Swim spas offer today’s homeowner a unique way to get all of the benefits of aquatic exercise in a fraction of the space used by traditional pools. Not only are swim spas great space-savers, they also require much less maintenance and the additional options of hot tub features for relaxation, fun and pain relief.
Once the workout is over, your swim spa offers spa-like luxury right in the backyard, and the soothing heat and powerful jets help you heal from a workout and soothe tension and pain.
Here are three great uses for a swim spa in the backyard.
Swimming for the Ultimate Fitness Exercise in the Swim Spa
Swim spas use unique technology of hydro-currents to push against you as you swim into the stream of water. There is plenty of room in the swim spa to complete any of the traditional swim strokes including freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and even butterfly. Swimming is low impact but it gives you the perfect all-around exercise.
It not only offers heart and lung building aerobic benefits but strengthens muscles and increases endurance. The beauty of a swim spa is that by swimming in place there’s no stopping at the ends of the pool, so you can you can build up to where you can keep going for an entire workout without taking breaks.
Running Jogging and Walking in Your Swim Spa
Walking, jogging and running are fabulous exercises for the heart and lungs and build up endurance and strength. However, all three can be hard on joints and muscles due to the pounding jolts when your feet hit the pavement. This can make even walking difficult for people dealing with injuries, illnesses or the effects of aging.
But walking, jogging and running in a lap pool on an underwater treadmill is low impact, and won’t cause joint injuries or pain like doing them on pavement will. Swim spas with underwater treadmills offer good entry-level walking. For a more powerful workout, start up the swim current jets and walk, jog or run against the current to produce a heart pounding, muscle building workout.
Resistance Training and Core Exercises with the Added Benefit of Water Resistance
Doing aerobic exercises in the water of the swim spa provides added water resistance for a more efficient workout. The swim spa’s current can also provide added resistance to workouts using grab bars on the side of the spa to push and pull against. For exceptional core workouts, do ab exercises against the current of the swim spa.
Doing crunches while holding the side bars can help build the ab muscles.
So, Go Ahead, Take a Soak, You Deserve It!
It’s fast, fun and relaxing. Not only that, it’s good for the body, soothes the mind and can improve your overall health and well-being.
To encourage local residents to check out the benefits of using a Swim Spa to help improve their overall health and well-being, Backyard Retreat is providing free test soaks at our 2 showrooms. We do recommend, however, that people wanting to schedule their free 30-minute soak call us ahead of time to reserve their spot.