March 11, 2008 Aquatic Fitness Systems has taken a multi-faceted approach to the low impact benefits of training in the water by incorporating walking, running, stretching, rowing and strength training functionality into its line of luxury swim spas.
At the top of the line is the AquaFit 19DT (dual temp) model - a hybrid of fitness and hydrotherapy for both training and relaxation. The 228 inches long x 90 inches wide x 52 inches deep AquaFit 19DT seats six people, offers 23 water jets and holds 1,730 gallons of water. Offering maximum variety, one side of the AquaFit 19DT keeps a person at peak performance temperature during the most vigorous workout, while the other heats up for a soothing, post-exercise soak. Great for low-impact exercises, the AquaFit 19DT helps to strengthen, tone and shape your body while you're suspended in buoyant weightlessness. Users can swim stationary laps for a full-body workout, row to work the upper body and arms with a robust rowing system, run or jog underwater in place for a cardiovascular workout, or get a massage with fully adjustable, hydrotherapy jets. Additionally, the spa is a safe and easy environment in which to teach kids how to swim.
The makers claim the benefits of the AquaFit 19DT are far ranging: aiding mental, physical, and emotional well-being; improving cardiovascular health through water exercise; arthritis relief through warm water; sleep enhancement; weight management; relief of back pain; and prenatal health through aquatic exercise whilst pregnant. In a surprising eco twist, the exterior is made from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs. The spa comes in a variety of shell, tile and skirt colors that can be mixed and match to your preference. The spa also includes two cutting-edge technologies that produce ultra-pure, ultra-clean water.
Three models are available ranging in price from US$29,995 for the AquaFit 16 to $44,995 for the AquaFit 19 DT model.
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