You want to get fit, but having a gym membership can be expensive, especially considering the number of times you actually use it! Finding time to drive back and forth, feeling intimidated by other gym members – these are just a few of the reasons people avoid the gym. In fact, more than HALF of gym memberships go unused.
But with a swim spa, like the quality Master Spas models we carry, you can achieve your fitness goals without a gym membership! Here’s how …
Begin with a Warm-Up
Don’t start a workout without warming up first. Taking only ten minutes pre-workout in your hot tub or swim tub will warm your muscles and help prevent an injury
This may be the obvious way to exercise in a swim spa, but did you know that swimming is one of the best ways to exercise overall? Unlike most workouts, swimming is a complete workout for your entire body. It is one of the best cardio workouts for endurance, while having a low impact on your knees.
Go for Row
If you have a rowing attachment for your swim spa, but don’t use it, you are missing out on another great low impact exercise. Rowing in your swim spa is a great way to increase your weight loss and improve your endurance. Most people don’t realize that with rowing you get a great upper AND a lower body workout.
Run – in the Water
Underwater treadmills are a great way to take your running experience to the next level. Running with the resistance of the water will add intensity to your workout, but at the same time will reduce the impact on your joints. If you are an athlete, an aspiring athlete, or need to give your knees a break, this can be beneficial for you.
Hot Tub Yoga .. Yes!
If one of the draws in buying an expensive gym membership is the “free” yoga sessions, try hot tub yoga instead! Both yoga and hot tubs are used to help you relax and improve flexibility. Whether you’re a veteran yogi or a beginner, hot tub yoga is adaptable for your skill level. Not sure how to get started? Check out the many tutorials available on YouTube.
So, before you invest in an expensive gym membership to help you get fit, simply step into your hot tub or swim spa and begin the journey to a healthier life choice. No hot tub or swim spa? Call, click or come see us – today!