Looking for a new approach to exercise? The solution might be sitting in your very own backyard. That’s right, it’s your hot tub! The soothing warmth of the water combined with the feeling of weightlessness helps to create the perfect environment for low-impact exercise! To learn more about aquatic exercise and explore some exercises that you can try, read on!
The Benefits of Aquatic Exercise
Exercising in the water offers multiple benefits for your body. The combination of heat and buoyancy create an environment geared toward those who suffer from aches, pains and other conditions that affect your physical wellbeing, such as arthritis.
Here’s how it works: the buoyancy of the water provides you with a feeling of weightlessness and freedom, due to the fact that it lifts about 90% of the weight from your body, while the heat can help you to relax and feel rejuvenated once you exit.
You might find that you move slower in the water than you do on dry land.
This is due to resistance, which can help create a more low-impact workout, as your feet won’t be hitting the floor as fast, which can aggravate muscles and joints. Not to mention that the resistance can also give you something to work against, rendering your workout more effective.
Talk about hitting two birds with one stone!
Hot Tub Exercises
Now that you know why hot tub exercise is beneficial to your health, why don’t you try implementing some of the following into your aquatic workout? We’ve gathered some of our favorite and most effective exercises that are geared toward people of all experience levels when it comes to exercise.
- Arm crossovers
- Flutter kicks
- Torso twists
- Reverse crunches
- Triceps dips
Before starting any new fitness regimen, we recommend speaking with a healthcare professional first. Here at Imagine Backyard Living in Arizona, your best health is always our top priority!
There are a few other things to keep in mind if you’ll be exercising in the hot tub. Choose a bathing suit that will allow you to move around freely and more comfortably. Keep a towel and bottle of water close by, so that you can stay hydrated and exit the water if necessary. Before you begin your workout, always let someone else know what you’ll be doing or see if they would like to lounge outside of the hot tub and keep you company. Lastly, turn on some music from your outdoor stereo system or spa speakers to keep you motivated!
Hot Tubs in Arizona
Are you feeling motivated to workout in your hot tub? We have a large selection of Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs, Sundance® Spas, and Hydropool Swim Spas for sale at our Scottsdale spa store. To learn more about aquatic exercise or equip your backyard with a high-quality spa, contact us today! Our experts at Imagine Backyard Living would be more than happy to help you find the right solution for your backyard, accessorize it accordingly, and live an overall better quality of life!