Swim spas and fitness go hand-in-hand. And that’s why it’s the perfect place to incorporate some stretches to increase your range of motion and release tension from the body. If you’re new to water fitness, our list is just what you need to get started. Read on for some easy, yet effective, full-body and spa-friendly stretches to add to your swim spa routine.
Upper Body Stretches
Stand or sit up straight in your swim spa. Grab one arm above your elbow with the opposite hand and pull it across your body toward your chest. Keep your elbow below shoulder height and hold for 20-30 seconds. Repeat on the other side.
Standing up straight, interlock your fingers behind you near your backside. Keep your shoulders straight and shoulders blades together then lift your arms up until you feel a stretch in your chest. Hold for 30 seconds if you can.
Sit in your spa and extend one arm in front of you at shoulder height or slightly below. With your opposite hand, grab your fingers just above your palm and pull on your hand until your fingertips are pointing toward the ceiling. You’ll feel a stretch in your wrist and forearm.
Lower Body Stretches
Place one foot in front of the other, bend your front knee slightly and lean toward the side of your spa. Keep both feet planted firmly on the floor and your back knee straight. Hold for 20-30 seconds and then switch sides.
Toes on Wall Stretch
Holding onto the spa’s edge for balance, place the heel of your foot a few inches from the wall of your spa. Put your toes an inch or two above on the wall and press forward for a lower leg and ankle stretch.
Stand in your spa with one knee bent and reach behind you to grab your foot. Keep your knee bent close to your other leg and pull your foot up until you feel a stretch down your thigh. You can hold the side of your spa if you need help to stay balanced. Hold the stretch for 30 seconds and repeat on the other side.
Whole Body Stretch
Standing in your spa, raise your arms above your hand, clasping your hands together. Stretch up and then over to the left, feeling a stretch down your arm, into your side and through your hip. Hold for 30 seconds and switch sides.
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