LIKES – FOUNDATION FOR SPORT AND HEALTH SCIENCES
LIKES – Foundation for Sport and Health Sciences was established in Jyväskylä, Finland, in 1970. The purpose of the foundation is to promote exercise and public health and to support these research fields both in Finland and abroad. LIKES is located in Viitaniementie 15, Jyväskylä.
LIKES Research Center works closely in cooperation with universities and other research institutes. The goal is to develop and conduct multidisciplinary and applied exercise and public health research, to educate the public, and to communicate the research findings.
LIKES Testing Center offers versatile fitness tests mainly for companies. Testing Center also arranges popular marathon schools annually.
In 2000 LIKES established the Unit for Youth Life Style Research, LINET. The unit conducts research on the life style of children and young people.