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Norwegian Breakaway and Getaway Will Feature Revolutionary Indoor Cycling Studios

Written by: Cruise News

February 13, 2013.

Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that New York City’s revolutionary, high-energy indoor cycling studio, Flywheel Sports, will open studios on board the line’s newest ships, Norwegian Breakaway in May 2013, and Norwegian Getaway, in February 2014, through a partnership with Mandara Spa. The line also unveiled details about Norwegian Getaway’s state of the art fitness center and expansive spa area, featuring a tranquil thermal suite and therapeutic salt room.

Flywheel Sports will give fitness-conscious guests the ultimate adrenaline rush as they step into the ship’s authentic, high-tech indoor cycling studios. Named “Best Fitness Classes in NYC” by Daily Candy, Flywheel launched in 2010 and has quickly become a fitness phenomenon nationwide, with over 20 studios in 11 states. In each class, highly motivational instructors lead the way, suggesting target resistance levels and RPM’s for each rider to strive for. But ultimately, the riders decide how far they want to push themselves by controlling the proprietary technology on their individual bikes, arranged in stadium-style seating. Channeling the high-energy of New York City and the intoxicating vibe of Miami, each ride leaves the participants feeling energized, and motivates them to ride harder and faster than they ever thought they could.

An amazing escape that challenges the body and relaxes the mind, Flywheel classes are fully choreographed by certified Flywheel instructors and taught in a dimly lit studio, giving riders the opportunity to get lost in their workout and push themselves to the limit. Every ride is set to an incredible heart-pumping custom playlist created by the instructors from a collection of music carefully curated by Flywheel’s in-house DJ and rides are synchronized to the intoxicating beats. The 45-minute class includes “climbs” and “descents,” along with an upper body workout utilizing weighted bars that are attached to each bike.

Unlike bikes in other indoor cycling classes, the custom Flywheel bikes are tailor-made and feature proprietary performance tracking technology. Guests can set the positions that fit their body and comfort levels, from which they can best control their “tech-pack,” an exclusive Flywheel feature, that displays the rider’s resistance (“torq”), speed (RPM’s) and power output (current and cumulative for the class), allowing riders to stay aware of their performance at all times. Riders with a competitive edge can even opt in to participate in the in-studio “Torqboards,” large, flat-screen displays that occasionally flash leaderboards that show how each rider is performing in relation to others in the class.

In addition to Flywheel, guests can choose from a range of innovative fitness options to really get their heart pumping. Norwegian Getaway will feature Nexersys interactive fight training modules, offering guests the opportunity to engage in high-intensity, interval training against an avatar, through the use of a simulator. Boxing lovers will also enjoy Norwegian’s all new “Norwegian Fight Klub,” which combines Nexersys training with a cardio boxing class, utilizing the fitness center’s 12 heavy bags.

Norwegian Getaway’s fitness center will also offer a variety of all-new low-impact classes such as “Pure-Form Pilates,” a Pilates-inspired class that utilizes weighted balls for added resistance; and “Chi Ball Yoga,” a group class inspired by traditional Chinese medicine, combining elements of yoga, tai chi and meditation that completely exercise both the mind and body. Additional fitness offerings include TRX, Fight Klub and Body Sculpt Boot Camp classes. Personal training sessions will also be available, along with nutritional consultations and metabolic testing.

Guests who prefer to workout independently on Norwegian Getaway will enjoy the latest Technogym cardio equipment and weights. All cardio equipment synchs to iPod music devices and features a large, HD screen from which guests can watch television, follow a set training program or navigate the playlist on their iPod.

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