The Combined Benefits of Exercise and Recovery with a Swim Spa
As a swim spa owner, you already know the fun and relaxation benefits of your Endless Pools® swim spa. But are you using it to its full potential? Your swim spa can take your fitness and health to a new level. Read more to learn about the combined benefits of exercise and recovery with a swim spa.
Use the Resistance
Water based exercise can do wonders for your health. One of the best parts is that you gain the health benefits of exercise without any equipment. You simply use the natural resistance provided by the water. You can control the amount of resistance by how hard you choose to push against the water. The jets from your swim spa can even be used to increase resistance and provide a strength challenge.
Whether you’re beginning a new exercise program or working your way back from injury, flexibility is a major factor. When you exercise in your swim spa, your joints and muscles are able to move more easily in the warm water. This allows greater flexibility than you may be able to achieve through regular exercise and stretches out of the water.
Better for Balance and Cross Training
As you work toward a stronger and healthier lifestyle, it’s important to add diversity to your exercise program. Exercise in a swim spa can provide diversity with new exercises as well as modifications to ones you already enjoy.
For example, yoga on land works your entire body and challenges you to maintain poses while balancing. When you add water to your yoga practice, you can increase your balance without falling. You can even increase the challenge to your balance by turning on the jets or using the current.
Improve Recovery and Rehabilitation
Activities done in the water reduce the impact on your joints. Regardless of the injury you’ve experienced, water-based exercises allow your body to do the hard work of recovery. Water buoyancy decreases the amount of weight your body has to bear. In return, you can move more easily and comfortably as you start your recovery journey.
Hydrotherapy is a great solution when you’re recovering from an injury or even an intense workout. The temperature of the water combined with your swim spa’s powerful jets can speed your road to recovery. It can even improve blood circulation, relieve sore muscles and soothe aching joint pains.
Start Your Health Journey Today
Take your health journey to the next level with the combined benefits of exercise and recovery with a swim spa. If you’re ready to add a luxurious swim spa to your backyard, call IHT Hot Tubs & Fireplaces.
Since 1978, IHT Hot Tubs & Fireplaces has proudly served the Denver, Colorado, area. Our large selection of swim spas and accessories promises that you’ll find the perfect option for your family. While you’re shopping, check out the rest of our products. We offer a range of electric, gas, and wood-burning fireplace options, including Kozy Heat®. Contact us today at 303-296-7727 or ask for your free quote!