Swim spas are perfect for summer because they combine the features of a pool and hot tub in one. They are smaller than traditional pools but bigger than your average hot tub. Plus, they have powerful jets that provide constant movement that make it ideal for more than just swimming. That makes them the best place for your family to spend their summer days. There are more activities than you think that you can do in your swim spa, whether it’s for relaxation or recreation. Here are some activities you can enjoy from Fair Oak’s premier swim spa dealer, Blue Lagoon Spas and Swim Spas.
Water Sports in Your Swim Spa
Swimming isn’t the only thing you can do in your swim spa! Since they have powerful jets, swim spas are perfect for water sports. Canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding are all activities because of the water resistance. Swim spas are the perfect length to be able to practice any of these activities. You can also change the speed of the jets to practice all levels of resistance. Remember, if you’re paddleboarding, sitting is best because it can be dangerous standing up on the board in your swim spa.
You can even body surf, kneeboard, or tube! These activities are common with a boat, but the powerful jets mimic the way the water moves while on a boat. All you have to do is tie a rope onto a surfboard, kneeboard or tube and the other end of the rope to the front of your swim spa for endless fun the whole family will enjoy.
This is an obvious one, but swim spas are the perfect place for summer relaxation. It’s like being at a spa in your own backyard. They are great for relieving stress, faster recovery from injuries, relief for sore muscles and joints, improving circulation, and even improving your sleep. Ask your swim spa dealer about all the benefits of swim spas.
Benefits of Exercising in Water
Exercising in water is usually what people think elderly people use to work out and stay healthy, but it is suitable for people of all ages. Swim spa exercise is full of benefits like resistance, increased calorie burn, low-impact, and increased flexibility. It is possible to get a full body workout with your swim spa. Remember to stretch before and after just like you would with any other workout.
Full- Body Workout:
Lower body exercises: jog in-place, backwards jog in-place, tick-tock hop, kickbacks, bicycle, flutter kick, and steps
Core exercises: crunch, water plank, and core rotations
Upper body exercises: flybacks, step push-ups, shoulder press, chest press, triceps push, rows, and bicep curls
Yoga is one of the best workouts for your body. It helps with breathing, flexibility and is a great stress reliever. Believe it or not, there is actually a type of yoga especially made for the water. It’s called aquatic yoga. The water is especially great for people with arthritis or obesity. When doing aquatic yoga, it is important to wear the appropriate attire. A comfortable swimsuit and a good pair of aquatic footwear work best for aquatic yoga.
Before you begin the workout, it is recommended to stretch to get a good feel of the water and to be sure not to injure yourself. There are certain yoga moves that are great for the water. Some of those being the stork, the triangle, and the cobra.
Speak to a Swim Spa Dealer Today
For more information on all the health benefits and activities that your swim spa can offer, call us today to speak to one of our friendly swim spa dealers at (916) 827-1772 or stop by our showroom in Fair Oaks.