AmaWaterways

Wellness Activities

As the first river cruise line to offer a complimentary fleet of bikes—and helmets—to help cover more ground while exploring cities ashore, AmaWaterways recognizes that many guests want the option of participating in active leisure activities during their cruise. In many destinations throughout Europe, guests can join guided hikes and biking excursions through grand cities and vineyards, along scenic riverfronts and up to hilltop castles and fortresses.

Professionally trained Wellness Hosts* lead a variety of fitness classes, including core strengthening and circuit training, as well as occasional health and wellness-related lectures and discussions as part of AmaWaterways’ fleetwide wellness activities.

*Wellness Hosts available on all ships except AmaVida, AmaDouro and Zambezi Queen in 2019.

Onboard

Wellness Amenities

In addition to our wellness activities, our ships are equipped with a fleet of bicycles, a fitness room, whirlpool or swimming pool and a walking track. And, since cuisine is such a major part of the river cruising experience, AmaWaterways incorporates healthy eating, using locally-sourced ingredients into our culinary offerings.

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Wellness

Hosts

On select cruises, AmaWaterways offers a transformative journey that nourishes your mind, body and spirit through our immersive Wellness Program. With the guidance of one of our exceptional Wellness Hosts, you will have the opportunity to participate in group fitness classes, active excursions, informative lectures and discussions related to holistic wellness. Professionally trained and passionate about health, sports and fitness, these inspiring individuals will help you mindfully achieve your goals in engaging new ways so you can make the most out of your journey—from head to heart to toe.
Selina
Selina
Corporate Wellness Host
I was born in Germany but grew up traveling and living in various countries including Brazil and South Africa. A former professional equestrian endurance racer, I earned my degree in Sports Science and became passionate about working with both high-performance and disabled track athletes. I have also participated in Ironman events and several multi-day and adventure races – the longer, the tougher, the better. Now, I happily travel from ship to ship to oversee AmaWaterways’ wellness activities and ensure our standards remain at the highest level.
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Viktor
Traveling Wellness Host
Since I can remember, I have always wanted to explore the world and its different cultures, and help people to live a healthier and more fulfilled life. My international experiences as a model, waiter, student, salesman, trainer and health coach—living, working and studying in various locations such as Milan, Shanghai, Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Budapest— have given me the opportunity to develop certain communication skills which I believe are essential for a multifaceted fitness professional. Sports have always been and always will be a fundamental part of my life. Depending on the season, I practice kayaking, rowing, skiing, wall climbing, tennis, football and hiking. I look forward to sharing my expertise with our guests!
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Tiago
My name is Tiago Silva Monteiro, and I am from Porto, Portugal. I have a Master’s Degree in Sports Education and have always had a great passion for wellness and fitness from a very early age. My main focus is to pass on my knowledge and skills to others and also to show people that with a healthy mindset, great change is possible! I see the whole body as an interlinked system of muscles that I like to challenge and improve through things like yoga, Pilates and positive thinking.
Damian
Damian
Physical activity has always been an essential part of my life. It is not only my job, it is my passion and way of life. I am a qualified fitness instructor, personal trainer and spa and wellness therapist born in Poland. I graduated from the University of Physical Education and Sport in Gdansk and completed a master's degree in Tourism and Recreation. I love helping people achieve their fitness-related goals. Soccer is my favorite team sport but I also enjoy swimming and mountain biking. I am eager to welcome you at my classes and hope to see you on board soon!
Enrique
Enrique
I was born and raised in Madrid, Spain, where I discovered my passion for sports like soccer, tennis, track and field, swimming, cycling, gymnastics and many more. I later began to develop my wellness skills to help people from all walks of life improve their health and fitness. It's all about your lifestyle! I have been sharing my knowledge with people ages 6-90+ around the world in countries such as Spain, the US, Canada and Germany. During your cruise I will be offering a great variety of classes working through all intensity levels to make sure everyone can join and feel comfortable. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and skills with you!
Marcelo
Marcelo
I was born in a small city on the coastline of Portugal called Peniche, known as the Portuguese capital of surf. Sports have been an essential part of my life since I was four year old, when I began swimming and gymnastics, which remain my favorites today. I have also been an affiliated badminton player for 10 years. I studied Sport Science and earned a master's degree in Physical Education. I hope to share what I've learned with you on board, helping you live a healthier and more wholesome life. I am here to offer you a healthy, active and fun option to make your holiday a unique and unforgettable experience.
Roman
Roman
Born in New Castle of Slovakia, I studied Fitness and Massage in Bratislava. Following my studies, I opened my own fitness and massage studio, focusing on one-on-one sessions to help people improve their wellbeing and fitness. I gathered a great variety of knowledge in my last 10 years in the fitness and wellness industry with a slow move toward tourism wellness. My greatest passions in life are my work and participating in extreme sports. I love to educate, motivate and help people reach their personal goals and look forward to seeing you in my classes or at Hospitality Desk hours during your cruise.
Silvia
Silvia
I was born in northern Portugal within the Peneda-Geres National Park area, where I developed my passions for nature and sports. I love biking, hiking up mountains, running and kayaking and practiced indoor football during my child-hood. Being so active all my life inspired me to pursue a career in Sport Science and focus on the wellness and health of my clients. I also have developed a great passion for travel, working in countries such as Switzerland and France and on board ocean ships as well. I like to meet people of different cultures and look forward to creating an active river cruise experience for you.
Teodor
Teodor
Growing up in Romania, my family led me on a path of grounded passion for fitness and healthy living. Training turned into a choice of lifestyle and I ended up studying Sport Science. I later became a personal trainer to help people achieve their individual goals. I enjoy this field as it gives me the opportunity to help change lifestyles in a positive way. I am a great motivator and look forward to seeing you during in my classes during your cruise.
Clara
Clara
From a young age, I became passionate about sports and fitness. I was the captain of my basketball team for 10 years. When I finished high school, I decided to work towards a degree in Sports Sciences, developing knowledge in nutrition and metabolism, anatomy and human biology, biomechanics, physiology, training prescriptions and sports psychology. I’ve been in the fitness industry for three years now and I believe that my mission is to help and inspire as many people as I can, improving their lifestyles, achieving their full potential and goals, and making them feel physically and mentally happy.
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