Fit for Cruising
By Rosalind Smith, Business Development Manager,
The Cruise Web, Inc.
Cruising and fitness go together like Fred & Ginger (or a movie and popcorn… air popped without butter of course)! There was a time when everyone worried about gaining weight on a cruise vacation. They are still using word processors and those days are long gone.
Is it possible to maintain (or in some cases start) your healthy lifestyle while cruising?
ABSOLUTELY! And just to prove it, we are hosting our very own fitness theme cruise, FIT FOR CRUISING, aboard the Liberty of the Seas. On January 26, 2012, weight gain is one thing our guests need not worry about. We will disembark four nights later with renewed skills, knowledge and motivation to keep those New Year’s resolutions on track.
Our package presents a fully packed schedule from a guided hike in Cozumel, Mexico to strength, cardio, core conditioning and flexibility sessions led by fully trained and qualified professionals. Our complimentary specialty classes will include yoga, boot camp, cycling, walking, jogging and running. Body weight resistance, kickboxing and core focused sessions will ensure a full body workout for everyone, from the novice to the athlete. Educational segments will focus on nutrition, proper form and techniques for safety as well as tips for staying motivated.
We chose the Liberty of the Seas because she is not for couch potatoes. This Royal Caribbean ship is appropriately equipped with a FlowRider® surfing simulator, rock-climbing wall, boxing ring, ice-skating rink, jogging track, sports court and a current pool for lap swimming. And we haven’t even gotten to the gym yet. The fitness center is fully loaded with weight machines, free weights, stationary bikes, stair steppers and treadmills.
Don’t forget those adventure-filled excursions in port. On our visit to Cozumel, our energized guests may choose to participate in a relaxing day at the beach or pull out all the stops while ATV touring, horseback riding, zip-lining, parasailing, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, speed boating or swimming with dolphins – just to name a few.
Ahhhh the spa! Now this is my area of expertise: spa menus filled with rejuvenating and restoring spa services. In fact, each of our health enthusiasts will be sure to indulge and reward their bodies because they’ve earned it and we’ve included a complimentary massage in the package. When time permits, we’ll also hit the sauna, whirlpool, steam room and don’t forget the thermal suites – think Turkish bath!
With all this activity, we must fuel and refuel our bodies! Our guests will do so with the Vitality Wellness Program’s healthy and delicious choices in the main dining room or various options at the Portofino Italian Restaurant or Chops Grille.
May I ask, who has time to gain weight on a cruise? Certainly not The Cruise Web’s FIT FOR CRUISING guests!