What’s New in Exercise: Top 20 Fitness Trends 2018

By Marina Aagaard, MFT HIIT, High-Intensity Interval Training, replaces wearables at the top of the international Top 20 Fitness trends list. ACSM, the American College of Sports Medicine, has just published the Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for the 12th time. Here are ACSM's Top 20 fitness trends for 2018. Only one new item on the …

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Top 10 International Fitness Trends 2007 – 2018

By Marina Aagaard, MFT What's new in fitness? What is still popular in fitness? What fitness modality is on its way out? ACSM, American College of Sports Medicine, has been studying fitness trends since 2006: What professionals see as stable trends, trends, or fads, fitness phenomena that are popular for a short period after which they disappear. The …

Travel and holiday fitness and exercise: Is it worth it? Yes or no?

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Do you have to work out when on vacation? Perhaps. Does it pay off to work out when on vacation? Absolutely. Does working out take time away from your vacation time? Not necessarily. Do you have to work on vacation? Yes. It is very often a good idea because an active …

Balancing for fitness and fun: Balance exercises for home and travel

By Marina Aagaard, MFT. Photo: Henrik Elstrup. Location: Aros. My Rainbow PanoramaBetter balance in everyday life and sport? Do balance training anytime, anywhere. Indoors and outdoors. At every possibility e.g. when waiting for a train or a plane: It is 'free' training for the brain and muscles, strength, stability and mobility.  Here I am balancing at …

Travel fitness: 100 Workout Basic Step Raw circuit training

Af Marina Aagaard, MFT The 100 Workout of the day is based on the seven basic steps of Sports Aerobic plus three variations. A cardiovascular, and maybe stamina, workout. For fast and easy exercise in the gym, at the job, at home or when you travel. 100 workouts are popular time-efficient circuit training workouts with …

Fitness and Exercise: Yoga versus Not Yoga?

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Too difficult, too time consuming, too strange? Yoga versus not yoga? It doesn't have to be either or. Yoga can be a lifestyle or it can be a frequent or less frequent supplement in your training or sports regimen - adapted to your personal needs. So the choice is not difficult: …

Stability Ball Workout Design: Working out with the big ball

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Swiss ball or stability workouts are fun and effective and provide variety as part of a general exercise program. The ball workout format is the same as other workouts for personal training or group exercise.  The workout can have a traditional resistance training format with 1-3 sets of 6-10 repetitions of …