The Striking Viking, Ewa Mataya Laurance wins ESPN Hall of Fame Challenge

by on October 2nd, 2015

Leisure Fitness Meets Ewa Laurance

CONGRATULATIONS Ewa ‘The Striking Viking’ Laurance on winning the ESPN Hall of Fame Challenge by beating Jeanneatte Lee ‘The Black Widow’!

In 2013 Leisure Fitness launched the Brunswick Billiards in our Tysons Corner location, and Ewa was able to attend the event and teach our team and our customers about pool & billiards – & why Brunswick Billiards is the best in the industry! Ewa is an amazing, humble, world class athlete! We look forward to seeing Ewa again!

Congrats Ewa!

The Leisure Fitness Team

Leisure Fitness and Ewa Laurance The Striking Viking

Picture taken in November 2013 at the Brunswick Billiards launch in our Leisure Fitness Tysons Corner store!


Billiards Celebrity Profile: Ewa Laurance – The Striking Viking

by on October 8th, 2013

Ewa Laurance Hall of Fame Pool Player

Ewa Laurance will be attending the Grand Opening of Brunswick Biliards at the Leisure Fitness – Tysons Corner location on November 2nd, 2013!

Ewa Mataya Laurance is one of the most visible superstars in the history of pocket billiards. Known as The Striking Viking, she took the billiard world by storm since she moved to the US from her native Sweden.

Following her childhood dream of becoming the best in the world, she continues to be a dominant presence on the international billiard scene.
Ewa is:

  • The current International and World Cup Trick Shot Champion
  • The holder of multiple World and US Open 9-ball titles
  • Winner of the Swedish, European and US National Championships
  • Former # 1 ranked player in the world
  • Has received Player of the Year honors
  • Named WPBA Sportsperson of the Year
  • 2004 – ├é┬áinducted into the prestigious Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame.

This dynamic champion made an historic appearance on the cover of the New York Times Magazine and has been featured in numerous national publications, including People Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Forbes, Glamour, Golf for Women and Cigar Aficionado. Ewa is also a frequent guest on television shows such as Late Night with David Letterman, The Today Show, The Early Show, Current Affair, LIVE with Regis and Kelly, Entertainment Tonight and The Best Damned Sports Show, Period.

When not competing, Ewa serves as the ESPN Color Commentator. She also co-hosted GSN’s popular game show “Ball Breakers.”

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