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are hot tubs good for you

Are hot tubs good for you?

You may have heard about some of the health and wellbeing benefits of immersion in water. But are hot tubs good for you?

When and how should you use them? We give you the lowdown on how to use hot tubs for optimum health benefits.

Exercise & yoga

If you fancy boosting the wellbeing benefits of using a hot tub, then why not try some simple exercises or yoga during bathing? Stretching and strengthening muscles are both great ways to build core strength and help you retain good posture. Exercises may be particularly beneficial to the elderly or those sat at a desk on a daily basis, helping to restore posture.

Tired & stiff joints or muscles

If you’re feeling a little creaky or you’ve been training hard, your joints or muscles may feel like they need a little TLC. The calming and soothing effects of warm water will really help with these niggles, providing medication-free relief. Similarly, if you have a condition such as arthritis, then the warm water and jets in a hot tub will boost circulation, offering some respite from symptoms.

Use in short bursts

One instance where a hot tub may not be good for you is if you stay in for too long. As the water is usually slightly warmer than body temperature, hot tubs raise your core body temperature. Staying in for too long could make you feel woozy, nauseous or faint. It’s recommended to stay in for 15 – 20 minutes at a time and ensure you drink plenty of fluids to keep hydrated whilst bathing.

Good for your mental wellbeing too

What better way to switch off at the end of a long day that with a good soak? Bathing in a hot tub allows you time to think, focus or perhaps enjoy a spot of meditation. As the warm water raises body temperature, bathing in the evening can aid sleep, which in turn will help with your overall wellbeing.

When to seek professional advice

Occasionally, a hot tub may not be suitable for an individual. It’s always best to check with your doctor if you suffer from high blood pressure or you may be pregnant.

Potential issues

You may have heard stories of skin complaints, Legionnaires disease and other nasties that can be associated with bathing in a hot tub. All these problems can be completely avoided with correct chemical balance, regular filter cleaning and draining a hot tub on a regular basis after high usage. Hydropool hot tubs are so easy to maintain. If in doubt, Yorkshire Hot Tubs are on hand to service your hot tub so you can sit back, and bathe worry-free.

If you would like more information on our range of tubs, then please browse our range.

Banish the winter blues

Banish those winter blues

As the nights are drawing in and we come closer to the shortest day of the year, many of us find that the lack of natural daylight, sniffles and miserable weather make us feel a bit down in the dumps.

There’s no reason to let this time of year get you down! We suggest some ways you can use a hot tub or swim spa to banish the blues and enjoy the small things that make this season great (besides rolling in the snow naked 😂)

Go out with a bang 🎆🎇

Create a night to remember by jumping in your hot tub on New Year’s Eve. Enjoy a free luxurious firework show from the comfort of your very own hot tub or swim spa!

Add some mood lighting ✨

Why not accept the short daytime and embrace the early darkness? Taking a dip in your hot tub at nightfall is both atmospheric and calming. Our range of hot tub lighting options create added ambience. You could even add some candles lanterns on your deck or hang fairy lights around your hot tub area to create ambience in the darkness.

Embrace the weather ❄

On particularly frosty mornings, there’s nothing quite like an invigorating hot tub to set you up for the day. Watching the steam rising and reacting with the cold air is strangely therapeutic. If we’re lucky enough for snowfall in the forecast this year, then head straight to your tub for an authentic alpine experience!

Soothe a sniffle 🤧

If you’re struggling with a pesky cold, your hot tub could be your saviour! Try adding some Dream Scents Spearmint & Eucalyptus aromatherapy for soothing relief from blocked sinuses and chesty coughs. The rising steam will give you some much-needed comfort when you’re under the weather. Couple with a soothing hot lemon and honey drink for the ultimate remedy.

Organise a gathering 🎉

There’s nothing quite like the company of good friends or family to give you a boost when you’re suffering from the winter blues. Invite the gang round for some comfort food and a dip in the tub for some therapy.

Work it out 🏊‍♀‍

During winter, it’s easy to become sluggish and lethargic when it comes to exercise. Finding motivation when all you want to do is snuggle under the duvet is a challenge! There’s no need to feel that way if you have a swim spa though. The warm water will lure you in whatever the weather, ensuring you continue to keep fit and active during the winter season. You may need it after all that comfort food!

Be kind to yourself ❤

If you don’t have a hot tub, why not book yourself a spa day? Or contact us for wet test and see how amazing our tubs are! Contact us for more information and banish those winter blues!

best time to enjoy a hot tub

What’s the best time of day to enjoy a hot tub?

If you are lucky enough to own a hot tub, you want to make sure you gain the maximum benefit, both health and investment-wise.

It’s recommended that you use a hot tub for around 15 minutes several times a week. But what is the best time of day to enjoy a hot tub? Let us give you some of our favourite ideas…

Begin the day with a dip

Before you head to work:

If you need a little help waking up or getting ready for the day ahead, why not try an early morning hot tub to awaken your senses and joints? You may be preparing for a big meeting or have a job interview to attend. A spot of meditation before work may help you focus and perform better. You could try adding some invigorating aromatherapy fragrances from DreamScents. Or why not try some hot tub exercises or yoga poses to awaken your muscles?

Weekends before a lazy breakfast:

Enjoy a lazy Sunday morning dip to gently start the day ahead. It’ll work up an appetite for your favourite breakfast and start the day off leisurely. It could also blow away the cobwebs from the night before!

An afternoon summer party

Host a gathering:

What better way to enhance a summer BBQ than by inviting friends or family round to share a hot tub together? It’s a guaranteed way for your guests to relax, chat and spend some quality time together. The kids love a pool party, so why not let them invite their mates to enjoy their very own party in a tub?

Evening relaxation

After exercise:

One of the most relaxing times of the day to enjoy a hot tub is after a workout. Soothe your aching muscles by spending a few moments in a lovely bubbling hot tub. The targeted jets will bring welcome relief after any form of exercise, aiding muscle recovery, blood flow and wellbeing; especially after cardiovascular exercises.

To aid sleep:

Ditch your phone and shelve the boxset to carve some time out together with an evening hot tub. Evening immersion helps both body and mind signal it’s time to calm the stresses of the day and become ready for bed.

Embrace the dark nights:

Rather than huddling round a bonfire this 5th November, why not watch the fireworks from the warmth of your hot tub for an awesome display? Or celebrate the year end in style and enjoy a midnight dip in the hot tub on New Year’s Eve! Pop the champers and create a New Years to remember!

Make it your routine

Soaking in your tub at your favourite time of day in the week will regularly become your routine. It will quickly become part of your warm down after exercise, or before you head off to bed at night. You’ll quickly find the best time of day to enjoy a hot tub.

If you’d like to know more about our range of luxury Hydropool self-cleaning hot tubs, then give us a call or pop into our Ilkley showroom for a chat.

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5 Benefits of a Hydropool Swim Spa

You’ll reap so many benefits from using a Hydropool Swim Spa. Here are just a few of our favourites…

1. Designed with Aqua Fitness in mind

A Hydropool swim spa is suitable for all ages and standards of swimmer. However, for the fitness fanatic, the versatility of your workout in a swim spa is second to none. Where else do you remove the need to turn, increase resistance, or use tethers to work targeted parts of the body in the water? Certainly not in your average swimming pool!

You can convert your swim spa into your very own gym. No more membership fees! Exercise when you want in the privacy of your own home or garden. A swim spa has aqua fitness step built into the shell, the option of adding bars or use water dumbbells and resistance bands to increase the intensity of your workout.
You’ll find that by using a Hydropool swim spa, you’ll increase the number of calories burned and strengthen your core muscles. By swimming regularly, you will discover that your flexibility gradually increases which will spur you on to use the swim spa regularly and maintain fitness for life.

2. Revive tired muscles

After a workout, there’s nothing quite like a soothing warm soak to rejuvenate tired muscles. The hydrotherapy seats at the top end of your spa take care of all those niggles, aches and pains. The Hydropool 19DTfX is our largest swim spa model, even has an integrated hot tub to delivers the ultimate spa and fitness centre in one.

3. Boost your immune system

A combination of exercise, sweating and targeted massage jets will give your immune system a much-needed boost. Exercise causes changes in your antibodies and white blood cells, moving them round the body to fight infections. Exercise also causes your overall body temperature to rise, which helps fight any infections from taking hold.

4. Stress relief

Exercise has been proven to help with stress relief. Our bodies are designed to move around, and there’s no better whole-body workout than swimming. You’re guaranteed to have forgotten the days woes after a relaxing or rejuvenating swim in the swim spa. Reducing stress hormones keeps you healthier. Plus, a Hydropool swim spa is so luxurious, it won’t feel like you’re exercising!

5. Hydropool Swim Spa patented technology

Hydropool have been refining and developing their technology for over two decades to provide you with the perfect swim. Today, balanced hydraulics, along with increased depth and width for maximum water volume fully enhances the comfort of your swim.

The patented ‘Swim Fin’ technology lessens turbulence by cutting the vortex emerging through the jets. The Aquachannel shape of the overall shell also helps with minimising backsplash that can result in a jerky swim. Hydropool’s fully adjustable current as well as interval training allows you to create a swim that’s tailored to your individual needs.

The power of the Self-Cleaning technology is sure to be the biggest benefit to you. With 100% of the water travelling through the filters every 45 minutes, you’re guaranteed crystal clear water with none of the hassle.

We’d love to show you first hand how great our swim spas are. Why not come down and visit our Hydropool Swim Spa Showroom or book a wet test to try one out for yourself?

hot tub myths

Hot tub myths – busted!

Are you considering buying a hot tub?

Heard some hot tub myths that have concerned you?

We’re here to dispel the most common hot tub myths, so you can sit back and purchase worry-free.

Myth 1: You must use chlorine

If you’re adverse to the thought of bathing in chlorine, don’t worry! There are alternatives that still give you all the sanitation without that distinctive swimming pool aroma.
Bromine is an alternative sanitising chemical that works best at higher temperatures, so perfect for use in a hot tub. It also doesn’t have the distinctive chlorine odour.
With saltwater technology, your hot tub is sanitised more naturally. HydroClear patented technology purifies water using 50% less chemicals. By utilising ozone, the water is oxidised naturally, passing through a UV light. The combination of the two creates more oxygen to reduce calcium or biofilm build up in the pipes.

It’s worth mentioning that if you have the correct balance of chemicals and the right pH level when using chlorine, the smell should be only slight.

Myth 2: Hot tubs take a lot of maintaining

Not true! A quick 5-minute check every week is all it takes to check that your hot tub is sanitary and safe to use. Testing and topping up of chemicals will become part of your routine. Hydropool’s Self-Cleaning models filter 100% of the water in just 15 minutes so you’re reassured of hygienic water that’s safe for all the family and your friends. Yorkshire Hot Tubs also offer comprehensive service packages to maintain the parts within your tub. Contact us for more info.

Myth 3: Hot tubs are expensive to run

Think your electric bills will skyrocket when you plug in your tub? No way! Thanks to Hydropool’s superior quality insulation guarding against unnecessary heat loss, you’ll be confident that that your electricity is not being wasted. For pennies a day, you can keep your hot tub running at 37 degrees constantly.

Myth 4: The more jets the better

Not necessarily. Whilst you may think a hot tub jam-packed with jets will give you a better massage experience, Hydropool jets are fully targeted to key areas of your body depending on seat depth. Trying the different seat depths in your tub will ensure you target key areas of your body. For example, the S Shape immersion lounger incorporates jets aimed at key areas such as the neck, back, calf and wrists.

Myth 5: You need to turn your hot tub off when not in use

False! Why turn off your hot tub when you can keep it running cheaply and know that you can jump in and use it whenever you want? The only time you may need to drain your hot tub is if you are not living in your property or not using it over the winter. Otherwise, a hot tub is the ultimate in luxury during in the winter so keep it ready for a dip day or night!

Myth 6: Buying a cheap hot tub saves you money

Sorry to break the news but buying a cheaper hot tub may cost you more in the long run on heating bills, maintenance and time. This is one of the most common hot tub myths. Whilst inflatable versions cost you on average £500 to buy, you’re likely to receive higher electric bills due to poorer quality insulation and heat loss from the cover. You may also find that due to the high costs of running, you decide to drain, deflate and pack your inflatable tub away. Such a shame!

With a Hydropool hot tub, you can be certain that the very best quality insulation is used within the cabinetry for maximum heat protection. The hot tub covers are also made of quality density materials with added insulation and fit each hot tub like a glove to guard against heat loss. With all the money saved on heating, you can sit back and relax in the knowledge that you can keep your tub switched on, running 365 days a year. Ready to use at any time!

Myth 7: You can’t exercise in a hot tub

Wrong! You may believe that swim spas are the best option for exercise, but there are several strengthening and cardio exercises you can perform from the comfort of your own tub. Body twists, squats and lunges all get your heart rate up and strengthen your core at the same time. All with minimal impact on your joints. Great for those of us who favour a gentler workout.

Myth 8: Hot tubs are unaffordable

Not with our 0% finance packages! We offer a range of finance options to suit you. Our Serenity range offers you an affordable, luxury hot tub which will serve you for decades to come. Talk to us direct for our very best prices.

We’d love to reveal our great range of hot tubs and swim spas first hand. Come and visit our showroom, book in a wet test, or contact us for more information.

Swimming facts

Swimming Facts – what we ❤ about swimming

Why is swimming so good for your body?

We think it’s the best form of exercise, especially if you use a swim spa. Here are a few interesting swimming facts for you.

Feel the Burn

Swimming is a great workout for burning calories. 🏊‍♀️ An energetic swim gets your heart rate up, giving you a fantastic workout. One of the main surprising swimming facts is that this form of exercise can burn more calories than running or cycling the same distance!

Low Impact

Swimming offers a good overall restorative therapy for recovering after a sports injury, or operation. Hydrotherapy exercises are often recommended to patients as swimming exerts little or no pressure on joints yet still works the muscles. Many recovering patients relish the feeling of weightlessness in the water and enjoy exercising gently without fear of further injury.

Cardio Workout

With a swim spa, the uninterrupted swim means you spend zero time turning. You work your body harder. With a swim spa you set the pace, adjusting and building up your workout as you get progressively stronger. You can still practice all your usual strokes in a swim spa, as even the smallest model, the Hydropool 12fx gives you enough room to swim comfortably.

Working every Muscle

When you swim, you use practically every muscle in the body. 💪 This makes it one of the best all round body workouts. Try swim spa swimming for a more intense workout against targeted jets and truly test your limits. Vary your workout with a mix of cross training, using the steps, treadmill and swimming against the jets. Swimming also helps build capacity in your lungs and heart, increasing overall body strength and fitness levels to keep you in tip top health.

Swimming Improves your Sleep

If you need a little help drifting off at night time, then why not try an evening swim to tire out your muscles before heading to bed? It’s no secret that regular exercise is good for your overall fitness, but it can also improve your sleep quality, meaning you wake up more refreshed. Just half an hour in the pool a day can really make a difference, toning your muscles, gently working your joints and keeping your fitness levels strong.

Did you know?

One of our favourite swimming facts is that the first swimming googles were made from tortoise shells. 🐢Thankfully, the first plastic goggles were made in the 1930’s and were much more comfortable!

The oldest stroke

The oldest swimming stroke known to man is breaststroke. Carvings have been found of the Ancient Egyptians swimming that date back to 2500BC.

The fastest Stroke

Front crawl is the favoured choice for athletes due to its speed.

The most complicated stroke

Butterfly. Mastering the combination of simultaneously moving the arms and the dolphin kick in the legs requires strong muscles, technique and a good level of fitness! Created at the beginning of the 20th century, this tricky stroke is based on breaststroke evolved by studying how fish move their tails to increase speed.

Water volumes

An Olympic swimming pool is 50 metres in length and holds 2.5 million litres of water! 💧 Alternatively, our largest swim spa – the Hydropool 19DTfx is 574cm in length and holds 7,857 litres.

Think you don’t sweat?

Think again. Gross we know, but you do still sweat in the water as your core body temperature rises as with any exercise. It’s just not noticeable as you’re already wet!

If you’d like to know more about swim spas or you’re looking to buy, why not book a wet test and try one out for yourself? Contact us for more information.

Hot Tub Garden

How an outdoor hot tub complements garden living

Hot Tub Garden

The addition of a hot tub needn’t be a manmade eyesore in your beautiful garden.

If you’re thinking of buying a hot tub but want it to blend in with the flora, then take a look at our suggestions about how to incorporate an outdoor hot tub into your garden with a combination of furniture, decking, gazebos and plants.

As it’s officially Spring now, we can start planning and preparing our gardens for the summer ahead. We’re exhibiting at the Harrogate Flower Show this weekend and have a few favourite ideas to share with you…

A burst of colour

As always, plants and shrubs will complement the natural wood, helping to provide an organic screen. Use climbing perennials and annuals such as fuchsia or clematis will add a burst of colour. If you’re thinking of a pergola then try a winding wisteria, vine or climbing rose to add scents and vibrancy. Keep these plants regularly pruned to help prevent debris entering your hot tub. A balance between a selection of evergreen plants or shrubs will ensure that your garden is green all year round.

hot tub with gazebo

Gazebos and Canopies

Create some cover from that Great British drizzle with a natural cedar gazebo. With designs tailored to your exact hot tub or swim spa, they provide an organic, aesthetically pleasing canopy. Add climbing plants, bunting, fairy lights, hanging baskets or wooden furniture to enhance the look.

hot tub with decking

Natural Decking

If you’re thinking of sinking your outdoor hot tub into the ground, building decking could be the perfect option for you. Building steps up to your tub so you can step in will help to blend your tub with the garden.

hot tub plant pots

Pots

Ideal for the summer, adding pots of pretty and vibrant flowers such as begonias, marigolds or geraniums offer instant and long-lasting colour that last the whole summer season.

Fragrance

As well as choosing plants you like for their beauty, it’s worth considering fragrance when planning your garden. The sweet scents of roses, evening primrose, jasmine or lavender will awaken your senses during immersion.

Use natural screening

Try adding natural screening such as bamboo around your hot tub. It’s great natural alternative to fence panels to provide screening and protection.

The addition of an evergreen shrub will not only give you good green cover but protect against the wind. You’ll also enjoy a more natural type of privacy with a green screen such as Japanese Yew or Emerald Arborvitae which can grow to up to 15 ft. These shrubs need minimal pruning (just once a year) and are fast growing.

Eating & Drinking

You could even add an outdoor bar area in addition to your outdoor furniture to enhance your garden living experience. A good quality gas barbeque or even a wood fired pizza oven provides a welcome addition to your garden that can be used all year round!

hot tub with lighting

Lighting Options

Create a truly atmospheric evening hot tub experience with solar powered lighting. Add small torches either sides of paths, or on longer stems beside your tub to light the way to your tub at night. You could also consider adding some dimmable lighting. See our features and upgrades page for information on packages that can be added to your Self-Cleaning hot tub to enhance your experience.

To see one of our recent garden installs take a peek at this video from local company Smart Spaces

If you need some help planning your garden and finding the perfect place to house your outdoor hot tub, then we’d love to help.

Why not pop in and see us at the Harrogate Flower Show this week, or head to our showroom in Ilkley to view our stunning range of tubs and swim spas. We look forward to meeting you!

best nights sleep

How to have the best nights sleep ever

Struggle to drift off in the evening?

Wake up in the early hours and can’t get back to sleep? Or lie awake all night worrying?

These are all common problems that most of us suffer from time to time.

If you need a little help to switch off, we have some great suggestions for you to try to get the best nights sleep.

Routine

If you regularly vary your bedtime, stay up late or have trouble getting into a bedtime routine then why not try these tips to help you?

  • Herbal tea such as camomile can help you drift off before you go to sleep, or you could try a glass of warm milk to help stimulate sleep-inducing serotonin levels.
  • A regular bedtime and wake up time is also a good habit to get into, with your body soon getting into the rhythm and eventually allowing you to wake up naturally.
  • Try reading a book in bed to help focus your mind away from the days events and allow your brain to start shutting down. Just make sure it’s not too scary or thrilling or it could have the opposite effect!

Get Some Exercise

One of the best ways to improve your sleep is to exercise regularly. Even a brisk 30-minute lunchtime walk to get your heart beating will help promote good sleep. Better still, why not try swimming? One of the best forms of exercise, with limited impact on your joints, swimming for 30 minutes gets your heart beating and all your major muscle groups working. If you’ve not seen our amazing range of swim spas, then take a look. Exercising in a swim spa offers an adjustable workout against a current, and you can tailor the speed to your exact ability. They also come with a range of extras including tethers to create an aquatic gym experience. With a range of sizes available to fit the smallest of spaces. Plus, there’s no need to hike down to your local pool or gym! Read more about buying a swim spas here.

Have an early dinner

It’s also recommended that avoiding eating too late allows your body to digest your evening meal. Eating a smaller dinner could assist with weight loss, with the body working less hard to process a meal later into the day. Eating late into the night can lead to indigestion and blood sugar levels to rise in the early hours, affecting your ability to stay asleep during the night.

Immerse yourself in water

Many of us enjoy a nice soothing bubble bath before bed to help us sleep. The warm, soothing water, and the aroma of the bubbles relaxing our muscles and giving our mind time to wind down after a hard day. Immersion in warm water raises the body temperature then when it returns to normal you become sleepy.
If you love to enjoy a bath, why not try a hot tub to help you unwind? The bonus of a hot tub is the moulded and varied seating depths, targeted jets angled at all your major muscle groups and the bubbles to simple melt away any tensions you may have. Owning your very own hot tub couldn’t be easier, with our range of finance options to choose from. Hot tubs also come in a range of styles and sizes to suit any requirements. Plus, with all the hot tub upgrades such as gazebos, LED lighting, surround sound music systems, aromatherapy and hydrotherapy you can be sure of the perfect way to wind down and drift off into dreamland.

Ditch the Tech

Finally, could your device be the cause of your sleep issues? Numerous studies have shown that exposing yourself to the blue light emitted by a smartphone or tablet before bed can have a negative effect on your sleep quality. Consider turning your phone off a couple of hours before bed, and leaving it in a different room to the one you sleep in. Give your eyes a break from screen time and try reading a book before bed instead to gently wind down.

If you long for the best nights sleep and would like to find out more about our fantastic range of hot tubs or swim spas simply visit our website or contact our friendly team for more information.

Hot Tub Aromatherapy

How to Benefit from Hot Tub Aromatherapy

If you’re the proud owner of a hot tub, no doubt you’re already experiencing the power of the targeted jets, soothing bubbles and relaxation of immersing your body in warm water.

 

But did you know that you can also reap the many benefits of aromatherapy from the comfort of your own hot tub?

What is aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is defined as a holistic treatment that uses plant extracts and essential oils to improve physical or psychological wellbeing. It can be used as a treatment on its own for certain medical conditions or as a complementary therapy for a variety of ailments of the body and mind. It is experienced via our sense of smell to stimulate the brain into a sense of wellbeing.

How is aromatherapy used?

There are numerous ways in which aromatherapy can be enjoyed. In everyday life, essentials oils are used in perfumes, cosmetics and cleaning products to stimulate our senses. Plant extracts have been used for centuries to heal our bodies and minds, used in body massage and oil burners. Some are invigorating, others soothing. They can also be used to rejuvenate or invigorate our senses or to help relieve stress.

Hot Tub Aromatherapy

You may be surprised to discover that aromatherapy products have been designed specifically for use in hot tubs. These products will not damage any parts or plumbing in your hot tub or leave an oily residue. Hot tub aromatherapy contains essential oils to awaken our sense of smell and penetrate the skin and hair follicles, as well as absorb into the blood stream to help eliminate toxins. These products provide you with all the benefits of aromatherapy, with the gentle formulation softening the water in the tub to leave your skin feeling gently moisturised. Who needs an expensive spa day out when you can create an authentic spa experience from the comfort of your own home!

Which scents should I try?

There are several different scents to choose from. Each creates a different sensation and provides relief from different ailments.

Some of the many scents that are available for use in hot tubs include:

Ginger – an awakening fragrance, for the relief of back pain, heavy legs
Spearmint and Eucalyptus – an invigorating fragrance for full body awakening. Also helps relieve blocked sinuses, chesty coughs or colds. Perfect for the winter!
Bergamot & lemongrass – a relaxing fragrance to help relieve insomnia or stress
Chamomile – a calming fragrance to help gently relieve headaches and insomnia
Tangerine & grapefruit – a refreshing fragrance for the relief of digestive issues and stress
Ylang Ylang – a unique fragrance to help lower blood pressure and stress. It’s also considered to be an aphrodisiac, so use with care! 😉❤

If you would like some more advice on aromatherapy for your hot tub, then pop down to our showroom in Ilkley to see our range of Dream Scents products. Alternatively, you can purchase these from our online shop.

Please note: proceed with caution in relation to aromatherapy. Only use approved aromatherapy hot tub products (such as Dream Scents) in your tub, otherwise you may damage the parts. Equally, never use hot tub products in your home bath.

As always Yorkshire Hot Tubs can advise the best products for your needs, so please contact us if you need any help.

Swimming Workout

A swimming workout that’s not just for fitness fanatics

Looking for a workout that’s high energy, low impact?

It’s widely known that swimming is a great form of exercise. It is a great to help get you in shape and stay in shape. And it’s enjoyable too! Gliding weightlessly through the water offers a long list of health benefits in addition to giving you a great swimming workout.

When you swim, you move your whole body. Swimming not only helps you tone up, it provides a great workout which gets your heart going with minimal impact. Swimming helps to improve both your strength and endurance.

Here are some of the other many hidden benefits of swimming:

• Lower your blood cholesterol and blood sugar
• Expand your lung capacity through holding your breath underwater
• Improve your mental health benefits with the repetitive motion and weightlessness
• Reducing your stress levels
• Get a better night’s kip

Our range of swim spas, available to see and try in our Ilkley Swim Spa Showroom, offer you a convenient and private way of enjoying the benefits or swimming in the privacy of your own home. But there is more to swim spas that first meets the eye. Read on to discover more….

Benefits of swim spa swimming

Swim spas give you the flexibility to adjust the swim current depending on your strength, experience and ability. So, whether you’re a novice or a pro, the powerful jets can be easily adapted to your level. As you improve, you can gradually increase the jet speed to continually up your game. And there’s another bonus you may not have thought about too; no turning! Swimming against the current removes the need to turn creating a completely uninterrupted swimming experience.

Simple swimming workouts to try in your new swim spa

You may be surprised to hear that swimming for 1 hour burns almost as many calories as running! The main advantage that swimming has over running is that it is very low impact, reducing strain on your muscles and joints yet providing the same cardiovascular benefits.

But there’s more you can do in a swim spa than just swim:

Resistance training – A perfect swimming workout for a complete upper and lower body workout. The idea is that you exercise against the powerful current, varying the speed dependent on how much of a workout you want. The resistance and weight of the water allows your muscles to enjoy a similar workout to that of lifting weights, but without the strain on your muscles or joints.

Core Exercises – Also achievable in a hot tub, you can perform great core exercises such as abdominal crunches against the water to work your core muscles, improving overall body strength and balance.

Running – Yes, running in a swim spa! Water is denser than air. Running in water gives your muscles a deeper workout than running outside or in the gym, and without the impact. Add aqua dumbbells for a more intense workout.

Swimming – simply swimming against the current with a variety of different strokes, breaststroke, backstroke, crawl or even butterfly. Adjust the current to suit your needs and feel the true benefits of a swimming workout.

Suitable for all ages

It’s never to early or late to feel the benefits of swimming and immersing yourself in water. Most children adore being in the water. Our range of swim spas offer a great way for families to spend more time together. The low impact on joints makes it perfect for those recovering from an injury to get back to full strength.

Swim Spas are fantastic products. If you’ve never had the opportunity to try one, we’d really recommend it. We’re more than happy for you to pop down and try out one of ours, so why not book a wet test at our swim spa showroom today?