Try unusual exercises on cruise ships

Those looking to keep up with their fitness routines while cruising will find the latest and greatest in workout equipment on ships plus opportunity to try stuff they may never have seen before.

Be aware, while you can use the ship’s gym (often spacious and with an ocean-view) for free, a fee typically applies to the most interesting exercise classes and other oddball options – typically $10 to $14 per class, sometimes more.

Boxercise: Found on ships including Norwegian Epic and Royal Caribbean’s Freedom-class ships, guests can work out like Rocky in a real 20′ by 20′ boxing ring. The equipment includes heavy bags, jump ropes and padded gloves.

Kinesis Wall: This wall-size panel operates with pulleys and cables. It looks torturous, but thanks to the 360-degree resistance you actually get a gentle workout. You can try it on Seabourn’s Odyssey-class ships and on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas.

TRX Suspension Training: You grip a hanging strap to do cardio and strength training exercises, with your own weight and gravity providing resistance. It’s on ships including Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Breakaway.

Gravity Reformer. In these classes you “drive” a free-rolling glideboard with your own weight, for body sculpting. Find it on select Norwegian ships and on Celebrity’s Solstice-class ships.

Nexersys: These interactive “flight training modules” let you engage in high-intensity interval training against an avatar. Find it on Norwegian Breakaway.

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Try unusual exercises on cruise ships