Swim spas are an incredibly popular home spa choice due to the diversity they can provide. Swim Spas don’t only provide a tranquil place to relax, but also double up as a great exercise tool! The perfect mix of recreation and fitness. If you’re looking to use your swim spa to get in shape for summer, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite tips and suggestions to help you get the most out of your workouts.
Make sure you warm up
Warming up your muscles and joints before exercising is one of the most important things you can do to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your workouts. It has been proven that spending time warming up your muscles can help enhance your mobility, flexibility, and balance.
Begin by submerging yourself in the jetted water and relaxing for a few minutes. After your body has become accustomed to being in the water, you can begin stretching. To ensure your body is completely warmed up, incorporate a variety of static and dynamic stretches.
Incorporate resistance training
When working out, you should choose a combination of cardiovascular and muscle-building exercises to form your routine. The majority of muscle-building exercises involve the use of resistance bands, dumbbells, and weights, whereas cardio-based activities can usually be performed without the use of extra equipment.
Run, Walk or Swim!
Swim spas are equipped with cutting-edge technology that control the jet system. When activated, the high-powered jet at the far end of the swim spa creates a powerful current to swim, run, or walk against. You can choose which aerobic activity is best for you based on your strength and endurance. Begin by walking or running against the current for a few minutes at a time. After that, continue to a gentle jog or immerse yourself in water and swim a few laps. You can always stop and rest if you start to feel tired or fatigued.
Consult your GP
We strongly advise that you see your doctor before beginning any exercise programme. They can advise you on the type of exercise that will benefit your health the best. If you have a pre-existing health issue, this is extremely important.
- Make sure the water in your swim spa is at the temperature you want it to be before you get in.
- Include a range of accessories, such as external lights, tables, towel stands, a radio, and a first-aid kit, to improve the safety and functionality.
- Keep yourself hydrated.
- Eat a well-balanced diet.
Following these tips will ensure that you’re able to reach your potential when working out in your swim spa. There’s no better time to start your fitness journey, and what better place to do it than from the comfort of your own home!
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