Friskis&Svettis has over 500,000 members in 158 not-for-profit associations; 110 in Sweden, 40 in Norway and the rest in Helsinki, Vanda, Copenhagen, Brussels, Paris, Luxembourg, London and Aberdeen.
The volunteers play a very big and important role in Friskis&Svettis. All our training is led by volunteering instructors. We also have our hosts that help creating a positive and relaxed atmosphere around our classes and ensure the smooth running of each session.
The members own Friskis&Svettis. That means that all members can make their voice heard and all the income goes back to the members in the shape of rent, instructor training, etc.
Anyone can apply to start an association. There isn´t any head office that decide when it´s time to start a new Friskis. It is driven and engaged people that start new associations - and spread the word.