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Gyms


Four Gyms

SYKETTÄ Sports Services utilises four gyms: the Aurora gym on the UEF campus, the Tikkarinne gym at the Karelia UAS Tikkarinne campus, the Joensuu Areena gym and a new gym that will open in autumn 2022. A valid SYKETTÄ sports sticker is required to use the gyms. Users do not need to enroll on gym turns via the sports calendar.

Aurora Gym

Location

The Aurora gym is located in the Aurora building on the University of Eastern Finland campus, in the address Yliopistokatu 2, 80100 Joensuu. To find the gym, go between the Aurora buildings to the backyard, turn left and go straight until you find a courtyard. The gym entrance is on the left courtyard. The entrance is immediately to the right, the Aurora gym and sauna are accessible through the same door. The gym door is located at the end of the short corridor on the left. The changing rooms are to the right when entering the gym.

Basic Information

The Aurora gym has a good selection of basic exercise machines. In addition to exercise machine, the gym also has a bench press bench and a squat rack. The gym is well-suited for training with both exercise machines and free weights. The gym has six barbells: two 20kg bars, one 15kg bar, two short bars and one curve bar. The gym also has a dip rack and a box. The equipment is safe and easy to use! Please notice that gym is meant only for gym training and not for other exercises, studying or hanging around.

Note:

– If you are a member of the UEF staff and have purchased the SYKETTÄ sticker on the online shop, please email one of the SYKETTÄ employees and ask us to activate the access at the Aurora gym. Before the activation, the gym cannot be accessed when the entrance is closed.
– Observe the gym opening hours
– Only indoors sports shoes may be worn at the gym
– The last user to leave in the evening must turn off the lights. The light switches are located next to the gym doors.
– If you are not certain whether other users are coming after you, turn off the lights

Opening Hours

Students:

– Mondays 7 am to 4 pm (the doors are locked on 3:30 pm)
– Tuesdays 8 am to 4 pm (the doors are locked on 3:30 pm)
– Wednesdays 7 am to 5 pm (the doors are locked on 5 pm)
– Thursdays 8 am to 4 pm (the doors are locked on 3:30 pm)
– Fridays 7 am to 4 pm (the doors are locked on 3:30 pm)
– Saturdays closed
– Sundays closed

Please notice that the gym is always closed on midweek holidays (e.g. May Day, Independence Day, Epiphany, Christmas…)

Staff:

– Mondays to Sundays 7 am to 10 pm (the gym is reserved for an instructed group on Tuesdays from 4:30 pm to 6 pm, and on Wednesdays from 5 pm to 6 pm)

Tikkarinne Gym

Location

The Tikkarinne gym is located on the ground floor (2nd floor) of the E Building of the Tikkarinne campus of the Karelia University of Applied Sciences. To find the gym, enter the E Building through the main entrance, walk to the end of the hallway, and turn left after the sliding door. An electronic key is required to enter the gym (instructions further below). The changing rooms are to the right when entering through the Fysiotikka door.

Basic Information

The Tikkarinne gym is used to teach students of physiotherapy at the Karelia University of Applied Sciences. Both veterans and beginners can train in peace in this small and cozy gym. The gym has an emphasis on exercise machines, including a smith machine, a leg press, a hack squat machine, a HUR multifunction machine, a Kinesis machine, and a generous amount of dumbbells and kettlebells.

Note:

– Electronic keys for students are available at ISYY’s offices and POKA’s Tikkarinne offices for a deposit of 20 euros
– There are a limited number of electronic keys
– Karelia UAS staff members must activate the Tikkarinne gym option on their own electronic key, Tikkarinne doorkeeper (in Tikkarinne campus, building E, info) will program the access to the Tikkarinne gym
– Users must exit the building by 9 pm, this is important and possible cost will be charged from the person who caused the alarm
– The gym is used for teaching, please be especially careful with the exercise machines and observe the opening hours
– Only indoor sports shoes may be worn at the gym
– The last user to leave in the evening must turn off the lights. The light switches are located next to the gym doors.
– If you are not certain whether other users are coming after you, turn off the lights

Opening Hours

– Mondays 7 am to 8:30 am, 4 pm to 5 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm
– Tuesdays 7 am to 8:30 am, and 5 pm to 9 pm
– Wednesdays 7 am to 8:30 am, and 4 pm to 9 pm
– Thursdays 7 am to 8:30 am, and 5 pm to 9 pm
– Fridays 7 am to 8:30 am, and 3 pm to 9 pm
– Saturdays and Sundays 7 am to 9 pm

Joensuu Areena Gym

Location

The Joensuu Areena gym is located in the address Mehtimäenaukio 2, 80110 Joensuu. Entrance to the sports facilities is located on the right side of the main lobby, at the end of the long hallway and through the underpass. Changing rooms for men and women are also located in the hallway. The gym is located below the stands next to the running track.

Door code is required to access Joensuu Areena. The code is placed in the reader at the door of the hallway leading to the changing rooms. Users of the Joensuu Areena gym should request the code separately from SYKETTÄ staff.

Basic Information

The gym is especially suited for training with free weights, but also has all the basic exercise machines. The exercise bikes are located on a balcony accessible by a spiral staircase. Feel free to use the kettlebells, balancing boards and exercise balls next to the gym. Many local athletes train at the Areena gym. Only indoor sports shoes may be worn inside of Arena, so please leave your outdoor shoes to locker room.

Sports Use

SYKETTÄ users may use the Joensuu Areena gym during opening hours when it is not reserved. Visit Tilava Joensuu to view the Areena reservation calendar (in Finnish only). The City of Joensuu rules for sports facilities (in Finnish only) apply at the Areena. DO NOT USE THE GYM WHEN IT IS RESERVED TO OTHER GROUPS OR SPORT CLUBS!

Opening Hours

See the up-to-date opening hours for Joensuu Areena here.

New Gym (will open in the autumn of 2022 at the latest)

A new gym will be opened at the university, which will be used exclusively by SYKETTÄ. Follow the news!

Location

Tulliportinkatu 54. Nuorisoverstas and Sunprofile are located in the same building. Access to the gym is from the right side of the building.

Basic Information

The size of the gym is about 450 m² and there are 2 changing rooms, showers, 2 toilets and 3 separate training areas: area with exercise machines, area with free weights and room for stretching. Inside the gym is a separate room used by the local Snooker club, they pass through the gym.

Opening Hours

Will be updated later. It has been tentatively agreed that the gym will be open from 5:30 am to 11 pm every day, possibly up to 24 hours.