Stay fit in the winter in your spa, Tipton Pool Builders offer tips 

Exercising in a swimming pool is a great way to get and stay in shape in a way that won’t put undue pressure on your joints. What can you do in the winter when the pool is closed? The swimming pool contractors from Tipton Pool Builders in Knoxville, Tennessee say you can stay fit in the winter in your spa.

A spa or hot tub provides relaxation and stress relief. The buoyancy provided by soaking in a hot tub or spa offers pain relief to individuals stricken with sore joints, arthritis or even diabetes.

Stay fit in the winter in your spa

You wouldn’t start an exercise routine without checking with your doctor and you may want to talk with him or her before you start spending time in a hot tub. Warm ups are important in a swim or hot tub as they are if you’re jogging or going to the gym. Do in water stretches to loosen up your limbs and stretch your muscles.

Stay fit in the winter in your spa

Here are tips to get you started:

  1. Do side bends – put your hands on your hips, bend side to side from the waist on both sides and then bend backward and forward.
  2. Perform shoulder shrugs will also loosen the limbs.
  3. Lift your arms and do arm circles, extend your arms to the side and rotate them forward and then reverse. To do a torso rotation, stand with your feet shoulder width apart, rotate to the left and then the right as far as you can.

Swimming pool and hot tub builders in Knoxville, TN offer these exercise routines:

  • Jack knife. Sit on the hot tub seat, support yourself on your arms, keep stomach muscles taut and bend legs up to your chest.
  • Extend your legs and stretch your toes. Use your stomach muscles, not your back or leg muscles.
  • The bicycle. Grab the bar in the hot tub and lift your legs to rotate them just as if you were riding a bicycle. Keep stomach muscles taut.
  • Start both of these exercises by doing 25 slow reps; add reps and speed as you work your way up to it.
  • Side leg extension. Sit on the seat again and support yourself on the bar. Extend your legs straight out, use stomach muscles you will spread your legs out with your toes pointed. Bring legs back together, flexing your feet.

The hot tub water can cause you to become overheated and dehydrated. Pace yourself. Drink water between reps. A hot tub workout will keep you in shape year-round.