5 Effective Hot Tub Exercises to Keep You Moving
Hot tubs and Endless Pools aren’t just for winding down after a long day; they can even be used for your exercise needs! The relaxing waters offer an exercise environment that can enhance your personal health and fitness with ease. For additional physical exercise, there are several accessories purchasable with an Endless Pool System. Between the heated water that increases blood flow and allows for easier toxin release from the body or the cooling system of our Endless pools, you’re sure to have an all-around increase in muscle health. Let’s explore some of the ways you can stay moving, all while relaxing at the same time.
One of the easier ways to keep moving is a calf raise. Stand in the middle of your hot tub and simply rise up on your toes. For added balance, you can flex your abs and glutes while doing so.
This exercise can be done while sitting or kneeling in your hot tub. Submerge your shoulders and cross your arms in front of your torso. Twisting left to right, breathe out as you twist and breathe in as you go back to the center. 20-30 twists are recommended per set.
Squatting in the water puts a lot less tension on your knees and provides more overall support. With your lower half-submerged in the water sit back as you would in a chair with your arms out in front of you. When you’re halfway down, keep your abs tight and raise back up to the standing position. 15 squats are recommended per set.
Sitting in your hot tub, extend your legs towards the center, and move your legs and feet in and out repeatedly. Do this as if you were pedaling a bike. 20-30 kicks are recommended per set.
You can’t forget to stretch! In or out of your spa, the best way to end any workout is by stretching. You can start stretching your thighs by pulling your leg behind you and holding your foot behind you. It is recommended to hold each leg for 10 – 20 seconds. Moving from your legs to your arms and neck for overall relaxation.