I know, you’re on vacation and the last thing you want to worry about is working out. However, it’s important to stick to a routine. Since my upcoming cruise is 15 nights, I need to settle into some type of normalcy as that adds up to a lot of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners which all are filled with lots of temptations. I always make a fitness schedule before a cruise, that way I know my expectations and it helps me stick to the plan.
When I get on a new ship, one of the first things I do is go on a tour to become familiar with everything. I always go to the fitness center and look at the facilities. This way, I’m already comfortable and know where I’m going when I decide to work-out. It makes walking in the first time a lot easier.
For more information on the fitness rooms at sea, read my previous post, "Want the best view on a Cruise Ship? Jump on a Treadmill."
Since I enjoy being active, I’ll typically take advantage of a port day to get out of the fitness room and enjoy my time in a new place. For instance, here are a few activities that I plan on doing while in port:
Approximately 375 calories burned per hour during a moderate, steady paddle (based on a 165lb person) according to www.livestrong.com
Approximately 250 calories burned per hour (based on a 165lb person) according to www.fitday.com
Approximately 430 and 440 calories per hour of hiking, depends on terrain (based on 160lb person) according to www.livestrong.com
Approximately 358 calories when walking at 4 mph (based on 150lb person) according to www.livestrong.com
FreshCruiser Tip: And of course, I always take the stairs on the cruise ship to burn a few more calories.