Questions & Answers

What equipment do I need?

It is very important that you use good fitness shoes when you workout with Friskis&Svettis. It is the only "equipment" that you need and with good fitness shoes, training becomes more enjoyable and efficient. You will also avoid pain in the ligaments, knees or torn Achilles tendons!

Please note that you have to change from outdoor to indoor fitness shoes before you enter the sports hall. This way we avoid making the hall dirty and letting fellow Friskis friends lie down on a dirty surface.

Can I bring my own mat?

You are welcome to bring your own mat to the sessions.

Why don't the instructors correct individuals when they do exercises wrongly?

Instructors do not correct individual participants in Friskis&Svettis, as many are sensitive to this. Instead they prefer to explain difficult movements at the beginning of the session. They also try to give short explanations during the session when actually carrying out the movements. We would also like to remind all participants that they are very welcome to approach the instructor after the session to ask for clarifications on any of the movements used.

Who develops the different programmes?

The individual instructors develop their own programmes, but all programmes build on movements that have been carefully developed in cooperation with experts in the fields of medicine and physiology in Friskis&Svettis.

Moreover, the session has to follow specific indications concerning the beats per minute allowed for the different parts of the session (warm-up, strength, oxygen peaks, flexibility, cool-down, etc.) To ensure that the risk of injuries is kept to a minimum F&S instructors strictly follow these instructions when selecting movements and music.

How often do the instructors change the programme?

Friskis&Svettis instructors should make a new programme every term. It is not considered appropriate to change too often, mainly because participants need time to learn a new programme in order to fully benefit from it.