If you’re looking for the fitness benefits of a swimming pool and the relaxation offered by a hot tub — you can have the best of both worlds with a swim spa. You can enjoy a cool full-body workout or kick back and relax in heated water while the jets provide you with a first-rate massage. In fact, a swim spa is a perfect investment if your goal is an active and healthy lifestyle.
How Swim Spas Work
Swim spas come with a built-in current system that offers a continuous current to swim against. A jet or propulsions system provides the resistance and the speed of the current can be adjusted based on your preference or skill.
The water temperature can be set at 80°F for exercising and adjusted to up to 104°F for soaking. When you’re ready to switch from fitness to relaxation mode, you simply slip into the hot tub section of your spa. The jets are customizable, so you can receive the style of massage you prefer.
Swim spas can be used 365 days of the year courtesy of the built-in heaters and special insulation.
How to Stay Active
Swim spas are traditionally used for swimming stationary laps, but that isn’t your only option. Your spa is also equipped for rowing and resistance bands. Although the equipment may not come with the spa, it will be an add-on option available for purchase.
Those are not the only options, however. You can walk, jog, do aerobics, yoga and even lift weights with water dumbbells.
The Benefits of Water Workouts
Weight loss and management are the most common reasons for water workouts, but this form of exercise has a wide variety of benefits.
Aquatic exercise eliminates stress on your joints, effectively offering you a zero-impact workout. Water workouts may be easier on your body, but they also make you work harder thanks to the resistance offered by the water. That translates into a higher calorie burn and better cardiovascular and lung health. It’s also great for toning and strengthening your muscles, improving your flexibility and helping you to de-stress and relax.
How to Stay Healthy
Exercise alone is not always enough to care for your whole body. While fitness is an important part of good health, so is self care.
That’s where the spa part of your swim spa comes in. By taking regular dips in its heated waters, you’re treating mind and body to some much needed relaxation.
The heat of the water combined with the soothing powers of jet massage literally rid your body of stress and anxiety. While the massage releases tension from your muscles, the heat increases your endorphin production, a feel-good hormone that gives you a natural high. The massage, aside from alleviating stress, can loosen tight, sore muscles, help improve your sleep quality, improve your circulation and help you manage chronic pain.
Now that you know all a swim spa has to offer, what are you waiting for? Your better health awaits.
Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of outdoor swim spas? Euphoria Lifestyle can help. Our experts can assist you in finding the perfect hot tub for your back yard space or discuss financing and other budget concerns. Our award-winning dealership, located in West Sussex, has a wide variety of swim spas for sale from the DualStream SwimExpert to the AquaStream SwimFit. Send us a message or drop in for a visit at our London Road showroom to see what we have in store.