Fitness wellness travel: Stavanger, Norway

By Marina Aagaard, MFE A small holiday is also a holiday. And a holiday facilitates recovery and performance; this means fitness. If there is no time for a real holiday, you can create your own look-alike (e.g. transform a work trip or an extended weekend). In this case a mini-cruise to Norway.Last weekend I took the super ferry …

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For your fitness and wellness: Collect new and different (exercise) experiences!

By Marina Aagaard, MFEEver since those slacklines appeared I have secretly wanted to try one. However, this has been 'mission impossible', because every time I have seen one, there has been lots of active 'liners' and onlookers. I admit: The fear of falling from the line to me (...) pales in comparison with the fear of ridicule and …

Fitness wellness super hike: Preikestolen, Norway.

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Took a trip to Norway this weekend to do a group exercise workshop in Sandnes near Stavanger. Hubby suggested a morning photo outing, which turned out to be a bucket item list, which I did not know I had to have ... Preikestolen or Prekestolen, or Preacher's Pulpit or Pulpit Rock, …

Driving Home from Work in Norway: Super Sightseeing

By Marina Aagaard, MFE After work, a weekend workshop in Bergen, Norway, as there was no ferry leaving Bergen on that day, I opted for driving from Bergen to Langesund at the south coast in order to catch a ferry back to Hirtshals Denmark; almost a day of driving to catch a ferry ... and some sights for …

The B-Side of Bergen and 50 Shades of Grey

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Nice. Back in Bergen for a weekend; a work weekend that is, if you can call group exercise instructor instruction work? Sailing into Bergen harbour, excitement is building; interesting views of mixed old and new buildings and ships complete with a mountainous  backdrop. Bergen, the city of the seven mountains, is …

Going to Work by Ferry: A Nordic Cruise

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Hi-ho hi-ho it's off to work I go: Thanks to an invitation from colleagues in Bergen, Hordaland county, last weekend I was sailing from Hirtshals, Denmark, to Bergen via Stavanger, Norway, to present group exercise workshops. A 16-hour ferry trip, from mid-evening to midday next day ... with a nice surprise. In …

Travelling Moments: Indie Images of Oslo

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Do you know the feeling? Forgot the camera ... %¤#!@£$€"%=)?!"&%£@$€£! You are reminded at the exact time, you spot something, you would like to save. Well never mind. I grab the phone and take a few snapshots. Very arty and 'Dogme 95' like and better than nothing. Or is it? I am …