Stability Ball Workout Design: Working out with the big ball

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Swiss ball or stability workouts are fun and effective and provide variety as part of a general exercise program. The ball workout format is the same as other workouts for personal training or group exercise.  The workout can have a traditional resistance training format with 1-3 sets of 6-10 repetitions of …

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 …

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 …

Cruise Ship Fitness: 10 Expert Tips for Fitness and Health

By Marina Aagaard, MFE So you want to cruise? Enjoy a relaxing holiday at sea with sunbathing by the pool and all-inclusive dining ... but worried about putting on weight and losing fitness? No need to worry, you can have your cake and eat it, too ... Depending on your general activity level and food …

Cruise Fitness: Mission Impossible?

By Marina Aagaard, MFT On board a ship for most of the day for many days on end. On board a ship with a 100 yard buffet and restaurants with 4-5 course meals, morning, midday and evening. On board a ship with more than seven bars and two ice cream bars. Is it imposible to …