Training heats up for this SwimEx Ironman. Things are really starting to heat up in training. August has been a tough month with a significant build that included 38,700 yards swimming, 148 miles running and 710 miles of biking. That brings my yearly training totals up to 208,374 yards of swimming, 1,061 miles of running and 4,442 miles of biking (491 hours of training). August was particularly challenging because I [Read the Rest…]
Madison, WI – This home owner needed a pool to assist with physical therapy. The skylights were used to help increase the amount of sunlight and heat, especially with the long Wisconsin winters. The customer really enjoys the deep well and quiet motor. The subterranean addition also includes an added bathroom with a shower. The bathroom includes a glass block wall, pedestal sink, and beautiful wood flooring. The addition [Read the Rest…]
The fall and winter come quick in Delaware but this owner of a SwimEx 500 OS swim spa made sure he can still enjoy the water year-round. The windows all open up to let the bay breeze in while keeping the cold elements out. Pool Specs: The 500 OS models utilize “side channels” as a water return system enabling a greater water depth and faster counter-current pool water speeds. These [Read the Rest…]
We may have had a rainy week here in New England but Seattle has to deal with wet weather most of the year. This makes it difficult to get your fitness or therapy swim time in. The solution is a SwimEx pool. Check out this simple, yet effective and tranquil setup one owner created for his 500 OS. Folding doors create a seamless transition to the outside but seals out the [Read the Rest…]
One SwimEx pool owner in Seattle is enjoying an early summer swim thanks to their SwimEx swim spa pool! A gorgeous view and nice grill set up completes the summer package! His 600 S pool (with 2ft extension) was installed in 2005 and is still running strong! The 60-inch deep 600 S home swim spa one of the deepest and most powerful resistance pools on the market. The 600 S utilizes [Read the Rest…]
One of our customers in Philadelphia had a custom (and solid!) pool cover made out of the same material as the room’s flooring. The cover is flush with the floor and can be walked on. This enables the pool room to be used a multipurpose room. It is an ingenious way to take a swim and have the family over for dinner on the same day!
Ryders Health Management is a family-owned nursing and rehabilitation organization with six centers in Connecticut, including two that feature SwimEx PT500 pools. In this great piece by ConnecticutStyle that aired a few years back, Ryders CEO Martin Sbriglio, whose mother founded the company, talks about how Ryders therapists use their SwimEx pools to help patients rehab quicker through physical therapy in a non-weight bearing aqua environment. Martin’s comments about [Read the Rest…]
By Lori Thein Brody and Paula Richley Geigle Injured Athletes Some form of rest is often the treatment recommendation for an injured athlete. The rest may be relative rest, in which the athlete reduces the intensity of training or activity, or it may be absolute rest, during which the athlete performs no activity. In either case, rest for an athlete can be problematic. The research of Coyle et al. (1986 [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!
Richard and Estelle de Bear installed a SwimEx 500S in 1993 in a room they had specially built off the master bedroom of their Plymouth, MI home, and it still looks and works great. Estelle, who died in November, exercised in the pool for 55 minutes every morning, Richard remembers. Richard swims every other day. “The current is still powerful enough to send me through the end of the pool,” he [Read the Rest…]
Do you live in Arizona, New York or Wisconsin? No matter where in the country you may live, a pool can make a great lifestyle perfect! Think about the following: It’s Saturday, and you would be enjoying your weekend, had it not been for the crowds at your community gym. You love to swim laps, but don’t like the idea of sharing the lap pool with strangers. And while you [Read the Rest…]
Aquatic exercise isn’t just for swimming the butterfly, freestyle or side stroke any more. In fact, when you think outside of the box and go outside your exercise comfort zone, your swim strokes can become so much more. Incorporate your two great loves –bike riding in the outdoors and exercising in the water, and you’ve just developed the perfect weekly exercise plan. You can bike in a pool? Who knew? [Read the Rest…]
“We love the SwimEx pool at our Canine Rehabilitation Facility. The current definitely allows us to challenge our agility patients and help strengthen our cases recovering from surgery. The controls inside the pool easily allow us to make adjustments to the workout during a session. We have found that keeping it clean is very low maintenance as well. This is especially important after swimming a few Newfoundlands. I would highly [Read the Rest…]
If your body requires some rehab, that doesn’t mean you have to go to an expensive place of rehab. Instead, work your glutes, repair your ACL, diminish your arthritis (or even ease your stress level) by committing to the best exercise of all – aquatic therapy for pain relief, anxiety and discomfort. From accidents to sports injuries (and various types of joint pain that can pop up at any age) [Read the Rest…]
Do you loathe the crowds at your community swimming pool but don’t want to give up your workouts? Are you finding that your joints are in more pain that usual, and need some rehab? Do you want to become fitter than ever, and have vowed to make 2013 the year you’ll finally lean down and tone up? Think of a lap pool as the answer to all of your health [Read the Rest…]