Get a Full Body Workout With Your Swim Spa
Whether you’re new to the workout world, or you’ve been living in a gym for light years, a swim spa is the perfect addition to your home gym. You’ll get a full-body workout with your swim spa. And the best news? It’s low impact on your joints! This means you can build your endurance, increase your strength, and enjoy a host of health benefits that come with regular exercise.
Upper-Body Workout with Your Swim Spa
Are you ready to transform your upper body? Try these exercises in your swim spa to build stronger bones, burn more calories, and strengthen your back and chest.
- Chest Press: Submerge your chest under the water and hold your waterproof dumbbells up against your chest. Your palms should be facing down. Push your arms straight in front of you and squeeze your chest muscles together, and then slowly bring your arms back to the center of your chest.
- Rowing: A rowing exercise is much like performing a chest press backwards. Start with your chest under water, holding your waterproof dumbbells or your rowing bar. With your arms outstretched in front of you, palms down, pull the weights toward you. Then push them back to the starting position — like rowing a boat.
- Tricep Push: Holding your waterproof dumbbells, bring your arms close to you, resting them in a vertical position with the weights at your shoulders. Your elbows should be bent with your palms facing each other. Slowly extend your arms downward towards your legs and then back up again.
Absolutely Awesome Abs
Did you know that having a stronger core means less back pain, increased balance, and even faster running? Try these exercises in your swim spa for a well-rounded fitness routine.
- Water Plank: Grab your pool noodle, and hold it in a vertical position with both hands. Push the noodle down into the water and allow your lower body to rise until you are in a plank position. Hold it for as long as you can or up to two minutes.
- Core Rotation: With your feet shoulder-width apart, bend your knees slightly and bring your water dumbbells to a vertical position in front of your stomach. Keep your back straight, engage those ab muscles and rotate your core from right to center to left, and then back to center for one rep.
- Crunches: Place your back against the edge of your swim spa, holding onto the edge behind you. With your feet together, bring your knees up towards your chest and back down again.
Legs, Calves, and Glutes, Oh, My!
You can reduce your risk of falling, increase bone strength, and even help prevent injuries to joints such as your knees when your lower body is strong! Try these lower-body exercises the next time you’re in your swim spa.
- Steps: Using the steps to the entrance of your swim spa, step up with your right foot, and place your left foot on the same step. Then step down with your left foot. Alternate which foot you start with to work both legs.
- Bicycle: Start with your back up against the inside shell of your swim spa. Reach behind you with both arms to hold onto the side. Let your legs float up, and begin to pedal like you’re riding a bike, aiming for one to two minutes of motion.
- Flutter Kicks: Holding on to the bar above the jets in your swim spa, allow your legs to float up behind you until you’re in a horizontal position. Keeping a good hold on the bar, begin to kick your legs as if you were swimming. You can also turn on your buoyancy jet to a low setting to help keep your body in position. Try to keep kicking for up to two minutes at a time.
It’s incredibly easy to get a full-body workout with your swim spa. And the added convenience of having it at your home means you’ll never have to miss a workout again. Contact IHT Hot Tubs & Fireplaces today to find the perfect swim spa to meet ALL of your fitness and recreation needs!