Sport courses

Apparatus gymnastics

33 €, 6 classes

Group 1. Wed 18:30-20:00 Building L, hall of apparatus gymnastics beginners 25.9.-30.10.
Group 2. Wed 18:30-20:00 Building L, hall of apparatus gymnastics advanced 6.11.-11.12.

Instructor: Vilma Pikkupeura


The aim of the beginners course is to practice and to develop participants basic gymnastics skills. We start with the basic movements on floor, bars, beam and trampoline, and we move on further based on the group's skills and wishes. Typical movements practiced on the course are:
  • Floor: rollovers, cartwheels, handstand, handspring forward, salto forward
  • Bars: kick to pullover, cast to handstand, back hip circle
In addition we have done several movements on other apparatuses, such as the beam (balance, turns, rollover), trampoline (twists, straddle jump, salto), and rings (swing, kick to pullover, holds) honoring the participants wishes. During the course we will also physically assist and help each other in order to minimize the waiting time.
You don't need any further experiences in order to be able to participate on the course. So if you've only got courage and will to try it out, I'll be more than happy to work with you!


The aim of this course is to continue from the beginners course. We are moving on to more challenging movements, so it is crucial that you already have some experience from gymnastics, or have been to the beginners course, before you attend this course (check the movements you should be able to do from the beginner's course description).

Movements we have learned on this course are for example:
  • front handspring, tsukahara (vault)
  • Salto backwards, arabian cartwheel, flick flack, aerial catwheel, saltos with half twist, auerbach-saltos (floor/trampoline)
  • Giant, kip, flyaway (bars)
  • I addition to these we have also repeated/gone over some movements from the beginners course (like handspring forward) if the participant have desired so.
The course is the perfect sequel for those who have gone through the beginners course or for those who already master the movements from the beginners course and want to take their skill level up a notch. The final content of the skills practiced will be based on the participants desires and skill levels.

Registration starts for group 1 on 11.9. and for group 2 on 23.10.

Aqua aerobics

32 €, 6 classes and 37 €, 7 classes

Group 1. Mon 15:40-16:25 AaltoAlvari swimming hall (25 m pool) 9.9.-28.10. (not 14.10.)
Group 2. Fri 7:45- 8:30 AaltoAlvari swimming hall (25 m pool) 13.9.-25.10.
Group 3. Fri 7:45- 8:30 AaltoAlvari swimming hall (25 m pool) 1.11.-13.12. (not 6.12.)
Group 4. Mon 15:40-16:25 AaltoAlvari swimming hall (25 m pool) 4.11.-9.12.

Aqua aerobics in the deep water with different kind of equipment.

Instructors: Kaisa Ahvenus, Anniina Hirvonen, Petra Skonback, Ida Tuina ja Mimmi Turpeinen

Registration starts for group 1 on 26.8., for group 2 on 30.8., for group 3 on 18.10. and for group 4 on 21.10.

Back and neck

free of charge, 2 classes

Group 1. Wed 14:00-15:30 FSHS, physical therapy, floor 3, address: Puistokatu 4 2.-9.10.
Group 2. Wed 14:00-15:30 FSHS, physical therapy, floor 3, address: Puistokatu 4 6.-13.11.

Intructor: Marko Hänninen

Active, rehabilitating training for taking care independently of lower back and neck-shoulder areas problems.Course is organized in cooperation with the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS).

Registration for group 1 starts on 18.9. and for group 2 on 23.10.

Breast stroke and free style

33 €, 4 classes

Wed 20:00-21:00 AaltoAlvari swimming hall (25 m pool) 13.11.-4.12.

Instructor: Antti Rantanen

Basics of breast stroke and free style for advanced swimmers. AaltoAlvari swimming hall (25 m pool). Ota uimalasit mukaan.

Come in the hall before 7.45 pm.

Registration starts on 30.10.


55 €, 8 classes

Fri 15-16 CrossFit40100, address: Ailakinkatu 5 4.10.-22.11.

Instructors: Antti Koski and the other instructors of CrossFit40100

CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. These are the core movements of life. They move the largest loads the longest distances, so they are ideal for maximizing the amount of work done in the shortest time. Intensity is essential for results and is measurable as work divided by time—or power. The more work you do in less time, or the higher the power output, the more intense the effort. By employing a constantly varied approach to training, functional movements and intensity lead to dramatic gains in fitness.

Registration starts on 20.9.

Fitness boxing

30 €, 8 classes

Mon 16:30-18 Training school, elementary school 14.10.-2.12.

Instructor: Artturi Pensasmaa

A fitness boxing workout consists of the following parts: warm-up, technique, pads, circuit training and warm-down. Fitness boxing is an ideal way of exercise for everyone. For example, you can decide how many reps you do during circuits. Sparring is not possible, we hit in pads. Special equipment are not necessary, but you can use your own handwraps if needed. There are gloves and other necessary equipment in the gym.

Registration starts on 30.9.


Mon and Thu 18:30-20 Kuokkalan Graniitti starting 9.9. until December 

Course fee 50€ for the students and staff of the University of Jyväskylä
Further information and registration: Jaakko Vilmusenaho p. 0400 983 483

Kick boxing

30 €, 8 classes

Wed 17:30-18:30 Training school, elementary school 18.9.-6.11.

Instructor: Paavo Nyländen

Fitness kickboxing is suitable for everyone, and previous experience is not required. The course consists of kickboxing techniques, combining different techniques and training. Fitness training and coordination practices combined to pulse raising kicks and hits guarantee a sporty and efficient training session. Own equipments are not needed.

Registration starts on 4.9.

Lower back gym exercises

free of charge, 10 classes

Thu 14:00-16:00 Building L, gym 12.9.-21.11.

Instructor: Marko Hänninen

The course is aimed at students who have had long term low back problems. The focus is to teach how to use safely abdominal and back muscles during different functional exercises. Course is organized in cooperation with the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS).

Registration starts on 29.8.

Parent and child exercises (for children who are 3-5 years)

28 € / child, 10 classes

Mon 16:30-17:30 Building L, hall of apparatus gymnastics 23.9.-2.12. (in reserve 9.12.)

Instructor: Henna Haapala

The course is for parent and child. On course we dance, play, do different balancing tracks etc. Contents are also decided together with parents. The course is for children aged 3-5 and their parents.

Registration starts on 9.9.

Personal training session

free of charge, 1 class

Wed 12:15-13:30 Gym of Liikunta 25.9.
Tue 14:15-15:30 Gym of Liikunta 1.10.
Wed 12:15-13:30 Gym of Liikunta 2.10.

Students give advices how to use the equipment in the gym. (Personal trainer)

If you want to get really good personal training session, send email to Teppo Kalaja (teppo.kalaja (at ) and tell

    what kind of information you want to get: device demonstration, advices for technique, something else
    if you have that kind of restrictions the instructor should know
    if you are the beginner or not in the gym
    if you want to use English instead of Finnish

Intructors: Students of the sport and health sciences.

Registration in Korppi. Don´t forget to choose the group.

Pilates for advanced

88 €, 10 classes

Wed 16:15-17:15 Training school, elementary school 2.10.-11.12.

Instructor: Merja Kalaja

The course about Pilates method. The course is in finnish.

Registration starts on 18.9.


20 €, 5 classes

Tue 18-19 Training school, elementary school 1.-29.10.

Instructor: Netta Orava

In this course you will learn the basics of self-defence. The basics are learned from different detachments and blocks. The course is intended for anyone who is interested in self-defense techniques and law perspective on self-defense. The course is technically versatile and physically moderate. The course is based on Hokutoryu ju-jutsu techniques.

Registration starts on 17.9.

Shorinji Kempo

Sun  17:30-19.30 Monitoimitalo, judohall 3 starting 15.9. until December
Fri 18.30-20:30 Monitoimitalo, judohall 3

Course fee 40€ for the student and staff of the university of Jyväskylä.
Further information and registration: Timo Mäki-Kuutti, timo.makikuutti(at)

Spiral stabilization method

30 €, 3 classes

Wed 16:15-17:15 Training school, elementary school 11.9.-25.9.

Instructor: Merja Kalaja

Spiral is a simple exercise method invented by a Czech medical doctor The exercise technique uses spiral muscle chain training to naturally create spinal traction and relieve pressure on the intervertebral discs. Course is in finnish.

Registration starts on 28.8.

Swimming technique

55 €, 8 classes

Wed 20:00-21:00 AaltoAlvari swimming hall (25 m pool) 11.9.-6.11.

Instructor: Antti Rantanen

The course is for learning different swimming techniques, like breaststroke, backstroke and freestyle. Also basic turn and some jumps. You have to have the ability to swim at least 200 m

Come to the hall before 7.45. pm.

Registration starts on 28.8.


34 €, 5 classes

Group 1. Mon 14:15-15:45 Hipposhalli, tennis courts beginners  9.9.-7.10. 
Group 2. Mon  14:15-15:45 Hipposhalli, tennis courts advanded  14.10.-25.11. (not 28.10. and 4.11.)

Instructor: Timo Kauranen

Course for the beginners:
Basics of tennis.

Course for advanced:
More game and techniques.

If you want to borrow a racket, fill the form.

Registration starts for group 1. on 26.8. and for group 2  on 30.10.

Trail running CANCELLED

15 €, 3 classes

monday 17:00-18:30 Laajavuori, meeting near ski lifts 23.9.-7.10.

Instructor: Susanna Ylinen

This course is meant for everyone who likes running, You`ll learn trail running techniques, get to know terrains of Jyväskylä and have a group to run with you and support you. In this class you`ll develop your muscle strenght, balance and agility.

 You can attend this class as long as you are able to run one kilometre.

Registration starts 16.9.