One of the reasons you chose to get a TidalFit® exercise pool was the convenience of being able to avoid the gym. Being able to work out in the privacy of your own home is something to appreciate. Now that your swim spa is in place, you may be wondering how to get started with a swim spa fitness routine that suits your style and condition. Juniper is here with some great tips to get you going with eight swim spa workout options to look and feel your best.
Because they generate their own current, swim spas offer a variety of exercises to suit people of all levels of fitness and abilities. The best thing about getting fit with your swim spa is following routines that are low-impact and highly effective. You may have thought the main activity the swim spa supports is swimming, but there are many other workout options available to you. TidalFit has developed an aquatic training system that will have you looking and feeling your best.
8 Swim Spa Fitness Workout Options
The first order of business in any exercise routine is to warm up. A warm-up loosens up your muscles and gets your heart pumping. Begin with some simple stretches for your shoulders, neck, legs, and arms.
2) Swimming as a Workout Option
Swimming is a full-body exercise that strengthens your cardiovascular health and builds endurance. Adjust the swim spa current, so it is challenging to swim against but not exhausting.
3) Resistance and Strength Training
Using resistance bands to strengthen your muscle groups will have you looking and feeling your best in no time. TidalFit’s resistant cords are an accessory that is designed to build strength. Performing your strength exercises in the swim spa is great because your body is supported by the water, making the impact on your joints more gentle. Resistance bands can be used for both upper and lower body routines.
TidalFit’s rowing bars attachment for your swim spa also provides an excellent low-impact workout option for the body’s main muscle groups: torso, legs, back, and arms. It is also wonderful for increasing your endurance and strengthening your core.
5) Walk, Jog, or Run
If swimming is not your number one choice of workout options, you can also walk, jog, or run against the current of your swim spa and get your cardio workout that way. TidalFit’s tether training system is a way to add an additional resistance element to your walking/jogging workout.
6) Underwater Cycling
There are stationary bicycles available to use in a swim spa — also known as “aquabikes” — which you can adjust to be as gentle or as vigorous as you like against the current.
7) Aqua Aerobics and Dance Workout Options
Aqua aerobics or aquatic dance are excellent workout options for those who want a low-impact routine to build cardiovascular strength and tone muscles. It is also a wonderful choice for those who have chronic pain or a lower starting level of fitness. Add light weights or stretchy elastic bands to increase your workout benefits.
8) Cool Down
The best part of any workout is cooling down and relaxing after all your hard work. Spend the remainder of your swim spa fitness routine recovering and rewarding your muscles with a soak in a spa seat.
With a swim spa, it is possible to avoid the gym and get your exercise in the privacy of your own home. You can achieve your swim spa fitness goals and take steps towards better health with your TidalFit exercise pool. You can pick some or all of these eight workout options to incorporate into your fitness routine. The best part of the TidalFit aquatic training exercise experience is that you can customize it to fit your needs and abilities. Juniper Pools has TidalFit swim spas, and our professional staff can answer all your questions.