Wellness and Health at Sea: SPA Ahoy

By Marina Aagaard, MFE. Photos: Lars Horn, Baghuset. This blog is about fitness and wellness at home and on the move, it is about everything, which betters the health and performance of me ... and you. It is not only about high-intensity training, buzz word of today, but also all the other actions, remedies and …

Going to Work by Ferry: A Nordic Cruise

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Hi-ho hi-ho it's off to work I go: Thanks to an invitation from colleagues in Bergen, Hordaland county, last weekend I was sailing from Hirtshals, Denmark, to Bergen via Stavanger, Norway, to present group exercise workshops. A 16-hour ferry trip, from mid-evening to midday next day ... with a nice surprise. In …

Travel Fitness and Cruise Ship Fitness: Improve Your Fitness (Program)

By Marina Aagaard, MFE On a recent cruise I was at the ship's fitness centre every day, because I needed to practice some training programs for workshops. Day in and day out I witnessed a classical fitness scenario, lots of movement with little effect, and decided to do a tiny travel fitness tutorial, as it is …

Final Cruise Day: Bye-bye Baltic

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Question "A Baltic Cruise, how cool is that?" can now be answered: Super cool! Though weather can be full of surprises, ranging from very hot to very cold, even in summer, and rainy, the sea, cities, sights and social events are not only cool, but also warm, hot and well worth …

Cruise Holiday At Sea Day: Senses Go Overboard

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Baltic Cruise Day 7: At Sea (again) At sea all day, all night, what a delight. The calming view of the sea, the gentle rocking of the ship ... and chefs catering to your dinner desires: Cruising is sense-sational: See, hear, touch, smell and taste it.  The Baltic Sea (415,266 km²) is located between Central …

Baltic Cruise Highlight: Art and Architecture Mega Bling

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Baltic Cruise Day 6: Excursion Day Saint Petersburg In the DAILY cruise ship program it says "St. Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is often referred to as the 'Venice of the North' or 'Paris of the East', but its beauty is really a brand …

Cruise Through History: Ancient and Arty Tallinn

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Baltic Cruise Day 5: Excursion Day Tallinn Stop today: Tallinn, Lyndanisse, the capital and largest city of Estonia. The city has appox. 420.050 inhabitants and is situated on the northern coast of Estonia (just 80 km south of Helsinki, Suomi-Finland on the other side of the Baltic Sea; estonians are a Finnic …

Cruise Visit Home Country: Baltic Cruise Stop Copenhagen

By Marina Aagaard Baltic Cruise Day 2: Excursion Day Copenhagen (København) First cruise stop is Copenhagen, Denmark. I could choose to stay on board – as a Dane, though from another part of the country, I have visited the capital on numerous occasions for business and pleasure – or go to shore. I chose the …

Cruise Ship Fitness: 10 Expert Tips for Fitness and Health

By Marina Aagaard, MFE So you want to cruise? Enjoy a relaxing holiday at sea with sunbathing by the pool and all-inclusive dining ... but worried about putting on weight and losing fitness? No need to worry, you can have your cake and eat it, too ... Depending on your general activity level and food …

Cruise Fitness: Mission Impossible?

By Marina Aagaard, MFT On board a ship for most of the day for many days on end. On board a ship with a 100 yard buffet and restaurants with 4-5 course meals, morning, midday and evening. On board a ship with more than seven bars and two ice cream bars. Is it imposible to …