London, United Kingdom – Reported by Tom Oliver and Nathan Kelly for Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
Gone are the days when energy levels dwindled away with the shoreline while yachting for the summer; when, with even the smallest space at a premium, maintaining an active onboard lifestyle required a vivid and creative imagination. With ever-increasing space on today’s super yachts, though still not abundant, there has been a significant increase in onboard fitness studio’s and gyms, offering obvious benefits for both the owners and crew.
Cardiovascular equipment can be versatile, allowing clients to burn away the calories on or below deck
For yachts and their charter companies, the ability to provide a bespoke fitness option at sea helps to cater to the health and wellness needs of those on board, allowing clients to maintain their daily fitness routines that are often an ongoing and important aspects of their everyday lifestyles. Furthermore, being able to provide a simple and practical fitness solution for crew has become a significant factor in maintaining a happy and effective staff while at sea. Tom Oliver Personal Training Ltd is an experienced provider of bespoke onboard fitness solutions and if this years Monaco Boat Show was any indication, demand for this service is set to continue. With several superyacht fitness commissions pending, we work with owners, captains, architects and designers to ensure bespoke solutions that meet with 100% satisfaction from clients.
When first considering the onboard fitness solutions, it is important to maximize the space available. Such spaces can vary significantly; architecture and design dictate our approach so a creative outlook is often a must. Cardiovascular equipment can be versatile, allowing clients to burn away the calories on or below deck, but proper care must be taken to ensure that equipment exposed on deck is adequately protected when not in use as well laid level on what is often a cambered surface. Maximizing space can often be achieved through the selection of cardiovascular equipment that folds up and freestanding resistance equipment that can be stored securely. Suspension training devices offer an extremely effective, space saving resistance training solution for working on deck in the sunshine.
Equipment that offers versatility and variety is important to realizing our onboard experience. Clients often enjoy working out on a daily basis, and performing the same workout daily in the confines of the on board environment can accelerate ‘exercise cabin fever’. Having a mix of cardiovascular and resistance training options offers much needed variety and is an important factor in ensuring that exercise remains a sustainable element of daily life on board.
“Having and expert on board is fantastic. Tom and his team have created a truly inspirational space for myself and my family to use,” said one client, “Tom emphasized the importance of designing the gym and equipment selected specifically around the people who would be using the space, and he has executed it perfectly.”
Clients of Tom Oliver Personal Training appreciate that fitness is a compulsory part of 21st Century living, and that maintaining this habit onboard over the summer is essential element of maintaining your everyday lifestyle. Our team is available for consultancy work worldwide.