Like most contemporary hotels, the addition of an onboard gym – or at least a dedicated space in which to work out – is a given on a yacht. The scale of area varies greatly, from small rooms on the lower deck to sprawling glass-encased dedicated gyms on the sundeck. But due to demand from owners and charterers, a comfortable and appealing place to work out while enjoying time on board is something designers factor into yacht design with increasing enthusiasm.
Huge deck spaces lend themselves well to workout areas or dedicated yoga decks, particularly when cruising in warmer climes where crew can lead outdoor circuits training or personal training sessions and a full-time gym instructor forms part of the permanent crew. A helipad can double as an ideal spot to enjoy an al fresco work out, while a beach club gym gifts the joy of sweating it out at sea-level before cooling off in the sea. From treadmills and elliptical trainers to Pelotons and multiple exercise equipment, the chance to enjoy time at sea needn’t detract from your desire to stay in shape. In fact, with the addition of wellness themed charters, nutritionally-optimized menu planning and the opportunity to work out on deck or in the sea (paddle board yoga?) every day if you wish, the superyacht is the optimum place to match fitness objectives with your relaxation goals.