We exercise five days a week at our fitness center where we live and have plenty of trials nearby to hike. Actually, I was a licensed personal trainer for a few years and Erica and I enjoy working out, and being out doors exploring as well. .
We have found that on board a sailing vessel making way, that the core
muscles are constantly working as the body tries to remain balanced against the heel and the movement of the boat
. Plus trimming sails
, grinding winches, hauling on halyards, traveler lines, sheets
time, etc, Picking up moorings, anchoring
and general boat
work also add up on the activity scale.
Agree , exercise bands are an excellent idea. Do not take up space and don't weigh much at all.
And, add in body weight exercises on passages if you wish, or when anchored or on a mooring
, or even in a slip.
We are also, as other mentioned, very active upon reaching a destination
, and dive, snorkel, hike, kayak
, dance, etc. And add in some party time ashore.
With a much eating and drinking as we do ashore, we have never gained any weight on sailing passages at any time....ever.
And, yep, sometimes when we get to our destination
or back to home port we are pleasantly mellowed out and laid back enjoying the moment.
Comes down to the fact that you, if you wish, will be plenty active, and staying fit....those bud curls are fine, but with in reason.
And, yes, some people make fun of us about our active lifestyle, and eating halfway smart......but my old Irish grandmother, wise lady that she was, once told me, " Denny, you will never know how important your health
is, until you don't have it anymore. "
All any of us can do is take care of ourselves and still have a grand time in life for as long as possible. Yep keep on sailing, and pegging the fun meter.