Sailors on board Portsmouth based HMS Protector used a rare lull in the ships busy programme to do an hour long workout session.
Crew were lead by the ship's physical training instructor to do squats and press-ups on thick ice in Antarctica.
The ship is coming to the end of its 'summer season' surveying the waters around Antarctica.
Due to the icy and cold conditions, the crews have to train inside in usually cramped conditions.
The Leading Physical Trainer Gareth Smith said, "The ship was surrounded by ice for miles around and the decision was taken to allow people on the ice.
"The idea then struck me: after a month of being crammed in the ship's lower hold, if we'd played football, what prevented me from taking a circuit class? A chilly one, granted but one in unbelievably pure air, with an amazing back drop and without the constraints of space."
Previously uncharted areas of the Southern Ocean have been surveyed by personnel on board the Royal Navy ice patrol ship HMS Protector.
The survey findings will help determine the scale of any clean-up work required as a result of previous human presence and whether it would cause unacceptable disruption for the resident penguin colonies.
The Royal Navy’s ice patrol ship, HMS Protector, will leave Portsmouth on Monday for an eight-month deployment surveying and patrolling Antarctica.
On her way south the 5,000-tonne ice-breaker will visit St Helena to conduct surveys of the harbour in preparation for the building of a new jetty.
HMS Protector will arrive in Antarctica for the austral summer and will conduct four periods in the ice.
The ship will also assist with the re-supply of British Antarctic Survey stations in the region.
Captain Peter Sparkes, Protector’s Commanding Officer, said: “Building upon the success - and the lessons identified - from HMS Protector’s inaugural deployment to Antarctica, the ship and her company are ready in all respects to face again the challenges of the southern ocean.
"HMS Protector exemplifies the Royal Navy’s global reach and the UK government’s commitment to British interests in the South Atlantic.”