Day Trip: Gone-Away Lake Walk

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Sometimes you do not need to travel very far to come a long way away from home... This weekend I went for a walk in three different areas of the neighbourhood; in the woods, at the beach and, especially interesting, a new walk by a hidden, spooky lake ... Suddenly, I …

Travel Dream. Dream Travel? In Your Dreams?

By Marina Aagaard, MFT If you can dream it, you can do it, says my husband, and no point in aiming too low either, he adds! As it is, he has overcome many seemingly impossible tasks just by believing it could be done, so he should know, what he is talking about. So be it: …

Wellness and Health at Sea: SPA Ahoy

By Marina Aagaard, MFE. Photos: Lars Horn, Baghuset. This blog is about fitness and wellness at home and on the move, it is about everything, which betters the health and performance of me ... and you. It is not only about high-intensity training, buzz word of today, but also all the other actions, remedies and …

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 # 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 …

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 …

Time Out Aarhus: World’s Largest Ship Visit

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Some would say sad, some would say super: Taking a day trip just to go to ones own hometown to see a ship. Maybe it is the way it has to be, when you live by/in the second-largest city of one of the smaller countries of the world; Aarhus (population ~320,000), …

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 …

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