February 11, 2009

Exercising in your hot tub offers a healthy, fun way to relax and improve muscle tone at the same time. Hot tub exercises provide simple physical exertion that can promote tension release and relieve muscle tightness.  They’re particularly good if you suffer from arthritis or fibromyalgia because they’re so gentle.  You can go at your own pace and look for small benefits everyday. Too, the hot water eases painful joints so you get a more complete range of motion.

Take advantage of the water temperature and jet pressure in your hot tub to start your exercise program today.  Our Olympic Hot Tub Company exercise guide can help you on your way. Best of all, they’re isometric and no equipment’s required!  You could make it more challenging by buying using exercise tubing that you can pass over your shoulders or Friad Knots which are stretch ropes you can purchase with an exercise VHS tape.

Identify the part of your body that is sore and concentrate on the exercises that apply.  Or for complete relaxation, do the whole series once a day during your hot tub soak until all tightness washes away.

Here’s the exercise guide from Olympic Hot Tub. Why not laminate it to make it waterproof and have it ready to use during your daily soak?.  Although all the exercises are relatively easy to do for most individuals, we recommend that you consult a physician before beginning any physical exercising or conditioning. Exercise only in mildly hot water, 100-102 degrees, and do not continue if you feel pain, dizziness, or overheated.

Begin slowly. Relax completely between exercises. Go at your own pace. Remember to enjoy yourself in your Hot Spring Spa! Breathe!

SANUM PER AQUA-Latin for health through water.