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Quick and Easy Aquatic Exercises You Can Do in Your Swim Spa

Swim spas offer individuals and families the perfect place to relax and unwind in the comfort of ones own home. For those who would like to improve their overall health and fitness, a swim spa also makes for an inviting place to exercise! Unlike workout routines in the gym, aquatic exercises are low-impact and easy on the joints. Exercising in a swim spa can also help fitness enthusiasts spice up their workouts by going beyond the usual run on the treadmill or a climb up the stairs. If you're ready to take the plunge, here are some quick and easy exercises Sydney spa owners will love.

What types of exercises can you do in your swim spa?

Swim Spa allows you to do various workouts including cardio, core strength, toning and resistance training. 

Cardio exercises in swim spa

Aqua jogging or walking against the powerful swim jets can leverage the benefit of your cardio workout. The buoyancy of an exercise swim spa can decrease the weight-bearing effects of gravity as you exercise.

Flutter kicks to build core strength

Looking for a good abdominal workout but hate the thought of doing crunches? Try flutter kicks or kickboard exercises. While flutter kicks may look deceptively simple, this type of exercise actually helps you burn calories and target your abdominal muscles, particularly the lower abs. To start, sit in one of the seats of your spa. Extend your legs fully out and start kicking while keeping your core tight for balance. You can also try the opposite and lay on your stomach with your arms extended, holding onto the edge of the pool. Kick your legs and keep at it for at least two minutes. Make sure to keep your abs constantly contracted throughout the exercise. To make your workout more challenging, you can also incorporate ankle weights.

Kickboard resistance exercise

If you would like to increase endurance or strengthen your legs, a good exercise to try is kickboard resistance. Aside from being a helpful tool for novice swimmers, a kickboard can also come in handy for exercising in a swim spa. To begin, adjust your swim spa jet settings and put it on a moderate speed to produce a current. Position your arms on the end of the kickboard, with arms fully extended, and start paddling against the current. Maintain a consistent rhythm for at least 5 minutes. You can try longer sessions of up to 10 minutes or increase the speed of the jets as your endurance or stamina grows.

Hand clapping

Clapping may seem easy, but do it in a swim spa and it definitely makes for a good arm and shoulder exercise. Stand or kneel down in the swim spa so that the water is above shoulder level but not higher than the neck. Extend your arms out, palms in, as if forming a letter T. Then, with the arms fully extended, try to clap, bringing your palms together as quickly as you can. Do at least ten repetitions for one set, clapping faster each time. This exercise uses the water’s resistance, working the arm and shoulder muscles.

Get Fit in Your Own Swim Spa With Water Aerobics

Water aerobics can be done in a swim spa, the surrounding water will actually add resistance to the movement of your body, thus increasing the effect of the exercise.  It provides an effective aerobic workout that reduces stress on your joints and muscles. The buoyancy of the water helps support your body weight which makes exercising much easier and less painful than it would be on land. This makes water aerobics perfect for those with joint or muscle pain, as well as those who are just starting out on their fitness journey. It also helps improve flexibility and range of motion, as well as muscle strength and endurance.

Supported squats in swim spa helps in strength training

Performing squats in a swim spa is easier for anyone dealing with injuries or struggling with lower-body strength. It puts less strain on the knees thanks to the buoyancy of water. To perform squats in water, begin in the standing position. From there, bend the knees and tilt the hips back. Repeat and then finish by squatting as low as possible. Stand up and then push the hips forward while squeezing the glutes. Squats are said to be one of the best exercises for the body. They're great for improving posture, building leg muscles and promoting overall strength. Like every exercise however, poor form may also pose a risk for knee and back injuries.

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Are swim spas good for exercise?

Swim Spa exercise enables you to do a stress-free workout, perfect exercise for people of all ages and abilities. Read its benefits:

  • It engages a lot of muscles - from your shoulders, arms and core to your legs and feet. It allows exercises for all levels from beginner to professional athletes
  • Whether you want to start from light walking, jump lunges, weightlifting, resistance training to intensive workouts, swim spa can help you achieve your fitness goals in the privacy and comfort of your home
  • Additionally, swimming is a low-impact form of cardio exercise, making it easy on your joints, which can be beneficial for those who are overweight or have arthritis or other joint conditions
  • The benefit of carrying out cardio workout in a swim spa is that it also provides hydrotherapy providing muscle relaxation, improved circulation of blood, pain relief by soothing sore and aching joints and backaches

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Can you lose weight with a swim spa?

You can burn calories by swimming and performing other cardiovascular aquatic exercises. The resistance of the water provides a challenging workout for your muscles, which can help to burn calories and tone your body.

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Getting fit and healthy doesn't have to mean spending hours at the gym. With a swim spa and these quick and easy exercises, anyone can improve their health from the comfort and luxury of home. What's more, you can simply relax in your tub after exercising. The heated water can instantly soothe sore muscles and help you recover quickly.

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