The Lap Pool - A Perfect Way To Exercise  

by Pool Builders on 01-05-2008 in Articles

Most people love to swim. It's relaxing and fun and a great way to exercise. But most people also can't afford the expense of putting in a swimming pool in their yard. That's why the lap pool could be the perfect answer to this problem.

Certainly the exercise benefits are numerous. You could consider it the perfect piece of exercise equipment. First you get a good cardiovascular workout. The heart rate increases as it would if you were running, either on the street, on the track, or even on a treadmill. It's a great way to increase your endurance and burn off those extra calories at the same time.

But the lap pool takes it an additional step by being low impact. If you're a runner you understand how your feet, knees and sometimes even your back can sometimes ache after a good run. With a lap pool you'll get the same benefits as running, but without pounding on your joints.

Finally, with a lap pool you also get resistance training. Much like lifting weights, the water provides the resistance. This type of exercise is great for building muscle and strength. It's for all these reasons that the lap pool is quickly becoming the exercise equipment of choice for athletes everywhere. But you certainly don't have to be an Olympic athlete to enjoy all the benefits.

Best of all, the lap pool will cost less than the traditional swimming pool. Whether you decide on a long narrow pool, or a small one where you actually swim in place against a current of water, these pools will take up less room in your yard if space is a problem. An inground lap pool is great, but you can also get an above ground lap pool. Some above ground models are easily portable so you can move it as needed or even take it with you if you decide to move. And if you live where the climate is not suitable for swimming year round, you can get an indoor pool. And finally, these pools are much easier to maintain than a traditional swimming pool.

When you look at all the benefits of a lap pool; a cardio vascular workout that is low impact to reduce the chance of injury, resistance training, low maintenance, low cost, and plenty of fun, it's easy to see why this could be the perfect solution to all your fitness needs.

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