Are you ready to get in great shape?
Whether you’re a beginner or an Ironman triathlete, swim spas are ultimate training machines that can positively impact the quality of your life. Combining the fitness features of a swimming pool with the rest and relaxation of a hot tub, they’re perfect for all-year-round use in your backyard, patio or recreational space. Best of all, they won’t break the bank! If you’re looking for a stress-busting work out to take care of all your major muscle groups, then keep reading!
Your swim spa is perfect for swimming laps. Because of their adjustable current and resistance, as the jets push back against you, you can essentially swim in place without having to turn around.
What does that mean?
You can control the speed and direction of the jets of water for a more impactful workout; burn more calories, strengthen your body and benefit from improved flexibility.
Is the rowing machine at the gym one of your favorite pieces of equipment?
If so, why not use rowing bars to create a rowing simulation to get a total body workout for your back, hands, shoulders, legs, and arms? And the best part? You can enjoy the comfort of the warm water and finish up your session with a recovery massage from the hydrotherapy jets in the seating area.
A wonderful way to warm up, decrease muscle stiffness, and get your heart rate up is to run in place against the swim current. In fact, it’s highly-regarded as an ideal way to exercise and rehabilitate after an injury.
To add extra intensity, add dumbbells and/or ankle fins. An ideal accessory that can make your running or walking workout even more impactful is a foam buoyancy belt. Not only can it improve your posture, but it will support your lower back and strengthen your abdominals.
Resistance exercises and weight lifting is a great way to boost your overall strength and help you build muscle. If you want to tone your thighs and calves, consider investing in ankle weights. Or if you want to increase resistance without adding more weight, try out buoyancy cuffs on your ankles.
A third option for improving your upper body strength is a paddle wheel. Dumbbells and dragging balls are other great ways to improve your strength.
Relieve stress, reduce tension, and avoid stiff and sore muscles after your workout is complete by simply wading in the lukewarm water while stretching your arms and legs back and forth.
After you’re done stretching, enjoy a ten-minute massage in your swim spa’s massage therapy seats to help your muscles recover.
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So, there you have it. Five ways to stay in shape in your swim spa! Be sure to stay hydrated and consult with your doctor if you have concerns about your ability in attempting any of these exercises.
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