Valtellina Vertical Tube Race: My story – before, during and after

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Il chilometro più duro al mondo. The world's toughest kilometer: 2700 stairs, roughly 158 floors. 500 altitude meters. An ultra stair running race ... the elite runs up, many walk up and some even crawl to the finish line. Valtellina Vertical Tube Race, held in the Italian mountains of Lombardy, Montagna in Valtellina, …

Du og Dine Ønskes et Rigtigt Glædeligt Nytår | Happy New Year 2018

Du og Dine Ønskes et Rigtig Glædeligt, Lykkebringende Nytår A Very Happy and Prosperous New Year to You and Yours  Med Godt Helbred og Glædelige Oplevelser With Good Health and Joyous Experiences Ugelbølle strand, Mågehalvøen, udsigt til Kalø Slotsruin i det fjerne. Gråvejr, tåge og kulde på årets sidste dag. Dagens nytårsmenu 2017 (indrømmet, igen …

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 …

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 fitness book: Business or pleasure trip fitness and wellness

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Dear blog follower. A tiny gift from me to you. If you are used to traveling, you will know some of the tips, but there is also some new information for you. Free download in november (click title at bottom). Enjoy. Travel Fitness Business or pleasure trip fitness and wellness. A …

Small country, big ideas: Denmark

My country. Denmark, a small Scandinavian country. Small, maybe, but home is where the heart is. Denmark? A sovereign state, but quite small Scandinavian country. Out of 196 countries and dependencies, Denmark is at number 130 covering just 43.094 km2 (16.639 mi2) and a population of only 5.7 mio. (112th). Small, but ambitious, though. Denmark …

Fehmarn hiking or seaside sightseeing?

By Marina Aagaard, MFT...To hike or not to hike? That is the question right now....Monday. It is morning. Actually, I have optimisticly planned for a four-hour hike on Via Scandinavica from the north, near Puttgarden, down to the south coast....... I have prepared and found a map for the hiking route on the Jacobswege website and additional information …

Fehmahrn fun, fear and fitness: Siloclimbing and SUP

By Marina Aagaard, MFT. Photos: Henrik Elstrup and Marina Aagaard...Ready. Set. Go. Today's program is not for those with a fear of heights or hydrophobia. But it is spot on for everyone who wants outdoor activity with that little extra....Sunday. It is morning. Henrik and I drive towards the harbor, Burgstaaken, close by. The fall weather is cool, but beautiful …

Fehmarn Hafentour cycling and Hof dining

By Marina Aagaard, MFT The day is dedicated to cycling. Rain or not ... Saturday. It is morning. The time is 7:00 and we are sitting by the window in the Strandhotel Bene restaurant. ...Inside it is warm and comfy and there is a delicious breakfast buffet - in my opinion German breakfast buffets are particularly delicious and …

Better than vacation? Combined active holiday and nature holiday!

By Marina Aagaard, MFT. Photos: Henrik Elstrup and Marina Aagaard Active holiday on Fehmarn? That is a "Yes" from me. Physical activity and nature.  As in Natura, an EU-funded initiative that promotes outdoor exercise and activities by the Baltic Sea. ...Friday. It's raining. No big surprise. The Danish summer weather has been exceptionally bad this year, with more rainfall than …