The Christmas decorations are packed away, all the scrumptious holiday treats have been consumed, and fireworks celebrating the New Year have all been set off. Now that the blur of the holiday season has passed, it’s time to settle into a routine again. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is for better health and a more serious exercise routine, a swim spa by Endless Pools® offers a complete and high-quality exercise option. Here are ways you can burn off those holiday calories with a swim spa.
It’s important to start every workout, even those in a swim spa, with stretching. In a swim spa, you can do nearly any stretch that you would do on land but perhaps to an even greater degree. The water buoyancy and natural resistance will allow you to increase your range of motion with each stretch. If you enjoy stretching or want to gain greater flexibility, heating the water in your swim spa can help as well.
Perhaps this is what you think of first when it comes to exercising in an Endless Pool. And you’re not wrong to do so. An Endless Pool swim spa is an excellent choice for aerobic exercise! Your low-impact exercise options include swimming, water cycling, rowing, running, walking, and more. As you gain aerobic strength and stamina, you can raise the difficulty by increasing the current and flow in your swim spa. Further, Endless Pool offers several great additions for fitness lovers including the underwater treadmill, Aquabike, and rowing kit. At Texas Hot Tub Company, we will help you choose the Endless Pool swim spa that meets and accommodates your fitness needs.
A swim spa also has exceptional strength training capabilities! Water’s natural resistance will give your muscles a thorough workout. For more of a challenge, add aquatic dumbbells or stretch bands for increased resistance. Rowing against the current of the water will also build strength, as will swimming.
Many of the core exercises you do on land can be done in the pool. Trunk twists, standing leg lifts, or a controlled scissor kick are great places to start. Incorporate aquatic dumbbells in core exercises for an additional challenge.
When your workout is complete, you may experience stiff and sore muscles. 24-48 hours after your workout, delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS, can occur. An Endless Pools swim spa is a great way to recover. A gentle soak in the warm waters can improve circulation and improve recovery time. As with any exercise, remember to hydrate properly when using your swim spa.
A swim spa offers low-impact exercise, a convenient option for exercising that is both fun and can prevent injury. No matter if you’re new to exercising or if you’re a life-long athlete, a swim spa is a fantastic choice. Come by any Texas Hot Tub Company location for a test swim in an Endless Pool swim spa and see why we recommend you add this to your exercise routine. You will be ready in no time to burn off those holiday calories!