Open House – Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 September 2018

Work up a sweat and get a smile on your face with some of the best instructors in the country when we invite you for free 30-minute trial lessons in, e.g., CrossFit, yoga and cycling.

Saturday 15 September 2018

12.30 Hatha yoga with Mariann
13.00 Aqua Fitness with Fabrizio
13.15 Functional training with Mariann
13.15 Pilates with Pia
14.00 Aqua fitness with Fabrizio
14.00 Dance & body toning with Suzanna
14.00 Cycling with Peter
14.00 M:A:M – Movement And Mobility with Mikael
14.45 TRX with Camilla
15.30 Cycling with Peter

Sunday 16 September 2018

12.30 Cycling with Peter
12.30 CrossFit with Mathias
13.00 Aqua Fitness with Fabrizio
13.00 M:A:M – Movement And Mobility with Mikael
13.15 Yin yoga with Inge
14.00 TRX with Marie
14.00 Aqua fitness with Fabrizio
14.00 Cycling with Peter
14.45 Pilates with Pia
15.30 Hatha yoga with Mariann

Show up on the day and sign up for your favourite lessons.

As an active participant in our Open House-event you have the opportunity of buying entry to our award-winning spa for DKK 300 (regular price DKK 800).

We invite you for a free shoulder and neck massage, a talk with our personal trainers, and numerous other inspiring activities and special offers on the day.

SPECIAL OFFER

Join Skodsborg Spa & Fitness during Open House and we will gift you the sign-up-fee (value DKK 500).
All new members get two unique fitness tests, including counselling by a personal trainer, (value DKK 1,500) as well as 20 % discount on treatments in our Spa Beauty from Monday to Thursday.

Celebrating 120 Years with ”The Healthy Life”

Local lore has it that our founder, Carl Ottosen, rode his bike along the scenic “Strandvejen” more than 120 years. He was intrigued by the derelict buildings across from the beach in Skodsborg, enquired whether they were for sale, and the rest is history. Our history…
Dr Carl Ottosen had studied health and physiotherapy in the USA and opened Skodsborg Sanatorium on these premises on 4 May 1898.

The Eternal Principles for “The Healthy Life”

The sanatorium was recognized for its expertise within the area of physiotherapy and for its preventive approach to spa stays and healthy living.
Carl Ottosen’s principles for “The Healthy Life” were quite simple: you need light, air, water, nutrition, rest, and exercise – and plenty of it.
His expertise lives on at Kurhotel Skodsborg, where we have further developed his philosophies into new, efficient treatments, fulfilling the desires of modern man to take care of oneself, stay in great physical shape and get the most out of life.

“The Healthy Life” Wins International Accolades

We delighted that, as we celebrate our 120 years jubilee, these principles are not only still relevant in our modern, high-paced society but they also win international accolades from the most experienced spa and wellness experts in the world.
The prestigious Spa Guide 2018 published by TATLER MAGAZINE, known as “the world’s oldest and best magazine”, has just awarded us the title BEST FOR A ‘NATURAL HIGH’ and named us “One of the 7 best spas in the world in 2018.” And in March this year the equally prestigious Conde Nast Traveller Spa Guide 2018 named us BEST FOR A REBOOT.
Kurhotel Skodsborg is not only still going strong, our simple, Nordic philosophise are attracting people from all over the world who wish to benefit from them.
The next 120 years indeed look full of promise…

 

KUR-POST – SUMMER EDITION 2018

Kur-post, Kurhotel Skodsborg, bliv den bedste version af dig selv, Rikke Hørlykke, Casper Gammelmark

BECOME THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF is the theme for the summer edition of KUR-POST, our in-house paper.
KUR-POST is published twice a year and updates guests, and other interested parties, about events and news at Kurhotel Skodsborg.

More about KUR-POST

The summer edition of KUR-POST features, among other topics,

  • “It’s a game-changer,” says TV Host, Felix Smith, about our health programme.

Learn more about how Felix has profited from his personal health programme.

  • The prestigious Tatler Spa Guide has awarded Kurhotel Skodsborg the award for “Best for a Natural High” and named us “One of the 7 best spas in the world in 2018”.
  • The Cake of the Year 2018 – meet our talented pastry chefs who won 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th prize at the yearly competition about the best pastry cake in Denmark.
  • Paleo “smørrebrød” (open rye) is tasty “medicine”.
  • Meet upcoming CrossFit star, and our new trainer, Casper Gammelmark.
  • Interview with personal trainer and coach Rikke Hørlykke (former Olympic gold winner in handball)
  • Spoil yourself – learn more about our new, personalized facials.
  • Event calendar for June, July, August & September 2018

You will find KUR-POST in The Lobby, The Brasserie, the fitness centre and in our hotel rooms.

Online version of KUR-POST

We invite you to read KUR-POST online at 2018.KUR-POST.Summer.

The next edition of KUR-POST will be published in October 2018.

 

Cover photo

Model: Marie Aamodt

Photographer: Martin Kaufmann

 

Kurhotel Skodsborg Wins the Award for BEST LOW COST MEETING at DEMA18

”It’s a special delight that MMM – Mai’s Monday Mornings – wins the award DEMA2018 as this is a concept which I have personally developed and initiated when I came to Kurhotel Skodsborg in 2013,” says Mai Kappenberger, CEO at Kurhotel Skodsborg.
“I invented the concept as a unique way to demonstrate the facilities to my network in an informal and inspiring fashion. MMM has not only won the DEMA18 award, it has also proven to be a very sensible economic investment.”

DEMA18 – “The Most Important Award Show in the Business”

Kurhotel Skodsborg was awarded the prize for BEST LOW COST MEETING for the meeting concept MMM – Mai’s Monday Mornings – at DEMA18 at a gala party at Langeliniepavillonen in Copenhagen on Wednesday 30 May 2018.
DEMA stands for Danish Events & Meetings Awards and the organization orchestrating it calls the award party “the most important in the business”.
A total of eight prizes were awarded by an expert jury, judging the entrants on selected criteria focusing on professional competence and objectives.

MMM has got “Real Presence and Efficiency”

“With this case they have seduced the ideal 100 individuals in the target group. They have understood how to give the target group EXACTLY what they wanted, and with very few means they have given it real presence and efficiency,” was the motivation from the jury.
The jury elaborated: ”The case has in the best, present and obvious way fond the angle to create new biz in this segment and industry. They do what they do best and have transformed it into something extremely efficient. It is in synch with the zeitgeist. They have found a case which involves the female target group, which is normally overlooked in the bigger picture.”

MMM is Social intercourse and Professional Sparring

MMM takes place for a group of especially invited women the first Monday every month. At the meeting one of Kurhotel Skodsborg’s trainers will guide the participants through a dynamic class with an up-to-the-minute, popular form of exercise – a new experience every month. Afterwards the group enjoys breakfast while a selected guest gives a short speech about a current topic.
It is social intercourse and sparring within the participants’ professional network combined with fun, varied and challenging exercise and a tasty breakfast.
Everything takes place in Kurhotel Skodsborg’s beautiful surroundings with the sea, the forest and the spa – focusing on the healthy life.

More Information about Meetings at Kurhotel Skodsborg

We invite you to learn more about meetings at Kurhotel Skodsborg.

 

Casper Gammelmark: ”You Will Become Stronger and Improve your Technique”

“I followed Rich Froning, a.k.a. “The Fittest Man in History”, on YouTube. He was awesome and his exercises inspired me,” says our CrossFit Instructor Casper Gammelmark about his first experiences with CrossFit.
Casper was a high-level competitive table tennis player and felt that the weight training, which had been organized by the team’s physiotherapist, was too boring. He was captured by the competitive element in CrossFit and these days he participates in CrossFit competitions and training camps all over the world.

A typical CrossFit Session with Casper Gammelmark

“I always begin my sessions with a light warm-up followed by going through the technique in the exercises,” says Caper Gammelmark, when asked to tell about one of his typical CrossFit sessions.
The actual work-out varies in duration, pattern and movement, typically mixing body exercises, machines and weight lifting.
Casper will often round off the session with a cool-down, ensuring that the participants get rid of the lactic acid in their muscles.
The participants in Caper’s classes are especially enthusiastic about his efficient programmes as well as the great advice he offers on techniques and the correct movement patterns. Further to this they emphasise that they become stronger and improve their techniques.

Casper Gammelmark’s Background

Casper has the below training

  • CrossFit instructor (Level 1)
  • Eleiko’s weight lifting instructor course
  • Team Danmark’s instructor training

Further to this he holds a bachelor’s degree in IT and communication

Train CrossFit with Casper Gammelmark

You can participate in Casper’s CrossFit sessions on Tuesdays at 7.00 and 9.00 am and Thursdays at 7.00 am.
Book your place at Casper’s CrossFit sessions under Group Fitness Activities.

 

 

TV HOST FELIX SMITH: ”I GET MORE ENERGY IN MY EVERYDAY LIFE”

Felix Smith health programme work out saunagus jens thygesen

“My work life is quite stressful and I need to take in a lot of new information every day. The health programme at Kurhotel Skodsborg where I work out with, among others, Thomas Rode, and participate in “SaunaGus” means that I get more energy in my everyday life,” says TV Host, Felix Smith.
Felix is known from the TV programmes “Voice” and “Denmark has Talent” and has recently landed his dream job hosting “Go’ Aften Danmark” (Good Evening Denmark) on Denmark’s largest TV channel, TV 2.
At home Felix is also quite the busy bee with two sons aged 3 and 9, and his wife, Marie Schmidt, who writes cookbooks for children and feeds 100 children every lunch time in a day care institution.
Felix’s boyish charm is one of the reasons the Danes love him but he recently turned forty which means that “you stop and take the time to analyse your life situation”.

A Unique Tailor-made Health Programme

As Felix Smith was making his mid-life status he chose to have one of the unique, tailor-made health programmes, which Kurhotel Skodsborg offers in collaboration with MD Jens Thygesen from Thygesen Health.
The programme takes its starting point in Felix, his life situation and his everyday life. It includes a health examination and in-depth conversations with MD Jens Thygesen as well as our unique fitness test followed up by advice from a personal trainer.
Normally our Nutritionist, Gitte Høj, would also contribute to the programme but Felix’s wife Marie employs her professional chef’s knowledge about healthy food. “We have kale every day,” says Felix with a glint in his eye, so this was not judged to be necessary in Felix’s case.

“The Programme Motivates me to Work Out and Eat Healthy Food”

”We Danes do not look up our GP unless we are ill, and it is not even possible to have preventive health examinations at this level at a private GP’s,” says Felix Smith.
Felix’s initial examination with, among other tests, a full blood count as well as ultrasound scans of his liver and his neck artery showed that everything was “all round good”.
And now, six months later, it is all round even better!
Felix has, however, chosen to continue the programme, saying: “The money for the programme is well spent. The measurable results motivate me to work out and eat healthy food.”

”I Have Not Been Ill One Single Time”

“I work out two to three times a week with Thomas Rode or one of the other instructors. I have worked out with all the instructors and they are all great,” says Felix Smith.
Membership at Skodsborg Spa Fitness is part of the programme and Felix has become especially fond of SaunaGus – and preferably with our reigning Danish champion, Henrik Baunkjær Sørensen.
“I have not been ill one single time, since I began working out here, despite the fact that I am exposed to kindergarten bacteria and what have you every day,” says Felix. In his opinion SaunaGus should be a major part of the credit for his strong health.
“I have googled it and if you enter a 100 degrees warm sauna and jump into ice cold water afterwards your body thinks you are about to die and boosts your immune system.”
He especially recommends SaunaGus in the evening.
“If I do it in the morning I simply get too tired but an evening “gus” ensures me a great night’s sleep,” he smiles.

Bonus Info

Felix Smith is the mastermind behind our most popular paleo ”smørrebrød” in The Lobby: ”Felix Smith Special” with avocado, falafel and humus.
“That’s the advantage of being married to a chef,” he smiles and says about the healthy best seller: “This is as sinful as it gets at our place.”

Learn more

About our exclusive and personal health programme.

Celebrating 120 Years with ”The Healthy Life”

 

Local lore has it that our founder, Carl Ottosen, rode his bike along the scenic “Strandvejen” more than 120 years. He was intrigued by the derelict buildings across from the beach in Skodsborg, enquired whether they were for sale, and the rest is history. Our history…

The Simple, Nordic Principles for “The Healthy Life”

Dr Carl Ottosen had studied health and physiotherapy in the USA and opened Skodsborg Sanatorium on these premises on 4 May 1898.
The sanatorium was recognized for its expertise within the area of physiotherapy and for its preventive approach to spa stays and healthy living.
Carl Ottosen’s principles for “The Healthy Life” were quite simple: you need light, air, water, nutrition, rest, and exercise – and plenty of it.
His expertise lives on at Kurhotel Skodsborg, where we have further developed his philosophies into new, efficient treatments, fulfilling the desires of modern man to take care of oneself, stay in great physical shape and get the most out of life.

“The Healthy Life” Wins International Accolades

We are delighted that, as we celebrate our 120 years jubilee, these principles are not only still relevant in our modern, high-paced society but they also win international accolades from the most experienced spa and wellness experts in the world.
The prestigious Spa Guide 2018 published by TATLER MAGAZINE, known as “the world’s oldest and best magazine”, has just awarded us the title BEST FOR A ‘NATURAL HIGH’ and named us “One of the 7 best spas in the world in 2018.” And in March this year the equally prestigious Conde Nast Traveller Spa Guide 2018 named us BEST FOR A REBOOT.
Kurhotel Skodsborg is not only still going strong, our simple, Nordic philosophise are attracting people from all over the world who wish to learn and benefit from them.
The next 120 years indeed look full of promise…

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FORBES: “THESE 3 FEMALE GMS ARE CHANGING THE FACE OF HOTEL MANAGEMENT”

“There are some hotels in which I immediately feel at home, although the reason isn’t as obvious. It’s not because of impeccable service; that should be a given. It’s not because of beautiful decor or great food or a comfortable bed; it’s more of an overall sense of warmth and belonging,” writes the prolific American journalist Lois Alter Mark on the acknowledged business site, Forbes.com.
Lois Alter Mark adds:  “The last few times I experienced that feeling, I tried to find something those specific hotels had in common, and it turns out that all three are led by female general managers.”
One of the hotels highlighted by Lois Alter Mark is our very own Kurhotel Skodsborg, and we are proud and pleased to invite you to read the interview she conducted with our General Manager, Mai Kappenberger, in her quest to learn how these female hotel managers are transforming not only their hotels but the business of hospitality.

 

 

 

Kurhotel Skodsborg Takes it All at ”Cake of year 2018”

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If you have a sweet tooth a visit to our The Lobby could be a great idea.
At the annual Confectioner’s Championship, “Cake of the Year”, on Saturday 10 March 2018 at Hotel Crowne Plaza in Copenhagen, our young pastry chefs took 1st to 4th place. And you can taste all the cakes in our The Lobby…

Young, Ambitious Pastry Chef won 1st place

23-year old pastry chef and chef’s apprentice, Fredrik Holst Benthin, took 1st place in ”Cake of the Year 2018”. He won with “Sunshine”, a dream-like creation with passionfruit curd on ginger biscuit decorated with lemon sour cream. Frederik is a trained confectioner; he won The Nordic Championship in 2015 and has been a member of the Danish National Pastry Chefs-team for three years.
His high professional ambitions made him not only become a chef’s apprentice at Kurhotel Skodsborg’s reviewer-praised gourmet restaurant, The Restaurant by Kroun, but still compete in this unofficial national championship.

“A Joy to Watch Young People Develop”

”I am immensely proud of the first place at “Cake of the Year”-competition. The last couple of years I have made it to fifth place twice, so it feels great to finally win the competition. The fact that my colleagues from Kurhotel Skodsborg win second, third and fourth place only makes me more proud to be part of such an amazing team,” says Frederik Holst Benthin.
”It is a young and very competent confectioner’s team we have at Kurhotel Skodsborg and I am almost bursting from pride over the results they have achieved at “Cake of the Year”. It is a true joy to watch when young people develop and have the ambitions and ability to think outside the box,” says Mai Kappenberger, CEO at Kurhotel Skodsborg.
Erik Kroun, Head Chef at Kurhotel Skodsborg, has prioritised a strong cake and dessert profile as part of the spa hotel’s gastronomic profile, and the above results definitely prove that he is successful…

The Runners-up at “Cake of the Year 2018”

The other winners from Kurhotel Skodsborg were:
SILVER – 2nd place: Mette Sophie Olsen, 25 years, trained pastry chef from the famous Danish pastry shop, La Glace. Mette participated with “Miss Verbena” – white crunchy base with lemon verbena, raspberry jelly with lemon mousse and a coconut sponge.
BRONZE – 3rd place: Caroline Flyvenring Andersen, 19 years, pastry chef apprentice.  Caroline participated with ”Camomille” – short crust with elderflower and lemon mousse, white chocolate and fresh thyme.
4th place: Line Kürstein Wolter, 25 years, pastry chef. Line participated with ”Pflaume” – plum, blood orange, honey and sour cream mousse on crisp biscuit with a hint of liquorice and pecan.
Susie Høj, 27 years, heads the confectioner’s team and participated with ”The Root,” – blackberry, eucalyptus and liquorice – but didn’t finish among the ten first places.
All the four winner cakes can be enjoyed in The Lobby at Kurhotel Skodsborg, either as part of a true ”hygge” experience in front of the fire place or as ”cake-away”.

About the Cake of the Year-Competition

Cake of the Year is an annual competition arranged by Copenhagen Confectioner’s Guild.
2018 was the 34rd year that a selected group of highly trained Danish confectioners was gathered to compete in what must be the sweetest competition in Denmark. In 2018 more than 100 confectioners participated in the competition.
The winner is awarded DKK 10,000 as well as the right to exhibit the Copenhagen Confectioner’s Guild’s challenge cup at his or her work place till next year’s winner is found.