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Master Spas H2X swim spa fitness poolAquatic exercise is an ideal activity for swimmers and hot tub enthusiasts of any fitness level. Water's buoyancy creates less impact on your joints, while water's resistance makes movements more challenging, giving you a great workout in an environment with a low risk of injury. If your backyard is too small for a swimming pool, hot tubs and swim spas provide a compact place to exercise.

Learn how swimming, aquatic exercise, and hot tub soaks can benefit your health.


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Tailoring Water Exercise to Meet Your Needs

Exercising in the water appeals to people with varying levels of fitness ability. Conditioned athletes wade in to build endurance and strength. People with arthritis and back pain find it an ideal place to stretch and obtain an aerobic workout. Read more >>


 

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Exercising in Water -- Why It's Beneficial


What are the advantages of water exercise, compared to land exercise? Read more >>


Fast Pain Relief

Water exercise has long been known as a great way to achieve fast fitness, especially for those who find land workouts to be too painful on joints and muscles. Now researchers report that low-impact water routines not only strengthen muscles and aerobic fitness quickly, but may be the fastest way to alleviate the chronic pain and tenderness caused by the arthritis-related condition fibromyalgia. Read more >>


Tailoring Water Exercise to Meet Your Needs

Exercising in the water appeals to people with varying levels of fitness ability. Conditioned athletes wade in to build endurance and strength. People with arthritis and back pain find it an ideal place to stretch and obtain an aerobic workout. Read more >>


The Water Connection to Fitness

Land–based pilates, yoga and tai chi programs have moved to the pool as more and more people realize that water offers unique properties when it comes to stretching, honing muscles and relaxing. Read more >>


Water Walking for Faster Fitness

There's good reason why walking is one the most recommended forms of exercise: It's an easy, safe and effective way to increase aerobic fitness, endurance and muscle strength, one that requires no equipment and can be done almost anywhere…including the backyard pool. Read more >>


Sunscreen Know-How

Applying enough sunscreen and makeup to last through a day of sweltering summer heat can be quite a process, especially when you have to reapply after a dip in the pool or a soak in the hot tub. But with the proper step-by-step application, it's easy to don your best face while still protecting it from the sun. Read on for key tips on how to keep your skin safe and healthy. Read more >>