A rolling stone gathers no moss. Neither does a physically active person.
Born and raised in Iisalmi, Laila Kämäräinen adopted a
physically active lifestyle more than twenty years ago. In
her experience, exercise is the best medicine, just as it
says in her company advertisement.
“I’ve been a big fan of exercise for more than twenty
years. I’ve been doing it as a living for more than ten
years, and now I’m into my fourth year as a business owner,” Kämäräinen recounts.
After working as an instructor in a sports centre for ten
years, Laila decided to take a giant leap with her husband
Timo Korhonen: they bought their former employer’s
company, Liike Bowling and Sports Centre located in the
Kankaan Liikuntapuisto sports park.
The previous owners had transformed the former tennis
and squash hall into a versatile sports facility with tennis
courts, a well-equipped gym, and an eight-lane bowling
alley. The facilities also included various simulators and
After they bought the business, the couple have picked
up their pace. As business owners they tend to work long
hours, but thanks to their background – a fitness instructor and a personal trainer – they are fit for the task.
“Group exercise classes and encouraging people to
adopt an active lifestyle is my passion. I want to make you
move, laugh, feel good, and love a healthy life.”
What was first a hobby became a passion, then a job. A
job gradually turned into the business of encouraging others to become physically active and feel better.
“Come and join us at Liike for fun exercise that is guaranteed to make you feel great. This is something I absolutely love doing, and I would love to share the experience
Liike Sports Centre makes small miracles happen every
day. People come in tired, but after a fun and invigorating
exercise class they emerge revitalised, ready to perform
miracles the next day.