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New Yoga And Pilates Reformer Classes Stretch Crystal Cruises' 2012 Options

New Year's resolution to get in shape? Crystal Cruises is combining fitness with world exploration on more than a dozen 2012 international cruises offering expanded Pilates and yoga programs, including Pilates Reformer, which started in January. Dedicated instructors from such high-profile institutions as Equinox gym, LA's Jonathan Club, and NY's Yale Club will teach complimentary classes on both Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, on nine sailings each throughout the year.

Crystal Serenity's
group Pilates program utilizes new Pilates Reformer equipment, while Crystal Symphony offers classic floor training utilizing mats, exercise balls, rollers, and other core-strengthening accessories. Men- and couples-only yoga instruction provides new approaches to more traditional Yoga practices also offered. Travelers can attend several classes per day during their cruise, or arrange private one-on-one sessions of either interest.

"Whether it's achieving results without pain, creating a balanced mind and body, or providing detailed attention to each individual's needs, our certified instructors all have motivational philosophies that align with Crystal's approach to creating luxurious, customized and multi-faceted vacation experiences," says Entertainment Manager Chris Corrigall.

The remaining sailings with enhanced fitness instruction include:

World Cruise/Australia, Asia, Trans-Pacific (winter/spring):
Yoga and Pilates – Mar 13 and 31

Panama Canal:
Yoga – Apr 21
Pilates – Oct 31

Pilates -- Mar 19, May 8, Sept 15, Dec 9

Trans-Pacific (fall):
Yoga – Nov 25, Dec 8

Every Crystal cruise offers a host of complimentary classes such as stretch, spinning, abs, circuit training/boot camp, and more. Crystal's fitness center, the only Feng Shui spa and gym at sea, offers state-of-the-art Kinesis strength training equipment, LifeFitness® treadmills with individual flat-screen TVs, cross trainers, recumbent and upright life cycles and steppers, free weights, and other strength-training equipment. Golf instruction, tennis, Nordic Pole Walking, WALKVEST® Training, personal trainers, and a bevy of dietary choices also give guests extensive opportunities to maintain or enrich their health and fitness regimes while away from home.

For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call (888) 799-4625, or visit