Outdoor swim spas are a terrific way to get some exercise in without leaving the comfort of your own home. Swim spas are larger than regular spas or hot tubs, but smaller than a swimming pool. At one end of the pool, you’ll find high-powered jets which pump water at a constant speed, providing a current to swim against. You can even adjust the settings of your swim spa to control the speed at which you’d like to swim!
How can I exercise in a swim spa?
The time has come to workout with the help of your swim spa! We’ve put together a list of some important points that will make sure you’re getting the most out of your swim spa workouts. Remember to consult a medical professional before beginning any workout programme to guarantee your safety and health.
- Invest in exercise equipment
Having the right workout accessories will make exercising in your swim spa easy! Some fitness equipment will help you get the most out of your workouts. Some of the must-have accessories for your swim spa workout include, attachable rowing accessories, attachable resistance training accessories, water weights, and ankle weights.
- How to prepare for your workout
Make sure you’re prepared by having all the necessities with you before you start working out. These include things like a towel, shoes, weights, and a water bottle. An excellent way to stay motivated is by curating a specific playlist for your workouts.
- Warm up
Once you’re in the swim spa, make sure you get your blood pumping and muscles ready by warming up properly. Some of our favourite warm ups include walking/running against the current or jumping jacks. It’s also important to stretch before you start the workout to prevent injury. Some stretches we recommend include Hip Circles, Torso Twists, Arm Circles & Leg Pendulums
- The Workout
Your workout plan should be determined by your personal goals. Most people tend to incorporate a combination of aerobic and muscle-building exercises, with each workout focusing on a specific major body part (arms, legs, core). Alternatively, some people use a circuit-style plan to incorporate all parts of the body during their workout.
Here are some exercises you may want to include:
Seated Russian twists
Swimming against the current
Jogging against the current
- The all-important cool down
Make sure you remember to cool down after your workout with some static stretches. Stretch all of your muscles, including those you didn't necessarily target throughout your workout. Let your body float in the water in between stretches.
- Relax and unwind
Well done, you’ve completed your swim spa workout! Grab a bottle of water and relax – you’ve earned it! Repeat your workout throughout the week to help you meet your goals and feel amazing!
At The Hot Tub and Swim Spa Company, we stock a wide range of world-class swim spas. We can help you choose the right product deliver and install it, and we can service and maintain it for you in the many years ahead.