Hot tubs are usually thought of as a great place to relax and sooth your body and mind after a long day. While this is definitely true, spas are also one of the greatest places to work out. Why? Well, because working out in warm water is safer, more effective and more fun than working out on land.
The Benefits of Exercising in Water
Exercise in water is one of the safest ways to get fit because it allows for a no-impact workout, so you aren’t putting any extra stress on your joints. Water also makes your physical activities more efficient because it provides resistance. This water resistance gives you a full-body workout during most exercises and allows for an increased development of flexibility, balance and muscle symmetry. Finally, the heat from hot tub water gets your blood flowing more quickly, giving your body more energy and oxygen.
Along with health benefits, the small size of a hot tub also allows for convenience and low maintenance.
Think it all sounds too good to be true? You’re probably asking yourself how you can exercise in a spa when they’re so small and covered in jets. Well, we have the answers.
ThermoSpas Swim Spas and Exercise Spas
ThermoSpas offers spa models specifically designed for both exercise and relaxation. We call them our Swim Spas and Exercise Spas. Physical therapists, physicians and customer focus groups contributed to the design of these spas, so that they would provide the features, quality and convenience that people want most while exercising.
Let’s take a look at the three models from our Fitness Series to learn which one is right for you.
The Spa Trainer Swim Spa is the ultimate exercising machine. It’s a combination of a hot tub, swimming pool and gym. Measuring at 174 inches long and 88 inches wide, the Spa Trainer is big enough for almost any exercise. You’ll never have to go to the gym again.
One of the best features of this hot tub is the powerful jet stream that produces a current strong enough for an adult to swim in place. This jet allows for a great aerobic exercise through swimming without the need to buy a massive pool. You can practice any swim stroke you like against the stream and adjust the strength of the current accordingly for a full body workout.
The Spa Trainer also features three structural bars for strength exercises. The attachment mounts allow you to use exercise bands and an optional rowing attachment for an intense upper body workout.
All of these features make the Spa Trainer the only exercise machine you need. But that’s not all it is. The Spa Trainer is also a great place to relax and entertain guests. The warm water and bubbling system soothes your mind while the jetted seats and pillow jets massage your entire body. The Spa Trainer can also hold 12 adults and includes up to 85 jets, making it perfect for a hot tub party.
Though smaller than the Spa Trainer, The Olympian offers a wide area of open space for exercising. Like the Spa Trainer, it features attachment mounts for exercise bands and a rowing machine, great for working on your upper body strength.
The most unique feature of this hot tub is its adjustable seat. This seat allows a person of any size to get the most comfortable and effective workout possible. After your workout, you can also adjust the seat to get a perfect massage from the target therapy jets no matter what direction you’re facing.
The Olympian can fit six people comfortably, at 91 inches long and 87 inches wide. You can remove the adjustable seat for even more space. With up to 62 jets, a foot well, elegant seating and a raised child seat, this spa is the perfect place to relax with your friends and family.
As one of our deepest hot tub models, the Aquacisor is a great place to work out, especially when you’re doing leg exercises. The three grab bars allow you to work on upper body exercises, as well as keep yourself stable while doing leg exercises such as bicycles or leg extension. A set of six optional tension bands allows you to work virtually every muscle in your body, and the rowing attachment lets you build up your upper body strength.
After your workout, you can relax with a full body soak and a back and neck massage in one of the two corner seats. The Aquacisor can have up to 67 jets and is 93 inches long and 88 inches wide. This allows six other people to enjoy the spa with you when you’re not exercising.
Transform the way you work out with a ThermoSpas Swim Spa or Exercise Spa. Working out in a hot tub is effective, safe and fun. To learn more about our Swim and Exercise Spas, click here.