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Fitness is a big concern for many, with countless people wearing fitness trackers and participating in healthy meal planning, workout routines, or other lifestyle choices. But, how do you carry your love for fitness onto a boat, yacht, or cruise ship? Bringing free weights or other bulky exercise equipment onboard isn’t usually ideal, so you’ll need to be creative when it comes to exercising on a boat, yacht, or cruise ship. Our diesel specialists share tips for exercising at sea.

Exercising on a Yacht or Boat

When it comes to exercises on a yacht or boat, free weights and heavy workout equipment aren’t always options. When you’re without exercise equipment but you’d still like a workout, consider these exercise alternatives:

  • Push-ups or crunches
  • Running laps on the ship
  • Yoga or meditation
  • Stretching
  • Climbing ladders and steps
  • Doing laps around the ship
  • Swimming if possible

Some yacht owners install minimal equipment for optimal fitness on a yacht, such as pull-up bars or other nonintrusive equipment. Remember to fully secure anything installed to ensure it does not move. Avoid using exercise equipment in particularly choppy waters or dangerous conditions.

Tips for Staying Fit at Sea

While fitness on a cruise is easier, with ample room to run and often a fully equipped gym onboard, staying fit on a boat or yacht can be a bit tougher. Remember these tips from our marine diesel engine maintenance experts when planning your fitness routine:

  • Stay hydrated
  • Workout for a minimum of 30 minutes daily
  • Get adequate rest
  • Eat nutritious meals

Fitness at sea is possible, especially with a little planning before you embark on your journey. There are many workouts that can be done at sea without much equipment and just a little planning.

Boat Fitness Tips

While you’re taking care of your own health and fitness, who is caring for the wellbeing of your yacht or boat? While you’re taking care of staying fit, let our team at Marine Diesel Specialists ensure your yacht or boat is in tip-top shape. While we can’t exactly take your boat out for a workout, we can perform sea trials where we’ll uncover any issues that need fixing.

At Marine Diesel Specialists, we offer maintenance for yacht engines, transmissions, generators, and more. Our team can perform engine trials, repowers, rebuilds, and more. We offer all our services with the best OEM brand-name marine diesel parts for your systems. Call 954-467-9010 to learn more about our services!