Cruisers train like Olympic athletes with Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises is upgrading its onboard fitness with new equipment used by world-class athletes during the Olympic Games and World Cup events.

The new training tools will be added to Crystal Symphony during a $20 million refit, which is scheduled to commence on 9 September.

The indoor fitness centre will be completely redesigned to feature ARTIS premier cardio equipment and strengthening equipment by Kinesis.

The centre will also have tablet-like Unity – a programming system, which allows guests to connect to music, data, workout-tracking and TV viewing.

The aft of decks seven, eight and 12 will also be redesigned into a multi-level, outdoor fitness garden.

It will have stainless steel equipment designed by Norwell Outdoor Fitness. On deck seven there will be a Walk on Water program with the Walkvest, which adds resistance to your walk by adding weight.

Beginner, intermediate, and advanced-level exercisers will be able to familiarise themselves with the high-tech amenities via an efficient 25-minute, self-guided “Movement Journey” – a curated circuit training regimen complete with warm-up and cool-down phases.

Crystal president Edie Rodriguez said the line is offering more choices to cater to active travellers.

“The options aboard Crystal ships suit those seeking an outdoor workout with grand ocean views, or a hi-tech experience for intense training,” he explained.