Fitness How To: Circuit training – for express fitness at home, at the gym or on travel

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Circuit training is one of the most popular training methods; a series of exercises (almost) without rest-pauses, continuous activity as in a 'circuit'. The exercise series is repeated one or more times and the result is an intense workout, which strengthens, tones and burns fat. However, there are more to circuit training, than meets …

Your exercise and health: MED – exactly what it takes!

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Long ago one of my mentors, Yvonne Lin, World Champion of Wushu karate and a tai chi and sports aerobic expert, opened my semi-shot fitness eyes; in dedicated sports training it is all about getting optimal results with minimal time investment in order to have more time for fun; more sports, …

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 …

Are You Getting Enough from Your Workout? 3 Tips to Make You a High(er) Responder.

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Unfair?! Some exercisers are exercising very little and are still getting fantastic results, while others are working out hard and often with almost no results … During a talk I gave the other weekend, I was asked: In a tv program the other day, I saw, that some people are non-responders; does …

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 …

Lost Your Fitness Motivation? It Is Right Here!

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Today I was reminded by a new blog friend, that some (many?) think of the fitness center as ‘a modern centre for physical torture’! It is true, that occasionally (for some most of the time) it can be hard to find fitness motivation, when you would rather do something/anything else. Then …