Cutting-Edge Kinesisâ„¢ Fitness System To Debut On Crystal Ships

LOS ANGELES, June 30, 2008 – In an industry first, in July 2008, Crystal Cruises is debuting revolutionary Kinesisâ„¢ fitness equipment aboard its ultra-luxury ships, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. The equipment capitalizes on the use of cable resistance in all planes of movement, and simultaneously incorporates several areas of fitness: strength, flexibility and balance. According to The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, cable-based equipment can produce twice the fitness results as single plane exercises.

Kinesisâ„¢ equipment comprises a series of panels, grips, weight stacks and cables that enable 360-degree movement, allowing for more than 250 possible exercises, with benefits that include:

  • Enhanced strength, balance and flexibility;
  • Easy to use, customizable workouts to meet various physical fitness levels;
  • Full body involvement, enabling the user to engage several muscles groups simultaneously;
  • No impact exercises, utilizing fluid natural movements

Designed for individual use with a personal trainer, the one-hour Kinesisâ„¢ personal training sessions are $100, or $254 for three sessions. Crystal’s fitness directors report a 77% increase in personal training on Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity from 2006 to 2007.

Crystal’s myriad fitness opportunities also boast state-of-the-art gyms with a high ratio of the newest treadmills and elliptical trainers with personal televisions; weight training; complimentary yoga, Pilates and newly introduced “Tour de Spin” cycling classes; and an exclusive Walk on Water program utilizing weighted vests to increase resistance. Other fitness facilities include a lap pool, 360-degree Promenade deck for walking and jogging, paddle tennis courts, golf driving ranges and putting greens, and shuffleboard courts.

The Feng Shui-inspired Crystal spas have won several coveted travel industry awards. Additionally, Crystal Cruises has been voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler more than any other cruise line, hotel or resort in history.

In 2008, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity continue to sail to exotic destinations worldwide. In December, both ships host Mind, Body & Spirit theme cruises, focusing on general wellness through classes and discussions with guest instructors in Tai Chi, yoga, Pilates and fitness.

For additional information and Crystal reservations, please contact a travel agent or call 888-799-4625. Visit the luxury line’s website at