ACIF


We stay fit together!

ACIF offers employees of all the Atlas Copco and Epiroc companies 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:

  • Cycling

  • Running

  • Kayaking

  • Cross-country skiing

  • Climbing

  • Hiking

  • Tennis

  • Golf

  • Badminton

  • Football

  • Floor ball

  • Yoga

  • Basketball

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

Membership

Sign-up to become a member is easy - use this link.

As of 2020, there will be a change to ACIF rules regarding sponsored activities. 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.

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.

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 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 has a new sustainability policy

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

Autumn activities

Latest update from the Atlas Copco & Epiroc Team Health Challenge

Wow! After just one week of the challenge the Fast, Furious and Fabulous Fitness team already are two-thirds of the way towards their final goal of 3 500 points.

Water for All challenge

As in previous years, Atlas Copco Holding Nordic and Epiroc will donate to Water for All, based on the health points we all collect.

Both companies will donate 100 SEK for the average of our teams’ health points over 3 500 points, up to 4 100 points.

So remember, collecting health points to raise money for this good cause makes all of us winners!

Friendly reminders:

  • Register your activities! You can also ‘catch up’ by registering them a day later, or even at the end of the week.

  • Take on missions in the platform for extra points.

  • Share photos of your activities on our Facebook group. You can win a Great Days gift certificate for ‘best photo’.

  • Encourage each other to do some form of physical activity every day.

  • Some of the missions in the Staff in Motion platform are for a full week. You should only record those as done at the end of the week.

  • If you can’t meet for a walk, why not organize a Teams meeting for a chat while you’re out walking?

  • Please, no double counting. (Ummm, that’s cheating.) Count steps OR the time spent walking, running, etc., NOT both.

Random prize winner: Bo Cheng

Congratulations, Bo!

How we randomly pick our winner: We do this in a team of two. One board member points a pen at the screen after setting the participants list to scroll wildly. The other board member stops the scrolling. Our winner is pointed out by the pen.

Best photo: Annapurna Seetharam

Congratulations to Annapurna, who wins a Great Days gift certificate for best photo of the first week of the challenge. Our judges liked this photo for the lovely sunset colors reflected on the water, and the cute dog, of course.

How we choose our photo contest winner: We have two different judges from the ACIF Board every two weeks. They simply need to motivate why they chose their favorite photo posted in the ACIF Facebook group.

We’ll now announce a winner every two weeks of the challenge. The next award, a photo posted during challenge weeks two and three, will be announced Nov. 3. The final winner, for challenge weeks four and five, will be announced at the end of the competition.

Stay active and have fun!

See the Special Events section for more details.

Outdoor circuit training

Join us for StrongMovement circuit training with Anna from Fysrörelsen on Thursdays from 16.15 to 17.00. We train outside, keep a distance from each other and don't share training equipment. We meet Anna beside the boule courts near Sickla Sjö.

StrongMovement is a circuit training with a focus on mobility and strength for the whole body. It is meant for those who want a bit of a challenge and an increased heart rate. You need to bring your own mat if you think the grass isn’t soft enough.

Online yoga on Thursdays

Ebba Forsberg from Nacka Yoga Studio leads 30 minutes of Hatha Yoga on Thursdays 12.05-12.35, every Thursday until Dec. 17.

Hatha Yoga is a slow and dynamic practice allowing the body to open, stretch and strengthen as the mind quiets down.

This is an all-round grounding sequence targeting the whole body with some different regions in focus from week to week.

For those of you who have questions regarding yoga or meditation Ebba will be available online 15 minutes before the class starts.

Tips:

  • Prepare where you will do your yoga and where you’ll place your screen in good time before the class starts.

  • Please be ready on your mat and in comfortable clothes that allow movement at least a couple of minutes before the class starts.

  • It is always good to have a blanket or extra cushion to sit on and for the finishing resting pose Savasana.

  • We strongly recommend you do your yoga barefoot.

  • Consider connecting your device to your TV for a better picture.

  • Make sure your telephone is off or on silent mode for the least amount of disturbance.

  • Avoid eating a big meal within 2 hours of doing yoga and avoid drinking anything 30 minutes before doing yoga.

See the Nacka Yoga Studio website for more details: www.nackayogastudio.com

Kayaking rental

There are a number of kayaks reserved for ACIF members during the times below. There are typically two one-person kayaks available and one two-person kayak available for rent. First come, first served. Book using the info below.

Monday - Sunday: 06.00-10.00**

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 16.00-21.00**

Wednesday: 17.00-19.00

** No staff available. All the equipment is available in the locker by the kayaking clubhouse. To book, fill in your name, phone number, and e-mail address. Click on Lägg till rabattkod (use a discount code) and write: ATLAS2020

All kayaking activities are booked at https://sjostadenkajakse.bokamera.se/book

or use the app: BokaMera. More info will be sent to those who register for the activities.

See more activities (not discounted) on the www.wexplore.se website.

COVID-19 Newsflash

As of March 11, the COVID-19 outbreak is classified as a global pandemic. As a company-sponsored organization, ACIF will adhere to Group and Epiroc guidelines to reduce risks to employee health.

Let’s encourage each other to exercise at home and outdoors, by sharing photos and inspiration via our Facebook group.

Yoga and hiking weekends postponed indefinitely

Due to the physical distancing requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic the yoga and hiking weekends must be postponed indefinitely.

We hope to be able to organize these training weekends in 2021.

ACIF Booking Calendar

Here members can book a golf round at Lidingo GK or a badminton or tennis 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 and badminton.

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 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. There is a summer break between 15/6 - 15/8 when it is not possible to play. Book here, then call and reserve your place at the stadium. For more info, contact: Phani Gadhavajjula, phani.gadhavajjula@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

  • Golf at Lidingö Golf Club: All days in season. Max hcp is 32 (36) . Book first here, then call Lidingö GK and book your start time, phone no. 08-731 79 00. For more info, contact: Henric Bäcklund, henric.backlund@atlascopco.com

Note that only one session per sport can be booked by ACIF member at any one time. Read more on the page for each sport.