Take a gym class
Gyms, fitness classes, active excursions, stairs and strolls. It’s easy to be active on a cruise ship these days. Janis Isaman is the owner of Calgary-based fitness studio, My Body Couture, and she admits that the onboard gym is a bore. Isaman challenges you to try out a new fitness class. Onboard ship fitness instructors realize most guests are new and won’t be in more than 1-2 classes, so tailor the class accordingly. And, don’t forget to browse these expert travel tips before booking your cruise.
Try an active excursion
Alix Turoff, dietitian and personal trainer, recommends choosing an “active” excursion. “If you are getting off the ship for the day, book something that will get you moving, such as hiking, rock climbing and swimming with sea life.” Excursions are available for all levels of fitness. Dietitian and experienced cruiser, Carolyn O’Neil admits her favorite excursion was kayaking with salmon in Sitka, Alaska. O’Neil shares, “I paddled for hours spotting bald eagles and climbing in and out of the kayak at various scenic spots.”