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HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT WITH A SWIM SPA

Losing weight is no easy feat.

Luckily, a swim spa can help you get a jump start on your weight loss and healthy lifestyle. The best part? Water-based exercise doesn’t have to take a huge toll on how you feel physically or emotionally. After a water workout, you don’t necessarily feel gross and sweaty or like your body has undergone a deep-impact workout. In fact, many users end up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated following a workout in their swim spa.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits and exercises you can try.

THE BENEFITS OF WATER-BASED EXERCISES

There are many wonderful benefits to working out in the water.

Increased Resistance

The water provides resistance for you to work against. It’s harder to move through the water than it is on dry land, which means that your body is working harder to get from point a to point b or complete an exercise. When your body works harder, it burns more calories, thus helping you lose weight.

Decreased Impact

If you suffer from chronic pain, arthritis, or are recovering from an injury, exercising in the water may be beneficial to you. As you move through the water, your actions tend to be slower and more controlled. As your feet hit the floor of the swim spa, there is less impact, which means a more comfortable workout for those with sore joints.

Post-Injury Exercise

Recovering from an injury can be a long and tiring process. Getting back into your regular routine can be difficult at times, especially when it includes going back to the gym or engaging in physical activity. That’s where a swim spa can come in handy.

As we mentioned before, the buoyancy of the water helps reduce the impact and even lifts the weight from your body. Combined with the warm, soothing water, you can enjoy a low-impact workout without the worry of pushing your healing body too far.

SWIMMING TO LOSE WEIGHT

Swimming is a great way to lose weight. You don’t need a fancy in-ground pool installation to get your laps in every day. A swim spa is built to offer you all the recreational abilities of a swimming pool, but with reduced space.

Most swim spas are designed to offer two areas: a seating area and a larger, open-concept tank area that’s geared toward fitness and recreation. Most often, this tank area will feature a high-powered jet at one end. This jetting system is powerful enough to create a current strong enough for users to swim, walk, or jog against.

This way, you can swim against the current to get your laps in, rather than going from one end of the pool to the other. Some even argue that this is more beneficial, as you don’t need to pause to turn yourself around once you’ve hit a wall.

There are many benefits of swimming to lose weight. Swimming is an all-body exercise, which means that you use every muscle in your body to perform the movement. The harder your body works to propel you through the water and fight the resistance, the more calories you’ll burn and muscles you’ll strengthen.

The four most popular swimming styles to chose from include freestyle, butterfly, breaststroke, and backstroke. No matter which style you prefer, swimming is bound to offer you an effective and low-impact workout.

LOW-IMPACT EXERCISES

There are many exercises that can be performed in a swim spa. We’ve gathered some of our favorites for you to try!

Flutter Kicks

Targets: legs, abdominals and cardiovascular system

Complete: three sets of 30-60 seconds

Tricep Dips

Targets: arms, mainly triceps

Complete: three sets of 10-12 repetitions

Reverse Crunches

Targets: abdominals

Complete: three sets of 10-12 repetitions

Torso Twists

Targets: abdominals

Complete: three sets of 30-60 seconds

Squats

Targets: legs, core, and glutes

Complete: three sets of 10-12 repetitions

Lunges

Targets: legs

Complete: three sets of 10-12 repetitions

For more information about water-based exercises, take a look at these hot tub exercises. They can easily be performed in any swim spa! Which will you add to your swim spa fitness regimen?

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

If you’re planning to lose weight with help from your trusted swim spa, you’re going to need a few things first.

Before you embark on any weight loss journey it’s imperative that you speak with a physician first. Your health and wellness should always a be a top priority, which is exactly why you should talk to your doctor about your plan first.

Next, you’re going to need all the accessories! This includes a supportive bathing suit, stainless steel water bottle, towels, water workout equipment, and of course, a great workout playlist! Most swim spas even have the option to add additional workout equipment, such as row bars.

For more information about the workout features of swim spas, or to add a swim spa to your backyard, get in touch with us! At AJ Spa & Hot Tubs in Patchogue, our team of experts specialize in everything swim spas and backyard leisure.

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