Kati Juurus
The International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness, defines Bikini Fitness to be ”aimed at women who keep their body in shape and eat healthy. Overall body lines, balance and proportions, body tone and healthy appearance are taken into consideration. The emphasis is on a well-shaped, fit, healthy and attractive appearance, similar to that of models.” The world of Bikini Fitness is the subject of Kati Juurus’ documentary film Muodonmuutoksia (Metamorphoses).
The documentary centers around four young, ambitious women living a highly disciplined and structured life to achieve the desired Bikini Fitness competition body. For these women their body is a subject of constant observation and reflection. It is to be controlled, changed, modified and constructed. And finally, the gaze of an external observer – that of a coach and a judge – will determine when that well-crafted figure is complete and whose is the best.
Juurus’ unbiased documentary gives the viewers space to form their own opinions about aesthetic bodybuilding’s most popular subcategory, Bikini Fitness.
Hanna Ruotsalainen

Suomi 2017. YLE
Käsikirjoitus/Script: Kati Juurus * Kuvaus/DOP: Meira Valtonen, Jouni Soikkeli * Leikkaus/Editor: Kristiina Nisula * Kopion Lähde/DCP source: YLE * Kieli/Language: Finnish, subtitles in English * Kesto/Duration: 75 min * Ikäraja/Age limit: 7
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