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Crystal Cruises launches Tour de Spin Cycling Classes

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Demonstrating an increased commitment to health and fitness, Crystal Cruises is launching Tour de Spin, a complimentary indoor cycling program that mirrors stages of the Tour de France. The program, inspired by top cyclist Lance Armstrong and led by onboard instructors, will utilize Le Monde Life Fitness Bikes and include three virtual Tour de France rides.

Participation in the program can benefit ones health as well as The Lance Armstrong Foundation, which unites people to fight cancer. Guests who have completed all three rides in the program will receive a yellow Live Strong wrist band courtesy of Crystals onboard fitness operator, Steiner Leisure. For each wrist band distributed, Steiner Leisure will donate one dollar (US) to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, which unites people to fight cancer. Participants will also receive a letter from Lance Armstrong thanking them for their participation.

The classes are available on all itineraries, and will be offered on every sea day and in port when time allows. The three rides are choreographed to music specifically selected for indoor cycling. Rides include:

Les Alps a multi-level profile, which can include flat, medium-mount and mountain stages;
Time Trial an interval workout, where cyclists race alone against the clock; and
Alp DHuez a mind-body climb, maximizing guests cycling potential.

Our guests are health-conscious, active individuals looking for the very latest in sophisticated fitness classes and equipment, and we are thrilled to add yet another option to our roster, said Thomas Mazloum, Crystals senior vice president, hotel operations. This program allows them to participate in something that benefits their own health, as well as a worthy foundation.

Crystals two ships, Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony, are equipped with Fitness Centres complete with panoramic ocean views and state-of-the-art equipment including LifeFitness treadmills with individual flat screen televisions, elliptical trainers, recumbent and upright life cycles and steppers, strength-training equipment, free weights and a Pilates Reformer machine. Daily exercise classes include yoga and personal training sessions. Crystals Walk-on-Water program features the WALKVEST Training System. Fresh fruit, fresh fish, creative salads, low-calorie and low-carb meals add to the completely trans fat-free dining experience available throughout the ships.

This year, the line is also hosting renowned medical experts from the Cleveland Clinic - one of the nation's most respected academic medical research centers - who will speak to guests about the latest trends and treatments on a variety of topics, from cardiovascular disease to wellness through mind, body and spirit.

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