You don’t have to be Michael Phelps to train in a Michael Phelps Swim Spa. Michael Phelps and his coach Bob Bowman contributed to the design of this swim spa so it’s perfect for competitive athletes, but there are lots of people who would benefit from owning a swim spa.
7 People Who Could Benefit from a Swim Spa
1. Kids or Adults Learning To Swim
A swim spa is the perfect place to learn to swim. It’s a small body of water and you’re never more than a few steps (or strokes) from the side of the swim spa. As your swimming skills improve, you can use the swim number system to strengthen your strokes.
If you’ve competed in a triathlon, you know that one of the most challenging part of training is the swimming portion. You can run almost anywhere and bike almost anywhere, but it’s not always easy to find a place to train. If you have a Michael Phelps Swim Spa, you can do the swimming portion of your training in your own backyard! You can also use your swim spa to alleviate aches and pains and you can even run in your swim spa!
3. People Recovering From an Injury
If you’ve had back surgery or knee surgery, you may find that your mobility is not what it used to be…even after you finished your rehab. Since the buoyancy of water supports 90% of your body weight, when a 200 pound person walks in a swim spa, they’re body feels like they’re only 20 pounds.
Exercising and training in water provides an ideal, forgiving environment for losing weight. By using the natural resistance and buoyancy of water, you can increase muscle strength and range of motion in a safer environment, perform exercises without the impact forces from exercising on land, and gradually increase to higher level training without adding stress to an injury. This is something land-based training cannot successfully offer.
I love Meredith’s Story of how she lost over 100 pounds!
“I work full time and am a busy mother of three. I also suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. As I got older and after the birth of three kids, I gained more than 100 pounds that I never really took off again. One day I noticed how out-of-breath I was playing with my kids and I couldn’t keep up with them. Then I saw a picture of myself and asked my husband if that’s what I really looked like. Of course, my wonderful husband said it was a good picture of me. I decided then, I had to do something.
With rheumatoid arthritis, the cold tightens muscles and causes pain and the more you weigh the more joint pain you experience. Every morning was a struggle. I tried to walk on a treadmill but my feet would burn and I would max out at a 15 minute workout. I knew the only way to accomplish my weight-loss goals was to get in the water and I needed to get a Michael Phelps Swim Spa in my backyard.
It’s not like having a membership where you have to drive, day or night, to workout. And when you’re going through a weight-loss transformation, you don’t want to wear a bathing suit in a public place! With the swim spa, I just go in my backyard, do what I want, when I want, as much as I want. I get in it all the time – I’m like a fish now. It feels great -I love it!
It’s so much better than a pool in your backyard too, because you can use it all year-round, even when it’s 10 degrees and snowing! My kids love to have their friends over and I’m in there exercising and spending time with them.
I’ve transformed from an out-of shape, overweight person (who used to be an athlete), to a person who got her life back. I lost over 100 pounds and I can’t tell you everything it’s given back to me. Before, I was a spectator in my children’s lives and didn’t realize it. By getting this swim spa I didn’t just lose weight, it helped me gain my life and family back.”
-Meredith V., New York
When you avoid activities and limit the use of your joints and muscles due to pain, over time, your muscles will weaken and the joints and muscles will lose flexibility (or range of motion). Inactivity also can shorten and tighten muscles, causing you to feel more pain and stiffness, not only keeping you from exercising, but also from every day activities.
With regular exercise you keep joints moving, reduce joint pain, restore and preserve strength and flexibility, and protect joints against further damage. Exercise can also improve your coordination and endurance and improve your ability to perform daily tasks. Exercise increases energy, reduces fatigue, improves sleep, and leads to an improved sense of self-esteem and accomplishment. That’s one of the reasons Master Spas has developed the Michael Phelps Signature Swim Spas. This aquatic exercise tool will help you gain strength, relieve pain, and better your physical condition so you can get back your everyday activities.
Check out Patricia’s story:
I am 62 years old, and I suffer from arthritis in my right leg and hip. I experienced pain and cramps when walking, but it was worse when I’d try to climb stairs. It was like I needed to coach each leg up, then the other. Then one day I ran into a friend that I hadn’t seen since high school. We found that we had similar struggles, and she told me about the Michael Phelps Swim Spa. I had heard about the swim spas before, but I thought they were only used for athletic training. I didn’t realize that they were also used for someone like me -someone needing an exercise program for arthritis. In the past, I tried going to the gym, using a treadmill, and doing my stretches, but I was discouraged with the results. I remember starting in the swim spa on a Tuesday. Within two days I could go up stairs! And I mean straight up, only one foot per step! I said to my friend Paul, ‘Look at this – its working!’ After the third day, I felt incredible!
Exercising in the swim spa is now my normal. I love the propulsion of the swim spa. At the end of my workout, I turn the speed up to 40 and let it massage my legs, thighs and my IT bands. That has also played a big part in my therapy. Using the swim spa is fun and I not only have relief of my arthritis pain, but I feel stronger and healthier. My clothes are even fitting better!”
-Patricia K., Saco Maine
Did you know that you can improve your overall health, fitness, and quality of life by using water for exercise? There are so many health benefits to swimming!
Swimming is the closest thing to a perfect sport. Swimming gives your body a great workout without the harsh impact of land based exercises. It exercises most of the major muscle groups in your body. It’s inexpensive, fun, and safe for all ages. It’s also a gentle way to improve your level of fitness. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or someone in desperate need of exercise, swimming can help you!
7. Competitive Swimmers
Competitive swimmers who are looking for a competitive edge could benefit from the Michael Phelps Swim Spa. Bob Bowman, longtime coach of Michael Phelps, has used footage from the Michael Phelps Swim Spa to improve Michael’s strokes. You could benefit in the same way!
You don’t have to be Michael Phelps to own a Michael Phelps Swim Spa….anyone can benefit!