Exercise for the Elderly

Gymnasium

The Pälkäne Municipality Sport and Fitness Department organises gymnasium sessions for senior citizens. Access is free of charge and does not require booking in advance - just turn up!

Pälkäne Centre at Kutojantie 3
Mondays and Thursdays - 09:00 - 10:00
Petri Ketola - p. 040 580 8270

Luopioinen at Rajalantie 13
Tuesdays and Fridays -  09:00 - 10:00
Kimmo Ketola - p. 040 482 2255

For fitness training, you can obtain a fitness card from the customer service desk at the Pälkäne Municipal Offices or from the Luopioinen Municipal Board.

For more information, please contact Petri Ketola - p. 040 580 8270 - petri.ketola@palkane.fi


Pension Union Fitness Sessions:
Pälkäne Centre - Tuesdays - 09:00 - 10:00
Luopioinen - Saturdays - 09:00 - 10:00

For more information, please contact the Sydän-Hämee Pension Association - Eino Anttila - p. 050 591 1561


Strength and Balance Classes

Targeted strength and balance training for senior citizens. Held twice a week for 10 weeks, with initial and final assessments provided. Directed by a physiotherapist. Does not require a referral notice from a doctor.

Kanerva Care Home Sports Hall, Nuohoojantie 14, 36600 Pälkäne
Luopioinen Sports Hall, Liikuntahalli, Rajalantie 13, 36760 Luopioinen

For more information, please contact Tiina Knuutinen - Physiotherapist - p. 040 822 2287


Other Senior Citizen Exercise Classes

Water Aerobics: Aitoo School and  ja Harjutuuli Care Home
Applications in August to the course instructor - check for announcements in local newspapers.
For more information, please contact Petri Ketola - p. 040 580 8270 - petri.ketola@palkane.fi

Balance Classes: Pirtti Family Centre, Pälkäne Centre
Targeted balance training for senior citizens - Tuesdays from 13:00 – 14:00
For more information, please contact Tiina Knuutinen - Physiotherapist - p. 040 822 2287

Get Moving! Classes: Luopioinen Sports Hall
Targeted strength and balance training for senior citizens - Thursdays from 14:00 – 15:00
For more information, please contact Tiina Knuutinen - Physiotherapist - p. 040 822 2287

Exercise Classes: Pirtti Family Centre, Pälkäne Centre
Basic exercise class - open to all, and free of charge - Tuesdays from 10:00
For more information, please contact Tiina Knuutinen - Physiotherapist - p. 040 822 2287

Exercise Classes: Seuratalo, Luopioinen
Basic exercise class - open to all, and free of charge -  every other Wednesday at 10:30 (even weeks).
For more information, please contact Tiina Knuutinen - Physiotherapist - p. 040 822 2287


Valkeakoski College Courses

Dance Classes for Senior Citizens
Harjutuuli Care Home, Pälkäne - Wednesdays - 13:00 - 14:30

Senior Citizens Fitness Training 
Pälkäne High School - Wednesdays - 15:00 - 16:00

Gentle Exercise Classes 
Kostia School, Pälkäne - Wednesdays - 16:00 - 17:00

Exercise Classes
Rautahovi, Rautajarvi - Thursdays - 13:15 - 14:45

For more information, please contact Valkeakoski College - p. 03  5691 7100


Health Rehabilitation Centre

Various rehabilitation groups are available, based on doctor's / physiotherapist's assessment, and operated by health centre physiotherapist.
For further information, please contact Kangasala Health Centre Rehabilitation Department - p. 050 430 8569


Other Groups and Information

Boccia Group 
Harjutuuli Care Home Hall, Pälkäne - Mondays - 12:00 - 14:30 and Fridays 13:00 - 16:00
Luopioinen Sports Hall - Wednesdays - 14:30 - 17:00


The Pälkäne Seniors Leaflet (in Finnish), has details and information on various other activities available for senior citizens.
For more information on exercise for senior citizens, please see the Strength in Old Age Programme website.