Exercise spas: swim laps and save on space

September 2, 2015 - 2 min read

Do you love swimming but don’t have space for a pool at home? Try exercise spas, they’re much smaller than pools but have the same benefits.

Hot tubs are just for indulging in, right?

Not anymore! Exercising while in water has a heap of benefits. For example:

  • It is suitable for all ages and abilities, as it has low-impact on muscles and bones.
  • Water supports 90% of your normal body weight, taking stress away from the joints.
  • Being more dense than air, water provides more resistance which is great for strength training.
  • The water pressure applied to your body helps your heart pump blood more efficiently.

If you have recently suffered an injury that has left you unable to exercise normally, looking into aqua rehabilitation exercises could be very beneficial. Check in with your local Wyong doctor or physiotherapist for more information.

There’s more than one type of hot tub

Depending on the type of exercise you like to do, there are a few different functions of exercise spas that could be perfectly matched to you.

Cardio & strength training

There are a range of exercise spa suppliers that sell different exercise spas to suit your style and needs. ThermoSpas provide exercise spas that incorporate elastic training bands, so you can focus on working your shoulders, arms and legs.

Swim spas

Swimming is a highly beneficial cardio exercise for all age groups, as it gets you using all your muscle groups in a mildly resistant environment. Swim spas allow you to swim against a variable current, so you can rear the benefits of swimming laps in just a few meters of water! Most swim spas also come with built-in therapy seats as well as standard seating, so you can use them for relaxation and entertaining as well.

Post-workout massage

Whether you’ve just completed a workout inside or outside of the spa, you can now treat yourself to a relaxing massage to immediately reward those muscles. Let the spa’s jets soothe your body and leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

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