Sport courses

Summer courses 2020:

Beach volley –clinics:

Clinic 1. serve and reception: Monday 15.6. and Wednesday 17.6. at 10-11:30
Clinic 2. pass and attack + defence: Tuesday 23.6. and Thursday 25.6. at 17-18.30

Learn the basics of beach volley by a beach volley clinic. We organize two clinics. You can participate only for one or both. Remember to sign up for the both if you want to join in both clinics. One clinic includes two training sessions. Course fee 12 euros/clinic. 
Registration: Clinic and Clinic 2

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40€, 3 months

Wed 17-18-30 Monitoimitalo, judohall 3 starts 5.2.
Sat 11-12.30 Monitoimitalo, judohall 3

Further information and registration

Apparatus gymnastics, beginners

35 €, 6 classes

Wed 18:30-20:00 Building L, Telinesali 15.1.-19.2.

Instructor: Susanna Kiviniemi

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!

Apparatus gymnastics, advanced

35 €, 6 classes

Wed 18:30-20:00 Building L, Telinesali 11.3.-22.4. (not on 8.4.)

Instructor: Susanna Kiviniemi

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 on 2.1.2020

Aqua aerobics

65 €, 13 classes (Group 1.), 60 €, 12 classes (Group 2.)

Group 1. Mon 15:40-16:25 AaltoAlvari swimming hall (25 m pool) 13.1.-6.4.
Group 2. Fri 7:45- 8:30 AaltoAlvari swimming hall (25 m pool) 17.1.-17.4. (not on 6.3., 10.4.)

Aqua aerobics in the deep water with different kind of equipment.The course fee (60-65€) includes all entrance fees to the swimming hall.

Instructors: Mari Vilska, Mimmi Turpeinen, Anniina Hirvonen, Ninja Marttinen

Registration starts on 2.1.2020:
Group 1.
Group 2.

Back and neck

free of charge, 2 classes

Group 1. Wed 14:00-15:30 FSHS, physical therapy, floor 3, Puistokatu 4 5.2 ja 12.2.
Group 2. Wed 14:00-15:30 FSHS, physical therapy, floor 3, Puistokatu 4 4.3. ja 11.3.
Group 3. Wed 14:00-15:30 FSHS, physical therapy, floor 3, Puistokatu 4 1.4. ja 8.4.

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 starts on 2.1.2020:
Group 1.
Group 2.
Group 3.

Breast stroke and free style swimming

35 €, 4 classes

Wed 20:00-21:00 AaltoAlvari swimming hall (25 m pool) 29.1.-19.2.

Instructor: Antti Rantanen

Basics of breast stroke and free style for advanced swimmers. AaltoAlvari swimming hall (25 m pool). If possible, please take your own swimming goggles with you. The course fee (35 €) includes all four entry fees to swimming hall.

Come in the hall before 7.45 pm.

Registration starts on 2.1.2020

Crosscountry skiing

30 €, 3 + 1 classes (First class: fetch and maintenance of equipment)


Crosscountry skiing course is for beginners and no own equipment is required. The course begins with maintenance of the equipment you can rent from Academic Sports (rent included in the course fee). You can choose the maintenance class from two dates: 2.3. or 3.3. at 5pm at the building Liikunta room L159. The next three classes will be held at Laajavuori skiing centre. First meeting on 4.3. at the skiing lift.

Instructor: Bela Pavleka

Registration starts on 3.2.


60 €, 8 classes

Thu 15:00-16:00 CrossFit40100, AIlakinkatu 5 6.2.-26.3.2020

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.Instructors: Antti Koski and the other instructors of CrossFit40100

Registration starts on 2.1.2020

Fitness kickboxing

30 €, 8 classes

Wed17:30-18:30Training school, elementary school22.1.-11.3.

Instructor: Paavo Nyländen

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 2.1.2020


50 € for JYU students and staff members (normal price 100 €), 3 months (2 classes a week)

Tue and Thu18:30-20:00Kuokkalan Graniitti3 months, starting on 14.1. 

Further information and registration: Jaakko Vilmusenaho p. 0400 983 483

It is possible to join the course until 15th of February.


50 €, 3 months (2 classes in a week)

Tue19:00-20:30Puistokoulu, Puistokatu 7-9, 40100 Jyväskylä3 months, starting on 28.1.
Thu20:30-22:00Kypärämäen koulu, Erämiehenkatu 12, 40630 Jyväskylä3 months, starting on 28.1.

Further information and registration: Ryutokai ry

It is possible to join the course until 11th of February.

Lower back gym exercises

free of charge, 9 classes

Thu14:00-16:00Building Liikunta, gym30.1.-16.4. (not on 27.2., 12.3., 9.4.)

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 2.1.2020

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

28 € / child, 10 classes

Mon16:30-17:30Building Liikunta, Telinesali27.1.-6.4. (not on 24.2.)

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 2.1.2020

Pilates for advanced

90 €, 10 classes

Wed16:15-17:15Training school, elementary school12.2.-29.4. (not on 26.2., 8.4.)

Instructor: Merja Kalaja

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

Registration starts on 2.1.2020

Shorinji Kempo

40 € for JYU students and staff members (normal price 80 €), 3 months (3 times a week)

Wed18:00-19:30Ryhtilä3 months, starting on 17.1.
Fri 18:30-20.30 Monitoimitalo, judohall 3 3 months, starting on 17.1.
Sun 17:30-19:30 Monitoimitalo, judohall 3 3 months, starting on 17.1.

This course starts on Friday 17th of January.

Further information and registration: Timo Mäki-Kuutti, timo.makikuutti(at)

Snowboarding, beginners

25 €, 2 kertaa

Wed 17:00-19:00 Laajavuori 22.1. and 29.1.

Instructor: Joel Lahti

Basics of snowboarding for beginners. Equipment (such as the board and helmet) and lift tickets does not inclube to the course fee.

Registration starts on 2.1.2020

Spiral stabilization method

35 €, 4 classes

Wed16:15-17:15Training school, elementary school15.1.-5.2.

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 2.1.2020

Tennis, beginners

35 €, 5 classes

Wed14:15-15:45Hipposhalli, tennis courts20.1., 27.1., 17.2., 2.3., 9.3.

Instructor: Timo Kauranen

Basics of tennis.

Registration starts on 2.1.2020

Tennis, advanced

35 €, 5 classes

Wed14:15-15:45Hipposhalli, tennis courts16.3., 30.3., 6.4., 20.4., 27.4. 

More game and techniques.

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

Registration starts on 2.1.2020