Maintaining a healthy exercise routine while working on a superyacht can be challenging, but it's essential for your well-being. At Fitness All Together, we know how demanding the onboard environment can be, but we also recognise the importance of staying fit and energised to excel in your roles. Here's our guide to creating a workout routine that perfectly fits the unique challenges of life on a superyacht.
Understand the importance of movement
Find your motivation by enjoying the process of movement. Rather than focusing on results, choose workouts that offer added benefits like social connection or the chance to be outdoors. Feel the immediate benefits of moving, such as increased energy levels, reduced stress, and that post-workout endorphin boost.
Create a Supportive Environment
Find your team, exercise with fellow crew members whenever possible. Making commitments to workout together fosters accountability and reduces the likelihood of skipping sessions. Group fitness classes can also have a powerful "group effect," leading to increased enjoyment and long-term commitment to exercise.
Assess your schedule and set attainable goals
Onboard work schedules can be unpredictable, with busy periods and moments of downtime. Take a close look at your itinerary to identify when you can squeeze in exercise sessions. Setting realistic and time-bound goals will keep you motivated throughout your journey. When time is limited, focus on short, frequent workouts. Even brief sessions can make a significant difference in your well-being.
Energise with HIIT
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is perfect for the fast-paced lifestyle while working on boats. Designed to be quick but intense workouts that combine cardio and strength exercises allows you to get maximum results in 30-40 minutes. Incorporating body-weight exercises such as push-ups, squats and planks allows HIIT-style workouts to be done anywhere on the boat.
Importance of balance / Importance of mindfulness
While onboard, combat stress and enhance flexibility with yoga or stretching sessions. Find a peaceful spot onboard to unwind and rejuvenate your body and mind. Pay attention to your mind & body’s needs and make sure to prioritise rest and recovery. A short meditation or breathwork session can be just as beneficial to your physical health as sweating it out in a HIIT class.
By incorporating these fitness tips into your yachting lifestyle, you can prioritise your well-being and performance, maintaining a happy & healthy onboard environment. Let's embrace this journey with a dedication to staying healthy and fit while sailing the seas!