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Using swim spas to get fit

Using swim spas to get fit
December 5, 2016 niagarahottubs
get fit with swim spas

Hot tubs have been a long standing solution to pain and stress problems. The introduction of swim spas have revolutionized the way hydrotherapy works, mainly because rather than being passive in a hot tub you can be physically active and enhance your well-being. Two models of Master Spa swim spas actually give you the best of both world with an interior dividing wall to separate a hot tub at one end and cooler swimming area at the other.  Utilizing your hot tub and swim spa for exercise is a great way to stay in shape and avoid the time-strain of going out of your way daily to a fitness facility. Plus with temperature controls, you can swim/exercise all year round!

What’s the best way to go about your hydrotherapy exercises? We’ll go over a few pointers below so that you can maximize your fitness.

You can jog in place against a gentle current or swim against varying degrees of propulsion .  SNAPP (SwimNumber App for the iPad) made exclusively for Michael Phelps Swim Spas by Master Spas. This app allows you to select from pre-programmed or customized workouts, and based on your workout it intuitively controls and changes the speed of the water current at timed increments allowing you to achieve a highly effective workout.With the current off, you can experience the benefits of resistance training and range of motion exercises. A stainless steel grab bar at the end of the swim spa helps facilitate your at-home workout.

Enjoying swim spas with exercise equipment

When you purchase a Master Spa swim spa,  you will receive a variety of equipment and hot tub accessories that can be used in exercise routine in the swim spa.

  • Rowing bars and resistance bands – Create a rowing simulation and alternate between varying positions to give you different forms of strength training
  • Dumbbells and ankle fins – Perfect for adding intensity to upper body training if you’re looking to strengthen, support, and tone
  • Flutter board – Great for full upper body workouts for adults and a flotation device for children

hot tub accessories for exercise

Getting the most without equipment

The best spas give you the chance to effectively exercise without all the equipment in the hot tub. Using the jets and currents in portable swim spas is a great way to do free hand swimming in a small space and promotes muscle movement of your entire body. Stretching exercises are beneficial and easy to complete because of the wide open space available in a swim spa.

The exclusive SoftTread™, Non-slip, Comfort Floor System by SeaDek® is now available as a premium option on all Master Spas Michael Phelps Signature Swim Spas and H2X Fitness Swim Spas to provide the ultimate in traction while using the swim spa for any activity. Applied to each entry and exit step as well as the large floor area, safety and comfort are a given. The SoftTread™ Floor System grips each movement of your feet making exercises easier and more comfortable with the unique combination of traction and cushion.


There’s endless benefits of maintaining your health, and is something you should never overlook. If you’re looking to use hydrotherapy hot tubs for your daily exercise, connect with Niagara Hot Tubs. We have swim spas at great prices for your backyard oasis.

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