Planning a trip on a yacht but worried about your fitness regime?
Well, that is the first sign of being a dedicated exerciser. I often get worked up when I have a schedule change like for instance when I am expected to be on a work trip for a week in the middle of the month and I am like what will happen to my fitness routine?
But thankfully, with time and experience, I have learned to make the best use of the equipment and the space of the new place to my advantage. I know yachters who have done that too. It is a difficult proposition to continue doing the same physical exercises at sea that you did when on land but it is not impossible to work around something that will give you a great workout.
Besides, fitness experts agree on one thing and that is changing exercise routines once or two times in a period of say one month breaks the monotony and is also more effective in losing more calories, losing weight and sculpting the body.
I read about mega yachts in the last issue of a celebrated magazine and I was stumped by the luxury of it.
These mega yachts have luxurious gyms fitted with the best of equipment and conveniently located on the upper decks so that you can watch the beautiful expansive sea every time you get on to the treadmill or do on that stepper.
But if you are not on one also there are tons of ways to stay fit:
Following stretching routine can help stay fit and ward away sea sickness which pre-eminently kicks in on all of us who spend a long time at the sea.
Yoga and Pilates:
Strengthening core muscles and improving meditation can go a long way in ensuring that you have a wonderfully relaxing vacation or if you are part of the crew that you are efficient in discharging your duties without getting on the edge.
Burpees, squats, push-ups:
All you need is a mat and you are good to go! You can include planks, lunges, sit-ups, and steps to make it a complete workout regime. The sky is really the limit!