Summer is in full force, and that can bring brutally hot temperatures with hit. Heat and humidity combined together make most of us run for the pool or the air conditioning.

Yet, we often hear the same question from many people, “Can you use a hot tub in the summer?” Read more

If you lead an active, energetic lifestyle and exercise regularly, you probably find that comes with aches and pains. This is a common problem for athletes of all levels from beginner to high-level athletes.

In this article, we look at hot tubs and your sore muscles and how they can help. Read more

If you’re in the market for a hot tub, one of your first questions is how much it costs. Watch this video to learn about the different price tiers of hot tubs

Contact us today to learn more about our Hot Spring Highlife, Hot Spot Limelight and Freeflow Spas.

Looking for a new hot tub? Some of the most common questions people ask is how much it costs, what the energy bill will be, how are the jets, how many people can it hold, and is it comfortable. But, many people forget a very important question, “How quiet will it be?”

Peace and quiet can mean a lot when it comes to relaxing in your hot tub and having meaningful conversations with friends and loved ones.

In today’s ultra fast-paced world, many of us crave some quiet solitude and a wee bit of silence. You want your hot tub to provide a great place for you to disconnect, relax and enjoy some quiet.

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What aches? Your neck, upper shoulders, spine, upper back, lower back, full back, wrists, your feet or your calves? Perhaps it’s several things at once?

Your hot tub jets can really determine your spa experience, and this is just one of the many reasons you want to choose a Hot Spring Spa.

In this article, we look at how to find the best jets for your body, and to do this, we highlight the Highlife® Collection spas. Read more

With just a few days left until Mother’s Day, we want to help you solve your gift-giving dilemma.

In fact, we’re going to more than help you, we’re going to give you five reasons why a hot tub is a good Mother’s Day gift, and then we’re going to direct you to our specials to see how you can save on the perfect gift! Read more

The Ace Salt Water System

With easy to manage, silky soft water that is sparkling clear, and always hot and ready, you’ll love the salt water experience! Spend minimal time thinking about water care, and more time enjoying your hot tub! Read more

Have you ever thought about how a hot tub affects the environment? While there are many brands on the market today, you can count on Hot Spring Spas and their already built-in green features. Read more

It feels great to soak in a hot tub, and all of the hot tubs you’ve looked at are beautiful. So, how do you decide?

You want to make your choice based on clear facts, hard statistics, and answers to a few simple questions. For example, what’s your budget? Are you looking for more family time, pain relief, better health or all of three? How do your top choices compare to one another? Read more

Yes, you read that right. Hot tubbing counts as exercise.

In this article, we’re going to show you how and even offer some statistics to prove it!

Show Me the Proof

A recent study finds that when you spend time in a hot tub, you can lower blood pressure and inflammation while increasing your metabolism.

What’s more, you can burn 140 calories in 30 minutes soaking in your hot tub. This is the same number of calories you burn taking a 30-minute walk around your neighborhood.

In addition, during this study they discovered that the blood sugar levels of participants after eating was about 10% lower when they took a hot bath compared to when they exercised.

These results show an added benefit to your physical fitness from soaking in a hot tub. Imagine on the days when you can’t fit in exercise in addition to your daily soak. It appears that your hot tub soak has health benefits for those who can’t exercise regularly.

We can also take this one step further and add exercise to your hot tub soak for additional benefits. Here’s how.

Jog in Your Hot Tub

You already know that soaking is exercise, but what if you jogged in place in your hot tub, too?

This is a great use of your time because you get your cardio done in the hot tub in a low-impact way.

And, as you jog, the warm water dilates your blood vessels, and oxygen feeds your muscles making your exercise routine more efficient.

While jogging on land is hard on bones and joints, jogging in the water is easy on the body. You don’t have pain, but you do improve your aerobic fitness and reduce body fat.

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Stretch in Your Hot Tub

Stretching in the hot tub is great for your body because the warm water helps to loosen muscles.

You can even do arm lifts and push ups on the side of your hot tub for some strength training.

Grab your aqua dumbbells as well because they increase your resistance.

Simply Sit in Your Hot Tub

Remember that just soaking in your spa counts as exercise.

Even though it’s a passive activity, the warmth of the water and the massage of the jets reduces swelling and the load on your joints while promoting muscle relaxation.

Hot tubs are also ideal for injury recovery. Even though you can’t exercise on land, you can soak in the hot tub and enjoy the health benefits of mild exercise.

Final Thoughts

Multiple studies show the benefits of hot tub use. So, the next time you are pressed for time, or it’s late at night, remember that your hot tub soak counts as exercise.

What’s more, not only are you exercising your heart, but you’re relaxing, enjoying a massage and increasing your health each day.

Do you use your hot tub for exercise? If so, we’d love to hear more about it! If you don’t have a hot tub and interested in learning more, download our Hot Tub Buying guide for information!

 

 

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