Aqua exercise is known to be a great method to get and stay fit. Aquatic exercise allows your body to experience more resistance than air, as much as 12 times states an article from the Cleveland Clinic. That resistance can augment the output of your workouts and increase muscle strength. Also, the Aquatic Exercise Association reports that one may burn between 400 to 500 calories in an hour exercise session.
So, we know that aqua exercise is helpful, but how can we all get to try it? When one thinks of aqua exercise, the images of a recreational center or an outdoor pool may come to mind. But there are other ways to get that same exercise without going to a recreational center or owing an outdoor pool. Owning a swim spa provides one with similar benefits to a pool without the size or cost.
I want to compare these two options for at-home aqua exercise and to see if there are benefits for aqua exercise on one over the other:
An Outdoor Pool
Outdoor pools are large spaces where a bevy of aqua therapy stretches and exercises can be performed. Two of the obvious benefits of an outdoor pool over a swim spa are:
- Increased area for more movement-based exercises, like water walking and lap swimming
- More options for exercises, such as deep-water or underwater workouts.
The glaring negative for pool workouts is that there are no water jets to provide extra resistance or comfort for the user.
A Swim Spa
Swim spas are an excellent way for people with smaller houses or backyard space to own pool for aquatic exercise. There are two major benefits from owning a swim spa over an outdoor pool:
- Lower maintenance, energy costs, and space usage
- Easier to perform wall and floating exercises, as well as water jet resistance workouts
The one negative to owning a swim spa is simply the lack of space to do more aqua exercises.
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