Get Fit for the Summer in Your Hot Tub

You may not think of a hot tub as a place to get fit & in-shape, but there are a ton of hydro-therapeutic exercises you can do to get in shape for this summer’s bathing suit season!

The website PoolLife recently shared some hot tub exercises that will help you get in shape, no matter the size of your hot tub!  Here is a recap of the benefits of exercising in your spa:

1. Relax muscles and increase flexibility

To help decrease muscle tightness and increase flexibility, perform standing calf raises, neck circles and shoulder shrugs for 10 seconds. Repeat each exercise three times.

2. Increase weight loss

Exercising in warm water lessens the impact on your body and relaxes the muscles around the joints.

Try modified standing jumps, seated squats, and step-ups using the spa seat to increase heart rate and burn more calories.

3. Alleviate arthritis pain

Individuals with arthritis move more easily in water than on land.

Start with a simple stretching routine, and then try balancing on one leg, side bends and the standing arm swim

4. Improve muscle tone and decrease cellulite

When you exercise in a hot tub, your body temperature rises, which causes blood vessels to dilate and promotes better circulation.

To burn more calories and improve muscle tone, try standing calf raises, marching in place and push-ups on the ledge of the spa.

Always consult your Doctor before starting any exercise program! Check out the full article on for more great health benefits of hot-tubbing!

Mayo Clinic discusses the benefits of Infrared Heat

If you’re considering an Infrared Sauna like the ones we carry, good news! A Dr. at the Mayo Clinic recently answered the question: What is a far-infrared sauna? Does it have health benefits? Here is part of his response:

A far-infrared sauna is a type of sauna that uses light to create heat. A traditional sauna uses heat to warm the air, which in turns warms your body. An infrared sauna heats your body directly without warming the air around you.

The appeal of saunas in general is that they cause reactions similar to those elicited by moderate exercise. An infrared sauna produces these results at lower temperatures than does a regular sauna, which makes it accessible to people who can’t tolerate the heat of a conventional sauna.

Several studies have looked at using infrared saunas in the treatment of chronic health problems, such as high blood pressure, congestive heart failure and rheumatoid arthritis, and found some evidence of benefit….no adverse effects have been reported with infrared saunas.

Check out the Infrared Saunas we carry & Read the entire article about Infrared Sauna Benefits at the Mayo Clinic!

Aquatic Fitness Systems

We are so excited to introduce our new product line:

Exercising in water is a GREAT way to get (or stay) in shape without the aches and pains of a “normal” workout.  When your body weight is supported by water, your chances of injury decrease significantly.
Some of the MANY health benefits include:
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Arthritis Relief
  • Diabetes control
  • Sleep Enhancement
  • Weight Management
  • Back Pain relief
  • Prenatal health
and so much more!
Isn’t an AFS just a small pool? No! While it might look like a pool, the AFS is a hydrotherapuetic work-out center! You have the room to do full exercises (even swim!) like in a pool with the benefits of soaking in warm water!
What makes AFS different from the other brands out there? AFS is set-apart by it’s:
  • Ultra-Versatile Exercises
  • Brillliant Water clarify (provided by two cutting-edge technologies in pure, clean water)
  • Energy Efficiency
not to mention that it’s a winner of worldwide recognition, certification and awards!
Dream about what the AFS could look like in your backyard!