Few forms of exercise offer as many benefits and as much fun as swimming. Some people prefer to run, which is all well and good until your knees start giving you trouble and blisters form on your feet and ankles; others prefer to weightlift, which can put a lot of stress on your bones and joints – too much, sometimes.
The benefits of swimming, on the other hand, can work your entire body, helping you to lose weight and develop muscle and strength all at the same time. Swimming is safer and healthier for you than either running or weightlifting, too. Unlike weights, water doesn’t bear down on you, threatening to crush your foot if you let it slip, and unlike running, you don’t have to dodge traffic or put up with poor running paths.
Swimming is just plain more enjoyable than weights or running, too. There are a million different types of strokes you can practice, and learning them with friends and family is part of the attraction of becoming a swimmer.
Of course, finding a good spot to swim can be a quest in and of itself. While there are plenty of gyms featuring treadmills and barbells, finding a pool that isn’t just a community recreational pool can be next to impossible unless you’re lucky. Fortunately, you no longer have to settle for a local pool when you want to condition your body and have fun doing it.
Master Spas’ Michael Phelps Signature Spas are compact and affordable pools that create the experience of swimming in an Olympic pool. They can be fitted to your particular space and exercise needs, meaning that you no longer have to worry that your yard or house isn’t big enough to support your own pool. Better yet, Master Spas’ swim spas are endorsed by Michael Phelps, the highly-decorated Olympian swimmer who probably knows a thing or two about quality swimming experiences.
Here we see Michael Phelps swimming. When don’t we, though?
That said, what are some ways to get the most out of your swim spa?
1. The Michael Phelps Workout
While swimming provides plenty of exercise – the kind of exercise that keeps actresses like Mila Kunis in shape – sometimes you want to really give your body a kick in the butt. To do that, you can use fitness accessories like a grab bar, rowing kit, or resistance bands to get even more fitness benefits out of your swimming experience. A well-equipped swim spa is even healthier for you than a so-called exercise pool.
2. Chilling Out
Your swim spa can be highly therapeutic, both physically and mentally. For those of you who are stressed out over work, home, or life’s other myriad frustrations, Master Spas’ swim spas are ergonomically designed to wrap themselves around you, at which point the water jets take over, helping to leech the negative energy right out of your brain.
3. Physical Therapy
Physical therapy is also an option with your swim spa. The therapeutic massage you receive from the swim spa’s jets can relax and enliven muscles, helping to relieve pain and stimulate the healing process.
4. Social Events
A swim spa is actually the optimal size for several people to hang out in. Kicking their feet a bit, enjoying a cool drink, tossing a beach ball around, or just soaking in the sun, swim spas are a great addition to any gathering of friends or family. Inbuilt surround sound stereo means that you can enjoy music as well, turning your swim spa into a swim DJ too.
5. Learning How to Swim
You may know how to do a sloppy freestyle, but the swim spa’s customizable swim conditions means that you can practice and improve your swimming technique whenever you want. Soon you’ll have develop the stamina and technique to swim far out into the ocean, deep into lakes, and a long way down river with ease.
There are plenty more ways to enjoy a swim spa, so why not take the plunge and discover them for yourself?
Author Bio: Michael Juba is a writer and marketer from Lititz, Pennsylvania, which was recently voted the coolest small town in America. He enjoys writing about sports, technology, health, home improvement, travel and just about any topic in between.