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 …

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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 …

10 Question Fitness Quiz: Are truly you fit enough?

By Marina Aagaard, MFE You body is phenomenal. It has the capacity for incredible feats. There is a latent, potential, power surplus, which comes into force, when needed. Furtermore you can condition your body to perform better - perhaps even super good - in general. Start making yourself superfit from now on. Does your body …

Everyday excellent exercise: Stair walking – for fitness, fat loss and fun

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Take the stairs. It is excellent exercise. It is fun; it is an experience, you see the World (buildings) from different angles. Your legs and heart get stronger and stair walking burns lots of calories. Use the stairs in the everyday and when travelling. A 80 kg (~160 lb) person burns …