It’s no secret that staying in shape during the winter can be a challenge. The weather is cold, and it’s easy to want to curl up on the couch under a blanket. However, just because the temperatures are dropping doesn’t mean you have to put your fitness goals on hold until spring. Fortunately, your swim spa can help you to stay active and maintain good health in the colder months. Below, we’ll talk about the top ways to use your swim spa for winter workouts.
Top Reasons to Stay Active During Winter
Just because the weather is cold doesn’t mean you should stop being active. In fact, there are several good reasons to stay active during winter. First, it’s important for your physical health. Exercise helps to improve your cardiovascular health, maintain a healthy weight, and strengthen your bones and muscles. When you have lots of physical activity, your body can handle lower temperatures better. That’s because regular exercise makes your body more efficient at regulating its own temperature. Moreover, working out during winter will help you to build up your tolerance to the cold so that you can enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and skiing when the weather is nice.
Winter Workout Ideas Using Your Swim Spa
So, now that you know why it’s important to stay active during winter, let’s talk about how a swim spa can help. A swim spa is perfect for getting and staying fit during the colder months. All you need to do is adjust the temperature and intensity of the water current powered by the jets, and you’re good to go.
Swimming is a great exercise for people of all ages and fitness levels. It can be low impact based on your swim spa settings, so it’s easy on your joints. Additionally, it provides a full-body workout that can help to tone your muscles and improve your cardiovascular health.
Check out these winter workout ideas that you can do in your swim spa:
This one is pretty obvious, but it’s worth mentioning. Swimming is a great way to get a full-body workout without putting too much strain on your joints. You can swim against the current, or use a tether or flutter board. If you’re planning on getting a swim spa from the Hydropool collection, you’ll be able to easily attach either to an anchor point. You can also talk to your local spa dealer to get more specific information regarding swim spa features that are perfect for exercising.
2. Walking or Jogging While Submerged in Water
If you want to get in some cardio but you don’t want to swim, that’s okay. You can also walk or jog while submerged in water. The great thing about this workout is that the water provides resistance, so you’ll be able to tone your muscles as you walk or run. Additionally, because the water is supportive, it will be easy on your joints. Selected models from Hydropool also come with built-in treadmills.
3. Aqua Aerobics
If you want to add a little variety to your workout routine, consider aqua aerobics. This type of exercise is perfect for people of all ages and fitness levels. It’s also a great way to have fun while you’re getting in some exercise. You can find lots of aqua aerobics videos and classes online.
4. Water Weights and Workout Bands
Want to add some intensity to your workout? Consider using water weights or workout bands. These can help to tone your muscles and improve your strength. You can try doing bicep curls, tricep extensions, or shoulder presses and use bands for leg exercises like squats and lunges.
5. Yoga and Stretching
Finally, don’t forget about yoga and stretching. They help improve flexibility, reduce stress, and promote relaxation. There are lots of different yoga poses to choose from, so you can find ones that suit your fitness level. You can also use your swim spa to cool down after a more intense workout. Just set the temperature to a comfortable level and take some time to stretch your muscles.
With a swim spa, there are endless possibilities for winter workouts. So, there’s no excuse not to stay active this season. Choose the workout that’s right for you, and get started today! You can download our free buyer’s guide for helpful advice on selecting a swim spa that matches your needs and budget.