In English

In English


I am Jannica Paananen, certified sport instructor and sport masseuse!

In 2011, I graduated as a certified sport instructor from Pajulahti Sport Institute, and since then, I have gained experience from different positions in the field. I have worked as a swimming instructor, group exercise instructor and as a personal trainer, for example.

After two years in Spain, I decided to deepen my knowledge about human anatomy and to be able to start my own sports and wellness business – a long-time dream of mine. In summer 2017, I graduated as a certified sport massage therapist from the Sport Massage Institute of Finland, and Sport and Wellness Sportalito was founded.

My background is in squash and dancing but different sports, exercise and wellness have been my passion since childhood. I love my job because it is humane in nature and very diverse – every client is unique. I want to help my clients to enjoy sports, and to train and maintain their bodies right, whether being a beginner or competing athlete, or returning back to sports after a break. The best reward is when client is happy, find help to his/her problems, and enjoy training. I am trying to emphasize functional training methods in my own as well as in my clients’ training. My slogan Serious sports, but not seriously describes my ways of working as well as my personality.