How Your Swim Spa Can Help You Lose Weight

19th February 2020

Staying fit and healthy is so important, but unfortunately, it isn’t always as easy as it should be. Finding enough hours in the day to get out and about to exercise can be really difficult and due to this reason, lots of people are deciding to work out from their own home instead to help them lose weight.

If you’re looking for an effective low-impact way of exercising from your own back garden, we would highly recommend that you look into swim spas. They offer the perfect solution for people of all ages to keep active without having to drive to a fitness centre. To find out more about swim spas and how they can help you to lose weight, the Hydropool Surrey team have put together this post to help you.

What is a swim spa and how do they work?

These smart machines look very similar to a standard hot tub but they are often at least double the size in length. They contain a high-powered jetting system that works similarly to a current and provides you with enough resistance to continuously walk, jog, or swim against.

How can they help you to lose weight?

Exercising in the water has been shown to be a great calorie burner and no matter what age, weight, or fitness level you may be, anyone can perform and benefit from water-based exercise. Here are a few reasons why a swim spa is the perfect place for you to begin or continue your weight loss journey.

Low impact 

One of the most common reasons why people prefer to work out in water is because it is a low impact way of exercising. The buoyancy of the water reduces the impact of exercise on your joints and supports your body as you complete various movements. Being able to complete more complex exercises that aren’t always possible on land is a huge benefit of exercising in water.

Increased resistance 

When you try to move in the water you will probably notice that it can be more difficult, you are slower and you’re more limited than you would be on land. This is because the density of the water surrounding you is much higher than air. This density instantly adds resistance to all of your movements and the water gives you something to work against. Of course, this will instantly help you to burn more calories and in turn, lose weight.

Versatility

You can actually complete pretty much any exercise you can on land in a swim spa, there aren’t many restrictions. It goes without saying that you can swim, but you can also complete various cardio exercises and even weight training exercises too. You can get lots of different attachments and water-based fitness equipment to use in your swim spa so, you can mix things up to never get bored and work various parts of the body.

Less muscle soreness

Working out in warm water will warm your muscles and can help to improve your flexibility releasing any tension in tight muscles. This can then help to reduce the soreness you feel after a workout too. Not to mention the fact that the support of the water will also reduce the risk of muscle soreness as well so, you are able to exercise much more frequently without experiencing increased post-workout muscle soreness.

Investing in a swim spa 

All in all, it is clear to see why so many people are choosing to work out at home from a swim spa. Aside from the fact that it is incredibly convenient and actually quite fun, its ability to help you lose weight can’t be overlooked. Anyone who sticks to a regular workout routine in their swim spa should start to see results physically and also feel much better mentally too.

If you would like to find out more about swim spas and speak to a professional about installing a swim spa in your garden then Hydropool will happily help. We supply both Aquatrainer swim spas and Aquasport swim spas, both of which are perfect for helping you keep fit and healthy at home.

Our swim spas come in a wide variety of models and our experienced team will gladly help find the perfect swim spa for you. We will also be able to answer any questions you have from standard Hydropool swim spa prices through to specific measurements, we are here to assist you.