At work, he takes care of the safety of travelers and controls luggage, after hours he goes to competitions. Izabela Kudła is an officer of the Airport Security Service at the Kraków-Balice Airport, and at the same time the vice-champion of Poland in bodybuilding and fitness. She worked for her title for over a decade, in the airport service – even longer.
In mid-April, Izabela Kudła, an officer of the Airport Security Service at Kraków-Balice Airport, took second place at the Polish bodybuilding and fitness championships in Kielce. In the category “Women’s bikini over 169 cm” she gave way to only one person – Ewelina Kozikowska. She has been working on her title since 2011, when she started strength training. She has been thinking about competing in the competition since 2018.
Hard beginnings in the gym. “I left after 20 minutes”
Kudla has always been involved in sport, but her husband encouraged her to strength training. The beginnings were not easy. – I wasn’t in love with strength training from the very beginning. My first steps looked a bit funny, because I left the gym after 20 minutes, telling my husband that I have nothing to do here, I’ll wait for you. And I remember like today that I waited for him for an hour and a half. I asked what could be done there. And now I can’t imagine not spending most of my time there.
Determination paid off, because in mid-April Mrs. Iza returned home from the Polish Championships with the second most important prize. However, training is useful not only at competitions, but also in everyday life – for example, when checking baggage. As she admits, thanks to the training, she also becomes better at work, among others thanks to the mental resistance acquired in this way to various situations that occur at the airport.
She won a “ticket” to Spain
Although Izabela Kudła has just received her runner-up title, there is no time to rest. Thanks to the high position, she qualified for the European Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships, which will be held in Spainwhich will take place from May 4 to May 8.
– I will stand on the international stage, representing Poland. It was my biggest dream. I have always admired the players from the other side, and in a week I will be there, which I can’t even believe – emphasized the airport security officer in an interview with us.
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