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Hot Tub Exercises


Owning a hot tub can provide you with numerous health benefits, including aiding in weight loss and providing a great space to workout. You may be aware of how a hot tub can alleviate pain, relieve stress, and even speed up muscle recovery, but did you know you can also exercise in a hot tub? Check out these great hot tub exercises so you can utilize your hot tub to help reach your fitness goals, and learn more about how to choose the best hot tub for your needs.

Why Should I Exercise in a Hot Tub?

The hot water in a hot tub helps to keep your muscles warm and limber, the added resistance of moving against the water is great for building strength, and you don’t have to worry about jarring impact on sore joints. You will also be able to achieve deeper stretches, which will increase flexibility and reduce the risk of injury.

When you exercise in a hot tub, you can get a great workout without ever leaving home. Plus, hot tub exercises promote weight loss when combined with other good habits like healthy eating and proper sleep habits.

Hot Tub Exercises

If you are not sure how to exercise in a hot tub, but you are ready to get started, try some of these moves to target specific areas:

  • Shoulders – Submerge everything but your head and stretch your arms out in front of you, palms down. Cross your arms over your chest, one on top of the other, and return to the starting position. Repeat.
  • Arms – Start with your arms down by your sides, palms facing forward. Cup your hands and pull them up toward your chest, bending only at the elbow. Then turn your hands so they cup downward and push them back to your sides.
  • Chest – Remain submerged up to your neck and extend your arms out to the sides. Position your palms toward each other and push them together in a clapping motion, keeping the arms straight.
  • Abdominals – Sit on the edge of a hot tub seat and cross your arms over your chest. Lift your legs off the ground and alternate leaning backward and forward. You can also try a Russian Twist variation by keeping your legs raised and turning your torso to touch your hands to one side and then the other.
  • Lower Body – Water resistance is a great tool for getting more out of your squats. Stand shoulder-width apart and squat down to where your hamstrings are parallel with the floor. You can also work your calves by standing and raising onto your toes.

Should I Get in a Hot Tub After Lifting Weights?

Getting in a hot tub after lifting weights can benefit you in several ways. If you have an injury, a hot tub is a great place to rest after a workout while the heat promotes blood flow to the injured area. Increased blood flow helps to accelerate healing, which means it also helps with muscle recovery after heavy lifting, even when you are not injured.

What is the Best Hot Tub for Exercise?

When choosing a hot tub, it is important to do your research and compare different brands and models. Bullfrog Spas is a great option because their features and accessories include an interchangeable JetPak system, which allows you to fully customize your jets and swap them out for others when needed. So, if you have guests coming over or you sustain an injury, choose the jets that target these needs and place them accordingly.

Visit your local hot tub dealer for more information about the hot tub models you are interested in and to learn more about how they can benefit your health!