Staying fit onboard
Get beach-ready while onboard.
Though exercising during a relaxing megayacht charter may not be the first thing on your agenda, you may find all those multi-course meals catching up with you. Fortunately many yachts offer not only some of the best gym equipment but also some of the best views while you’re using it. The exercise room on Oceanco’s 269-foot Alfa Nero is on her enclosed skylounge deck. There, you can fine-tune your balance and tighten your core on her celebrity-endorsed Power Plate. It reportedly sends vibrations through your body that cause 25 to 50 muscle contractions per second so your exercises get a boost. After you’re finished, soak in the hot tub just outside.(www.powerplate.com)
With a pop-up TV in front of you and large windows to the side, it would be easy to imagine you are cycling along some of the most beautiful coastline in the world rather than cruising aboard the 140-foot Feadship Andiamo. With heart-monitoring and calories-burned functions, her LifeCycle recumbent stationary bikes allow you to keep track of how much more you’ll be able to eat during your voyage.(www.lifefitness.com)
An open-air gym on the sundeck of Heesen’s 154-foot 4You offers all the wind-in-your-hair exhilaration of a 22-knot ride on a stationary bicycle or elliptical machine. Sliding glass doors offer protection if bad weather threatens your workout. The moveable equipment gives flexibility to the space, and fortunately some units are cordless to keep the area free from tripping hazards.(www.technogym.com)
This article originally appeared in the November 2011 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.