More about Friskis&Svettis

  • ”Sweat & Smile Swedish Style” is really what it is all about. Having fun and being driven by desire to work out is one of the pillars of Friskis
  • Friskis started in Sweden in 1978 by Johan Holmsäter
  • On the first session in 1978, one person showed up
  • Now we have more then 500.000 members in Sweden in 159 associations. In Norway there are 43 associations and an additional nine associations are to be found in Europe
  • Anyone can start up a Friskis Association. There is no HQ deciding if, where or when
  • We have been in Luxembourg since the year 2000
  • All instructors and hosts are volunteers
  • "Friskis” is an expression for “Healthy” in Swedish and “Svettis” is…yes, you guessed it “Sweaty"
  • All our classes, and instructor's training, are developed by Friskis Riks (HQ in Sweden)
  • Our instructors undergo, without exception, a rigorous training by Friskis&Svettis in Sweden to becomea licensed instructor
  • There is an annual follow up of all the insructors to make sure they maintain high quality leadership when giving classes. Globally, 150 different trainings are done every year with more than 6.000 instructors and hosts