EPT fitness activities

Various activities for employees at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering (EPT)

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***The Corona virus situation has stopped several of the usual activities in EPTraining. Please keep updated on the Corona policies and procedures at NTNU***

Activity Calendar at EPT
Activity Time of year Day Time Where
Ski training January - March. See related message on Innsida for 2020 Wednesday 17:30-18:30 Granåsen
Strength training in EPTGym Most of the year - and the room is available at all times. Mondays 16:15 EPTGym in Varmeteknisk
Running session Approx. between Easter and Summer holidays plus autumn     Øya or NTNU Hovedbygget

Yoga sessions starts up Autumn 2020. See related message on Innsida for 2019.

Bicycle and ski service See related info in Innsida message Spring 2019.     Gløshaugen, Varmeteknisk
St. Olavsloppet 26 - 29 June Wed-Sat  

Trondheim - Östersund

Kayak course September. See related message on Innsida for 2019. 4 days evening

Trondheim area

Times and dates for activities will be updated in this calendar, but possible last-minute changes will be announced on EPTraining on Facebook (closed group).

For more information about each activity and contact information, see below.

EPTGym and strength training

EPTGym is in the basement of Varmeteknisk, room B022B. See photo from EPTGym here.

The EPTGym is available for all employees. At NTNU during the workday, employees can exercise 1 hr./week. Facilities at EPTGym include amongst others: weights, treadmill, punching bag, climbing wall.

How to get there: Enter Varmeteknisk through entrance B, go down the stairs and through the the door with a glass window, and then through the first door you see. This door has a card access panel, all employees at EPT have access to this door. Note that the main door at entrance B is closed outside of work hours, but EPT employees have card access to this door as well.

Showers in Varmeteknisk

  • 1 shower for women is found at entrance B, room A317 on the 3rd floor, through the glass doors on your right and inside the restrooms on your left.
  • 4 showers for men are found at entrance C, room B170, in the basement, first door on your left (key card access to entrance C is needed, but you can also enter through corridors from the open entrances A or B in the daytime).
  • 2 separate unisex showers, are found at entrance A, room C112 through the double glass doors.

Running group

From about March to October with Frank Brissach, in Granåsen or Øya stadion. The running sessions are for a wide range of fitness levels, also for people who prefer walking. Contact person: Erik Langørgen.


The weekly yoga sessions are postponed until Autumn 2020. In 2019 there was Yoga on Thursdays 15:30 to 16:15 in room C201, Varmetekniske laboratorier, Kolbjørn Hejes v. 1A. The instructor is Giovanna at Yoga Libri. Contact person: Per Bjørnaas.

Kayak course

In September and October, requires an entrance fee and that you sign up in advance. See course announcement for 2019. Padlenorge has all the gear, kayaks and drysuits. Inspiration video here. Contact person: Erik Langørgen.

Skiing instructions

January until March. The first ski training for 2020 is on Thursday 18 January at Granåsen at 17:30-18:30. Contact person: John S. Woods. See related message on Innsida for 2020.

St. Olavsloppet

Since 2012, a team from EPT has entered the annual relay race St. Olavsloppet. The race takes place in beautiful natural surroundings and goes between Trondheim and Östersund in Sweden. The relay race lasts for 4 days in the end of June. Every other year, the race changes direction and goes from Östersund to Trondheim.

This is a social event, as well as a running event. The participants live, make and eat food together, and they run, transport, support, help and cheer each other on the way. Read Erik Langørgen’s joyful summary from 2014 here (pdf). See also team photo at the finish line in 2014, a team photo from 2015, and some photos from 2016 here.

Some facts about “loppet”:

  • Total distance: 334 km, 51 legs
  • The EPT team is number 278
  • The number of runners for EPT is usually 20-25
  • St. Olavsloppet is named after the Norwegian king Olav Haraldsson who reignd between 1015 and 1030, who later was announced a Saint in the Nordic countries.
  • There are about 6000 participants in the relay race, and 200 teams altogether

All employees at EPT are welcome to join the team if they are interested, participation is regarded as normal working days with full pay.

Are you interested in joining the team for St. Olavsloppet? Contact person: Erik Langørgen.

New employees, look here

The goal of EPTraining is to have as many as possible of the EPT employees to exercise frequently and to get the benefit of it on the health, working capacity and general well-being. Further, a goal is to make more social meeting points and improve social relations among the employees.

EPTraining is for all levels of fitness and physical skills, and is not meant to be a showcase for those who exercise a lot.

EPTraining involves use of a web-based exercise log at Avantas Aktiv. You get points depending upon the time you exercise and the type of exercise (hiking, running, strength training etc.). The employees enter a team with a team leader, and the teams are competing against each other. Every four months there is an award ceremony (read more about the project (pdf)).

Please contact Per Bjørnaas to get started.

Se also NTNU's fitness activities for all employees

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