Group exercise instructors

Instructors having classes on a regular basis at Zone introduces themselves here. Once in a while we might have other instructors as a substitute.

a photo of the group exercise instructorAlex Abdelmegid

Hello everybody! I’m Alex, a certified group fitness instructor since 2015. I usually instruct strength, endurance, and mobility classes. My methodology is to deliver the right techniques and push you to the next level. But most importantly is to have fun, challenge ourselves and smile. Waiting to see you all and have fun together. I will instruct you in English. I also can help you in Arabic and a little bit in Finnish. 

Annaleena Anteroinena photo of the group exercise instructor

Hey! I’m Annaleena, I mainly teach Pilates and Yin yoga classes at Zone, but also muscle fitness, dance and body care classes. Dance was my passion for a long time, now Pilates. I am a physiotherapist by education, specialized in occupational physiotherapy and have undergone a long Pilates training at Somatic Studio. I have been instructing group exercise since 1996. I want to help people become stronger through exercise. I am a permissive, but precise instructor. I hope that you can have fun in my classes and that everyone can take from the class what they need at that moment. I instruct in Finnish and English et aussi un petit peu en français.

a photo of an instructorKatja Kalliokoski

Hey! My name is Katja Kalliokoski, I am a group exercise instructor, wellness coach and Personal Trainer. Exercise and comprehensive well-being are an important part of my life. Exercise is part of a balanced life, which allows us to take care of both our physical and mental well-being. I want my clients to find suitable forms of exercise and the joy of exercise, and to remain functional at different stages of life. At Zone, I mainly instruct muscle conditioning classes and gym training. As an instructor, my mission is to help people become stronger holistically and to keep people functional in different stages of life. I try to offer versatile exercise, appropriate challenges, technique guidance and a good feeling. I instruct in Finnish, if necessary also in English.

Peter Kinghorna photo of the group exercise instructor

Hi my name is Peter! I will instruct street dancehall classes in Zone. I am a Jamaican who moved to Finland. I have been teaching Jamaican street dancehall culture in Finland since 2014. I am a former athlete from my younger days before dancing became my passion. My way of teaching about dance culture is mostly about fun and challenging yourself while learning the moves that bring out a good energy. I am looking forward to sharing with you something new and exciting for all. I instruct my classes in English but also if required I will explain as much in Finnish language also.

a photo of the group exercise instructorSaija Heinonen

Hey! I’m Saija, I primarily instruct fitness kickboxing at Zone every week. I have experience in different martial arts and active movement for over 20 years, Nuori Suomi instructor training and instructor experience for almost 10 years. As an instructor, I try to be gentle, but firm. It’s not always the best training day when you should take it with ease, but I put in effort when the trainer wants to get the most out of the exercises. I hope that everyone will have experiences of success from the class. I also help if the participant wants to develop, especially in technology. I instruct in Finnish, but I also help in English or French.

Sanni Vainioa photo of the group exercise instructor

Hey, my name is Sanni! I am a trained group exercise instructor with years of experience in different classes as well as a long background in competitive sports. I instruct floor classes as muscle and toning, mobility, body conditioning and acrobatics. As an instructor I am passionate and get excited about even the smallest success in my class. There is never too much cheering or laughter when exercising and training. My classes are held in Finnish and English.

a photo of an instructorSirpa Laine

Hi! I’m Sirpa and I instruct both muscle conditioning and Body & Care classes at Zone. I am a personal trainer, gym coach and nutrition coach by education. In addition, I am a certified coach and specialized in the exercise of seniors at Varala Sports College. I love mixed ways of exercising, and combine different routines to keep myself moving on every day. As an instructor, I believe in simple but effective movements that are applicable to trainers of all sizes and fitness levels. Music brings an extra kick to classes, and I hope that the good feeling brought by group training inspires everyone to exercise regularly. I instruct the classes in Finnish and English.

Susanna Väätäinena photo of the group exercise instructor

Hey! I’m Susanna, I instruct muscle fitness classes and water sports. I am a sports advisor and personal trainer by education. I also have the qualifications of both a swimming instructor and a swimming supervisor. I hope that in my classes everyone feels welcome and accepted exactly as they are. The most important thing is to listen to your own body and move according to the mood of the day, every day cannot be the best training day and you don’t always have to give it your all. Above all, exercise and training should be fun! Interaction is important in both directions, so I hope that people will boldly give me feedback and make wishes, be they for example movements or wish songs! I guide in Finnish, but if necessary I also help in English.

a photo of an instructorSuvi Kelloniemi

Hi! My name is Suvi and I instruct dance and body care  classes at Zone. I have a master’s degree in dance performance, in addition to artistic orientation, my heart also beats strongly for exercise. As an instructor, I encourage you to immerse yourself in the experiential nature of exercise and do things for you. Participation can also look and feel different each time, that’s totally okay! I instruct my classes mainly in Finnish, but of course I also help in English if necessary.

Viivi Avikainena photo of the group exercise instructor

Hey! I’m Viivi, I instruct both light and heavier classes, such as body care, muscle fitness, water sports and running classes. It would be good if each week contained both light and heavy classes. Exercise and sports are my way of life and I have been on that path throughout my life so far. At the beginning I was in various paid jobs and then I became an entrepreneur in 2016. I have completed the basic degree in physical education and the professional degree in coaching. In addition, I have e.g. swimming instructor qualification and many other smaller trainings. Athletics (100 m hurdles) has also remained my favorite sport from my youth until the general series, from which my fondest memories are e.g. the victory of the Sweden match. As an instructor, I am encouraging and I hope that everyone will find a suitable and pleasant form of exercise that will give them a good feeling. I instruct in Finnish, but I also help in English if necessary.