The pools are the focus of activity on the Independence of the Seas but there are many more opportunities on this ship in order to stay in shape. The fitness facility on this ship is one of the best among all the cruise ships. It features state of the art equipment that includes treadmills, stationary bikes, free weights, resistance machines and stair steppers. There is also a full-size boxing ring if this is your favourite work out activity.

Fitness instructors offer a wide variety of classes, such as Pilates, Yoga, aerobics, kickboxing, boxing and circuit training. You can even hire a personal trainer to develop a program based on your individual needs and level of fitness. If you like using technology to help you stay in shape, the Independence of the Seas also features Nintendo Wii Fit for your use. Combat in motion is a unique work out in that it combines Eastern martial arts with aerobics.

Walk or jog at your own pace on the Jogging Track where there are no obstacles in your path that would cause you to break your stride. You can also participate in the Walk for Wishes program in which you walk a mile on the ship each day with the donations going towards granting wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses.

There is a comprehensive array of treatments available at the spa, where teens can also enjoy skin treatments. Enjoy Swedish massage, aroma stone therapy treatments, facials, body wraps and more. This ship also offers acupuncture treatments, which is a new feature in cruise ship spas.

The Sports Deck has a full size basketball and volleyball court and with 11 routes to choose from there is always something different to enjoy on the rock climbing wall. Tee off at Independence Fairways, a nine-hole mini-golf course if you want to test your putting skills at sea. The FlowRider is a 40-foot wave simulator where you can test your surfing skills and is suitable for all levels. The surfing gear is provided at no extra cost. Skating is a work out possibility in Studio B where the skates are free of charge.

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