You don’t need to exercise?
While scanning our blog’s statistics page recently, I came across a link to a boating forum where someone posed the innocent question “how do I stay in shape while cruising?” This type of inquiry seems to come up semi-frequently on these forums (one can only discuss ground tackle so much, right?) and as sometimes happens, our blog gets linked during the ensuing discussion. On the occasions when I take the time to visit and read through these threads, I most often find them littered with armchair advice from people who likely haven’t exercised a day in the last 10 years. The original poster will typically be told to swim, walk to the grocery store or my favorite, not to worry because “you don’t need to exercise as you’ll get enough of a workout just being on a moving boat.” I can just picture the overweight and unhealthy types throwing out that kind of crap. Anyone can be an expert on the internet I guess. Hell, just look at us!
Seriously though, when it comes to working out, I do consider ourselves to be experts and unlike some of those who only spout off theory, we continue to walk the walk instead of just talking the talk, even after leaving our martial arts and fitness gym behind us in Canada. Although Rebecca has been struggling to find her rhythm with her StengthPLUS.ca blog, she just put up two back-to-back updates which are worth checking out. The first post illustrates a bodyweight workout that, if followed, will absolutely get you sweating and the second describes her strategies for avoiding overindulging during Happy Hour get-togethers.
As a bonus, here’s a video that we filmed which demonstrates an excellent exercise, albeit an advanced version of it, that you can do on your boat with no more equipment than a standard fender or fender ball.
This exercise stuff must work… look who made it onto the Conch Republic Bikinis cover page!