The term “fitness cruise” might sound alien to most people. When people think of cruise ships, they generally imagine themselves luxuriously lounging like royalty on a deck chair, munching on the most decadent, rich and fattening food, and sipping on tropical drinks with cute little umbrellas floating in them.
With the stress that the fast-paced environment that we are in brings us these days, those kinds of cruise ships do seem so inviting. It does feel good to just drop all the worries and spoil yourself with all things good. We living for the weekend or the next holiday trip after all, are we not? The only problem with these trips, however, is that once you get back, there is the worry about how you are going to lose all the extra pounds you have put on during the trip, among the regular things you already have to think about.
The good news is, there is an alternative to those vacations. Imagine being able to go on a trip and shedding off a few pounds, allowing you to go back to work in great shape and feeling fabulous. The best thing about it is that you do not even have to lose the grandeur of being on a cruise ship. Fitness cruises give you all the things you expect from a luxury cruise ship and more!
There have been a significant number of people who are starting to be health conscious these days. That is one of the reasons why fitness travel is emerging to be one of the most popular trends when it comes to vacations as well as means of losing weight. Most of us usually look for so-called rewards for every hard work we did. For a lot of women, for instance, looking stunning in a little black dress is one of the rewards they look forward to after weeks or even months of hitting the gym. They beauty of fitness traveling is that with the cruise itself being the reward, you get to have the reward while you do your hard work.
The programs in these fitness cruises guarantee to get you in the best shape possible. Unlike most travel deals, your fitness travel actually begins one month prior to your trip. The idea is to get you prepared for the activities and other physical challenges you would be doing during the cruise. A health coach gives an assessment of your overall health and gives you an extensive and structured program specifically made for you. By the time you have to board, you have already somewhat gained the stamina that will help you endure the trip.
Fitness cruises have a daily schedule of activities lined up for you to participate on. You get up early in the morning for an exercise class, a power walk around the deck, and attending to educational talks and seminars that focus on fitness, nutrition and health. The cruise ships have fitness equipment on board that you can make us of whenever you want. A personal trainer is also available to give assistance should you find it necessary.
Getting in shape does not mean all work and no play. On board these fitness cruises are nutritionists and dietitians who prepare great daily menus that give you the recommended daily nutritional intake. The menus are not made of the usual “diet” foods that magazines, the Internet or any other resources suggest. The menus consist of the most delicious and mouthwatering cuisines that you would ever taste! On top of that, you even get to have desserts such as crème brulee or chocolate mousse that will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth.
Fitness cruises take you to the most beautiful and pristine places in the world. The idea is to take you as close to nature as possible. You can explore the ancient and historic cities of the Mediterranean, the natural beauty of the Caribbean and Latin America. You can also discover Spain, Italy and France. The choice is yours.
The world around us seem to be turning faster and faster. It would be great to give yourself the time, not to spoil yourself, but to take care of yourself. The best thing you could ever give yourself is health, and what a great way to acquire it by going on one of the most beautiful travel experiences ever – a fitness cruise.