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…]
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…]
This 600 S SwimEx pool offers the ultimate in relaxation and home fitness with this resistance pool and jacuzzi set-up! The pool features a 2ft extension and an adjustable pool counter current that extends 28 inches deep. This provides a smooth, laminar flow of up to 30,000 gallons per minute (113,562 lpm) and holds 3,200 gallons (12,112 l) of water. The pool also features a swimming arrow, deep-water running [Read the Rest…]
A common question we get asked is “How difficult is it to install a SwimEx pool?”. View the photos below of a pool installation in Seattle, WA. They went with a below ground installation covered by a custom pool enclosure for year round swimming enjoyment and fitness! SwimEx pools can be installed indoors, outdoors, above ground, inground, or partially inground. What’s more, a SwimEx is free-standing and moveable; additional support [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…]
The Center for Physical Rehabilitation has proven results with aqua therapy utilizing a SwimEx 700 at their Cascade, Michigan location. Their team of Therapists, and Athletic Trainers use aqua therapy since it allows for an earlier start to therapy, less painful for the patient,and gives patients the ability to move freely in ways that would not be possible on land. From The Center for Physical Rehabilitation‘s website. The Center, with [Read the Rest…]
The amount of Physical Therapy Centers who offer aquatic therapy is on the rise. To keep up with the demand an increased number of colleges and universities are offering programs for aqua therapy and incorporating SwimEx pools on campus. If you live in Rhode Island you can visit University Physical Therapy. It is a full-time outpatient clinic available to patients from the University of Rhode Island and local community. The [Read the Rest…]
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!
Just in time for the cooler weather we finished a gorgeous indoor pool for a home owner that will be used all winter. Check out the layout! This is the largest residential pool available and certain modifications were made to enable it use a retractable cover. Pretty slick!
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…]