After almost two years of using COVID as an excuse to not go to the gym, you’ve decided your New Year’s resolution for 2022 is to start working out again. But, let’s be real, you still probably won’t go to the gym. So what are your options? How can you work out from home? There are a lot of home exercise programs out there, but one of the most fun ways to meet your goals is to get a total body workout with a swim spa.
Why a Swim Spa?
If you’re looking for easy ways to get a total body workout, a swim spa may not have even crossed your mind. So, why do we suggest getting a swim spa?
Swim spas are a versatile addition to your home. Smaller than a pool but larger than a hot tub, they fit in pretty much every backyard and provide benefits you couldn’t get without one. For example, the water resistance and jet current increase the difficulty of your workout. On the other hand, the water’s buoyancy takes some pressure off of your muscles and joints, making it ideal for individuals with arthritis or Fibromyalgia.
Next, with a swim spa, you aren’t limited to one form of exercise. An exercise bike will only let you bike. A treadmill will only let you walk or run. But you can truly get a total body workout with a swim spa.
What Exercises Can You Do in a Swim Spa?
There are a large number of exercises you can do in a swim spa. So many, in fact, that it wouldn’t be possible to cover them all. Here are some ideas that engage your entire body to get you started, but when you’re exercising, let your imagination run free.
Just Keep Swimming
Swimming is the ultimate full-body workout. You engage your core while using your arms and legs to move you through the water. Plus, it’s a great source of cardio. In your swim spa, you can turn your jets on, and/or swim against the current to give yourself a challenge.
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
TidalFit® swim spas include the option of adding an Aquatic Training System. These are accessories that can aid in your workout, like the rowing bars. Like swimming, using the rowing bars engages your core, legs, and arms in one exercise.
Don’t feel like you have to engage all of your muscle groups with each exercise, though. Choose other exercises like jogging, pushups, and core rotations that work these groups individually. The variety will help keep you motivated with your goals.
Start Working on Your Resolution Today
Who says you have to wait until the New Year to start working on your resolution? If you want to get a total body workout with a swim spa, you can start preparing before then. Come visit our team at The Pool People today. We’ll be more than happy to help you pick out the perfect swim spa and accessories to meet your goals.