Treadmill Pools – Get a Full Body Workout

Treadmill Pools

Treadmill Pools – Get a Full Body Workout

A pool treadmill is a great way to get a full-body workout. Burning up to 50% more calories than walking on land, this equipment offers a variety of options from rehab to competitive cross-training.

Powered by hydraulic power units that pump high-grade biodegradable vegetable oil to an energy efficient underwater motor, this home fitness solution provides you with maximum power and efficiency.

Improved Mobility

A great way to burn calories, exercise the entire body and strengthen your core is by using an underwater treadmill in a pool. Unlike a regular treadmill, an underwater treadmill provides a natural resistance to your workout and helps to alleviate the stress on the joints of a typical run or walk. Treadmills in pools can also be adjusted to vary the intensity of the workout. For example, you can increase the speed of the treadmill for a faster pace or slow it down for a more relaxed walk.

An underwater treadmill, like the Endless Pools Superfit-8032, can be incorporated into new pools to provide an enhanced fitness and rehabilitation solution for a variety of users. This hydraulically powered treadmill features a 5 HP underwater motor and includes a water resistant remote control. This system is ideal for physiotherapists and trainers to deliver advanced workouts to patients with a range of physical conditions, such as arthritis, muscle dystrophy, lower-limb injuries and more.

The buoyancy of the water and the natural resistance of the water help to ease pressure on joints, which can reduce pain for users. Treadmills can be adjusted to varying depths to enable therapists and users to progress to full weight-bearing exercises or to challenge athletes at different levels of their training.

Treadmills in pools can be used to help with a variety of conditions, including arthritis and other joint disorders; muscular dystrophy; lower-limb injuries; and postural imbalances and balance issues. They can Treadmill Pools also be used to help with weight loss, improve cardiovascular health, increase strength and mobility and to assist with rehabilitation following surgery or injury.

The underwater treadmills in our swim spa fitness systems are manufactured from the highest quality materials and are robust, motorless and maintenance free. They are uniquely designed to be submerged in swimming pool water and are made of a corrosion-resistant fiberglass composite, which is safe for the body. These durable, long-lasting, maintenance-free swimming pool treadmills can be used all year round to enjoy the benefits of exercise in a warm, welcoming and healthy environment in the privacy of your own home.

Reduced Joint Pain

Whether you suffer from knee osteoarthritis or lower back pain, the buoyancy of your water treadmill can greatly reduce the impact on your joints. This means that you can exercise with greater intensity and a full range of exercises, including walking, running and swimming — all without the painful pounding on dry land.

Walking in the underwater treadmill can also increase range of motion, relax muscles and help you build a stronger, more flexible body. This can help improve your posture and balance, which in turn can reduce fall risk and help you manage arthritis symptoms more effectively.

Water therapy also promotes healthy circulation. This helps your joints receive the nutrients and fatty acids they need to maintain their natural lubrication, while reducing swelling and inflammation. This is why many people find that regular exercise in a home therapy pool offers significant symptom relief for conditions like arthritic knees and hips.

Our customers have long told us that exercising in their home water fitness pools has significantly improved their arthritic symptoms and increased their mobility. Formal scientific research also supports this claim, with one study from Utah State University finding that seniors with knee osteoarthritis who walked on an aquatic treadmill were able to bear as little as 20% of their normal body weight in chest-deep water – this lowered joint load and reduced the overall level of pain.

The research compared the results of three exercise sessions on a land-based treadmill to the same three workouts on an underwater treadmill for adults with a varying degree of knee osteoarthritis. The participants were asked to report on changes in pain levels and gait kinematics (a measurement of how your legs move when you walk).

Simon has two new knees, spondylolysis and sciatica. He is a PDC Spas customer and uses his home water fitness system to stay active and to manage the pain from his condition. Exercising in the water has helped him build muscle strength, and improve his core strength to support the joints – meaning that he can do more of the activities he enjoys, with less pain.

Relaxed Muscles

Walking or running on an Endless Pools underwater treadmill gives you a full-body workout without putting too much strain on your joints. You can perform exercises like the knee-to-chest Treadmill Pools or leg raise with ease, strengthening and extending your muscles in a comfortable environment. This is because being immersed in water has curiously profound neurological effects that decrease stress and lower your heart rate, making it the perfect place to exercise and relieve pain.2

See how easy it is to install and enjoy an underwater treadmill in the comfort of your own home.

Strengthened Legs

Whether you’re looking for a low impact exercise that strengthens your legs or an intense cardiovascular workout, the water treadmill offers both. During a study conducted by Texas A&M, participants who used resistance training in conjunction with an underwater treadmill experienced less soreness and fewer inflammation markers than those who only trained on a land-based treadmill. Additionally, those who incorporated an aquatic treadmill into their regiment saw greater gains in strength and muscle mass.

When it comes to utilizing an underwater treadmill, proper mechanics are critical. Rather than slouching or focusing on speed, athletes are encouraged to keep their backs straight and maintain a high cadence of 180 strides per minute, in order to achieve maximum results. Additionally, they should consistently pump their arms at a 90-degree angle to work the upper body as well.

With an optional variable-speed aquatic treadmill, your clients can adjust the speed and challenge themselves even more. Typically self-powered, these treadmills can achieve speeds up to 8.5 mph, while offering features like removable handrails, a time elapsed display monitor, multiple speed settings and the ability to pre-program workout routines. Additionally, the directional water jets can add additional resistance that works the same muscles as running on a traditional treadmill, while helping to focus on posture and form.

With a swimming pool fitness system from Endless Pools, you can bring the treadmill to your own backyard or indoor space. With the buoyancy of the water easing pressure on joints, you can experience the full benefits of a treadmill workout while enjoying all of the other advantages that come with a swim spa fitness system, including lap swimming, aqua aerobics and hydrotherapy.

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