It's that time of year. If it isn't kind of dark outside, it's really dark. And the darkness will only be increasing over the next few weeks. One way to make it through this unfortunate reality of subarctic life is to stay active. Exercise really does help. Here is a post I did a few years back featuring an excellent place to get some physical activity in Jyväskylä:
When you find yourself at approximately 62°N in the middle of December, afternoons look like this:
University of Jyväskylä 16.December.2008. 3:15 pm
Thankfully, at least in Jyväskylä, we have this option:
AaltoAlvari, our local swimming hall. Swimming pools,wave pool,current pool,jacuzzi,ice pool,mens and womens saunas,gym. A little exercise goes a long way during kaamos.
AaltoAlvari is open from 6 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. from Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on weekends. Morning swim (Mon -Fri from 6a.m - 10 p.m.)admission is 5€ for adults, 3,50€ for students, senior citizens, and the unemployed, 3€ for children ages 4 - 16. Otherwise the prices are 7€ for adults, 5€ for students, seniors, and the unemployed.
The AaltoAlvari swimming hall is located here.