Out Of The Gym, Onto The Water!

fitness Jul 30, 2018

One of the best perks of working as superyacht crew is your access to the amazing variety of watersports toys -- and the perfect bays and harbors to put them to use.


To be sure, you won’t be surfing or jet skiing when the guests are onboard, but all of those times when your yacht is anchored (and you’re miles from a town or any type of gym), the ocean is your open playground.


Here are a few of our favorite ways to get active on the water at FreshYacht HQ!


Find Your Balance

Standup paddleboards (SUPs) are all the rage lately -- and it’s easy to see why.

Whether you’re challenging your balance while you paddle the bay, or taking the SUP out for some yoga or pilates on the water, you’ll be giving your core a burner of a workout as you try to keep from falling into the water.


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SUPs are also great for a toning workout for the arms, shoulders, and back. Whether you’ve got inflatable or rigid SUPs on board, it might soon become your favorite leisure and workout toy!


Shred Some Wake

From waterskiing to wakesurfing to kneeboarding and more, there are endless options to get some speed while you’re cutting through the wake of a motorboat or jetski.

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Any of these activities will leave you feeling the burn -- from arms and shoulders tired from gripping the rope, to the balance and tension of your legs pressing against the water. Engage your core while you jump, twist, and navigate the waves and wake.


You’ll need a buddy or two to pull you and help spot for safety -- and after the fact, you’ll all be sharing the work to clean down the equipment -- but these are some of the greatest and most adrenaline-pumping activities you can enjoy on the water.


Dive, Dive, Dive

SCUBA diving and snorkeling will help you fit in that swimming workout while you coast along and see some of the best and most beautiful underwater landscapes in the world.



Not all yachts will allow crew to use the SCUBA gear -- it’s more expensive to maintain and can be time-consuming to reset the gear to be ready for safe guest use.


However, snorkeling brings many of the same benefits without the need for lots of gear. Swimming with fins will let you travel farther, faster, and will tone your legs based on the different kick styles available.


Challenge yourself by holding your breath as you dive down to inspect a fish or a coral, then come back to the surface for a quick rest before you venture onward.


Be An Adventurer with Kitesurfing & Kiteboarding


Kitesurfing and kiteboarding are incredible new additions to the watersports world - and offer a killer workout along with a sweet adrenaline rush.


With kitesurfing, you’ll need to do some training first - or go with a knowledgeable partner -- as it does have a steep learning curve and can be somewhat challenging when you’re just starting out.


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But you’ll walk away with a thrill of coasting over the waves, a burn in your arms and core, and some toned legs - a perfect workout!


What water sport makes you most excited about your new yachting career?

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