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The Low Carb Cruise 2011

by Fred Hahn on May 11, 2011

Jimmy Moore, Becky Gandy, Kim Eidson and gang have done it again! The 2011 annual Low Carb Cruise was a smash hit!

Many of the same friends and esteemed experts returned this year. I’m smacking myself for not getting more pix of me with the likes of Dr. Andreas Eendfeldt, Dr. Michael Fox, Dr. Mary Vernon (special to my heart), Tom Naughton (hey Tom send me that pic of us!), Jacqueline Eberstein, Dana “the Energizer Bunny” Carpender, and so many others.

And this year the boat didn’t break! It was smooth sailing all the way from Ft. Lauderdale, to Key West, to Grand Cayman and then on to Jamaica – YA MON!!

Our stateroom came with a wonderful seaside balcony and the beds were comfy. My newly ACE certified personal trainer nephew was impressed:


But who was going to get the window bed?

First stop was Key West, Florida where I came in contact with a road whose beginning was also it’s end – the infamous Highway 1:


We didn’t do much on Key West other than have a nice lunch by the ocean then back on the boat by 3:30 and then on our way to Grand Cayman.

The next day was a day at sea on our way to GC and our first of two days of fantastic seminars. Once again I gave my talk called Why You Want Muscle. I wish there was a way to link my PPT presentation on this blog. Everyone’s presentations were fantastic. Tom Naughton’s talk almost made me wet my pants.

As we awoke the next morning, Grand Cayman Island showed it’s beautiful face. No I didn’t take a darn pic.

Here’s Jimmy and Christine Moore, my nephew Mickey and I on our way to the start our Grand Cayman excursion.


First we swam with stingrays (yes all those gray things in the water are sting rays – just like the ones that offed Steve Irwin). It was really interesting having all those critters sidling up to you without a warning.


I kissed one just to show my girls how brave daddy is.

Fred Hahn Stingray City (3)

When I showed them this picture, they said I was nuts. Thanks girls!

After our sting ray soiree, we snorkeled with fishies and tangled with turtles. On the way to the turtle house we made a left and wound up on the road to hell. Quite literally.




That’s me holding the ferocious creature! OK “tangled” is a bit over the top. Petted and cuddled is perhaps a better description. They were so cute!

Cute as they were, in the turtle sanctuary restaurant/pub, grilled turtle steaks were on the menu. Yes, of course I tried one! What meat-eating mammal wouldn’t? Truth be told, they were pretty bland.

And here we all are packed into our bus coming back from the amazing Grand Cayman excursion. As our Jamaican guide kept saying and as we dutifully replied: YA MON!


I decided this year I’d offer some personal training sessions both in groups and privately to really give folks a feel for Slow Burn (and to offset the cost of the trip). Many of the people who opted in for a session told me that this was a boon to their understanding of not only how slow slow really is, but what the burn should really feel like. Again, I kick myself for not taking pix and vids. Ah well…

The food on the ship was pretty good – better in the dining room than on the dining deck itself. One night I chowed down on 5 lobster tails and was in heaven. Rivaling those giant, juicy sea-bug tails were the pork ribs:


No those are not my fingers, but the fingers of a fellow low carber -a lass – but alas I don’t remember who she was.

Each night at dinner there was song and frolic. One night, one of our own started cutting the rug big time:


I tell ya – when you eat low carb you have energy busting at the seams!

There is so much more to tell that my head swims. I could spout for hours about the wonderful Swedes who have created a magazine called LC HF (low carb high fat), about the many conversation regarding exercise, personal challenges, successes, etc. Truly life changing stuff.

All in all I think virtually everyone came away with a renewed sense of purpose and, I think, an even more positive outlook on life livin’ la vida low carb (and strength training!).

Please join us on the cruise next year. You will be floored by the 2012 line up of speakers. You won’t be disappointed.

Eat fat and stay strong!

I've been involved in exercise ever since I became a member of The Charles Atlas Club when I was 10 years old. In 1998, I founded and established Serious Strength on the Upper West Side of NYC. My clients include kids, seniors (and everyone in between), top CEOs, celebrities, bestselling authors, journalists and TV personalities.
my book. my Gym.

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Jeanie Graham Campbell May 11, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Bill and I are starting a special savings account for next year’s cruise! Can’t wait!!

Fred Hahn May 11, 2011 at 6:55 PM

Excellent Jeanie! Be so nice to see you both again. How’s Bill’s book coming along?

Mike Miller May 12, 2011 at 11:11 AM

Can you email my the ppt presentation you mentioned in your blog post?

I came over from Tom Naughton’s blog in case you track that sort of thing.

Fred Hahn May 12, 2011 at 11:13 AM

I don’t know how to zip it! Do you?

Jimmy Moore May 13, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Hey Mike,

I’m posting all of the PowerPoint presentations from this year’s cruise on the official Low-Carb Cruise web site at very soon. Fred, you can send me your slides from your presentation through DropBox or DropSend. E-mail me if you have trouble. 🙂 THANKS again for a fantastic lecture.

Fred Hahn May 13, 2011 at 3:37 PM

I will do so Jimmy as soon as I can. I’m having knee surgery Monday so if I can’t figure it out this weekend I’ll do it on Thursday of next week.

Becky Gandy May 13, 2011 at 8:57 PM

Fred – I am one of your biggest fans. The time you gave to all of us while on the cruise was amazing. I have heard such positive feedback about your training sessions. Wish you could transplant your family to Houston!!
I will just have to settle on seeing you again for 2012… WHICH, by the way, 2012 cruisers need to get ready to sign up for more personal one-on-one sessions because the space is going to be limited due to time constraints! 😉

Fred Hahn May 14, 2011 at 8:21 AM

Becky!! You are too sweet. Well, as soon as we know the speaking lineup and the schedule, I’ll be able to set up some sessions. I am actually going to create a biz plan for the cruise lines and see if I can sell them on a Slow Burn/Low carb health program. The idea would be to train three times for 20 minutes while on the ship and be advised on how to eat so that they actually leave the cruise lighter, healthier and stronger all the while eating all of the right foods they like and exercising for a mere hour for the entire week aboard the ship. I’ll be asking many in our group for testimonials and such to help me sell it to the director(s). I’m going to call it: The Slow Burn All you can eat, Cruise and Lose health program!

Lisa May 16, 2011 at 9:13 AM

I would be much more willing to save the money to take the LC cruise if I knew I could get three slow burn training sessions.
The only other place I can get training is a 2 and half hour drive away.

Please submit your business plan.

Jon May 16, 2011 at 10:15 AM

I spent a week in the Caymans last summer. What a beautiful place! Looks like the cruise was incredible.

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