed to be a really nice of a young fella, who just happens to have a golden voice.

I met Cheek, and put up a thumb.

I met Cheek, and put up a thumb.

I met also Isac Elliot and my man, Särre!

I met also Isac Elliot and my man, Särre!

To the game, Gulls took Bisons down with 85-64, 20 points! The MVP of the game was the young Carl Lindblom, who scored over 20 points. I like that youngster. I see great success in his future. In my own future, I see busy times! I’m sitting on train now, but I’ll write to you ASAP again.

Gulls vs. Bisons. Gulls won! :P I am stoked for them.

Gulls vs. Bisons. Gulls won! :P I am stoked for them.

 

 

 

Helsinki! Ski Expo 2014! FightBack! Nipwitz!

As you may sense figure out of the headline… I’m EXCITED! It’s THAT time of the year again. Which time…? The beginning of the SKI SEASON 14-15, of course! I have anxiously  been waiting for the start of the ski season, annually, for as long as I can remember. This year, like the last year, I’ve got something else to be looking forward to, too!

The FightBack’s stand is going to be located in the same place as last year, but everything inside the stand… is fresh! Except me… I’m the same young Pekka, but not quite as young as last year! I’m still very stoked! I’ll give you a few speeches about this last year, at the stage. Come to listen them, if you’re around, and there’s another thing I must to share with you; Nipwitz, Brain Massage, world premiere. For you, who can’t make it to the premiere at Bio Rex, 22-24 Lasipalatsi 00100 Helsinki, here’s something to entertain y’all: All Nipwitz episodes!

f you want to win two tickets to our world premiere please follow these steps: 1. Like this post 2. On Friday 30th check out if you are the lucky winner

This is from the Nipwitz Facebook page: If you want to win two tickets to our world premiere please follow these steps:
1. Like this post
2. On Friday 30th check out if you are the lucky winner

You may wonder, why am I, a dude, whose not even in the movie, sharing all about it so excitedly…? I’ve got an answer for you; come to see the movie, and you’ll know! I trust these guys, I will love it, we will love it! And every rider in Nipwitz, is a really good friend of mine. I love them all, no homo. It’s been a blast, to watch all their projects. And if you’ll watch all the episodes, you may find me in one of them!

Nipwitz needs no snow, to be a skier!

Nipwitz needs no snow, to be a skier!

I love my life now

I have spent pretty much the last four and a half years thinking, that the best days of my life have already passed. I was a professional freeskier, and nothing, absolutely nothing can ever even compete with that. I am a happy person, I appreciate life the most, but I still have had this emptiness inside of me for years. Until today.

I was reading the FightBook and living the end of the winter 2012. It’s probably my 10th time reading it, but this time it hit me, a before only negative thing, felt so positive. “Damn, I can’t ski professionally anymore.” That used to be horrible. My life may not be as free and careless nowadays, but DAMN! Now I can make a difference.

That’s something I would’ve been unable to ever do, hadn’t I fell to the bottom first. Fighting back to be able to get up was the hardest thing that I’ve endured, but I believe that the worst must be already behind.

I’ve been numerously told “You must love that. You’re able to inspire people, to change the life’s of others”, maybe even hundreds of times, but I’ve just thought that… “nobody knows…” Which is true, no one could have known what skiing meant to me. It was my everything. Everyone must have known it relatively, but not actually.

Back to today. This was the first time I honestly thought that, this change in my life, was a positive one after all. Now, I can honestly appreciate everything what I might be able to do in someone else’s life. People have told to me, it’s a great thing, but not until now have I actually realized myself, how GREAT it really is.  

This is unbelievable. As if, I had realized the purpose for my life now. Skiing was a thing that brought the most joy to my own life before and it still gives me a lot, but sharing the FightBack is better. Not FightBack – the brand, but FightBack – my story. How everything is possible, making others to believe too. I feel like I’d be a messenger for good now – I love my life now.

I believe my life has a purpose.

I’m hungry. I believe, no – I know I’ve got a task.

What a RUSH!

I’m at home, finally. The last two weeks were awesome! Kind of super busy, but definitely awesome. I don’t really even like to use the term “busy”. I’d way rather just settle up in saying, “I’ve got a lot of things to do”. Which is positive. I’d way rather have my plate almost too full, than to have it completely deserted.

Arnold’s crew still hasn’t sent me any photos, so I can’t share them with you. What I then again can do, is to tell you about that rush of mine, I’m referring to^… I just spent two weeks in Helsinki, and when I’m in Helsinki… life feels kind of hectic. And fun. Shortly in conclusion, SO many things! These are the photos after NBF, cause I already told you about that.

Some things were “real work”- things, like the presentation I got to give in Finlandia Talo. It was for IBM, and I heard that, they loved it. The best case scenario now, is that they’ll ask me to give speeches abroad too. Which’d be great, I really want to spread the word about the FightBack. The presentation itself went just as well, as it usually does. Everyone liked it, except me, myself. That seems to be coming a norm. And I can’t relate to my own stuff objectively, so who cares…

Finlandia Talo, IBM.

Finlandia Talo, presentation, for IBM.

I found this from Twitter. I guess that Finlandia Talo is easily the biggest indoor facility I've spoken in at...

I found this from Twitter. I guess that Finlandia Talo is easily the biggest indoor facility I’ve spoken in at…

Finlandia Talo. Huge.

Finlandia Talo. Huge.

Then otherwise the trip consisted of my fair share of working out, both with Topi, and alone. But maybe the biggest thing of the whole last week were the I love me, exhibitions. And especially, what we did with GYMSTICK. We made the GYMSTICK’s FightBack line public last Friday at I love me. The publication wasn’t that big itself… but I’m sure that the products are going to be a huge success.

When the GYMSTICK x FightBack cooperation was made public, I should've maybe focused on acting smart and giving the audience a trustworthy image of us, but instead... I balanced!

When the GYMSTICK x FightBack cooperation was made public, I should’ve maybe focused on acting smart and giving the audience a trustworthy image of us, but instead… I balanced!

 

There were times on which, GYMSTICK took care of the talking, and I took care of listening dutifully.

There were times on which, GYMSTICK took care of the talking, and I took care of listening dutifully.

We found our mutual friend Jere, at I love me exhibitions too.

We found our mutual friend Jere, at I love me exhibitions too.

Otherwise the week was filled with running, jogging and reading what I’ve written to FightBook. We are working on that project with a very good friend, and one of my most important FightBack team mates – Jere Virtanen. I think that we’ll be able to rock this world. Except that… I don’t just think, I know.

On Friday we went to see some Jere with one of my friends, Rastas, but most important was that Lulu was there too...

On Friday we went to see  Jere with one of my friends, Rastas, but most important was that Lulu was there too…Running in Kisis! I was also flying (or running…) in Kisis with Topi last week. 

 

 

Monday – Bloggingday!

The last week was splendid! I was at the Nordic Business Forum last Friday and I’ve gotta say that, I had a BLAST! My NB-Forum began unbelievably with, meeting the one and only Arnold Schwarzenegger! but that, is a huge thing. So huge alone… that I’ll write a post from that meeting only. I don’t have the good photos from the meeting of ours yet, cause the management of Arnold hasn’t sent them yet, so it is not this post. On Friday though, I participated the exhibition as a normal guest.

The first speech for me, was Tony Fernandes's. It was a good speech. It became very clear to me straight away, that last Friday was going to be a valuable day.

The first speech for me, was Tony Fernandes’. It was a good speech. It became very clear to me straight away, that last Friday was going to be a valuable day.

Maybe my favorite speech ever, so far... Sir Ken Robinson. I just love the way Ken thinks. Sir Ken, I mean :)

Maybe my favorite speech ever, so far… was Sir Ken Robinson’s. I just love the way Ken thinks. Sir Ken, I mean, of course… :)

The final speech of the day was Sir Alex Ferguson's, my friend Jere (team FightBack) had been flattering him all day, and at the end... he delivered.

The final speech of the day was Sir Alex Ferguson’s, my friend Jere (team FightBack) had been flattering him all day, and at the end… he delivered.

 

I have been living at my  favorite hotel, Scandic Park, for the whole week… and they have taken a magnificent care of me! It’s really amazing, to have been given such an awesome possibility. Thanks Scandic! Otherwise I’d have to just sit on a train, which kind of gets really boring in the long run… Now, instead o justf getting bored by sitting in a train, I get to do things here (hit the gym, run and everything…) and I couldn’t be happier!

Scandic is FRESH, as the salad I was just served at FAMU (Scandic Park's restaurant...)

Scandic is FRESH, just like this salad I was just served at the FAMU (Scandic Park’s restaurant…) which also takes a magnificent care of me!

Next weekend yet another very interesting exhibition shall go off, I love me – in Helsinki Exhibition center. So I need to stay in Helsinki, for yet another week. You’ll see, why I’m giving Scandic hotels all the props. The I love me, is so interesting for me, mainly because I get to work there. I get to work for FightBack, under two different employers, PlatinOro and GYMSTICK. PlatinOro shall have a stand with all their mighty fine pieces of jewellery and I’m coming around for the FightBack necklace… and the GYMSTICK – thing… this is big.

We had a photo shoot of the FightBack training equipment last week and I've gotta say that... I LOVE THEM!

We had a photo shoot of the FightBack training equipment last week and I’ve gotta say that… I LOVE THEM!

This is so big, I’m giving a whole private chapter for it. It’d be big enough to get a whole post of its own, but I’ll just try to squeeze the exhibition invitation here (you’ll hear more of this in the future…): Welcome to the launching ceremony of the FightBack training line, in the Helsinki exhibition center on Saturday 17.10 at 10:15-10:45 at the department 6h51.  The FightBack products shall be present at the exhibitions for the whole weekend, at 6 P 81. For those of you, who can’t join us at the exhibitions, and even for you who will… http://fightbacktraining.com/ !

 

P. S. I’m still super honored to have met Arnold! Check out my Instagram for more, or just be patient… and someone… please teach me to be patient, too!  I can’t wait for the photos.