What's your favorite workout onboard?

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Poll: What is your favorite workout at sea?
Poll Results
What is your favorite workout at sea?

Treadmill
44
21.89%

Stationary bike
9
4.48%

Running on deck
40
19.90%

Weightlifting
31
15.42%

Yoga
17
8.46%

Spin Class
18
8.96%

Shipshape activities
10
4.98%

Walking
36
17.91%

Other
33
16.42%

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#1
Kansas City, MO
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I like to do anything that keeps me moving to burn off all those extra calories. What is your favorite workout while out at sea?
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#2
Glendora, Ca
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I will be lifting weights and doing some sort of cardio for sure. I hope Radiance of the Seas has Ellipticals, because I have an IT Band problem that flares up if I do too much running.
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#4
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We did run on deck during our last cruise, but there were times when it was a challenge dodging people. Next time I'd like to do some running in port.
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#5
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I had to select running on the deck...I like to get a run in but I cant use the treadmills on most ships...I am 6'7" and the clearence in the fitness centers are usually quite low
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#6
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Originally posted by cruiserbryce
I had to select running on the deck...I like to get a run in but I cant use the treadmills on most ships...I am 6'7" and the clearence in the fitness centers are usually quite low
Please tell us about the fitness facility on Liberty when you return.
Have a great cruise.
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#7
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Walking up and down the staircase It seems that all I ever do on land is exercise so I like to keep that to a minimum while on vacation.
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#8
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Originally posted by CrossMyHeart
Walking up and down the staircase It seems that all I ever do on land is exercise so I like to keep that to a minimum while on vacation.
I have tried to ignore exercise when I go on vacation, but I usually end up working out at least a few times. Walking the stairs is good. I will also be doing a lot of walking while at the different Ports.
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#9
Kansas City, MO
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On the last cruise my wife and I made an agreement not to use the elevator. We ended up using it twice. (not bad for a seven day trip) Once because we were with friends who didn't feel the same commitment to be elevator free. It was tough at times, like when we chose to walk back to the ship from the shopping area in Cozumel.
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#10
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Best workout machine for me on a cruise line is the Elliptical. I will go on it for about 60-90 minutes each day and get a great workout from it.

Keit
#11
N. Calif., USA
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Joined Aug 2007
unfortunately i spent this past jan on the star doing
light traing following shoulder surgery..

this coming jan. it ll be the same..recouperating from
rotator cuff surger on the opposite shoulder

so everyone stay away from the 2# dumbell s
#12
Kansas City, MO
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Sorry to hear about your surgery. At least you can still do something in the gym.
I've been slacking a little, an have put on some winter lbs. I haven't had cruise to motivate me.

I hope you enjoy yours!
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#13
New York
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Running every morning, without fail, at 6-6:30 up on deck. It's part of my everyday routine and if I don't continue it on my vacation, it's easy to slack off once I'm home. Besides, those chocolate melting cakes on Carnival don't eat themselves.

It's the most exhilirating feeling in the world, running and looking out at nothing but sea.
#14
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Originally posted by Ms. October
Running every morning, without fail, at 6-6:30 up on deck. It's part of my everyday routine and if I don't continue it on my vacation, it's easy to slack off once I'm home. Besides, those chocolate melting cakes on Carnival don't eat themselves.

It's the most exhilirating feeling in the world, running and looking out at nothing but sea.
I agree. We ran on deck during our last cruise. You do have to get up early to avoid the traffic.
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#15
New York
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Joined Jan 2008
Originally posted by letssoar
I agree. We ran on deck during our last cruise. You do have to get up early to avoid the traffic.

That's a given! By 7 a.m., what I like to call the, "mall walkers", are on the track and it's more difficult to get in a good run. At least for me.

I especially get a kick out of watching the lounge chair hoggers claiming their 15 seats for their family on deck. All while it's still dark outside. That always makes me laugh.
#16
Kansas City, MO
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Originally posted by Ms. October
I especially get a kick out of watching the lounge chair hoggers claiming their 15 seats for their family on deck. All while it's still dark outside. That always makes me laugh.
Yes, that is funny and sad, because we are usually able to find chairs when we want them, without all that effort.
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#17
Atlanta, GA
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LOL about the chair hoggers! WHAT IS UP WITH THAT???? If no one did that, everyone would be able to find a chair! I have to admit that I've been known to just move towels that I've seen untouched for over a half hour. No one has ever said anything to me yet! I love running the track also, especially when in port. I love using landmarks on shore to mark my points on the laps- a little more interesting. I also hit the gym at least a couple times on a week cruise. I'm a group fitness instructor and if I didn't, I'd go back into my classes gasping for air in my cardio classes and having to drop weight in my barbell classes!
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#18
Atlanta, GA
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OH, I forgot to add- the workouts are COMPLETELY for the indulgence in the Carnival's melting cake!!! If you haven't tried it, people, you've got to!
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#19
N. Calif., USA
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Joined Aug 2007
yeah..i can hear those early morning joggers on the
deck above.. JK

sailing in jan has it s pitfalls..right after the holiday s
i ve got those winter abs so just to stay even..we ve
gotta hit the gym..
#20
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Joined Aug 2007
I'm a road cyclist so by far the spinning classes are my favorite. Not to mention I've had 3 knee surgeries so running on the treadmill or track is not an option. Last cruise on the Freedom I had a guy spinning instructor who was awesome. I brought my heart monitor and I think I peaked more than I have in a long time.
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