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Simple Ways to Keep Your Body in Good Shape Using Hot Tub Spa

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You may already know that your hot tub provides you with ultimate relaxation and pampering, but its benefits go even further. A soak in your hot tub can provide relief for stiff joints and sore muscles. You can also use your spa both before and after a workout for muscular health and recovery.

The time in between workouts is just as important as the workouts themselves. This is when muscles repair themselves. Adequate nutrition and healing practices are what seal the deal in increasing strength. Your spa can be an integral part of this.

Using your tub before a workout helps you loosen your muscles, meaning you can stretch more deeply and prevent injury. Hop in the spa for 15 to 30 minutes and then follow up with a stretch and plenty of water. This is especially useful if you are feeling particularly stiff!

You can use your hot tub after a workout as well. Make sure that your heart rate has returned back to normal and that you aren’t dealing with any inflammation or swelling (heat won’t be good for that!). Heat therapy will help you relax more and, once again, help you stretch more deeply. Your spa also comes with jets.

We all love a good soak in a Hot Tub for relaxation, but did you know your spa can double as a home gym? That’s right! You can utilize your hot tub in your everyday fitness routine and leave your workout relaxed. Do these exercises in your hot tub to take your fitness to the next level:

Squats:

Simple squats can be awkward and difficult but with the buoyancy of the water to help keep balance and reduce stress on knees and joints, they can be fun! To do squats in your hot tub:

  • Bend your knees into a 90-degree angle, making sure your knees are above your ankles, not your toes.
  • Keep your arms straight out in front of you to help with balance.
  • Slowly stand up, keeping your abdominal muscles tight.
  • Hold at the top and slowly move back to the initial sitting position.

Calf Raises:

Calf raises are easy to do in a hot tub because it only requires standing in one place. This exercise helps slim and tone your calves. To do calf raises in your hot tub:

  • Stand upright on a flat surface in your hot tub.
  • Slowly rise onto your toes, hold, and lower back down to standing position.

Abdominal Tone

The abdominal muscles are sometimes hard to isolate in order to work out. This can be especially difficult if you have a bad back or neck. A hot tub can help reduce the stress on these muscles so you can focus on your abdominals. For abdominals exercises:

  • Start in a seated position with your back straight and your legs extended in front of you at a 90-degree angle.
  • Slowly bring both knees into your chest and then extend your legs back out.
  • Make sure your back remains straight and repeat.

Exercises for Arms

You can’t forget your arms in your workout! Performing arm exercises in a hot tub are easy because you can utilize the water’s resistance as your weights rather than actual weights. For triceps, biceps, and pectorals exercises do the following:

  • In a seated or standing position, make sure your shoulders are submerged underwater.
  • Keeping your back straight, extend your arms out from the side of your body.
  • Face your thumbs up with your palms flat.
  • Slowly “clap” your hands together.
  • Repeat the movements.

You can use your hot tub for a full-body workout without ever having to leave your home! These exercises can be extremely effective to those who have joint or muscle pain or weakness because the water buoyancy helps reduce stress on these muscles. After your exercise, you can use your hot tub for stretching and a relaxation cool down! Using your hot tub for more than relaxation can help you get the most out of your hot tub and keep you in shape this winter!

If you still have questions or you need more information, please don't hesitate to contact us or call us anytime at 605 090 388.

 

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