ACIF


We stay fit together!

ACIF offers Atlas Copco and Epiroc employees in Sickla a wide variety of organized activities and discounted gym memberships for an annual membership fee of only 300 SEK. Stay fit, get to know more colleagues and make new friends by training together. We have activities to suit everyone:

  • Access to ACTIC gym

  • Cycling

  • Running

  • Kayaking

  • Cross-country skiing

  • Climbing

  • Hiking

  • Tennis

  • Padel

  • Golf

  • Badminton

  • Football

  • Floorball /Innebandy

  • Table tennis

  • Yoga

  • Basketball

We also regularly host guest speakers on topics related to sports, fitness and the physical and psychological health benefits of training.

Special events

Join our annual Health Challenge!

Now that we’re back at the office you’re probably reminded of the fact that we give each other energy.

Let’s tap into that energy with our annual Health Challenge! The challenge is a competition for Epiroc and Atlas Copco employees in Sickla. By joining, you both give and get more motivation to focus on your own and your colleagues’ physical and mental well-being.

To help your team reach the goal, you collect points through physical activity, answering quiz questions correctly and taking on any of the dozens of fun challenges on the Staff in Motion site.

How to join? It’s easy – just nominate a team leader (or volunteer to be one), gather 6-8 more colleagues in your team, choose a team name, register your team in Staff in Motion and GO!

Get started:

  1. Go to this page and click Register.

  2. Use the activation code 359C2243 and follow the instructions.

  3. Choose ACIF as your organizational entity, regardless of whether you’re a member.

  4. Select to receive mails if you want to receive mails about your performance and tips for activities.

  5. Go to ‘my diary’ to record activities.

  6. Go to ‘my team’ to find or create a team.

It’s that easy. If you need any help along the way, contact support@staffinmotion.com

Sign up begins May 9 and closes May 15. The challenge runs for four weeks, May 16 to June 12. You can register your activities until June 15.

There are prizes for the teams and individuals who finish with the most points, but there is also a prize drawing at the awards ceremony, so you can win just by participating.

For the points we get in the challenge both Atlas Copco and Epiroc will donate to Water for All, so you’re also doing a good deed with all your health activities.

ACIF is the organizer of the challenge. Anyone can join a health challenge team – even if you’re not an ACIF member.

Introduction to kayaking

Join this three-part foundation course, with one lesson per week over three weeks. We will cover getting in and out of the kayak, paddling technique, orienteering via a map, and helping each other get back into a flipped kayak. The course gives you the European yellow level certification in kayaking.

Our instructor is John Sjöberg, owner of Wexplore outdoor and friskvård. John has 20-plus years’ experience as an instructor and guide for kayaking and orienteering. He is trained and certified via the Swedish kanotförbundet.

Where to meet: Wexplore, at the base of Hammarbybacken

When: 5.30-8.30 p.m. May 25, June 1 and June 8

Cost: 500 SEK for all three lessons

Register by mailing Kelly.langpap@atlascopco.com by May 19.

Evening hike in the Nacka nature reserve May 20

Description: We will go from Sickla through the Nacka nature reserve to Hellasgården, following part of Sörmlandsleden. We have a guide who will share information along the way about the geology of the area. He has also offered to instruct us in how to get the most out of using Nordic walking poles. Walking poles will be available to borrow if you’re interested in trying this out.

We will have dinner together at the restaurant Storstugan, Hellasgården.

From there you can catch a bus back to Sickla or Slussen.

When: 16.30 p.m., Friday, May 20

Where to meet: In front of Group Center

Cost: Your dinner

Register by mailing Kelly.langpap@atlascopco.com. Include whether you want to try using Nordic walking poles so we can have them ready for you.

Join the ACIF yoga weekend 21-22 May, on the beautiful island of Ornö

Take a weekend to yourself, improve your strength, flexibility and mindfulness, and make new friends! Anyone is welcome to our annual yoga retreat, regardless of yoga experience or ability. The instructor will help you tailor the positions and movements to your level.

We will stay at Ornö Skärgårdshotell (sharing twin rooms) on the beautiful island of Ornö, reachable by public transportation. The only thing you need to think about is to bring comfortable clothes for indoor yoga and outdoor nature walks.

We will have our own chef cooking healthy meals for us. We’ll have bikes for cycling on the island and are looking into the possibility of an evening sauna as well.


Cost: 1 000 SEK + transportation costs

Register by May 6 by sending a mail to Kelly.langpap@atlascopco.com. Places are limited, so first come, first served.

Payment details will come later. Read more on the yoga page of this site.

Activities calendar

Click the month tab for a view of all activities taking place in a given month.

For some activities, like golf, table tennis, padel and tennis, you need to book your place. See the booking calendar further below.

Outdoor circuit training every Monday

Develop your strength, mobility and cardio fitness. Based on your own training ability you will get support and pep and you will be challenged by the personal training and mobility specialist Anna Hedlund.

When: Mondays 17.00-17.45

Where: Sickla Strandpark, near the boule court

What to bring: Training mat, gloves (optional but can be good to use if the ground is muddy or wet) and a water bottle.

Improve your running technique with us

Want some good company while improving your running technique? Join our running course! Whether you´re training for a 5k race, preparing to run a marathon, or simply looking to make running easier on your body, this training is perfect for you. It’s for everyone at any level.


Please note that the training on Thursday, 28 April, is canceled. Next training will be held 5 May.

  • Thursday, 5 May, 17.00

  • Thursday, 12 May, 17.00


Please register here: Atlas Copco running sessions (mailchi.mp) . We meet up in reception a few minutes before the training starts.


Strengthen your swimming skills

Each week, a coach will help you to improve your swimming technique and fitness:

  • Monday 2 May at 07.30

  • Monday 9 May at 07.30

  • Monday 16 May at 07.30

The session is open to the people who can already swim at least 25 m in breaststroke.


Read more about the session and register (12 people max for this initial session) by using the link

Atlas Copco swimming sessions (mailchi.mp)

Please, come no later than 15 minutes before the session start. At the cashier desk, before entering, say that you come with ACIF and go to the changing room to get ready prior the meeting at 07.30 near the 25 m Pool at Lanes 9 and 10.

Join our weekly yoga classes - March to June

  • Focus on YOU, strengthening your body and mind before and after work.

  • Meet old friends and make new ones in this class organized by ACIF for members only.

  • Practice yoga in a freshly renovated studio just minutes from Atlas Copco House.

  • Our instructor: Marian Papp, who has taught yoga for 29 years and does post-doctoral research at Karolinska Institutet on yoga’s positive effects on sports performance and overall well-being.

  • This yoga class is for everyone, you don´t have to be a yogi or yogini to participate in the classes.

  • Cost: FREE for ACIF members

When: Mondays, 7.30-8.30 and Wednesdays, 16.30-17.30, every week until June 15, 2022!

Where: Dieselverkstan’s new Dance Studio, Järnvägsgatan 27

What to bring: Comfortable clothes for stretching, a blanket and a yoga mat (let us know if you need one provided for you). Need a shower afterwards? Use the changing room and showers at the studio or at Atlas Copco House.

To join: Show up!

Membership in ACIF

Registering to become a member is easy! Use this link.

To qualify to take part in sponsored activities, where ACIF covers part of the cost, a member must be employed by a sponsoring company, e.g. Atlas Copco or Epiroc. Retirees from both companies also qualify to join ACIF activities at subsidized rates. Other members are very welcome to participate, but must pay the full fee for the event.

Note: Membership is not limited to employees in Sickla, but most of the training activities take place near the head office.

Details per activity:

• Golf, badminton and tennis – must be booked by an employed ACIF member. An employed member can be the host for non-members. The tennis sessions with a coach are for employed members.

• Actic, kayaking, climbing and yoga – reduced or free for employed members. Other members may participate and pay the ordinary fee.

• Arranged trips – reduced fees and prioritization of employed members. Others can join when places are available and pay the ordinary fee.

• Group activities like indoor soccer, floorball and the boot camp – open to and free for all members.

• Special activities to increase interest and membership in ACIF – prioritization for places will be given to employees.

As a member of this association, ACIF will handle certain personal data about you. This is necessary for the association to manage its membership. The association is responsible for ensuring that the processing of personal data is in accordance with applicable legislation and the Sports Association Code of Conduct for processing personal data. Your social security number may be linked to the state's personal address register (SPAR) for updating the association's membership register. This connection exists to fulfill our obligation to ensure that your personal data is up-to-date and accurate. If you have protected personal data or for other special reasons are unable to provide complete personal information, please contact the association's chairman to apply for membership.

By requesting membership you confirm that you have received this information.

NOTE: You will receive confirmation of your membership, but it may take up to two weeks. Typically, when the treasurer sees that your payment is made, we prepare your membership card and leave it at reception. You will receive a mail from ACIF that your card is ready for you to pick up from reception.

More information from the Swedish Sports Association on personal data and privacy can be found here, in Swedish only: https://www.rf.se/globalassets/riksidrottsforbundet/dokument/personuppgifter-och-gdpr/uppforandekod_personuppgifter-och-gdpr.pdf

ACIF's sustainability policy

We will do what we can to limit our environmental impact. Read the policy in both English and Swedish.

Online training just a click away

Find it difficult to get outdoors for training? There are plenty of free online, recorded passes available. Just make a bit of space at home and click your chosen link. Why not work some stretching and strength building into your lunch break?


ACTIC – 2 passes

https://dreambroker.com/channel/hov57j78#/nomenu

Friskis – 9 passes

https://www.friskissvettis.se/Onlinetraning/Friskisplay

SATS – 15 passes

https://beta.sats.se/online-training

SATS – 6 passes

https://www.sats.se/traning/tranaonline/

FMV – many passes for the very fit

https://fmtk.forsvarsmakten.se/traning

kvix – many passes – register to join

https://kvix.se/


Online training with Anna from Fysrörelsen (the same instructor who leads our outdoor training)

https://www.fysrorelsen.com/onlinestudion

Padel

ACIF members can play padel at dedicated times at Sickla Padel, Uddvägen 12. We have time slots at court 3 on Thursdays between 17-18 and 18-19 which are booked via ACIF's booking calendar. There are four padel rackets and a tube of balls available for members to borrow. They are stored near reception. Simply fill in the form at reception when you borrow and return the padel equipment.

It's also possible to book indoor padel from 7/12 at Centurion Padel, Siroccogatan 7 (Magasinet). Mondays 17-18 and Tuesdays 17.30-18.30. Court name: Loop court. You should be at least two ACIF members when you play.


ACIF on social media

ACIF has a closed Facebook group for members. To follow the latest posts about our activities, use the link below to ask to be added to the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2134263933515863/

ACIF booking calendar

Here members can book a golf round at Lidingo GK or a badminton, tennis or padel court at times reserved for ACIF members. There is one ACIF booking per day allowed at the golf club. The person who books can book for up to four people. There are specific times and courts allocated for ACIF tennis, badminton and padel.

For all sports, we help each other see the availability by booking in the calendar to the right. The person booking should enter the sport and his/her name as the booking title. Non-ACIF members are allowed to play with a member who books. Request your calendar log-in details by mailing your Google email address to acif@se.atlascopco.com.

The activities and times available for booking are:

  • Badminton at Badmintonstadion, court no. 8; Mondays from 17:00 to 18:00 and Thursdays from 18:00 to 19:00. Book here, then call and reserve your place at the stadium. For more info, contact: Phani Gadhavajjula, phani.gadhavajjula@atlascopco.com

  • Table tennis at Badmintonstadion. Thursdays (start from October 21, 2021) from 17.00 to 18.00. Book here, then call and reserve your place at the stadium. For more info, contact Björn Möller, bjorn.moller@atlascopco.com.

  • Tennis at Älta Tennis Hall: Tuesdays Court 1 at 07-08 (with a coach) / Thursdays Court 3 at 07-08. For these days you can just show up. For other times, see the Tennis section for booking details. For more info, contact: Ken Lagerborg, ken.lagerborg@se.atlascopco.com

  • Padel at Sickla Padel, Uddvägen 12: Court 3 is bookable Thursdays 17-18 and 18-19. Book your time here. You don't need to book somewhere else. For more info, contact: Steven Wamala, steven.wamala@atlascopco.com.

  • Padel at Centurion Padel, Siroccogatan 7 (Magasinet): (first bookable date is 7/12) indoor padel is bookable on Mondays 17-18 and Tuesdays 17.30-18.30. Court name: Loop court. Book your time here. You don't need to book somewhere else. For more info, contact: Steven Wamala, steven.wamala@atlascopco.com.

Note that only one session per sport can be booked by ACIF member at any one time. Please check this calendar after you have booked to verify that you haven't just booked in your own calendar. Read more on the page for each sport.

  • Golf at Sollentuna Golf Club: To book a start time, you need to be employed by any of the Sickla companies and a member of ACIF. The ACIF member books the start time and can invite up to three other people to attend. Every player must have a greens card.

Book in the calendar on this site and make your tee time reservations with the course via phone, 08-594 709 90.

Check in at the course by showing your ACIF membership card.

Address: Skillingegården, 192 77 SOLLENTUNA

For more info, contact Henric Backlund: henric.backlund@atlascopco.com