What Was in the Exercise Room on the Titanic?

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The RMS Titanic had some of the finest amenities available for its first-class passengers, one of which was a top-of-the-line gymnasium. According to the National Museums Northern Ireland, the first-class exercise room contained “an electric camel, an electric horse, cycling machines and a rowing machine.”

First-class passengers could purchase a ticket for one session in the gymnasium. Separate workout times were scheduled for women, children and men who wished to stay active on their trip. Squash courts were also available on the ship, where a professional player was available to play in case a passenger didn’t have a partner.

Thomas McCauley served as the physical education instructor aboard the Titanic. He remained at his post even as the ship sank.