EPT fitness activities

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

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Activities and facilities

The following activities and facilities are available for employees at EPT, including associated guests.

Activity Calendar at EPT

Activity Time of year Day Where Contact person Instructors
Tabata session Once a week. See latest messages. Thursdays 17-18:30 Varmeteknisk, EPTGym Júlia Sborz -
Strength training in EPTGym Available with key access, with ref. to info below. See latest messages all weekdays Varmeteknisk, EPTGym Erik Langørgen -
Bicycle and ski service Once each semester. See latest messages - Gløshaugen, Varmeteknisk Per Bjørnaas Selbusport'n
Book an e-bike All year. See latest messages Workdays Gløshaugen, See separate info Per Bjørnaas -

EPTGym and strength training

The EPTGym is available for all employees at EPT. During the workday, employees at NTNU can exercise 1 hr./week. Facilities at EPTGym include amongst others: weights, treadmill, punching bag, climbing wall. See photo from EPTGym here. All users of EPTGym are responsible for wiping the devices after themselves. No outdoor shoes allowed. The cleaning staff only does basic cleaning such as floor dusting. Disinfectant and paper towels are available.

  • Where: EPTGym is in the basement of Varmeteknisk, room B022B.
  • 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.

Changing rooms and showers 

See: Changing rooms at NTNU

Activities for EPTraining members

The following activities are available for EPTraining members. For insurance reasons, the EPTraining activities are for employees only (not associated guests or visitors, for example). 

Activity Calendar at EPTtraining

Activity Time of year Day Where Contact person Instructors
Sports tournament (handball etc) At least once a semester. See latest messages. ca 10-15 June TBA Per Bjørnaas -
Ski training Once a week, usually from January. See latest messages Wednesdays from 11 January Granåsen skisenter Bjørn Austbø Avantas Aktiv
Running sessions with coach Once a week, April-June. See latest messages Wednesdays 17-18 Øya stadion or Granåsen skisenter Berit Hagen og Martin Dorber Avantas Aktiv, Frank Brissach
Year-round-dip outdoors Monthly. See latest messages.


Monthly Promenaden Renate Fjellheim -
Walk in Trondheim Once each semester (approximately). See latest messages. TBA Bymarka or Estenstadmarka Bjørn Austbø and Marius Døllner -
EPT race A date in June TBA Bymarka, Estenstadmarka or Vassfjellet Ignat Tolstorebrov -
Kayak course August/September. See latest messages Tuesday and Thursday Trondheim area Per Bjørnaas PadleNorge

EPT Race

In 2024 in June, there will be organized an EPT race with teams on 5-6 runners, with medals and prizes. Location and laps have not been decided to date (February 2024), but will be announced. Alternatives might be Byåsen, Estenstad - Liaåsen, Kvål - Vassfjellet. Contact person: Ignat Tolstorebrov.

St. Olavsloppet (activity at EPT discontinued)

Since 2012, a team from EPT has entered the annual relay race St. Olavsloppet. 2023 was the last year. 

New to the EPT fitness activities?

The goal of our activity programme called "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)). See also the closed Facebook group for EPTraining's present and former members. 

Se also NTNU's fitness activities for all employees