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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Celebrity Trainer Shannan Ponton Gets Aussies Ship Shape

SHANNAN PONTON LEADS CCL BIGGEST BOOT CAMP AT SEAIn a world first today, celebrity fitness guru Shannan Ponton led hundreds of holiday-goers through the Biggest Boot Camp at Sea.

Taking place on the top deck of Carnival Spirit - the newest and largest cruise ship to call Australia home – the famous trainer led over 500 guests through an energetic and fun workout session that got everyone pumped.
Speaking after the event, Ponton said; “I was amazed by the turn out and energy at the boot camp – from the super fit to those just in it for fun – the ship rocked, and that wasn’t just the awesome music!”
“It’s this energy and enthusiasm that you find anywhere and everywhere on a Carnival Cruise holiday. There’s just the right balance and something for everyone on board. You can enjoy your holiday and relax completely, but also easily get active and maintain a healthy lifestyle and have an amazing time along the way.”BIGGEST BOOT CAMP AT SEA
The boot camp is the first fitness program from Ponton since Carnival Cruise Lines partnered with the fitness trainer.
Over the next few months, guests can experience Ponton’s bespoke training programs and hear his advice on fitness and healthy dining options while on board.
Ponton is working with Carnival Spirit fitness staff to design a series of “do-it-yourself” gym programs as well as group workouts.
He is also lending a hand in the kitchen to design bespoke, nutritional and great tasting food, which will be available onboard at “Freshie’s Corner.” Holiday-goers can also enjoy his “healthy choice” recommendations which will be easily noted on menus in the Empire Dining room.
“We’re so excited to have Shannan as an ambassador and for him to have led this spectacular world-first. I was in the middle of the Boot Camp action and loved the energy that came from everyone involved. It really summed up the fun you can experience on a Carnival cruise holiday and how you can still live a healthy lifestyle even out at sea.”
“But, it’s not all go, go, go. Whatever speed of holiday you’re after, Carnival offers the ultimate Zen to adrenalin experience. You can go full throttle at the gym or kick back in Serenity. On a Carnival cruise you choose your type of holiday every day,” said Jennifer Vandekreeke, VP of Carnival Cruise Lines Australia.
Anyone sailing after March 21 on Carnival Spirit, or Carnival Legend once she arrives in Australia in September will be able to check out Ponton’s food and fitness programs.
For more information and bookings, contact Carnival Cruise Lines on 13 31 94, or visit

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