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Stay Balanced

Mind, body and soul

Stay Balanced is a concept that caters to today’s enhanced focus on health and the environment. A concept where body, soul and environment is in balance. Stay Balanced is about you, who cares about what is healthy for your mind and body. You, who wants to protect the environment. And you, who also remembers to enjoy life. Find inspiration below on how to make a difference and find balance. Get help to plan your next run in Kolding or use our free training and yoga sessions. You will find it all on this page.

Exercise

Running Routes

In need of stretching your legs and clearing your mind? Use our running guide as inspiration for a trip through Kolding. The routes are also great for walking or bikes, which you can rent in the reception.

Try the 5K Adventure Route or the 12K Green Route

The Adventure Route

This route is for the runner, who wants to feel their heart rate increase.

Distance: 5K

Find the route on Google Maps her. 


Hotpots on the Route

Koldinghus, the Spanish Steps, the University of Southern Denmark, Kolding Å, the Marina, Kolding Train Station, the Castle Lake.

 

On the Way

 

  1. We recommend that you raise your heart rate by taking a couple of trips up and down the Spanish Steps - How many laps can you handle?
  2. The University of Southern Denmark is a noteworthy attraction - It is a bit of an architectural pearl.
  3. On your way towards the Marina you will pass an outdoor workout station where you can exercise your arms, legs and more.
  4. The Marina is the perfect place to catch your breath while enjoying the view.
  5. On your way from the Marina to Kolding Train Station, you can run intervals. The train station was built in 1866. The existing building was constructed in 1882-1883 and is inspired by both the Renaissance and the Baroque.

The Green Route

This route is for the runner, who wants distance and a beautiful nature experience.

Distance: 12K

Find the route on Google Maps her


Hotspots on the Route

Koldinghus, the Castle Lake and Kærlighedsstien, Legeparken, Byparken Øst, the Marielundskov and Troldhedestien, Kolding Fjord, Sct. Jørgens Have.

On the Way

 

1. Byparken Øst is part of the climate change plan in Kolding, so here you will find a stormwater tank among other things.

2. Right before entering the Marielundskov you will pass an outdoor workout station where you can practice core exercises and more.

3. Lyshøj Allé is downhill the whole way, so you have the chance to catch your breath.

4. The bridge across the railway at Jens Holms Vej is also known as “Svineryggen”. Here you can really enjoy a nice view of Kolding Fjord.

5. Almost home. Kærlighedsstien leads you past Sct. Jørgens Have – a lovely old garden with a botanical flower and plant selection. From the garden you have a view of the Castle Lake.

WELL-BEING

Yoga & Mindfulness

Here you will find guided yoga and meditation sessions. Use it as a break, a chance to come up for air or to find renewed energy. Feel free to borrow a yoga mat in the reception.

 

Yoga

Through yoga, you can relax your body and mind, while strengthening your body and enhancing your flexibility. Traditional yoga is meditation for the body. With breathing exercises and gentle asanas (yoga poses), you can train your body and mind to go into deep meditation.

Yoga calms your body, thoughts and feelings. Yoga is pure relaxation. It calms and relieves
stress from your body and mind.

 

Introduction Video

 

40 Minute Yoga Session

 

Our meditation sessions are created and guided by Ann Meier from Sjæleuniverset (Soul Universe). Ann is an educated yoga instructor, taught by Shri Kali Ashram in Goa, India. 

Mindfulness

Become more present through mindfulness. Calm your thoughts, let go of your worries and find balance and harmony within your body. Listen to the instructions in the video as carefully as possible. Be open, listen and accept everything - then you are already on the right path.

Meditation is about being present in the moment. Through meditation you will learn to focus. You can reduce stress, find inner peace, get more energy, strengthen your health and enhance your happiness.

 

Heart-Breathing Meditation


 

Our meditation sessions are created and guided by Ann Meier  rom Sjæleuniverset (Soul Universe). Ann is an educated yoga instructor, taught by Shri Kali Ashram in Goa, India. 

 

Strength

Training Program

Get your body going and find more energy. We have created a training program that can be used for exercise or as warm-up, for example before a run. As a guest at Kolding Hotel Apartments, you can always borrow training equipment. We have almost everything, from dumbbells and kettlebells to resistance bands and mats.

 

Training Program

We have created a training program that can be used for exercise or as warm-up, for example before a run.

 

This whole-body exercise activates the large muscle groups as the buttocks and thighs, and it increases your metabolism. The core exercises challenge the side and midsection of your abs.

 

#01 Jum Roping

Warm up exercise.

Jump rope for 2 minutes. Take a 10 second break.

Repeat 5 times or until you feel your heart rate elevate.

#02 The Plank

Place your palms and toes on the floor. Keep your back straight and your head in a straight line in extension of your neck. Tighten your abs and hold the position for about 30 seconds.

Repeat the exercise 3 times.

This exercise enhances stability and trains your core strength.

 

#03 Rowing Plank

A variation of #02 The Plank.

 

Use two dumbbells for support. Hold the position and lift one dumbbell from the floor at a time.

Repeat the exercise 3 times for 30 seconds.

This exercise enhances stability and trains your core strength.

#04 Twist

Sit on the floor with your legs bent at the knee and an upright back – try to keep your back as straight as possible.

Grab your kettlebell and hold it a bit away from your chest.

Now keep your upper body still – lift your legs and rotate your kettlebell from side to side.

Repeat this motion 8 times to each side, take a 10 second break and repeat 3 times.

 

#05 Fly

For this exercise you will need the exetube (borrow one in the reception).

Stand up with your right foot placed on the exetube. Put your left foot forward. Hold the handles of the exetube and lift your arms in a forward/upward motion (as wings).

Stretch your arms and tighten your abs. Make sure that the small of your back stays straight.

Repeat the exercise 3 times with 8-10 repetitions each round - take a 10 second break between each of the 3 times.

This exercise enhances your upper body strength.

 

#06 Squat

Stand up with your knees slightly bent and your feet placed slightly wider than your hips. Push your behind backwards, keep your back straight and your shoulders down.

Bend your knees until your legs are in a 90-degree position, then once again stand up straight in the starting position.

Repeat the exercise 3 times with 12 repetitions each time.

This exercise strengthens the front and back of the leg as well as the gluteal muscles.

 

Stretching 

#07 Finish

Finish off by using a foam roller to relax your muscles.

Slowly, use the foam roller to roll back and forth on your back from the small of your back to the back of your neck.