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February 22, 2012 / ShapedforFitness

Jacuzzi Corporate Fitness Program

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Did you know Jacuzzi hot tubs were created and designed to promote health and wellness?

 In the 1950s, the Jacuzzi brothers utilized their expertise in hydraulics to benefit a young family member stricken with painful rheumatoid arthritis. They created an aerating pump designed to be submerged in a bathtub to provide pain-relieving hydrotherapeutic treatments.

In 1968, third-generation family member Roy Jacuzzi created a market for jetted bath products. He invented “the Roman,” the world’s first modern, self-contained whirlpool bath – setting in motion a new era in hydrotherapy by making its benefits accessible, efficient and desirable for all. Shortly after, the company invented the first portable hot tub. (JacuzziHotTubs.com)

Relaxation and Other Benefits of Hydrotheraphy

(from JacuzziHotTubs.com)

Warm water, or “hydro” therapy can promote relaxation, stress reduction and pain relief. Hot tubs are recognized for delivering soothing and stimulating hydrotherapy. The warm water and massage elements of a hot tub can clear your mind, reduce stress, and soothe overworked muscles. Heat, buoyancy and massage work together in hot tubs to bring about hydrotherapy benefits. Heat improves circulation and warms muscles and joints. Buoyancy lifts the pressure of weight from joints and muscles. Hydrotherapy massage stimulates muscles healing and soothes soreness, which also helps to ease arthritic pain surrounding joints. By facilitating the removal of lactic acid and encouraging the flow of endorphins, those with injuries and muscle pain also benefit from hydrotherapy.

The benefits of hydrotherapy include:   

• Relaxation   

• Pre-sports warm up   

• Targeted pain relief   

• Improved sleep habits

Whether you’re juggling work and family, recovering from a joint or muscle injury, or simply needing to unwind from the day’s stresses, hot tub therapy provides relaxation, healing effects, and nourishing rejuvenation. In addition, a hot tub is a natural place to get together with family and friends, so you could say that better communication and having fun socializing are benefits of hydrotherapy.

Health & Wellness for Jacuzzi Employees

Jacuzzi not only promotes health & wellness in their products, they also sponsor the Rock n Roll Marathons, and promote health & wellness for their employees. As an employee, I’ve very grateful for this! A few months ago, I worked with company leaders at Jacuzzi’s corporate headquarters in Southern California to create a fitness program and offer company sponsored fitness classes to employees on site. Why not bring my love for fitness to work and share it with co-workers?

Currently, I teach 2-3 classes per week with yoga, Pilates, barre, Piloxing, and basic strengthening exercises to tone and sculpt the whole body. I also plan on adding a 30-min lunchtime class soon. The women who participate are amazing and love coming to class every week. Some are even starting to see results! Since I’m now known as the fitness lady at work, I talk to everyone about their fitness routine, progress in their diet, and provide encouragement to a healthier life. It brings me great joy hearing about the positive life changes they’re making!

Check out my interview about the program on Jacuzzi’s blog.

Last week for the blog interview I took a few photos in front a Jacuzzi hot tub. . . . . check them out:

Jacuzzi Warrior Two

Jacuzzi Tree Pose

Jacuzzi Dancer Pose

And since I was already pretending to be a Jacuzzi Hot Tub model, they asked to pose by some of the new products for the Jacuzzi blog:

New Jacuzzi J-415 Hot Tub

New Jacuzzi filter system on the J-415 hot tub

I so wanted to dive into warm water and let the jets soothe my sore muscles!

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Do you incorporate hydrotherapy as part of your personal exercise regimen?

 Does your employer offer health & wellness programs?

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One more thing . . . . . .Jacuzzi is a brand, not a generic name for a hot tub. Not all hot tubs are created equal! :-)

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