We have all been there. After a great night out with friends partying and having a good time we wake up the next morning with a headache the size of Texas. Consuming alcohol during a night out on the town has become an American tradition, but consuming too much not only results in intoxicating effects while you are drinking, but could leave you with a nasty hangover the next morning as well.

Hot tub owners are in luck, though. Did you know that a soak in your hot tub is a great way to help relieve the symptoms of a hangover? The hot tub hangover cure, used in conjunction with other remedies can help you put a stop to that hangover so you can get on with your day.

What Causes a Hangover

First, before we can talk about the hot tub hangover cure and how to do it, it is important to understand the causes and symptoms of a hangover. A hangover is caused by drinking, as well all know. More specifically, it is caused by consuming too much alcohol so it builds up in your system before you body has a chance to filter and remove it.

Drinking too much alcohol also results in the following that can lead to hangover the next morning:

  • Frequent Urination leading to dehydration
  • Drop in blood sugar
  • Dilation of blood vessels
  • Stomach irritation
  • Immune system responses

These causes can all attribute to the pounding headache and other hangover symptoms that you must endure the next day.

Hangover Symptoms

Everyone knows that a hangover causes an extremely painful headache and this knowledge is so common that the term hangover has become associated with a bad headache after drinking. However, a hangover can actually cause a wide variety of symptoms including:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness
  • Irritability
  • Moodiness
  • Anxiety
  • Body aches
  • Halitosis
  • Thirst
  • Vomiting

There are just a few of the possible symptoms you could experience when you are suffering from a hangover. The severity of these symptoms and which ones you experience are most often determined by the individual and how much alcohol they consumed.

Use Your Hot Tub To Cure Your Hangover

Now that you understand what a hangover is and why it is happening to you, it is time now to knock that hangover out so you can get on with your day free of that pesky headache.

1. Rehydrate

Remember that after a night of partying you are dehydrated. Before you do anything, grab a glass of Gatorade or any other sports drink that replaces electrolytes in your body. If you don’t have any sports drinks handy, pour yourself a large, cool glass of water instead. Avoid coffee or other sugar based drinks like sodas as they do nothing for dehydration. While you may think coffee is the best answer for your hang over, that cup of joe won’t help you one bit.

2. Avoid Pain Medication

Another common mistake many people suffering from hangovers often make, pain medication can actually have the opposite effect that you were hoping. Most of these medications act as a low grade blood thinner which will only work to amplify the effects of your hangover instead of helping relieve the pain symptoms.

3. Soak in your Hot Tub

After you have had your glass of water or a sports drink, get in your hot tub and be sure the temperature is set between 102-104° F. Stay in the warmth of the hot tub for 20 to 25 minutes and let your body relax in the warm, bubbling water. The heat of the hot tub will help improve the circulation in your body and help it remove the toxic alcohol left behind that is causing all the problems.

The Hot Tub Headache Relief Remedy

Got a headache? Turns out that soaking in a hot tub and drinking some coffee might be a great all-natural headache relief remedy that requires no pills.

The heat of a hot tub can dehydrate you as well. So you may want to go ahead and take another glass of water to the hot tub with you or maybe even another sports drink just to make sure your body stays hydrated while you soak.

4. Take a Cold Shower

While a cold shower may come as a shock to your body especially after you spent time in very warm water, the cool water will really kick start your circulation and raise your heart rate to quicken the removal of any toxins still present in your body.

5. Keep Drinking Water

After your dip in the hot tub and your cold shower, drink more water or Gatorade to maintain proper hydration. This will help flush the alcohol from your system so you feel better much faster.

Drinking and partying can be fun but remember to always do it safely. If you do experience a hangover the next day, don’t beat yourself up. Everyone has had a little too much every now and then. If you have a hot tub or have access to one, try this hot tub hangover cure to relieve your symptoms so you can feel better and get on with your day free from the discomfort of your hangover.

Happy Soaking!

Thank you to Swim University for this VERY helpful article.

-Shari Provan-Crofut



We know what you’re thinking… New Year’s resolutions are overrated. Why commit to 12-month goals when time has shown you that you’ll throw them out the window 30 days into the New Year anyway. Regardless of how you feel about New Year’s resolutions, there’s something to be said for the fresh start, and for whatever reason, most of us decide that January 1st is a good day to launch that start. As a pool or spa owner, you may need to make a fresh start in your approach to care, design or usage. We have some great ideas to explore and tips to try for 2018. Check it out and decide if your pool, your hot tub, or YOU could benefit from a resolution or two in the New Year.


If you want your hot tub or swimming pool to last, it’s important to take care of it. Depending on where your hot tub is located — inside a screened-in porch or outside under a canvas of tree branches — necessary maintenance tasks will vary.

However, the basics like periodically draining your hot tub, keeping the water balanced, and cleaning the spa or tub never change. If routine maintenance is something that’s difficult for you, let us first assure you that you’re not the only one. Perhaps you have a chaotic schedule, lack the know-how to maintain your pool, or simply forget to do it. Regardless of why maintenance routines slipped through the cracks in 2017, we have two ideas that might help you achieve your maintenance goals in 2018.


Create a spa/pool maintenance calendar and keep it current. By assigning maintenance tasks to specific days, you’ll be more likely to accomplish them. It’s also helpful to have an at-a-glance view of what your maintenance schedule looks like for the month. You could even set monthly goals for your pool or spa. This can be really fun if you’re thinking outside the box. For example, in January, you want to choose three potential water features for your pool. Then, in February, you want to obtain a quote on your chosen water feature.


If maintenance tasks are not proactively assigned and distributed among the family, then all tasks will fall on the shoulders of one person — and chances are, that person will be you. Instead of stressing yourself out with pool maintenance you don’t have time to do, share the load. Create a chore chart that assigns each task to different people in your family. Make sure tasks are age appropriate and safe, though! Children should always be supervised when they’re near a swimming pool or spa, and chemical treatments and equipment checks should be left to an adult.


You may love the idea of throwing a hot tub party, or you may already be planning your pool parties for the summer. If you enjoy hosting, then do more of it in 2018! If you’re not a big party planner, that’s okay, too. You can have just as much fun with one or two friends who join you for a relaxing swim or soak. Either way, plan to share the joy of your hot tub or pool with others this coming year.


What’s the point of having a pool or spa if you’re not going to dress it up a bit? Like cars, pools and hot tubs have potential for all kinds of bells and whistles that increase their value as well as your enjoyment in using them. An upgrade doesn’t necessarily have to be a major expense. It may be something as minor as hanging patio lights, or it could be something major like designing and installing a new deck. There are endless options; the point is choosing one and doing it!


A higher energy bill comes with the territory of having a hot tub or pool. (If you didn’t think about that before your installation, you’re no doubt thinking about it now). However, there are ways to improve energy efficiency. This coming year, take time to research energy-saving options and commit to making some improvements. While energy efficient upgrades require an upfront investment, the long term benefits will eventually save you a considerable amount of money.


You knew this one was coming. We cannot not emphasize enough the importance of giving yourself a time and place to relax. While pools and hot tubs can be fun, social settings, they’re also ideal places to check out and unwind — something our bodies and brains seriously need! If you don’t find yourself kicking back in your pool or spa every now and then — thinking about nothing and doing nothing — then 2018 is the year to change that. Ultimately, it’s up to you if you want to commit to New Year’s resolutions for 2018.

However, if you need help accomplishing your pool and hot tub goals, let us know! The professionals at Lakeland Unique Pools, Spas & More can handle everything from hot tub & swim spa installations to equipment repairs and water analysis.

Thank you to Hot Springs Pools & Spas for the article.  Posted by Jim Riggs on Dec 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM

-Shari Provan-Crofut

#TipTuesday – Hot Tub Cover Care

A well-made hot tub cover is an essential part of your hot tub. It quietly fulfills two simple yet important functions: It keeps in heat, and it keeps out anything that shouldn’t be in your water. By making sure your spa is securely covered whenever it’s not in use, you can help ensure your water is kept heated, free of contaminants, and ready for you at all times.

With a bit of care and consideration, a well-made hot tub cover can remain in peak condition for several years. Nothing lasts forever, though, and eventually your cover will likely need to be replaced. Here, we’ll show you how to take good care of your hot tub cover to extend its longevity and, once it has outlived its usefulness, how to find the perfect replacement.


Hot tub covers are designed to be durable and require relatively little maintenance. However, to keep your cover in prime condition for as long as possible, make sure you treat it well and follow a few good practices:

Follow a few tips to keep your hot tub cover in good shape.

  • Handle your cover gently. Your hot tub’s cover is made from an outer layer of water-resistant vinyl surrounding a reinforced foam core, which is wrapped in plastic or laminate to form a vapor barrier. If the cover is ripped, punctured, or otherwise damaged, water may permeate the vapor barrier and saturate the interior foam, which will limit your cover’s ability to do its job. So take care: Keep it away from sharp edges and rough surfaces, and never drag it across the ground.
  • Strongly consider adding a cover lifter to your spa.In addition to eliminating the need to struggle with a bulky, heavy cover, cover lifters also keep the cover safely raised and stored off of the ground while your spa is in use, thus keeping it clean and reducing the risk of damage.
  • Keep your cover clear. Your cover helps insulate your hot tub by creating a tight seal: Warm air can’t escape, and cooler air can’t enter. In inclement weather, don’t let snow or ice accumulate on top of your hot tub cover—the weight of the snow can cause it to bend and sag in the center, breaking the seal and letting heat seep out.
  • Your hot tub cover is not a piece of furniture. For safety reasons, never let children or pets climb on top of a covered hot tub. Even if your cover is resting on solid ground, though, it’s not a good idea to let anyone stand or sit on it; in a similar vein, avoid the temptation to use your covered tub as a makeshift table. Using your hot tub cover in ways in which it was not designed to be used can damage the vinyl or cause the foam interior to sag.
  • After adding chemicals to your water, leave your hot tub uncovered for half an hour to give them time to purify and freshen the water. Some chemicals commonly used in water care systems, including chlorine, need to interact with air in order to work properly. Covering up your hot tub immediately after treating your water can trap chemical vapors against the cover, which can damage it. Similarly, always monitor the pH balance of your water. A solution that’s either too acidic or too basic isn’t just ineffective at keeping your water clean—it also might weaken the materials in your hot tub cover.
  • Clean your hot tub cover occasionally with mild soap and water. Surface grime or mildew can easily transfer from your cover to your water—or can even cause lasting damage.


Even if you take meticulous care of your hot tub cover, at some point it’ll probably need to be replaced. Take a close look at it: Does it lie flat over your spa, or does it sag in the center? Is the vinyl torn, punctured, or cracked? Has your cover grown noticeably heavier over time? That’s water weight: A heavier cover means spa water has permeated the vapor barrier protecting the foam core. Does your cover smell like must or mold? Mold and bacteria thrive in warm, damp environments, and while your hot tub’s water care system will eradicate any contaminants inside your spa, your cover could be vulnerable. A bad smell might indicate that mold is growing inside your cover’s foam core. If your hot tub cover is showing any of these signs of age or overuse, it’s time to replace it.

When you’re looking for a replacement hot tub cover, keep these tips in mind for the best results:

  • Look for durable manufacturing details, such as heavy-duty stitching and the use of marine-grade vinyl. As the name implies, “marine-grade” is a classification of products specifically designed or treated to withstand heavy use in water.
  • Fit is the key consideration. If your hot tub cover doesn’t fit over the top of your hot tub snugly enough to create a tight seal, it doesn’t matter how well-made that cover might be—heat will escape, and your hot tub cover won’t be able to do its job. A custom cover designed to fit your particular hot tub brand and model is by far your best choice.
  • In heavy winds, your hot tub cover could be blown away. Look for a replacement cover with sturdy, adjustable straps to keep your cover securely fastened to your hot tub, even when the weather turns wild.
  • Your hot tub dealer can help you find the best replacement cover.


  • If you have children, or if your backyard or patio where your hot tub is located may be accessed by children, you’ll want to make sure your cover has child safety locks, which prevent kids from entering your spa without your knowledge and supervision.

If you’re looking to save money, you may be tempted to order an inexpensive hot tub cover from an online retailer. While you might be able to snag a bargain, there are risks attached: If your cover is sent through the mail, it could be crushed, punctured, or otherwise damaged in transit, rendering it unusable. More importantly, though, you might end up compromising on two vital considerations in the pursuit of a deal: fit and quality. When you order online—particularly when you order from a site that doesn’t specialize in hot tubs—you run the risk of ending up with a poorly-made, ill-fitting cover that will do little to insulate or protect your spa. Instead of saving money, you could end up throwing your cash away.

When you need to replace your hot tub cover, the Team at Lakeland Unique Pools, Spas & More will be able to steer you in the right direction. They’re the established experts on your particular hot tub brand and model. If aesthetics are important to you, we will also be able to show you hot tub replacement covers in colors and styles that perfectly match your decor. While your hot tub cover won’t last forever, our guidance and knowledge will help ensure that finding a replacement isn’t a chore.  Come in to Lakeland Unique Pools, Spas & More at 2326 E. Edgewood Dr., or give us a call 863-940-9826.  We can assist you with every aspect of properly maintaining your hot tub and cover.  

-Shari Provan-Crofut

Jacuzzi’s Party for the Big Game Day


The Big Game is coming up, and that means parties are in the works. There’s no better way to celebrate football’s biggest day than with an afternoon split between cheering on touchdowns and relaxing in the comfort of your hot tub. Here, we’ve collected some ideas on how to incorporate your hot tub into the party:

A football-themed game embraces the mood of the day and gives your guests a way to pass the time during commercials. Here are a few of our favorite games to get the party started:

  • Hot Potato: Arrange your guests in a rough circle in your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub. Toss a mini football in a clockwise direction while music plays. When the music stops, the person holding the hot potato at the time is eliminated and must leave the hot tub. The last person in the hot tub wins.
  • Fiki Football: Set up the Fiki Football goalpost on one end of the hot tub. Guests use their fingers to flick the triangle-shaped football across the hot tub and attempt to “score” over the goalposts. Allow each guest three passes; whoever wins gets a prize, such as a plush football or a drink.
  • Pass the Cup: Everyone gets an assortment of casino chips. The person holding the cup picks a play associated with the football game–for example, a touchdown or an offside call. The cup is passed around, and everyone adds a chip. When a touchdown or offside call occurs in the live game, the person holding the cup at the time is victorious. Once the party has moved indoors or is winding down, the winners receive money (for example, quarters) in equal amount to the number of casino chips in the cup when they were holding it.

Looking for more fun to keep the party going? Here are three other games you can play in your hot tub.

Sometimes watching is the only entertainment you need. Enjoy the game and its commercials from the comfort of your hot tub. Even if you don’t have a television mounted outside, you can still bring one outdoors for this special occasion, or open the windows and doors of your house so you can hear the broadcast. Depending on your cable provider, you may also be able to stream the broadcast on a portable device like a tablet or smartphone propped up outside.

Provide finger foods in individual servings so everyone is kept happy and fed without worrying about getting in and out of the hot tub and missing parts of the game. We suggest veggie sticks or chips in cups of dip, or fruit bowls in plastic containers. Before the party, craft some beverages and pour them into mason jars with lids so your guests can stay hydrated. Finally, stock up on guest towels in the colors of the teams playing in the Big Game. Keep them in a towel warmer to ensure your guests will be able to step from your hot tub into a warm, comfortable towel in no time.

The Big Game is an excellent time of year to host a party. Make the most of your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub and the natural excitement this event brings, and may your favorite team win.

Come in to Lakeland Unique Pools, Spas & More to see these phenomenal machines in person and in action.  We are your local Jacuzzi dealer located at 2326 E. Edgewood Dr. and are ready to get you set up for the Big Game by getting you into your own hot tub!  Check out the Jacuzzi line up on our page, here:  or give us a call with any questions. 863-940-9826.

-Shari Provan-Crofut

4 Reasons for a Hot Tub this Holiday Season- From Dream Maker Spas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The decorations are going up, family’s coming into town, the snow is falling down and delicious food is filling the house.

Behind the scenes, you’ve put a lot of time, effort and muscle into making the holidays picture-perfect for your entire family. With all that’s going on this month, it’s important to take time for yourself with a soothing soak and massage. This season, we’ve put together four VERY good reasons to take time out in your hot tub from Dream Maker Spas:

1) The Decorator’s Muscle Aches

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care, and that was the easy part! You also strung lights on the roof, around bushes and over railings. You hauled a tree from the lot (or went the extra mile and cut one down yourself), strung more lights, and hung all the ornaments. You pulled decorations down from the attic, up from the basement, or out from the garage. And now you’re SORE!

All that climbing, hanging and lifting takes its toll on muscles that can tighten and tense up. Muscles knots are a common problem for active people in general, but can become more prevalent with increased activity and lifting. Fortunately, you can treat muscle knots yourself through massage. Lean back against the contoured seats of your hot tub from Dream Maker Spas, and let our strategically placed jets target frequently used muscle groups in your shoulders, back and legs. When you step out, you’ll be refreshed and ready for more work (but that can be our little secret!)

2) The Snowman’s Chill

You look outside to find a world covered in white. It’s beautiful, peaceful, and blocking your driveway. The in-laws are coming soon to admire your delightfully decorated house, so you know you need to get out there and clear a path. You’re feeling frozen by the time the work is done — even with a thick coat and gloves. This is a chill that hot cocoa alone won’t solve. This is the moment your hot tub has been waiting for.

Take of your spa’s cover, and melt into its soothing waters as steam surrounds you, clearing your mind and easing away the chills. You’ll immediately see why a warm, inviting hot tub is a favorite at ski resorts and mountain villas.

3) The Relative Stress

The relatives have poured in and the house is full of luggage, air mattresses, and someone’s overpowering perfume. From loud voices in every room to a burning smell coming from the kitchen, your house seems less like a Norman Rockwell painting and more like National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

But finally… you’ve gotten your parents settled in, caught up with your nieces and nephews, turned off the oven, and given at least five tours of the house (where admiring eyes caught site of the hot tub in the back yard). Maybe it’s time to open that bad boy up for a quick breather. You invite anyone who needs a break from the noise of the house to join you out back for a relaxing soak. Away from the clatter of a house stuffed with company, you can sit back and unwind in the warm water of the spa as the snow quietly falls around you.

You know that you’ll need to get back in there soon, and the noise and fast pace of the holiday will pick back up. For this quiet moment, though, you’re at peace.

4) The Gathering Place

Up until this point we’ve joked that the holidays are work, work, work. But the truth is we do all of this to make wonderful memories with those we love. That’s why number four on our list is our favorite reason for owning a hot tub all year long: sharing quality time with family and friends. Beyond the work of decorating your home and gathering relatives is the joy of having everybody together at once. Slow down and catch up in your hot tub from Dream Maker Spas. A warm winter soak gives you and loved ones a chance to leave distractions at the door, coming together in a comfortable setting without phones or tablets to simply talk and enjoy each other’s company.

You can make the most of your hot tub this holiday season by reminding relatives that it’ll be open during their visit. Everyone can enjoy some rejuvenating spa time during their stay. We have also put together some advice on throwing a cold weather hot tub party here to help you make the most of your spa when you have company. For the perfect gathering place this holiday, step outside and come together in your hot tub from Dream Maker Spas.

If you would like to do some research, here is a link to our Dream Maker Spas page showing the line up, specifications, add ons, etc.

Once you’ve done some research, if you have any questions, please give us a call.  863-940-9826.  Lakeland Unique Pools, Spas & More are your local Dream Maker Spas dealer located at 2326 E. Edgewood Dr.  Let us help you make your dream come true for you and family this Christmas!

 -Shari Provan-Crofut


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Buying a hot tub on line or in one of the big box stores is the biggest DON’T!

Their prices are very attractive and the tubs are beautiful. BUT, when they deliver it to you, they are going to drop it at the end of your driveway. You will have to move it. It may not be a complete package, so you will likely have to buy at the least a cover and chemicals.

DON’T make a purchase without researching and finding exactly what you want. Here is a link to our website to help you in the research phase:  We’re happy to help you with any information or answers you need.

DO buy local – our prices are very attractive and we will not be beat! Neither will our customer service. We deliver and place it where you want it, fill it, add chemicals we provide, show you how to operate it and include the cover. We are here & we aren’t going anywhere. We have over 50 years combined experience in the hot tub and spa industry. We do all our own service. You will receive 10% off your future purchases.  You can call us with any questions 863-940-9826 or stop by the shop to see the 40+ models we have on the floor – anyone here will be happy to help.

If you’ve bought on line or in a box store and are having trouble moving it, please give us a call. 863-940-9826. We will be happy to come out and situate it for you and answer any questions you may have.

-Shari Provan-Crofut




Hellooo Friday! 
The weekend is almost here and do we have some great deals for you! Hot Springs and Dreammaker are both running promotions for Veterans Day now through the 15th! Don’t miss out on these deals – Hot Tubs starting at $1999. Let the Team at Lakeland Unique Pools, Spas & More help you get into a hot tub of your own this weekend!




Have a great weekend!

The Unique Team – We Make It Fun To Stay Home!

-Shari Provan-Crofut



Get ready! The Dream Maker Spas Veterans Day Promotion begins TODAY! TODAY through November 15th pick two free gifts with a new spa purchase at your Dream Maker Spas certified dealer at Lakeland Unique Pools, Spas & More, 2326 E. Edgewood Dr.  Any questions, give us a call at 863-940-9826.  Anyone here will be happy to help! 


Pick your two free gifts with a new spa purchase from any of the packages below: 

Package 1: PLANTER STORAGE STEP (plus one item listed below)
• Handrail
• Cover lift
• Ozone

Package 2: LED AMBIANCE LIGHTING (plus one item listed below)
• Handrail
• Cover Lift
• Ozone

Package 3: HANDI STEP (plus one item listed below)
• LED Ambiance Lighting
• Cover Lift
• Ozone
• Handrail

Package 4: BLUE TOOTH AUDIO SYSTEM (plus one item listed below)
(Crossover Collection Only)
• Cover lift
• Ozone
• Handrail


Check out our Dream Maker Spas collection here:



Have a great weekend!

The Unique Team – We Make It Fun To Stay Home!

-Shari Provan-Crofut


One of the original hot tubs? …look how far they’ve come! Come see the exciting new features designed to tantalize all of your senses as well as relax and soothe aching muscles.


-Shari Provan-Crofut

#HotTub Exercises

Hot Tub Exercises

Turn your spa or hot tub into an aquatic gym with 10 Easy Spa & Hot Tub Exercises:

1. Roll your shoulders

Straight in the center of your spa or hot tub, begin with light shoulder rolls backwards and forwards. The heat and water resistance can make this simple movement improve joint mobility and boost circulation to your, neck, torso, and shoulders. Try for 3 sets of 30 on each shoulder.

2. Work your core

From a seated position face the center of your spa or hot tub. Lift both knees to your chest then fully extend your legs, keeping them together. This exercise focuses on your core.  Make sure and keep your back straight–no arching, and don’t bring your shoulders toward your ears – this increases tension in your neck. Another 3 sets of 30.

3. Kick your feet

From a seated position with your legs straight toward the center of your spa or hot tub, begin as if you are pedaling a bicycle. For quadriceps and to loosen tight hip flexors, you can also straighten, lower, and lift your legs against the resistance of the water. Do either exercise for 3 sets of 30 if you are able – you may need to work up to this.

4. Clap your hands

While standing, put your arms under water and out from your sides. With thumbs pointing toward the sky and hands flat, bring your arms together so your palms touch. Then extend them back. This move works your chest, biceps, triceps and shoulders . To isolate your chest and effectively exercise your arms, make sure to keep your shoulders relaxed. Do 3 sets of 30.


5. Raise your heels

Standing, raise from your heels onto your toes repeatedly for 3 sets of 15 – 30 . This exercise slims and tones your calves. To aid in balance, put your hand against the wall.  

6. Cross your arms

With your shoulders under water, extend your arms with your palms facing down, then cross them in front of your chest. Repeat this movement to raise your heart rate and activate your shoulder muscles. Do 3 sets of 20 – 40.

7. Bend your knees

Standing on one leg, bring one knee to your chest. Rapidly alternate bending and raising each leg in a high-knees running motion working against the resistance of the water.  This will work your abs and legs. For stability, keep one or both hands on the wall or a flotation device. Do 3 sets of 30 – 60.

8. Twist your torso

With shoulders submerged, cross your arms across your chest. Contract your abdominal muscles, twist slowly from left to right, and right to left. As you twist, exhale and inhale as you return to center. Keep your shoulders relaxed.  Do 3 sets of 20 – 30.

9. Sit and stand

Do some squats without hurting your knees. Tilt your hips back (as if you’re sitting in a chair) and extend your arms for balance. Sit back slowly and pause halfway down, contracting your abdominal muscles and pressing your hips forward as you return to a standing position. Avoid locking your knees to prevent stress on your joints, . 

10. Stretch it out

It’s always a good idea to stretch at the end of any work out.  In a standing position bend one knee and grab your foot behind you. Keep the bent knee close to your standing leg for a deep stretch. Hold onto the wall with one hand if you need the support. Hold for 30 – 45 seconds then switch to the other leg and repeat.

Stretch out your back, torso, and shoulders by holding the wall, keeping both feet flat.   Push your hips away from your hands toward the center of your spa or hot tub. Keep your back flat and contract your core.  Hold for 30 – 45 seconds.

These exercises are a great way to improve mobility, cardiovascular health and overall fitness in the controlled, low-impact environment of your spa or hot tub. As these exercises become easier for you, you can increase the number of repetitions or even add light weights to your wrists and ankles.  



-Shari Provan-Crofut