Is a new workout plan on the top of your 2017 resolutions list? A swim spa can provide you with the new lifestyle you’ve been looking for. Water provides 12 to 15 times more resistance than air. So you can burn as many as 3 times more calories than if you walked at a moderate pace—and it’s more refreshing! It allows you to create your own workout to blast fat and get heart healthy. A swim spa makes a wonderful addition to your home or outdoor space because it offers optimal versatility with a relatively small, space-saving footprint. Use the spa to your fitness advantage, or to unwind and spend quality time with your family. With a variety of available accessories and a strong, integrated current, you can design a personalized workout to test and improve your endurance without ever getting out of the water.
Swim Against the Current
Forget about high-impact cardio that stresses your joints. Swim against the current of your swim spa for a safe and effective workout. Burn calories and get your heart pumping with this smooth, low-impact exercise.
Bells and Weights
Snag a set of wet bells (dumbbells designed for underwater use) to maximize the natural resistance of the water and perform strength-training exercises to build muscle. Wet bells should include a comfortable grip that makes them safe and easy to use when wet.
After using your swim spa for a while, your strength will increase, and the resistance provided by the jets may not be tough enough. This is when swim tethers come in handy. These easy-to-use bands create extra resistance to upgrade your workout.
Resistance Cords and Bands
Resistance cords for swim spas come in multiple sizes and varying resistance levels. This allows everyone from beginners to advanced athletes to work their upper body muscles with exercises such as back and shoulder pulls, tricep extensions, bicep curls, and chest presses.
Switch up your low-impact swim spa workout by adding rowing bars to the mix. They’re available as part of an aquatic training system. These smooth-moving bars let you row your way to an intense workout that offers total body toning while incorporating several major muscle groups, including the arms, torso, and legs.
An underwater aqua treadmill lets you walk your way to better health in the low-impact environment of your swim spa. Using a resistance-swimming tether, you can transform your swim spa into a training ground for your next marathon, or you can simply get your cardio in.
Now that you have some ideas about the fitness accessories you can add to your swim spa, it’s time to start designing your own exercise plan. Whether you’re just starting on your journey or you’re a fit and fabulous exercise junky, swim spas offer a convenient, refreshing alternative to the gym. Check out our line of 2017 swim spas available at www.litehouse.com.