SCHILLER PARK, IL – The ShipShape Fitness Center aboard Royal Caribbean International’s new Freedom of the Seas is the largest fitness facility ever to ride the high seas, according to the cruise line. And the facility is equipped with an array of Life Fitness equipment.

The vessel is the first with a full line of cable motion equipment, the first with Hammer Strength Motion Technology selectorized strength-training machines, the first to include a Pilates studio, the first to have a night club-style indoor cycling class and the first to offer a group treadmill class.

“Cruise ship guests expect nothing but the best, including a top-of-the-line fitness facility with the same premium equipment they use in their local health clubs and fitness centers,” said Jay Megna, executive vice president and general manager, commercial business unit, Life Fitness. “In addition, many passengers want to expand their horizons and try something new while on vacation. The broad range of Life Fitness equipment on Freedom of the Seas will meet the needs of everyone on board, from novice exercisers interested in trying out different kinds of fitness equipment to fitness enthusiasts looking to maintain their regimens and stay in shape while at sea.”

Life Fitness exercise equipment can be found on nearly 160 cruise ships worldwide. In addition to Royal Caribbean International, Life Fitness is the exclusive exercise equipment provider to Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Line, Disney Cruise Line and Seabourn Cruise Line. The company also serves Aida Cruises, Costa Cruises, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and Silversea Cruises. Life Fitness is the only manufacturer with the ability to service vessels in nearly every port of call around the world, so ships can ensure their equipment is always up and running.