How to Get Fit? Take Your Pick: Top 20 Fitness Trends 2014

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Every year newspapers, magazines and blogs forecast the fitness trends for the coming year. Almost all quote ACSM, American College of Sports Medicine, who conduct an international survey and publish a Fitness Trend Top 20. On the basis of their survey ACSM determines, what is trending right now, and also what …

Have A Merry Christmas: Christmas Food and Fitness Strategies

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Christmas is not just Peace, Joy and Happy hearts … it is also nice food and sweets. Accept this as a good thing. Abandon all worries about overeating and gaining weight. Instead: Be smart, prepare and stay in shape. A green Christmas Heart on the fireplace. Per Braendgaard Myth calendar 20/24 (quote): Myth: It …

Neighbourhood Nature Watch: A Fall Wellness Walk

Marina Aagaard, MFE In between working and travelling there is time for a little home time. Not home time on the couch, but daily dog walks for fresh air inhalation and basic movement. It is physical fitness activity with a low level of intensity, but a high level of wellness, mindfulness and mental benefits. Everyone should go …

Wellness Tour: Let Your Five Senses Travel

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Stay fit and well by seeking new sensory experiences; this stimulates the tactile organs and the brain. You do not have to travel around the world; every day you can experience something new, if you want to: Be mindful and proactive. Let your eyes, ears, nose, mouth and skin 'wander'; keep …

Holiday Fitness Circuit Tips: I Know What I Did This Summer

By Marina Aagaard, MFE You should live in the present; not in the past or in the future. However, I do like looking at photos, a.o. holiday photos, that brings out happy memories from days of the past, e.g. of the summer holiday with my family. Right now autumn, read rain and storm, is starting to …

Express Fitness # 3: Superset Training for Travel or Home

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Keeping fit at home or when travelling may be easier than you think. You can maximize your workout results, including weight loss, while minimizing workout time. For variation and speedy workouts one of the methods I use, is the body building method super set, which can be employed by exercisers of …

Express Fitness # 2: Circuit Training For Travel or Home

Marina Aagaard, MFE Get fit and healthy in no time; work out smarter, not harder. Whether you are staying at home or travelling, you can get a super workout with bodyweight, beams, bars or furniture or fitness equipment. The most timeefficient way of getting an all-round resistance and cardio workout is: Circuit training (complex or …

Express Fitness # 1: Interval Training For Travel or Home

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Stay fit and healthy without wasting time. Even if you are travelling, on holiday or have a busy life with little time for exercising, you need to take care of your health, the foundation of fitness, wellness and performance. The good news is, that you can have great results with minimal …

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 …

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 …