uMove – Sweat and fun in Academic Sports activities

Acedemic Sports in Jyväskylä has published its programme for the autumn and is ready to receive new and old participants from 10 September. In the various activities, you can train in a goal-oriented way with a high pulse rate or take care of your well-being more gently, having yoga or trips to nature, for example.

This Autumn Academic Sports refreshes its look and has already published the new symbol uMove.

The basic idea and mission of Academic Sports is to reach all kinds of people. The services are not only for high-performing athletes and talented players, but also for those who are less familiar with exercise and need support at the initial stage. Irrespective of the particular sport or activity in question, the point is to get positive feelings and experiences from physical activity.

uMove calendars. Click to enlarge.

The new programme includes group fitness classes and ballgame guidance for beginners
The new EASY category sessions offer beginners an easy way to enter group activities. The sessions have a minimal threshold for joining and they start from basics, dealing with correct techniques in more detail. Other novelties in the group activity programme for this autumn include, for example, Pilates, jazz vibes and barre as well as a guided session for circular training at gym.

For ballgames, beginners are offered “START” start-up sessions, which always have a skilled instructor present. Other University Sports ballgame sessions are self-directed.

Two gyms with one payment
Additionally to group fitness and ball games Academic Sports offers gyms: Rentukka and Monitoimitalo gyms. Rentukka gym, located in student village is open every day with a gym card between 7-23 and offers an access to new sauna section. Monitoimtalo gym is located near Hipposhalli and is open also every day.

Jyväskylä’s cheapest sports possibility
You can use Academic Sports’ services with a paid sports sticker which can be paid online for the whole academic year or an autumn semester. An academic year sticker costs 60 euros including  group fitness, ball games and gyms.

The Academic Sports season starts on Saturday, 8 September, with the Workout event. In the event, people can try out different types of sports for free. A bit later, 17–23 September, we will have a theme week for getting familiar with Academic Sports. During this week, the group fitness classes and ballgame sessions are available for free.

Further information or something to ask?

Sports coordinator
Henna Törmänen

Text: Katri Lehtovaara ja Henna Törmänen

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