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If you want to learn about Jacuzzi hot tubs you've come to the right place. The Jacuzzi hot tub blog is a one stop shop for everything you need to know before, during and after you have purchased your Jacuzzi hot tub. Browse our recent posts below to see what's new.

5 Ways to Use Your Hot Tub With a Workout

Aquatic workouts are a fun, low impact option to increase fitness without straining your body. This is great news for those with joint pain, sports injuries, or anyone who wants to combine therapeutic exercises with the soothing heat and buoyancy of water. What’s more, your home spa can serve double duty as your warm up and post-workout relaxation space. Provided you have permission from your doctor, try out some of the water-based moves below the next time you head for your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub.

Leg and Hip Lifts

Strengthening your legs and hips can help to improve balance, add support to your back muscles, and decrease the risk of injury. Stand up in your spa, using the walls or lip of the hot tub for support, and extend your leg outward and to the side. Loosen up your hips by bringing your knees up one at a time, as close to your chest as you can, then lower and extend them behind you. Repeat each exercise in sets of 3, with 10 to 15 repetitions to start, building in number and frequency as you grow stronger.

Arm Circles and Light Weights

Define and tone your arms by holding them down by your side, then curling upward from the elbow. You can also extend your arms straight outward – one or both at a time, depending on the size of your tub – and work them in circles to build your shoulder and triceps muscles. Do this empty-handed or with light weights. As with the leg lifts, perform these exercises in sets of 3 with 10 to 15 repetitions, until you’re comfortable doing more.


Add an aerobic, cardio-focused component to your hot tub workout with bicycle kicks. Sit in the spa with your legs toward the center, hold the edge of the seat with both hands, and elevate your legs, keeping them in the water. Make a pedaling motion as if you’re riding a bicycle. Pedal for 30 seconds, alternating speeds for a better workout, then take a break and repeat as desired. Get in the rhythm by using your wireless spa stereo system to set the mood with music or your own custom playlist.


Warm water loosens up your muscles, making your hot tub the perfect place to stretch pre- or post-workout. After soaking for a few minutes, perform quad and hamstring stretches for your legs, as well as bicep and shoulder stretches for your upper body.

As always, stay hydrated while you’re in the spa—drink lots of water. Make sure to pay attention to your body during your hot tub workout and exit the water if you ever feel light-headed. You can also read more about simple exercises to do in your hot tub.

How Hot Tubs Can Help Aging Skiers and Athletes

Skiing is a sport that is particularly rough on the knees; despite modern equipment and advancing medicinal practices, skiing on aging joints can be a hazardous practice. So how can skiers, and athletes in general, continue to enjoy the sports they love, while minimizing the stress on their bodies? A recent article in “The San Francisco Examiner” called “Skiing on an Aging Knee[1],” addresses this exact issues:

Skiing into Your 80s

In the article, Dr. Kevin R. Stone, an orthopedic surgeon in San Francisco, took a look at methods to keep skiers moving well into their 80s, and one of his suggestions was soaking in a hot tub.

“To ski, we must bend the knees,” Dr. Stone notes. Bending the knee affects where you go while you ski, as well as how the rest of your body moves with the motion. The article focuses on the effect skiing has on older knees, but in reality the knee is just the lynchpin to the rest of the body. Hips, ankles, elbows, and wrists are all affected by skiing, and keeping them all healthy and functioning is critical to enjoying a good run down the slope.



Maintaining Flexibility with Hot Tubs

To help you attain maximum flexibility while skiing, Dr. Stone recommends sitting in a hot tub before hitting the hills. “Stretching in a warm bath, hot tub, or shower improves flexibility,” he writes, pointing out that such exercise helps loosen up the tissue.

In addition, the hot tub is naturally a place for you to sit quietly and clear your mind, allowing you to focus more on your upcoming ski run. You’ll have a much easier time coming down the mountain if you aren’t thinking about your upcoming work projects or other stressors in your life.

Stretching to Stay on the Slopes

Spend some time soaking in your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub or Bathtub to maximize the benefits Dr. Stone describes in his article. While you’re in your spa, perform simple stretches, such as leg lifts and toe points, to help your body limber up and prep for the skiing ahead.

Read this article for more ideas about simple exercises to do in the hot tub.


How to Target Tired Feet with Hot Tub and Bathtub Jets

While getting a foot massage is nice, there’s nothing quite like the power of warm water and hydromassage. Just as your shoulders, back, and legs benefit from this soothing pressure, you can use these same tricks to revive fatigued feet. If your arches and heels have been giving you some trouble, here’s how to target these areas with Jacuzzi® Hot Tub and Bathtub jets:

Jetted Foot Dome

Hot tubs like the J-345™ have a jet dome built into the bottom of the structure. This raised dome is studded with specialized jets that will massage and soothe sore muscles in your feet. Hold your feet just above the dome, or rest them directly atop it for a wonderful, relaxing hydromassage.

Foot Jets

Foot jets built into hot tub lounge seats—such as the J-480™ and bathtubs like the Elara™ Salon™ Spa Bathtub—are perfect for massaging your feet. They also promote circulation toward the heart. The jets in the J-480™ are adjustable, so you can direct the perfect amount of pressure to your tired feet. Craft a personalized experience through the Elara™ control panel, and relax and renew your feet through a gentle yet effective hydromassage.

Warm Water Soak

Specialized jets aside, simply soaking your feet in warm water is both therapeutic and relaxing. Immersing your feet in your hot tub or bathtub’s water will go a long way toward easing up tight and clenched muscles. Taking the weight off your feet while you soak them can also reduce the swelling and soreness that may accompany standing all day.

Spending time in your hot tub or bathtub will help you relax both your mind and your body. When you invest in a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub or Bathtub, you’re investing in long-term care for your entire body—feet included.

Fast Facts You Didn’t Know About Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs

Whether you already own a hot tub or are considering adding one to your home, there may be a few things you didn’t know about these warm-water retreats. Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs enhance your personal health regimen and certainly liven up your backyard gatherings, but they also have a rich history and interesting role to play in people’s lives. Here are seven interesting fast facts about Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs:

The use of hot tubs extends back thousands of years in human history

In Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Japan, people believed in their positive cleansing and therapeutic effects. The original models were naturally occurring hot springs or baths into which scalding rocks were lowered. Later hot tubs included fire-heated basins, then evolved into the more modern versions that are crafted from wood, cement, stainless steel, acrylic, and plastic.

Jacuzzi® Hot Tub technology originated in the aviation and agricultural industries

The seven Jacuzzi brothers were innovative engineers. After developing the first enclosed-cabin monoplane, they revolutionized the agricultural industry in 1925 by creating the first submersible pump. When a young Jacuzzi family member developed rheumatoid arthritis, the brothers created an aerating submersible pump to provide pain-reveling hydrotherapy treatments in the bathtub.

Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs provide several different types of therapy, aside from hydromassage

Hydromassage is just one of the health benefits you can reap with a home spa. You can also enjoy chromatherapy, using various colors of light to calm and rejuvenate, and reflexology, targeting pressure points on your hands and feet to relieve tension.

Hot tub technology is continually being innovated and improved

Water jets, heating, and circulation features are always getting better, and much more energy efficient and affordable than most people realize. Some models cost only $14 a month in energy costs.

Hot tub cleaning and upkeep is pretty easy and affordable

It doesn’t take daily scrubbing and expensive equipment to keep a hot tub in pristine condition. With a bit of vigilance – regular checks of your water’s chemical balance and filtration – you’ll only need to drain your tub every 3 to 6 months, depending on frequency of use.

A Jacuzzi® Dealership holds a Guinness World Record

The title for the most nationalities in a single hot tub belongs to a spa dealership in Alicante, Spain. In 2012, people from 26 countries squeezed into a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub for a quick five-minute splash to claim the Guinness World Record.

It’s easy to update your hot tub and keep it current

Even if your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub is a few years old, you can easily update it with a variety of accessories, from spa covers, lifts, wind guards, and lighted steps that will lend even greater personalization.

You can find more fun facts and useful information on hot tubs by visiting our website’s Owner’s Corner and get updates via our official Facebook and Twitter pages.

How Technology can Help You Exercise

How Technology can Help You Exercise
The advent of the smartphone, the Internet, and other wonders of the technological age means running around in sneakers and guessing at your calorie intake is at an end. Revamp your exercise regimen and start reaping the benefits with these three methods:

Motivational Devices
You can manage and share your fitness goals and progress via a number of new gadgets. For example, the Nike+ Fuelband is a bracelet that tracks your every move and compiles information on your smartphone. Adjust your workouts, set new targets, and put your friends to shame when you compare your stats and prove that you racked up more miles.

Another technology that makes it easy to try out new sports is the Nintendo Wii and its varied physical games. The Wii’s sensors track your movements, and you can swing, jump, run, and dance your way through workouts while your avatar mimics your motions onscreen.

Health Apps
Your smartphone is your conduit for just about everything, including monitoring your health. Browse through hundreds of mobile apps that are geared toward helping you calculate your intake with calorie tracking, stay fit with how-to videos from prominent personal trainers, and cook healthy meals with a database of easy recipes. You can even track how many hours of good sleep you get per night, as opposed to how much you need.

Currently a few of the best-rated health apps in the iTunes App Store include the Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal, Fooducate, and Fitness Buddy.

Hot Tub Recovery
There’re no two ways about it: after you’ve been rough on your body, you need to let it recover, and hydrotherapy offers a number of health benefits to the athletic individual. Whether you run five miles a day or are a devout practitioner of yoga, soaking in a hot tub will help your body repair itself. The hot water will raise your body temperature, which leads to blood vessel expansion and improved circulation. This is crucial for getting nutrients to damaged tissues during the healing process. The jets on the best hot tubs are also perfectly positioned to massage sore spots and pressure points.

The advance of technology means consistent improvement in how we maintain our health and fitness. Stay abreast of these advances and you’ll enjoy a happier, healthier body for years to come.

Can I Soak Year-round? Seasonal Tips for Owning a Hot Tub

Can I Soak Year-Round? Seasonal Tips for Owning a Hot Tub
Your hot tub can bring you enjoyment and health benefits all year round. But while you’re combatting the chill of winter or the dry heat of summer, you’ll want to make sure you properly maintain your spa through the changing seasons. Look after your spa, and it will last for years to come. Here are few tips on how to maintain it year-round:

You’ll find immediate benefits to soaking in your spa during the winter. Once you ease into the piping hot water, you may find cold-related aches and pains easing. Repay the favor by keeping an insulated cover on the hot tub, which will keep its temperature level and prevent long hours (and energy use) waiting for it to heat up. Also, don’t forget to activate your spa’s freeze-protection system to prevent the pipes from freezing.

The season of new life brings blooming plants, allergies, and rainstorms. Hopping in your spa during spring can not only provide relaxation, but help alleviate any nose or chest congestion from the inevitable flu and allergy season. To make sure those warm waters are ready for you and protected against April showers, stretch a tarp over your hot tub to shield the machinery, the tub itself, and the water it contains.

The dry heat of the summer months may drive you indoors and out of the sun. Protect your spa’s physical integrity by keeping it out of direct sunlight, too. Keep your hot tub underneath an awning, gazebo, or even just an umbrella; this will help prevent the sun from warping the exterior. You’ll also want to place a cover over the tub itself to keep your water from evaporating on hot days.

Fall brings cooler and shorter days and trees changing color. Don’t share your hot tub space with fallen leaves; if possible, keep your spa clear of trees that might drop refuse into it. Sift out any detritus that falls into your tub to prevent it from clogging the filtering systems. This is a good time to drain your spa and flush the plumbing system – after the heat of summer but before icy weather sets in.

The Benefits of Hot Tub Sessions For Training

Sitting in a hot tub can feel like the ultimate bliss, so it’s no wonder people assume a hot tub soak is beneficial to their athletic training. While a spa soak can certainly provide positive results, it’s all about timing. In fact, soaking in a spa too soon after your workout can cause more harm than good to your body. Check out the following tips for deciding when to hit the hot tub during your training sessions:


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