Staying Fit on a Cruise

Author: , August 30th, 2014

Royal CaribbeanBeing healthy during a cruise vacation is typically a foregone conclusion. Cruise lines make food almost constantly available to their guests, making it as easy as pie to lay on a few extra pounds between the gourmet meals, overflowing buffets, and tasty midnight snacks. And guests certainly take advantage, considering the treats are mostly already covered in their cruise fare.

But for a growing number of cruisers, staying fit has become a significant part of their vacation plans. The good news is that in recent years, cruise lines have created innovative ways to help their passengers both have their midnight feasts and keep their waistlines, too.

For starters, virtually every cruise ship at sea has a fitness center with treadmills and weight machines, at minimum. But some are stepping up the game when it comes to gyms. Luxury line Crystal Cruises, for example, is taking its commitment to fitness to a whole new level by installing equipment from Technogym — the official equipment provider of the Olympic Games and World Cup events – on the 922-passenger Crystal Symphony in early September. And that’s just one part of its new “fully immersive” indoor fitness experience. Cruisers seeking a workout will also have access to a 25-minute, self-guided circuit training regimen via a tablet-like Unity system, which also can connect to music, play TV shows, track your workout, and more.

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How to Stay Fit While You Travel

Author: , April 17th, 2011

Gay Travel: Staying FitAll of us have priorities. For me, traveling is near the top of my list–just under staying healthy. Unfortunately, the two don’ t always go hand-in-hand–but in my globetrotting adventures, I’ve managed to learn a few tricks.

1. Plan ahead. If staying at a hotel, inquire about the hotel’ s gym facilities. Ask about the equipment and browse pictures on the website. A lot of hotels claim to have gyms, but it’ s actually a glorified storage closet with a few pieces of equipment that look borrowed from the Flintstones. If staying at a house or property, search online for any nearby facilities. Call local gyms and ask about short-term rates and make a game plan. Get your ducks in a row.

2. Remember that there’s no such thing as “vacation” calories. You’ve probably heard people try to justify an unhealthy meal by saying, ” It’ s okay. I’ m on vacation.” While there is nothing wrong with the occasional indulgence, it’ s important to remember the obvious: Your body doesn’t process food differently when you’ re on a vacation. Calories are calories, plain and simple. And the more you travel, the more important this rule becomes.

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