What type of workouts can we perform with Swim Spas to stay fit?
Buying a swim spa requires a fair bit of research, it’s a big investment and you’ll want to be sure that you’re getting all of the features that you need to relax. But did you know that swim spas offer the best of both worlds? Swim spas are essentially a pool and a hot tub combined, what more could you want? Not only are they a great place to chill out, but you can also perform exercises inside of your spa. You may be wondering what type of workouts you can perform in a swim spa to stay fit and we’ve got the answers right here for you. Swim spas are a great way to achieve aquatic physical therapy.
What workouts can I perform in a swim spa?
The first and most common exercise that is performed inside of a swim spa is of course swimming! All of the swim spas for sale on our website are manufactured by Master Spas™, who use wave propulsion technology to mimic a water current. This means that you can perform a swimming movement inside your spa without actually travelling at all. Forget counting your swimming laps, just enjoy your spa. The best part about this clever technology is that you can adjust the current based on your own strength. So, swim spas can offer you a fantastic workout whether you’re a beginner or an elite athlete!
Some of our impressive swim spas are made up of two areas, offering you a space to exercise and a separate place to relax. This dual area technology is very impressive, allowing you to set two different temperatures for each area of your spa. This means that you can stay cooler while exercising and then head into the warmth of your second area to allow your muscles to relax.
We mentioned the water current earlier which can also help you when performing exercises such as jogging in your spa. You can choose to increase the strength of the current or not have one at all, it’s totally up to you to personalise your own workout and decide if you want an added challenge. Running in the water can really help you to limit injuries and engage different muscles compared to a land based workout and it’s great for the lower body.
If you’d prefer to have a more relaxed workout in your swim spa, you can even enjoy walking on the spot, again, you can choose whether or not to use the swim current and what strength you would like to set it to. If you’re looking to increase endurance and build your core muscles, heading for a walk in your spa may really help. This low impact exercise is a great alternative to walking outdoors.
If you’d prefer a more chilled workout with less structure and even more fun, why not stick on some music and get dancing to your favourite songs? You’re sure to have a good time and feel calmer after. One great thing about dancing in your spa is that you don’t need to worry about where to place your arms or feet.
The H2Xercise System is available for use in all of our swim spas. The set includes a rowing kit that securely attaches to the handles of your spa allowing you to perform rowing exercises, which have many benefits to the upper body.
Another fantastic piece of equipment included in the H2Xercise System is a selection of resistance bands. Resistance bands are a versatile way to workout the whole body with plenty of exercises to choose from. You can easily attach your resistance band to the handle of your spa so that you can perform exercises in your swim spa such as bicep curls, single side arm extensions and hammer curls. Using resistance bands within your workout can really assist you with strength training. Ensure that you are completing the exercises correctly by adopting the correct position, whether that be legs shoulder width apart or knees slightly bent. This will ensure that you are targeting the right muscle groups.
Purchasing specific water dumbbells is the perfect way to add resistance and improve your core. When using water weights you should ensure the correct starting position for maximum benefit.
Benefits of exercising in a swim spas
There are so many benefits to exercising full stop but exercising in a swim spa helps tone the whole body and creates a whole new experience with extra benefits.
All fitness leads to the release of endorphins which can help to improve your mood and reduce stress, allowing you to feel happier and calmer. When you exercise in a swim spa, you may experience further enjoyment because it may not be something you have experienced before. You’ve even got the chance to relax in the exact same spot upon finishing your workout.
Perfect for all ages or fitness levels
Due to high levels of personalisation, swim spas offer the perfect workout regardless of your age or fitness level. Resistance training can provide a great workout regardless of your ability.
Master Spas™ really have thought of everything when it comes to providing a great experience for exercising. For example, they have included anti slip flooring within each swim spa so that you can avoid slipping when trying to complete exercises, particularly important when jogging.
Not only does exercising in your swim spa have benefits to your mental health, it also provides many physical benefits too. These include weight loss, muscle strengthening and toning. Regular exercise can also help you to sleep better and feel more relaxed. Swim spas can help to increase weight loss due to burning more calories.
After you’ve finished exercising, turn on the swim jets and get relaxing. The jets will help to relieve muscle tension and alleviate pain and symptoms of conditions such as arthritis or multiple sclerosis.
You may find that having a swim spa pool readily available whenever you need it will motivate you and make exercise much easier. You won’t even need to leave the house to get a high quality workout in, reducing the impact that exercising has on family time or other commitments. Swim spas are also perfect for family time and there’s enough room for everyone, even in some of our smaller spas. If you want to increase your aquatic therapy, you’ve come to the right place.
If you want to take a look at our swim spas for sale or even our great swim spa prices, you can check them out on our website. If you need any additional information, don’t hesitate to contact us, we’re more than happy to help.