Exercise classes

There are exercise groups for women, men, seniors, special groups young people and children. The recreations department's aim is to organize exercise activities especially for those groups, for whom sports clubs and private organizations provide few services. 

Registration  for exercise courses in autumn 2019

  • By telephone: 09 8166 0800
  • Online: espoo.fi/ohjattuliikunta (in Finnish)
  • You can register for courses if there are places left. Exercise counselling by telephone 09 8166 0800 is open mon-fri at 12-13. Closed: 6 December, 16 December 2019 - 1 January 2020.

Things to know before you register

  • The residents of Espoo can register for a maximum one sport course. The water exercise courses are intended for special groups.
  • Your registration is personal and binding.
  • To register online (www.espoo.fi/ohjattuliikunta), you need online banking credentials.
  • When you register, you need to give your personal identity code for invoicing purposes.
  • In addition to yourself, you can also register your family members.
  • Children under 18 years of age must be registered by a guardian.
  • Sports and exercise services for seniors and special groups are free of charge for Espoo residents aged 68 or older. The services are free of charge starting from the beginning of the year in which the individual turns 68 years of age. The courses will be filled in the order of registration.
  • If your course is held in a swimming hall, you need to pay both the course/lesson fee and the swimming hall’s entrance fee. Admission to swimming halls in Espoo is free of charge for holders of the 68+ Sports Pass.
  • If you cancel your course registration after Monday 2 September 2019, you will be invoiced the autumn season’s course fee in full. If you cancel after Tuesday 14 January 2019, you will be invoiced the spring season’s fee in full. If you register online, you need to pay the course fee online, and the cancellation period will be two weeks. The cancellation should be done as identified yourself at online services on the page of Own services or you can call 09 8166 0800 as well.
  • Non-payment or informing exercise instructor are not cancellation.

Registration for another exercise course in the autumn season begins on Monday, 9 September

During the registration period for exercise courses held in the autumn season, the Sports and Exercise Services decided to experiment with allowing an individual person to only register for one exercise course. The autumn season began on 26 August 2019.

Those who have already registered for one autumn-season course can now register for another. This registration period begins on Monday, 9 September. Registration is possible online at espoo.fi/ohjattuliikunta or by phone at 09 8166 0800 from Monday to Friday between 12 and 13.

The Sports and Exercise Services unit also runs more than 100 guided exercise classes that anyone can attend without prior registration. Up-to-date information about guided exercise groups is available in Finnish at espoo.fi/ohjattuliikunta.

Do you need guidance or support to start exercising?

If you have any questions about exercise in Espoo or if you need personal support to start exercising, you can phone and even schedule an appointment with your local exercise instructor free of charge. 

  • Tel. 09 8166 0800 Mon - Fri 12 am -13 pm