Do you pay to participate in the organized fitness classes?

We have never paid to participate in the organized fitness classes and I think the cruise lines are missing an opportunity here. I would be interested in trying Pilates, yoga, spinning, etc, but I don’t want to pay for something I may end up hating. (I would never have paid to try escargot, but after having and enjoying it on a cruise I will now purchase it in a restaurant.) If there were complimentary “introductory” classes I may end up paying for more later in the cruise or on future cruises.

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I have never paid and do not think I would. I have used the gym before for a work out...... but no classes.

Fitness classes ?

I thought getting up for seconds and thirds at the buffet was my fitness class. Big Smile

I've never paid for the classes. I will use the free equipment. Like you I would consider a complementary class.

I get plenty of workout pushing other passengers away from the buffet line, carrying heavy trays laden with food, and sprints from the chair to the bar. Crossfit has nothing on me.

But seriously, I agree that a free intro class might drum up business for them. I might even try it out.


Monique and I have taken the free introductory classes for Massage, on Princess and we paid for a short class on other forms of Massage later on in the cruise. I had no problem with that. But while I am on a cruise I would not pay to exercise. I'm there to indulge and get out of shape. The only sweating I want to do is on a tropical beach.

By the way WeCruiseToo... I make a great Escargot dish----love those little suckers....

Nope... Just the free equipment at my leisure.

No I won't pay for them either. I use the track and stairs for my cardio workout.

I work on my beer muscles when I am on a cruise, LOL does that count?

Nope! We walk all over the ship and find that is usually enough. We try to find the "mile" distance and walk it 3 times as well. We use the stairs, except when I'm in high heels (yes, I dress for dinner). But I like some of the programs mentioned here...pushing others away from the buffet, beer muscle enhancement, etc.Wink


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