Crystal Cruises is introducing Nordic Walking aboard its ships. Through an exclusive new partnership with LEKI USA, a leading manufacturer of skiing, trekking and Nordic Walking Poles, the fitness walking with lightweight poles programs are specifically designed to promote wellness while vacationing at sea. The Nordic Walking poles will be available complimentarily to guests aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity this October.
Featuring rubber tips to assist in push-off from various surfaces, like Crystal's wide decks, Nordic Walking poles help to evenly distribute stress while walking, increase stability, and improve balance, and alleviate the steady impact of running and jogging, while offering similar benefits. Using the poles exercises the upper and lower body while walking, adding to the cardiovascular benefit and burning up to 46 percent more calories than walking without them.
Nordic Walking Poles specialist Rick Deutsch will be on board Crystal Serenity's October 8 cruise from Athens to Venice, and Crystal Symphony's October 19 cruise from New York to Montreal to teach the opening classes and train the ships' fitness instructors, who will lead demonstrations on following voyages.
Guests wishing to order a set of Nordic Walking Poles may do so through the fitness directors on board.