People often associate swimming pools with exercise and hot tubs as places for relaxation. But the truth is, the warm, bubbling environment of a luxury spa offers unique advantages to enhance your health and fitness.
As a wholesale spa supplies distributor, Aqua Spa Supplies understands the range of benefits a hot tub can provide. With this in mind, this blog outlines the best hot tub exercises you can do to keep active and healthy.
With your body submerged up to your neck, extend both arms outward with your palms facing downward. Cross your arms over your chest, one over the other, and draw them back to the same position. Repeat this exercise to work your shoulders.
Afterwards, bring your hands down to your sides, this time with your hands cupped. With your cupped hands pointed in front of you, bring your hands up with some force, bending at the elbow so only your forearm is moving. Once your hands are near your chest, invert your hands so they face in front of you again and bring them down towards your sides.
Repeating this hot tub workout will stimulate the triceps and biceps.
In a sitting position with shoulders submerged, cross your arms together on top of your chest like you’re giving yourself a hug. Extend your legs in front of you and lean forwards and then backwards (like a sit-up or crunch) and let your legs rise with buoyancy for more stability and added difficulty if you want.
Another effective hot tub exercise for your core are Aquatic Russian Twists. In the sitting position, raise your legs to the surface of the water. With both hands, touch the seat to your left slowly then repeat on the other side.
Thighs and Glutes
In the standing position, with your feet shoulder length apart, bring your arms out in front of you and squat down until your thighs are parallel with the ground. Repeat this move and try not to hyperextend your knees to avoid joint pain. For more resistance, stand on one leg for your squats and use a nearby seat as support.
Hot tub accessories to keep you active
Once your workout is over, its important to relax in the spa and allow the jets to soothe your muscles. But before any workout or relaxation can begin, it’s vital to ensure your water is safe for use.
At Aqua Spa Supplies, we specialise in providing the best wholesale hot tub supplies for traders and consumers across the UK. If you would like more information about the best hot tub chemicals and accessories, visit our showroom or website today.