FitWet Offers Bathers Underwater Exercise
A Florida-based company has created an exercise bike combined with a hot tub and, according to its makers, can help you burn up to double the amount of calories as a conventional exercise bike.
Claiming to offer 12 times higher intensity than a regular bike, the FitWet also provides a more refreshing environment in which to exercise for those who dislike working up a dry sweat. The water is flushed after each round of exercise.
Like any other exercise bike the FitWet targets the lower body, offering a workout to the quadriceps and buttocks, as well as providing general cardiovascular benefits.
Among some of the unique claims of the product are 12 integrated water jets that "exert a massaging action and especially a draining one which allows strong reduction of the cellulite".
"Sweating in the water enables to regulate the body temperature and to refresh it during the effort," the company says.
"It also carries a part of its weight, and the ozone provides a sensation of relaxation and well being."
"On the other side, water resistance increases the intensity of the effort, and allows to improve the muscle balance and requests the participation of all the muscles of legs, torso, arms and back."
The FitWet also comes with a high-tech LED touch screen, drinks holder, heart rate monitor and calorie counter.
16 Dream Indoor Pools Swimming in Grandeur
Opulent indoor pools to keep swimmers splashing through the winter and provide a visual dip for the rest of us
Check out this featured ideabook from houzz.com:
With outdoor pools drained, covered and ready to weather the winter, let's turn our attention to the pleasures of swimming under a roof. For most of us, that means a trip to the gym or the local YMCA. But for a lucky few, it just means stepping into a different part of the house.
These indoor pools, all spectacularly over the top, transform the simple act of swimming into a mini vacation. Suspend practical considerations and submerge yourself in fantasy as you browse. And let us know what you think about these stunners in the Comments!
Great article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on this increasingly-popular alternative to traditional wood decking:
Have you ever considered composite decking but disregarded the idea because you felt like you didn't know enough about it? Maybe you've wondered how composite decking is made? Or what kinds of materials make up composite decking?
Although composite decking is not new, lack of familiarity with the product may lead you to be confused when making a decision about the type of product you should choose for your deck. To make this decision-making process easier, it often helps to go back to the basics.
So what is composite decking anyway?
Ozone is a strong natural oxidizer which breaks down chemicals and bodily fluids, including:
sun tan lotion
saliva and urine
When used in conjunction with your regular sanitizer, ozone helps kill pathogenic bacteria, germs, and viruses, as well as oxidizing organic contaminants. This leads to dramatically better water quality than you would have with just chlorine or bromine alone.
Discover the Best Firepit Design for Your Backyard Landscape
Outdoor firepits add both sizzle and style to backyard living spaces and come in an array of shapes and materials to match any setting. Take a look at the 10 designs below to find the best firepit for your backyard setting and decor.
Check out these 10 unique firepit designs from the Pool & Spa Outdoor Blog