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BOWSWIM Resistance Trainer

Crestwood Pools offers more than just a leisurely swim after a long day at work. Swimming is one of the most complete types of exercises you can do. There are MANY choices when looking into a swimming setup for exercise. Swim spas it seems are all the rage. While they certainly do provide a good workout, they also cost ENORMOUS amounts of money. Our thinking is simple: Why spend $15,000 plus the cost of electricity to run it, for a setup that you have to stop exercising to adjust when you want to slow down or speed up when you can spend a FRACTION of that cost on a Crestwood with a Bowswim™. The beauty of the Bowswim is when you want to speed up, you swim faster. When you want to slow down, you swim slower. It requires NOTHING more than set up for use. No moving parts to break, no electricity to add costs.

Bowswim in storage bagBowswim resitance swim trainer

Having to replace expensive pumps are another drawback of a swim spa. If the pump breaks down, you can bet on spending HUGE amounts of money to replace it. A Crestwood Pool equipped with a Bowswim™ is that you can exercise AND cool off in your pool. It's literally the best of both worlds! Another benefit Crestwood has over swim spas is it is not limited to installation where a large entry is needed. Swim spas are large, and can prove to be a challenge to install. In some cases a crane is actually required for installation. With the Crestwood, anywhere you can carry the components through, they can be installed with relative ease.

Swimming has also been shown to be beneficial to people who suffer from chronic and/or joint pain. This is accoplished because swimming is relatively low impact as the water provides buoyancy. Although swimming reduces the weight on your joints, it still provides plenty of exercise through resistance. Water creates a barrier that your muscles must work to penetrate with each stroke or movement in the water. The faster you swim through this barrier, the more intense the exercise is for your muscles. This allows you to adjust the level of exercise both through how long you spend in the pool, and how fast you swim.

Swimming promotes weight loss

Swimming burns calories, so helps you lose weight and swimming for weight loss has been regularly praised for its cardiovascular health benefits, especially for older people. As swimming uses so many muscles in your body, your heart and lungs must work hard to supply them all with oxygen. This means that swimming will give your cardiovascular system an excellent workout.

Any exercise that makes you breathe a little heavier is good because it means your body is working hard!  As your heart and lungs get stronger you will be able to go for longer before you get tired, your resting heart rate will decrease and blood pressure will lower.

Regular swimming when losing weight will improve your health and may reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke.

Some other facts include:

•Top athletes use swimming to aid recovery from injury as it is low impact but still builds excellent muscular and cardiovascular endurance. So if you have had an accident and want to get back into exercising, taking up swimming is an ideal way to do that.

•Swimming can be relaxing and give you a little time away from it all while simultaniously burning calories. What a great bonus!

•It’s enjoyable. You don’t have to just do length after length in the pool. Things like treading water burns calories too. So if you have kids take them down to the pool and enjoy it. It will be excellent for their health too.

•Pool running is a very challenging exercise if you are looking to get into/stay in shape. It can burn upwards of 600 calories per hour. The resistence provided by the water also helps tone muscles.