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Gyms


Three Gyms

SYKETTÄ Sports Services utilises three gyms: the Aurora gym on the UEF campus, the Tikkarinne gym at the KUAS Tikkarinne campus, and the Joensuu Areena gym. A valid SYKETTÄ sports sticker is required to use the gyms. Users do not need to enroll on gym turns via the sports calendar. Additionally, SYKETTÄ users have turns once a week at the Kuntokeskus Energy gyms in Metropol and Rantakylä (see Other Facilities).

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 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:

– Staff members must activate the Aurora gym option on their electronic key
– 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 8 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
– 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

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 7 pm)

Tikkarinne Gym

Location

The Tikkarinne gym (aka the Fysiotikka gym) is located on the ground 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 Fysiotika 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
– Staff members must activate the Tikkarinne gym option on their electronic key
– 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 6 pm, and 7 pm to 8 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 (reserved for an instructed group from 6:30 pm to 7:30 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. To find the gym, climb up the stairs from the underpass and walk to the back of the Areena through the fields. The gym is located next to the climbing wall. There is a room for the exercise machines, and there is also space to exercise next to the running tracks.

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.