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Bottoms Up


What Is Bottoms Up?

In autumn 2016, SYKETTÄ started the Bottoms Up project. The objective of Bottoms Up is to decrease sitting and increase physical activity on Joensuu campuses. We strive to improve study and work capabilities and improve on-campus practices and ethos. Our goal is an active and healthy university community.

Bottoms Up Ambassadors

Bottoms Up ambassadors spread the message of exercise and well-being to fellow university students in Joensuu. The Bottoms Up ambassadors are trained by SYKETTÄ at the start of the academic year in autumn, and the ambassadors commit to their tasks until the end of April.

Bottoms Up Ambassadors have the following tasks:

– Instructing active breaks at lectures and staff meetings
– Influencing university practices and ethos
– Participating in events related to decreasing excessive sitting

At the start of each academic year, SYKETTÄ seeks new Bottoms Up ambassadors. If you want to change university lectures more physically active as a Bottoms Up ambassador, send an email to liikuntasuunnittelija@pokapoka.fi.

How Can I Order a Bottoms Up Ambassador to a Lecture or Meeting?

If you wish to order a Bottoms Up instructed active break to your lecture or staff meeting, contact SYKETTÄ sports services by email. SYKETTÄ will arrange for a Bottoms Up ambassador to instruct the active break. Bottoms Up ambassadors may also contact lecturers themselves and offer instructed active breaks. Active breaks instructed by Bottoms Up ambassadors are free. If you wish to order an active break instructed by a Bottoms Up ambassador, send an email to liikuntasuunnittelija@pokapoka.fi.

Exercise Corners

SYKETTÄ sports services encourages university students and staff to perform independent break exercise at the specifically assembled exercise corners. Exercise sticks and rubber bands are available at the exercise corners for flexing and muscle conditioning. Visual and written instructions for break exercise (both with and without equipment) can be found on the exercise corner walls. SYKETTÄ is in charge of the exercise corner equipment, please contact us if you find any shortcomings. Exercise corners are located in:

University of Eastern Finland:

– Agora: 1st floor, lobby
– Aurora: 3rd floor, staff department hallway
– Educa: 2nd floor, lobby
– Futura: 1st floor, lobby
– Futura: 2nd floor, study lounge
– Natura: 3rd floor, winter garden
– Natura: 3rd floor, staff break room
– Additionally, Taitola has an exercise corner with many kinds of exercise equipment available

Karelia University of Applied Sciences:

– Tikkarinne: library, 2nd floor
– Wärtsilä: bottom floor lobby
– Wärtsilä: D Building, 3rd floor, KUAS staff break room

Bottoms Up Material Bank

Break exercise videos are available at the SYKETTÄ Youtube channel for all students and staff members. The videos present several break exercise moves (both with and without equipment). Bottoms Up ambassadors also utilise the videos for instructed break exercise. Check out the Sykettä Youtube channel.