Training on Board (TOB) was an international training, nutrition and health project initiated by the Norwegian Maritime Authority in Haugesund on behalf of ISWAN.
Training on Board offered seafarers an accessible, free, and motivational training programme that encouraged them to take care of their own health and fitness. The project was fully funded by the ITF Seafarers' Trust. The main feature of the project was that a seafarer should be able to train on board with simple equipment or even without any equipment at all. For a beginner, participation in TOB could lead to a big difference in fitness.
TOB had a short-term objective to increase training on board a ship by 20%. The long-term objective was to permanently reduce the number of seafarers losing their health certificates.
Although this project is no longer running, all the previous issues of the Training on Board newsletter can be downloaded on this page.
Strengthen your core and find out the health benefits of Child's Pose in yoga.
Find out why it's good to take a walk after dinner and discover some new health and fitness apps to try on board.
Kick off 2019 with a new full-body workout and read our five tips for keeping your New Year fitness resolutions.
Keep fit over Christmas with a festive workout, and find out how you can improve your cholesterol with some simple lifestyle changes.
Find out the answers to some common fitness questions and try a total-body workout in just 10 minutes.
Find out how to avoid overeating after exercise and try a simple, do-anywhere workout when you're busy.
Three stretches to improve your flexibility and how to exercise without noticing...
Find out how music can benefit your workout and try our top tips for cutting down on sugar.
How to beat the winter blues and make exercise more fun!
Two workouts for you to try and how to do a 'mountain climber' correctly.
The second of a two-part special to help you reach or maintain a healthy weight.
The first of a two-part special to help you reach or maintain a healthy weight.
Find out what fitness myths you should ignore, and introduce yourself to CrossFit!
This month, our theme is back pain - exercises to reduce lower back pain, tips for every day and guidance on safe lifting.
Find out how to assess your health by measuring your heart rate, brush up on some warm-up dos and don'ts, and try a wall workout!
Strategies for stress, tips for boosting your nutrient intake, and a new efficient way of working out called Tabata.
The top fitness trends to get involved in this year, including bodyweight training, outdoor exercise and smartphone fitness apps.
An interview with a seafarer, 5 exercises for you to do in a small space, and more tips on keeping fit and healthy!
Dance yourself fit and try 8 stretches to help you recover from a workout.
Find out how to start strength training and how to work out with a fitness buddy.
Fight back ache with yoga and try some stealth fitness exercises...
Perfect your burpee technique and find out the most common beginner workout mistakes.
Suggestions for healthy snacks and our exercise of the month - the resistance band seated row.
Learn how to do a resistance band squat and find out we feel sore after exercising.
Try some stretches which don't need specialist equipment and find out about vitamin D.
Measure your BMI and discover how much caffeine is safe.
Providing humanitarian support to seafarers and their families across three specific regions
Recognising excellence in seafarers’ welfare provision across the shipping industry
Discouraging Indian seafarers from signing up with unregistered crewing agencies
Spotting the signs and responding to concerns
Helping shipping and ship management companies to improve social interaction on board
Two-week digital campaign to highlight the importance of connecting with others for crew wellbeing
We launched the results of our survey of superyacht crew in London on 3rd December 2018
We provide shipping companies and seafarers with information on staying healthy on board
A free training package suitable for both individual viewing by all crew and training sessions onboard and ashore
A project aiming to encourage and support the establishment of welfare boards worldwide
Providing seafarers with the right tools and information to keep hydrated on board