Want a Great Workout? 3 Reasons You Should Exercise in Your Pool

Getting regular physical exercise is important for so many reasons, but so many of us also find it hard to get into a fitness routine that sticks. However, if you already have a custom pool, you already have a great way to get in shape right in your own backyard! In fact, the exercise factor is one of the top benefits of owning a swimming pool.

But you aren’t limited to doing endless laps! Although there are countless types of custom pools to choose from, you can reap the benefits of water-based exercise regardless of the size or style. All you need for a wonderful workout is a high quality custom pool and your own body.

So why use a custom inground pool or above ground pool to exercise?

You’ll burn more calories in a shorter period of time

When you work out in a pool, you’ll be able to burn more calories and fat at a faster rate than with other types of exercise. With one hour of vigorous swimming, you can burn up to 650 calories! And because working out in the pool doesn’t feel like work, you’ll likely be able to sustain a longer workout in water than you would on land.

Water provides resistance and support

Though you won’t be able to feel it, working out in the water will provide your muscles with both higher resistance and more support. That’s why water aerobics are so popular among seniors. At any age, you’ll actually get a better workout without the fatigue or pain that often comes with exercise. There’s a good reason why swimmers have such highly developed muscles: the water provides the natural resistance needed to make those muscles grow. Although there are many types of custom pools, any type of pool will provide that resistance and support you need for a great workout.

It’s better for those with painful conditions

Many times, those with conditions like arthritis, diabetes, or other chronic illnesses are unable to exercise — which can make their conditions much worse. But by getting into the water, many of these people are able to exercise andbe relieved of pain. There’s evidence to suggest that people with joint injuries may even heal faster by exercising in the water.

There are countless other benefits to choosing to exercise in a pool. To find out more about the types of custom pools we offer and how they can benefit you and your family, please contact us today!