An Endless Pools® swim spa is not just an exercise spa. It’s your workout partner and recreation manager rolled into one. As we all know, routine exercise can improve your overall fitness level, lessen physical pain, elevate your mood, reduce stress, and spike your sense of well-being. Though gym workouts involving lifting weights, cardiovascular exercise, jogging, dancing, and more, have their own strengths, there is nothing quite as pleasurable as swimming and then relaxing in warm water. This is why swim spas are in such demand these days and why they are your key to year-long fitness.
Swim Spas Improve Cardiovascular Fitness Levels
Any cardiovascular exercise can build up fitness levels. The heart and lungs are two of the most important organs in the body. Even simple walks in the park or jogging on a trail is good enough to maintain good health. However, swimming can improve blood circulation, lung capacity, and overall heart health in a way that’s gentle on your body. And, Endless Pools swim spas offer a variety of fitness options.
Swim Spas Offer Low Impact Workouts
The buoyancy of the water in a swim spa reduces the impact on your body. This is because under water, a person weighs less than on ground because water buoyancy lessens the effect of gravity on your body. This means that there is less pressure on your joints, and therefore, less wear and tear. Chances of injury are also lessened in the water.
Swim Spas Boost Muscular Strength
Though lifting weights is one of the best ways to increase muscle strength quickly, swimming can definitely help you pack on lean muscle too. The water resistance in your swim spa makes your muscles work harder, thereby improving the tone and quality of the muscles. Using your swim spa with added features, like an in-water treadmill, can take your fitness to a new level.
Swim Spas Offer a Full-body Workout
Swim spas are ideal for giving you a full-body workout. For example, jogging is a great cardiovascular activity, but the beneficial impacts are found more in the lower parts of the body. Swimming, on the other hand, involves use of major muscle groups in tandem, thus giving you a full-body workout.
Swim Spas Promote Rejuvenation, Relaxation, and Pain Relief
The benefits of hydrotherapy are well documented. Warm water and water jets targeted at pain points are forms of aqua therapy. Warm water increases blood circulation, caused by the dilation of blood vessels. This increases blood flow to the pain spots, helping with pain relief and rejuvenation. The pressure of water on pain areas, as a sort of massage therapy, helps muscle tissue relax. Post workout recovery is also faster in a swim spa. Endless Pools swim spas offer features such as temperature control, water massage jets, and in-water treadmills (for select models), which can help with recovery from pain.
Swim Spas are Awesome for Mental Well-being
Working out in a swim spa is a great way to release endorphins—the feel-good chemicals responsible for your overall happy state-of-mind. Swimming can help relieve your tension, bring down stress levels, and reduce anxiety and depression. Your sleep pattern may also see an improvement with regular use.
At International Hot Tubs and Fireplaces we offer a variety of Endless Pools swim spa models. Stop by and see us to find the one that meets your recreational needs and fitness goals. Talk to us today.