Perhaps the most popular New Year’s resolution of them all is to exercise more and get into great shape. It can be hard to stay committed to those resolutions, though, especially when work becomes busy and responsibilities demand your time and attention as the year goes on. 

One of the best ways to stick to your fitness resolutions in the new year is to try simple, effective exercises in your swim spa that you can easily fit into your schedule, no matter how busy you become. 

A swim spa allows you to develop an exercise regimen that is equal parts convenient, enjoyable, and effective. These spas can allow for full body, low-impact exercise, any time of the day, any day of the year. They are the ultimate place to make good on your fitness resolutions. 

Here is how you can jumpstart your fitness journey in the new year with swim spa exercises.

The Benefits of Swim Spa Exercise

When you know an exercise is worth your time, you may feel more inclined to include it in your routine. Take a closer look at the benefits you can enjoy when you exercise in your swim spa:

woman is exercising in swim spa using row fit set


Swim spas allow you to do both aerobic and strength exercises in the same place. Rather than going out to the gym and swapping between the bench press, the treadmill, the pullup bar, and the rowing machine, you can get everything done in one spot — the luxurious comfort of your spa.

Low Impact Movement

The buoyancy of the swim spa’s water will reduce the impact on your joints and help you avoid injury and degradation. This makes swim spas particularly beneficial to older exercisers with stiff and achy joints.

Full Body Exercise

There are perhaps no other forms of exercise that access the wide range of muscles that swimming does. In your swim spa, you’ll be getting a full body workout from head to toe — and the odds are that you’ll be discovering muscles you never knew you had along the way.


You don’t necessarily want to go out for a run when the weather is frigid, and you generally can’t go to the gym in the middle of the night. With a swim spa, however, these issues are far less of a concern. With heated water and 24/7 access, you’ll be able to get that workout in on your schedule with far greater ease.

The Best Swim Spa Exercises

You may not know where to start when it comes to exercising in your swim spa. Boost your fitness regimen by incorporating these exercises into your routine:


The most standard of all swim spa exercises may be the very best. Swimming offers unmatched aerobic exercise, along with the opportunity to build muscle. And with the ability to adjust the current on your swim spa, you can choose how casual or intense your exercise is.

A person is swimming in a large, rectangular outdoor swim spa filled with clear water


You can also use the swim spa’s current to create resistance while you jog in place. This is a great way to build up strength and endurance without too much impact on your joints.


For an effective lower body workout, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart in your swim spa, and bend down as if you were sitting in a chair, with your arms raised and your knees behind your toes. Then, lift back up. Repeat this ten times, rest, and repeat for a few sets.

Calf Raises

Develop lower leg strength by standing at the edge of your swim spa with your feet shoulder-width apart. Slow raise up on your toes, and then back down ten times. Rest and repeat for a few sets.

Torso Twists

woman is exercising in swim spa using box fit

Work out your core by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, crossing your arms over your chest in an X shape. Slowly twist your torso left and right for around 40 repetitions. Rest and repeat for another two sets.

Meet Your Fitness Goals With Great Bay Spa & Sauna

A swim spa can enhance any fitness journey. If you’re interested in adding a swim spa to your home, look no further than Great Bay Spa & Sauna. We offer only the highest quality swim spas, hot tubs, and saunas, and we are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service — every time.

Contact us to learn more, or visit us today!