Being a Member – Chapter 4: Margareth’s (Virtual) Appreciation Tale

Published on April 13, 2020

As you may know, Friskis is run entirely by volunteers but it is actually our members that represent the heart of our organisation.

Not only do they keep the doors open but it is their enthusiasm and commitment that drives our volunteers to best serve them. We do things together as a group because that is what we are. It is a symbiotic relationship. Every instructor, host and volunteer all began their Friskis career as a member.

For this reason we asked our members to share their Friskis experiences and why they love moving and sweating with us so much.

We are Friskis. These are our members.

Chapter 4: Margareth’s (Virtual) Appreciation Tale

Even though I moved from France to Belgium ages ago, I only discovered Friskis in the summer 2019 in Parc du Cinquantenaire. I had a free session of Jympa and I fell in love: the movements, the music, the good spirit of the participants, and the energy that was coming out of these outdoor sessions was incredible, and everyone was friendly.  Everything was  so different from all the classes I had been to before. ( kinetix, independent gym club, zumba class and yoga). The thing I liked the most was the fact that nobody felt physically superior. You do what you can, and your trainer is someone like you

The fact also, that the classes are spread over the whole week, gave me the chance to choose when I could go without being afraid of paying for a membership and ending up not going there.

I love the good energy of Magda,  the strength of Nolwenn and the smile of Alice.

I have already talked about my super dynamic jympa sessions to a lot of friends. I tried to bring my teen daughters too, until school was closed, I was the only one into it. I hope that with the time, and thanks to the great videos on you tube, I can push my daughters to do some sessions with me.

Keep on posting videos on youtube because they are very helpful…thank you all for organizing them in this hard time.

Take Care,

Margareth wasn’t the only one to appreciate our new virtual sessions. Please see just some of the positive comments we received via email:

Many thanks!!! This is GREAT!!!!
Greetings from Sevilla
Isanel and Johan

What a great idea – thank you so much!!
Regard Sharon

This is absolutely great!! This will give us a good physical and mental boost in these difficult days!!
Thank you so much!

Thank you so much! You are all fantastic!

What a brilliant initiative! Thank you so much to all involved.
There is hope – we can still keep fit and happy!
All the best,

Dear Friskis- Team,
It‘ a great idea and although it s obviously not the same as the real classes, it is a perfect corona-Style way to exercise and I would like to thank you very much!!!
Kind regards and keep calm,

Curious to see what Margareth and all the others are talking about? Then you can also try out our many Virtual Friskis sessions like jympa, medium pulse, yoga with here. Let our instructors keep you fit and healthy… and smiling during the Coronavirus lockdown.

Check out the other parts of our series:

Being a Member Chapter 1: Mateja’s Running Experience

Being a Member – Chapter 2: Elke’s Special Discovery

Being a Member – Chapter 3: Shane’s New Spinning Adventure

Want to share your Friskis member experience? Then contact us by sending an email to with Being a Member in the subject line.


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