Passages were the greatest challenge for us to do steady aerobic workouts until we discovered this device https://amzn.to/352Vokf
which neatly tucked under the step at our helm
when it wasn't used - but I'd slide it out and use it every day during my shifts at the helm
. We sail fairly flat because we are a catamaran
; it might not work
as easily on a heeling monohull
Another great exercise tool to keep aboard for muscle strength is this https://amzn.to/3lS7iUV
We would loop it around the mast
and do our workouts using our body weight in this cleverly designed system. The exercises were deceptively challenging and
you'll have more options. We carried two Dahon fold-up bikes that we could easily put in our dinghy
and take ashore. Water
sports of course - and good ol' cleaning
the boat/boat projects/keeping our soft ablative bottom paint
, and general boat
living provided exercise. We have a Red brand SUP and a SeaEagle Sail Kayak
that we like a lot too.
Originally Posted by river251
Thanks everyone for the really helpful and thoughtful responses to my first question about living aboard
. I'm still reading them there....
As I said, I'm 65. I cycle, with a nice road bike, an hour or two every morning, pushing it with a with a heart rate monitor
. I feel it is critical to my health
and physical and mental well being.
But how can I get aerobic if I'm at anchor
, or sailing on long cruises? How do you do it?