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Fitness Programs for Michael Phelps Signature Swim Spas

Achieve your wellness goals with these exclusive aquatic exercise programs, which were designed to use with a Master Spas swim spa. Dr. Rick McAvoy, who specializes in aquatic physical therapy, created these programs to help people realize the benefits of water exercise — whether they are recovering from surgery or suffer from a chronic illness.

There are programs for:

  • Balance and Flexibility
  • Arthritis
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Low Back Pain
  • Hip Replacement
  • Post-Knee Surgery
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Golf Swing
  • Weight Loss

H2Xercise Kit

Every Michael Phelps Signature Swim Spa comes with an H2Xercise Kit. Included are row bars and resistance tubing.

H2Xercise Programs

Balance and Flexibility

Improve your balance, mobility, and flexibility with safe and effective water exercises. This program allows you to take advantage of water's natural properties to rehabilitate an injury or reduce your risk of falling. The functional movements included will help you move better during your daily activities.


Arthritis Relief Exercise Program

Exercise without the pain and discomfort associated with arthritis. This wellness program will help you improve coordination, balance, and posture. The warm water of a Michael Phelps Signature Swim Spa can help ease stiff and achy joints, while improving flexibility for those with arthritis.


Shoulder Injury

Alleviate shoulder pain and rehabilitate a shoulder injury with this water-based exercise program. Incorporating exercises that take advantage of water's resistance, strengthen the muscles of the shoulder, improve posture, and increase mobility. A consistent exercise program can improve shoulder function and prevent injury.


Low-Back Injury or Post-Back Surgery

Use water exercise to ease the tightness and pain associated with a chronic low-back injury. The Lower-Back Post Surgery or Injury Recovery Program will help you strengthen your core and keep the spine healthy. By increasing strength and stabilizing the core, you will be less prone to back pain.


Post-Op Hip Replacement or Hip Injury

Use warm water exercise to improve your hip mobility and strength. This program incorporates exercises to strengthen the muscles around the hip for better balance and mobility. By following this exercise routine in the Michael Phelps Signature Swim Spa, you can also minimize tightness and avoid injury.


Recovering from Knee Surgery or Injury

Increase strength and flexibility without the stress of land-based exercises. This program is designed to improve flexibility, strength, coordination, and alignment of the body. A regular water exercise routine in a Michael Phelps Signature Swim Spa will increase mobility and help reduce knee pain or soreness.


Preventing Overuse Injuries

Overuse injuries can be a frustrating part of triathlon training. However, athletes can avoid injury and perform better with a water-based cross training program. Target the stabilizer muscle groups, while easing joint pain and stiffness. Triathletes can achieve balance and performance through regular prehab movements in a Michael Phelps Signature Swim Spa


Preventing Overuse Injuries

This program was designed to address the common overuse injuries that triathletes experience from intense endurance training. By focusing on balancing muscle groups that are overworked or underutilized, these exercises help to alleviate hip tightness and shoulder pain, as well as stabilize the core and improve posture.


Parkinson's Live Well Program

People living with Parkinson's Disease often experience stiff joints and muscles. By taking advantage of the warm water of a Michael Phelps Signature Swim Spa, those with Parkinson's can enjoy increased mobility through exercise. A consistent water exercise routine can improve balance, motion, and strength.


Multiple Sclerosis Live Well Program

A water exercise routine in a Michael Phelps Signature Swim Spa can help improve the symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis. The warm water provides a low-impact environment that allows for improved flexibility and mobility. This program will help ease muscle stiffness while increasing strength, balance, and coordination.


Aquatic Weight Loss

Combine the benefits of water exercise with a total-body workout plan. Whether you want to get active or improve your fitness level, the Weight Loss Exercise Program can change your training dynamic. The water exercise routine includes compound resistance exercises and cardio movements. Use this routine for the Michael Phelps Signature Swim Spa to complement your on-land workout plan or on its own.


Improving Your Golf Swing

A good golf swing requires strength and coordination. Designed with the golfer in mind, this exercise program increases mobility and helps you build strength. Working out in a Michael Phelps Signature Swim Spa allows for better range of motion and body position. The program will help you correct your swing pattern and body position so that you can be stronger on the golf course.


About Dr. Rick McAvoy

Rick McAvoy

Dr. Rick McAvoy, PT, DPT, CSCS has specialized in Aquatic Physical Therapy and Sports Performance for over 25 years. He owns RMA (Rick McAvoy Aquatics), an Aquatic Fitness and Sports Performance Training and Consulting Company in Southern New England.

McAvoy is a published author and researcher in the field of Aquatic Therapy and Fitness as well as Sports Performance. He trains and consults with numerous athletes and sports teams from professional sports, collegiate and high school teams, along with fitness and healthcare institutions. McAvoy is also a sought after Master Instructor of the Burdenko Method, which is a specialized form of dynamic aquatic and land-based techniques.

Known nationally and internationally, McAvoy lectures throughout the year to teach the benefits of Aquatic Therapy, Fitness and Sports Performance to health clubs, athletic institutions and health care practices.

In addition, McAvoy is adjunct faculty member at The University of New Hampshire in the Department of Kinesiology and Franklin Pierce University in the Doctoral of Physical Therapy program.

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