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Exercising on a boat - Look what I fell in love with!

I know that pulling sheets and boat maintenance is hard work and will keep you in shape. But much of the time we are in a port (as now, waiting for hurricane season to pass) so what do I do for exercise? I do AERIAL SILK!
Check it what I do to stay in shape (at 56) and come watch me fly sometime in Coquina Harbor, Little River. I love putting on free shows!
Check out the new video at https://thecrabbycaptainandthesunnys...anging-around/
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Re: Exercising on a boat - Look what I fell in love with!

It appears that you are in good physical shape, and from those photos I would have never guessed your age.

Keeping in shape afloat is easy - just live on the boat. Keep in mind that a boat, by it's very nature is a great physical fitness device. This is because the boat is constantly in motion, even when tied to the dock. You body is constantly compensating for that motion, even at night while asleep in the Vee berth. You just don't realize this is happening.

When I traveled south down the ICW and offshore, I consumed a lot of calories, but during trip, I went from 225 pounds down to 195 in just 2 months. During the following three months, while my boat was tied to a bulkhead in Marathon City Marina, where there is almost no wave action to speak of, my weight drifted down to 177. I was still drinking booze, eating fattening foods, playing music and loving life.

So, even though you are unaware this is happening, it happens just the same. In my travels I meet a lot of cruisers, folks that have been cruising up and down the east coast for many, many years. Not a single one of them are out of shape. Unfortunately, I have since become a landlubber and gained back a lot of the weight I lost, but at this stage of life, 77-years-old, I no longer care about keeping in shape. I'm having a difficult time just making it to the next week.

As stated in the onset of my post, you appear to be in excellent physical condition, therefore, whatever you are doing, just keep doing it - it seems to be working!

All the best,

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I know that pulling sheets and boat maintenance is hard work and will keep you in shape.
It isn't really and it wouldn't

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Oh how cool. & beautiful
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She is also into it...

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It appears that you are in good physical shape, and from those photos I would have never guessed your age.

Keeping in shape afloat is easy - just live on the boat. Keep in mind that a boat, by it's very nature is a great physical fitness device. This is because the boat is constantly in motion, even when tied to the dock. You body is constantly compensating for that motion, even at night while asleep in the Vee berth. You just don't realize this is happening.

When I traveled south down the ICW and offshore, I consumed a lot of calories, but during trip, I went from 225 pounds down to 195 in just 2 months. During the following three months, while my boat was tied to a bulkhead in Marathon City Marina, where there is almost no wave action to speak of, my weight drifted down to 177. I was still drinking booze, eating fattening foods, playing music and loving life.

So, even though you are unaware this is happening, it happens just the same. In my travels I meet a lot of cruisers, folks that have been cruising up and down the east coast for many, many years. Not a single one of them are out of shape. Unfortunately, I have since become a landlubber and gained back a lot of the weight I lost, but at this stage of life, 77-years-old, I no longer care about keeping in shape. I'm having a difficult time just making it to the next week.

As stated in the onset of my post, you appear to be in excellent physical condition, therefore, whatever you are doing, just keep doing it - it seems to be working!

All the best,

Gary
Thanks so much for taking the time to write, Gary. All good information. I wish you well and maybe you can read our blog and offer some advice there. you can find it at The Crabby Captain and The Sunny Sailor

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Re: Exercising on a boat - Look what I fell in love with!

[quote=SVTatia;2051542156]She is also into it...



THAT IS ONE OF MY FRIENDS! I adore Annie and Philip and little known fact SHE is the one that got me into aerial silks!!! Shows how small the sailing world really is.

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Re: Exercising on a boat - Look what I fell in love with!

watch out for your sunglasses... I found that cable temples which hook around the ear are the only secure frames unless you use a croakie.

The video is fabulous!

pay attention... someone's life depends on it
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