Ironman Lake Tahoe…For those who have been following my journey this year, you know it has been a tough year, and that I trained hard to be able to complete two Ironman competitions this year. The first Ironman took a lot of heart and perseverance. It then took a lot to recover and rebuild in a short period of time for Ironman Lake Tahoe. But, I was confident that I [Read the Rest…]
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend in New England. Plenty of sun and a perfect time of year for leaf peeping. If you’re up for a trip to see amazing foliage, check out the Yankee Foliage site for up-to-date reports. We plan to enjoy a few more wonderfully warm days. The weather looks like it’s going to be great in Seattle too! Check out this Seattle SwimEx. What a [Read the Rest…]
It’s Active Aging Week – a celebration of adults 50 years of age and older. Take a moment to enjoy your life. We recommend finding a water exercise class near you. We know you’ll love it. If you do, check out the benefits of owning your own SwimEx pool and exercising at home.
Did you know that inside every SwimEx pool wall there is a balsa wood core for strength, insulation and endurance? This process sets us apart and creates benefits that are unique to SwimEx. Our balsa wood core allows for lower water heating costs and pools that stand the test of time. Handcrafted in the USA, every SwimEx pool is carefully constructed with a strict attention to detail. There’s an art [Read the Rest…]
Introducing the Triton! The newest member of the SwimEx family is crafted for the home or commercial customer who demands the best or nothing at all. This beautiful one piece pool features a wide open layout, 50” water depth and two seats for relaxation or seated exercise. There are Triton models available for home owners and commercial physical therapy clinics.
Those of you who have been following me know that I finished an Ironman in Coeur D’ Alene (IMCDA) in late June and that I am trying to recover and rebuild in time to race Ironman Lake Tahoe in September. This is the first time that I have tried to train for a new race after completing an Ironman and it has been quite a challenge. At 47 I [Read the Rest…]
Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior these drills and exercises will bring your game to the next level. Click on the videos below to watch. For more exercise and therapy videos click here!
The Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery Center uses aqua yoga in a SwimEx pool to help rehabilitate spinal injury patients who couldn’t even perform yoga on chairs. The non-weight bearing environment produces great results. Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery Center (from their website) Aquatic therapy introduces the patient to an environment of warm water (92-94 degrees), relaxing atmosphere for unloading the spine, pelvis, and lower extremity joints. The patient learns to [Read the Rest…]
(Read Stephen’s complete blog series here) Ironman Coeur D’ Alene is in the books! Thanks to anyone who checked in on me for Ironman CDA! It was an amazing day in many ways. The journey for me started 6 months ago with some big training and weight loss.However, 1 week before the race I was training hard and ended up putting my back and shoulder into spasm. I went to [Read the Rest…]
“Thanks to everyone following my progress. Here is a picture of me in my pants from January, they are a bit too big now. May was tougher than April, but then it should be. Training totals for May include 36,400 yards of swimming, 184 miles of running and 758 miles on the bike. The long bike rides are up to 112 miles, long runs 17 miles and long swims 5200 [Read the Rest…]
Ironman Training pays off with 20lbs weight loss since January! – “April has been a long month. My training was complicated by having eye surgery that limited my workouts some, including 2 weeks with no swimming allowed. No worries, all is ok now and back on track. Training totals for the month are Swim 26,200 yards, Bike 634 miles and Run 164 miles. The picture is of me on my bike [Read the Rest…]
Thanks again to those checking in to follow my progress. March has come and gone so quickly. It has been a challenging month in many ways. We continue to get snow and rain in my part of the country which sometimes requires a little extra motivation to go out on those long wet runs. Work has been particularly challenging and there have been way too many birthdays, including mine (47), [Read the Rest…]
Hi again. Welcome to anyone following my progress. Although February was a short month I was able to get in some solid training with 23,900 yards of swimming, 113 miles of running and 428 miles of biking. I avoided chocolate and all carbonated beverages and caffeine for the month and lost 5 pounds. I finished off the month with a 3 mile race where I finished 1st in my age [Read the Rest…]
We recently asked one of our long time owners if he would be kind enough to write about his experience with his SwimEx pool. What he wrote back was motivational and hopefully inspiring to anyone trying to get in shape or reach a goal. Stay tuned for next month’s journal! “Yes I continue to use the SwimEx for training for Ironmans. So far I have swum roughly 1,427,650 yards which [Read the Rest…]
One of our favorite exercise tools for ultra fitness is the Aqua Bike! The Aqua Bike features five levels of resistance with a light-weight stainless steel design, adjustable seat and handlebars that enables both aerobic and muscle conditioning in a stress-free aquatic environment. Steve Harvey recently used one on his show for a serious workout!