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Friskis&Svettis is a non-profit exercise organisation which was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 1978 by Johan Holmsäter. Johan wanted to create a new form of exercise based on simple, natural movements done with timely and inspiring music in a group.
The basis for Friskis&Svettis is that people are built for movement, but working out also has to be fun if you are to continue exercising. We believe this ‘No fun, no gain’ philosophy explains the huge success of Friskis&Svettis.
In its first year Friskis&Svettis Stockholm had 1,500 members. Today, more than 30 years later, there are more than 150 Friskis&Svettis associations in both Sweden, Norway, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Brussels, Paris, Aberdeen and London. In total, around 500,000 members exercise 2-3 times a week with Friskis&Svettis.
Every Friskis&Svettis association is self-governed and has its own regulations and its own board, elected by the members. The highest decision making body in each association is the annual general meeting where each member has a chance to vote and influence the activities in the association.
All associations both in Sweden and internationally are listed under Friskis&Svettis Riks which is responsible for the overall and strategic questions relating to managing and developing the Friskis&Svettis.
Friskis&Svettis is a non-profit chain of keep-fit associations, all financed via membership fees which are then invested back into the association. All pro-bono functionaries, trainers, instructors, hosts and board members are involved in the organisation in their spare time.