Nothing’s better than the feeling that comes with a fulfilling, regular fitness routine. But what can often be a challenge is finding the right workout for you, and sticking to it. Swim spas make that a whole lot easier. Offering an excellent opportunity to incorporate aquatic exercise into your daily workout regimen, swim spas are a luxurious way to live a healthy, active lifestyle – all within the comfort of your own backyard.
Swim spas combine the benefits of swimming and hydrotherapy, providing a low-impact yet effective way to improve cardiovascular fitness, build strength, and enhance flexibility. At Just Spas, we offer an extensive collection of high-end, Australian-made swim spas, above-ground spas, and luxury spas designed to meet all of your exercise and relaxation needs.
As a swim spa is an investment in health and wellness, you want to make sure you get the absolute most out of it. To do so, consider incorporating the following tips into your swim spa exercise routine. Your body will thank you for it.
Warming up before your swim spa workout is essential to prepare your body for exercise. Warm-ups also reduce the risk of injury. Begin with five to 10 minutes of light cardiovascular exercise, such as swimming or jogging in place. Follow this with dynamic stretches that target the major muscle groups, such as leg swings, arm circles, and shoulder rolls, to loosen up for the rest of your workout.
We all know the importance of cardio, and swim spas build this in a natural and effective way. To improve your cardiovascular fitness, incorporate classic swimming and other aerobic exercises into your workout.
Our swim spas at Just Spas feature adjustable current settings, allowing you to swim against a steady flow of water. This creates a challenging and effective cardiovascular workout that will keep you in tip-top shape. You can also perform interval training by alternating between high-intensity and low-intensity exercises, boosting your heart rate and increasing endurance.
Want to build muscle strength without putting undue stress on your joints? Doing aquatic exercises in your swim spa can help this. Using the natural resistance of water, along with resistance bands or other equipment, you can perform exercises like bicep curls, tricep extensions, and chest presses in your swim spa in a safe and effective way. Just Spas swim spas offer ample space and design features that make it easy to incorporate strength training into your workout routine. It’s a win-win.
Known as the “powerhouse” in some training disciplines, the core should never be neglected in a fitness routine. Engaging your core muscles during your swim spa workout helps to improve balance, stability, and overall fitness. Try performing exercises such as planks, flutter kicks, and Russian twists in your swim spa to target your abs, obliques, and lower back. The buoyancy of water provides additional support, making it easier to maintain proper form and alignment – which is incredibly important for exercise effectiveness and to reduce the risk of injury.
Flexibility and Stretching
Flexibility is a crucial aspect of overall fitness, and incorporating stretching exercises into your swim spa workout can help improve your range of motion, keeping your body feeling light and limber. Use the water’s buoyancy to your advantage and perform stretches that target your hamstrings, hip flexors, calves, and shoulders. Gentle yoga poses, like the tree pose or warrior series, can also be adapted for use in your swim spa.
Cooling down after your swim spa workout is important to gradually bring your heart rate back to normal and prevent muscle soreness. Spend five to 10 minutes performing low-intensity exercises, such as walking in place or gentle swimming., at the end of your workout. Follow this with static stretches targeting the major muscle groups used, holding each stretch for at least 20-30 seconds.
Recovery and Relaxation
Recovery and relaxation are essential for making sure you get the most out of your workout. So it’s a good thing you’re already in a swim spa! Just Spas luxury spas can also be used for post-workout recovery, allowing you to relax and rejuvenate your muscles.
Hydrotherapy, a combination of warm water and jet massage, can help alleviate muscle tension, reduce inflammation, and promote relaxation – perfect for post a submerged-workout sesh. Spend time after exercise in your spa or swim spa to support your overall well-being and enhance the benefits of your workouts.
Owning a swim spa offers countless productive ways to exercise and relax. Adding swim spa workouts to your routine offers a range of benefits for your health and wellness, and by following these tips, you can make the most of your Just Spas swim, above-ground, or luxury spa.
Start improving your cardio, strength, and flexibility in style today. Whether you are new to aquatic exercise or a seasoned swimmer, explore the diverse range of Just Spas products to find the perfect addition to your fitness regimen. For more information, get in touch with us.