Fit Wet: The Exercise Hot Tub Bike

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I saw a news item yesterday introducing the Fit Wet: An Exercise Hot Tub Bike. And I thought, “A WHAT?”

Apparently* a company is introducing a product that features a bike in a small hot tub. The jets move over your body as you pedal the bike. The Fit Wet Hot Tub Bike makes claims like: Restores the articular flexibility, reloads calcium to the bones and fights water retention. Sounds great right? But would you pay $18,770 for it?

While exercising in water is known to be better for your joints, there are simple hot tub exercises that can be done in the hot tub you already own. Or if you want to exercise in water you can buy a hot tub for much less than $18,000 and not only will you have a space for water exercises, but you’ll have a place to relax after work, enjoy family time, alone-time with a loved one or a center-piece for a hot tub party!

Check out some Hot Tub Exercises you can start doing in your hot tub today!

What do you think about the Fit Wet? Would you shell out $18,000 for something like this?

*The experts over at Gizmodo don’t think this bike is real. It seems to me like it could be real, but the misspellings on the website make me wonder if it’s coming from outside of the US despite the Made in U.S.A. claims!

 

Simple Hot Tub Exercises

The Health Benefits of hot tubs are numerous, and the the warmth & buoyancy of the hot tub water makes it a very inviting place to exercise! Read about some other reasons why it’s good to exercise in a hot tub. And then get to exercising! Here are a few hot tub exercises we like:

Warm Ups
Do three to five repetitions of each warm up:

Side bends: Put hands on hips. Bend from the waist on one side, then come back up. Repeat on the other side.

Shoulder shrugs: Raise one or both shoulders up toward the ears. Lower and repeat.

Arm circles: Extend arms out at both sides. Rotate arms forward, then in reverse.

Torso rotations: Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and toes turned slightly out. Rotate to your left side. Then rotate to your right side.

Exercises

Next, try these exercises:

Bicycle: Sit on the edge of a hot tub seat and support yourself by a grab bar holding on to the seat. Lift up your legs & rotate them in slow bicylce movements, keeping your stomach taught. Start at a slow pace- try 20 to begin- and add more and more repitions each time you soak

Jack-knifes: Again sit on the edge of the hot tub seat & support yourself. Keeping your stomach taught, bend your legs and bring them up to your chest almost making a ball. Next extend your legs opposite side of the tub, arching your back a bit. Make sure you are using your stomach muscles & not your back muscles Start with 2 sets of 25 and increase each time you soak!

Side Leg Extensions: Sitting in the same position of the tub and supporting yourself slightly, extend my legs straight out. With a taught stomach, spread both legs out with pointed toes. As you bring your legs back together, flex your feet. The resistance of the water works to strengthen and tone the muscles. Start small, with 2 sets of 25

Remember that you can become overheated in a hot tub, especially when you’re exercising, so stay hydrated & don’t work out for very long!

What exercises have you tried in your hot tub? Share in the comments!


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Exercise in a hot tub?

You bought your hot tub to relax, right? Have you ever considered that your hot tub might also be a great place for a work out!? It is! Here are a few reasons why:

  • The Warmth & buoyancy of hot tub water make it a safe ideal environment for relieving pain & stiffness in your muscles & joints, even pain from arthritis!*
  • When you immerse yourself in warm water, your body temperature rises, increasing circulation in and dilating your blood vessels
  • As compared to running or other traditional exercises, excercising in a hot tub is a very gentle way to work your joints & muscles
  • Water can act as resistance to help build muscle strength.
  • And the part we like best- a hot tub gives you a massage, helping you to relax tight muscles!
There are so many Health Benefits of Hot Tubs. We love the relaxing part about hot tubs, but why not consider incorporating your hot tub in your exercise routine?

Check out the Hot Tubs available at Spring Dance Hot Tubs!

*According to the Arthritis Foundation

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 PoolLifeMag.com for more great health benefits of hot-tubbing!