Our personal trainers

Jarkko Mäkinen
Contact: jarkkomail@gmail.com
Education: PhD in Educational Sciences, Coaching Specialist Qualification
Backround: I work for the national Olympic Committee as a Youth Olympic Coach. Besides competition oriented coaching, I am specialised on stretching, functional training, power training and endurance training. When I work as a Personal Trainer, I always aim at finding the best possible solution for the individual. I believe that the best results will be achieved, when the excercises feel both useful and convenient.
Expertise: learning, motivation, top sport, testing, gym training, body-weight training, nutrition and well being.

Ville Suominen
Contact: villesuom@gmail.com / 040-753 8435 (call weekdays at 10.00-12.00 or 19.00-21.00)
Education: Coaching degree
Backround: Professional athlete for 10 years (road cycling). Since 2013 working as a professional coach in Finland and USA. My clients are track runners, football players, referees, hockey players, fitness athletes.
Expertise: Plyometrics, strength training

Jani Rantala
Contact: koutsinkujeet@gmail.com / 045-8872238 / homepage: http://www.koutsinkujeet.fi / booking calendar: http://www.vello.fi/koutsinkujeet
Education: I have been educated in Trainer4you, where I graduated gym instructor and personal trainer. Right now I’m working on a Bachelor of Health Sciences, majoring in sports medicine.
Backround: In 14 years of  training, the gym has become familiar to me. It made me fall in love with active lifestyle and positive body image. As a personal trainer, I want my clients to learn how to achieve maintainable lifestyle changes. When this is done step by step, it carries on even if you had a bad day.
Expertise: A new point of interest for me is the connection of diseases, exercising, nutrition and mental health. I’m studying these things in my Bachelor’s degree.

Anni Toivanen
Contact: anni@uittamonkuntosali.fi / 0504323280
Education: Trainer4You Personal Trainer, nationally certified Swim Teacher, Spartan Gear Kettlebell – and Mobility trainer. I’m currently finalizing my studies to become a sports advisor at Kisakallio sports institute as an entrepreneurs apprenticeship.
Backround: I started to working as a swimteacher through my competition swimming background ten years ago. From there I have gradually shifted to train in different froms of excersizing on the dry land. At the age of 12 my former swimming coach took us to to the gym to do off season training, and that’s when I fell for it. I wasn’t naturally very sporty as a child, so training at the gym felt like the correct form of excersinign for me.
Expertise: I will gladly get you started with training at the gym or make excersizing a part of your life in general. Let’s find some motivation and new ideas for your training togehter and achieve a better healthier wellbeing for you! We can develop your muscles or swimming technique together while having fun doing so!

Anna Lilja
Contact: aiklil@utu.fi
Education: Master of Social Sciences, FAF Foundation, FAF Gym Instructor, FAF Personal Trainer, Äitiysliikunta akatemia Work out during pregnancy and motherhood level 1, Les Mills BodyBalance instructor, synchronized skating coach level 1 and figure skating coach level 1.
Backround: I work as group fitness instructor and personal trainer. I have also worked as synchronized skating coach. I started to train at gym 10 years ago. Exercise has always been my passion and I like to help you to find joy of it too.
Expertise: Lifestyle changes, weight loss, nutrition, muscle growth, mobility. Moterhood training during pregnancy and after childbirth. I use Syke Tribe -application. With application you get your exercise programs in your mobile.

 Hanna Pihlajamaa
Contact: fysioterapeutti.hanna@gmail.com, www.fysioterapeuttihanna.com
Education: physical therapist AMK 2004, FAF Gym Instructor 2006, World Kettlebell Club Fitness Trainer 2011, PhysioTrainer (FIHF Personal Trainer) 2018.
Backround: I have been working as a physical therapist in various organizations for 15 years. I am specialized in problems related to the musculoskeletal system, and I will start specialization studies in sports physiotherapy in 2020. At Turku University, I have instructed various group exercise sessions and rehab courses for the personnel during several years. In the autumn of 2018 I became a trained PhysioTrainer. It gave me a broader professional competence and made it possible to take rehabilitation and prevention of ailments from the treatment room to the customers’ real life and hobbies. When rehabilitating my own ailments I have concretely learned that motion is medicine!
Expertise: Starting exercise, observation of ailments related to the musculoskeletal system, rehabilitation, posture, prevention and treatment of seated employees’ ailments, muscle condition, mobility and holistic approach.