Fit for Ski or Just Fit? Slide and Glide, It’s a Hit!

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Skiing and skiing holidays – as well as every day and leisure time activities – are much more fun, when you have strength and stamina and don't get tired or sore. Get fit by doing basic training for skiing, ski fitness. Traditional basic training and fitness, e.g. running, cycling and leg press, primarily …

Want a Better and Faster Run? Don’t Run Like You’ve Always Done!

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Do you run and run without progressing? Then read on for some great tips for smarter running in answer to this typical question:  "I have now been running for three years 4-5 miles twice every week. But still I do not see any improvement?" "Do you want to improve or maintain …

Exercise, yes or no? Your heart says yes!

By Marina Aagaard, MFE I was asked by a worried potential exerciser Is exercise really healthy, if you suffer from a cardiovascular disease?. The answer is Yes! Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your heart, because it helps in preventing cardiovascular disease; it lowers your risk of atherosclerosis, a primary cause …

Bio-psycho-social model: Better fitness periodization

Bio-psycho-social fitness planning, model for periodization (Aagaard, 2012) By Marina Aagaard, MFE Make a holistic plan; bio-psycho-social fitness periodization Inspired by the bio-psycho-social model, in which "the health of the individual is considered a product of dynamic interaction between its biological, psychological and social circumstances (Roessler, 2002)". Step 1: Holistic thinking Think - before preparing your fitness plan …

Valentine’s Day Pulse & Passion

Your heart loooooooooves exercise.  Exercise your heart: Exercise with your loved one(s) ... By Marina Aagaard, MFE Top Tip Strengthen your heart with CV* exercise. Strengthen your heart with fun and games; it's nice. Strengthen your heart, to your health; a wonderful spice. Strengthen your heart with varied WOD**: Roll the idea-dice. Strengthen your heart …