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Mind and body cruise set for Dec 06

The third annual “Mind/Body Cruise” is offering a variety of interesting and insightful activities designed to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit.
Sponsored by Carnival Cruise Lines and Shape and Men’s Fitness magazines, the week-long health and wellness cruise takes place aboard the 2,974-passenger Carnival Glory Dec. 2-9, 2006.  Ports of call include Key West, Belize and Cozumel.

“Wellness has become an important part of American’s daily lives. We’re delighted to team up once again with Shape and Men’s Fitness magazine’s to host this interactive week-long wellness cruise which offers insightful workshops and demonstrations to help guests get on the road to healthier lifestyles,” said Bob Dickinson, Carnival president and CEO.

      “It’s easy to understand why consumers today would want a vacation that allows them to feel good while having a good time,” said John Balen, corporate promotion director at Shape and Men’s Fitness magazines.  “We are thrilled to partner with Carnival once again to continue to provide this unique health and wellness program that brings the magazine pages to life.”

      Classes focus on tai chi/qigong, meditation, yoga, and pilates, as well as nutritional seminars on the effect of different foods on mood and energy levels, and the impact of vitamins, minerals and supplements on the body.

      A variety of fitness classes, including “Jamaican/Caribbean Cardio Dance,” strength training, “Shipshape Boot Camp,” and Beginning Capoeria Martial Arts, is also included.  There are also cooking demonstrations that provide participants with helpful tips for preparing delicious, guilt-free dishes.