Jacuzzi Hot Tub Lifestyle

J-470™ Hot Tub Plays a Role in Backyard Home Improvement Show

Watch DIY Network’s Sweat Equity TV Show Dec. 26th

Sweat Equity is one of our favorite home improvement shows because it features real people working with believable budgets. In the episode titled, “The Party Yard,” Jane and Jared, a couple in Minneapolis wants to bring their backyard up to par with others in the neighborhood, and create a space where they can entertain.

The worst feature of the backyard was probably the second-story deck that had no connection to the almost-barren backyard. The area under the deck was used for storage, which looked pretty messy.

Amy Matthews, the Sweat Equity host, said the goal was to create “an outdoor living space as opposed to just a deck.” New steps and a railing in a wood-alternative material were built to extend from deck to yard. In the big backyard, a landscape architect added affordable plants – the trees along the perimeter will look great as they grow – and the chain-link dog run was replaced with new fencing. The small concrete patio was replaced with a patio made of natural-looking pavers and a fire pit.

But back to that unsightly “storage area” under the deck…With help from Twin City Jacuzzi, a beautiful new Jacuzzi® J-470 hot tub was delivered and set up in the space. The hot tub is a perfect fit, and the deck above (with the addition of a nice underdeck treatment) provides privacy and protection from the elements.

A real estate agent asked to “look at the true benefits to the resale value of the home,” agreed that a six-person hot tub added value. Homeowner Jane especially likes the speaker system in the J-470 and the 39 jets with colored lights. She said she couldn’t wait to have people over for a party. The J-470 was declared a “treat with a cherry on top” in this home improvement!

The Party Yard episode, which first aired in November, is scheduled again to be shown on December 26. Check your local listings and pick up some home improvement tips from Sweat Equity and Jacuzzi.

Holiday Travel Stretches

Prevent Stiffness and Relieve Sore Muscles Caused by Travel

Many of us are looking forward to spending time with family during the holiday this week, but are dreading the long hours of travel to get to our destination. Riding in a car for hours or sitting in a cramped seat on an airplane can cause muscle tightness, pain, fatigue and less than festive moods. Here at Jacuzzi, we pride ourselves on helping people unwind and find balance and relaxation, whether through hydrotherapy, stretching or any other form of relief.

Here are some effective stretches for holiday travelers:

LEGS – There usually isn’t room to actually stretch out when you’re in flight or on the road, but you can increase the blood flow to your legs while seated. Keeping your feet flat on the floor, press against the outsides of your knees with your hands. At the same time, push your legs out against your hands for five seconds. The resistance revs up circulation in your lower extremities. Try the same move, with your hands inside your knees, pressing your legs inward to resist.

NECK – The neck and shoulders really feel the pain from sitting too long. You’ll get the benefits from this stretch instantly. First, sit up straight. Clasp your hands behind your head. Slowly, let your palms press your head toward your thighs, pointing chin to chest. Use your palms to gently stretch your head away from your shoulder until you feel a good stretch. Hold for 20-30 seconds and slowly lift your head, unclasping your hands. Be careful not to go too far; it’s better to repeat the stretch, gently, a couple of times.

ARMS – You have more freedom to move in an automobile, but on a crowded flight, it can be tough to spread your wings and “fly.” A nice way to stretch your arms without taking up space: 1. Raise your right hand, then bend at the elbow until your hand is behind your back. From here, try lifting your elbow back and higher, keeping your shoulder blade sliding down your back. Repeat on the left side.

The trick to staying comfortable while traveling and arriving without wobbly legs and neck pain is allowing your body’s muscles to move and increase circulation throughout. Once you’ve safely arrived at your destination, take a walk and a stretch break to help you stay alert and prevent muscle stiffness. And of course, if you can – take a nice soak in a hot tub!

Making Your Hot Tub Guests Feel At Home

Tips for Having a Trouble-free Good Time

For most people, late November marks the beginning of festivities and entertaining guests at home. The holidays are a popular time to invite friends and family over and the perfect occasion to relax and catch up in the hot tub. We asked our Jacuzzi® Facebook followers to share their advice and hot tub tips for guests.

We got a kick out of some of the responses:
– Welcome to our s a, there is no p in it. Keep it that way!
– Don’t drink and dive.
– Bring those you love.

A good way to make sure everyone feels at home is to establish your own set of ground rules to follow. It’s easier than it sounds, and a few guidelines can help make everybody feel comfortable and welcomed.

Snack items and beverages. Most invited guests will ask what they can bring in terms of snacks and beverages. As the host, provide the snacks items and drinks the first time guests are over and use the hot tub. Serve “hot tub safe” snacks, like fresh veggies, olives and other goodies that you can easily retrieve in case they fall into the water. Avoid serving snacks like crackers or potato chips, these type of snacks crumble and can easily fall into the water and cause a nightmare to clean up. Cool beverages taste great and refreshing when you’re soaking in a hot tub – be festive with cranberry juice spritzers garnished with mint leaves. Non-alcoholic smoothies are always a popular choice for kids and adults. Take the opportunity to explain to guests the reason for your hot tub safe snack and beverage choices- so they can keep it in mind for the next party.

No foam please. Although the kid in all of us enjoys a warm bubbly bath, foam in a hot tub is not considered a good thing. The appearance of foam on spa water is typically created by:

  • Shampoo or hair gel residue – Provide hair bands so guests with long hair can easily tie it up and keep it out the water.
  • Body oil and lotions – Applying body oil or lotion the morning of an evening party is fine and will most likely not affect spa water. However, it’s best to notify guests ahead of time not to apply lotions or oils on skin right before arriving to the party. Offer guests a variety of skin moisturizers to use immediately after bathing.
  • Excessive detergent- Many people wash their swimsuit in strong detergents, which may reside in the clothing even after the rinse cycle. Ask your guests to rinse their swimsuits in water prior to arriving.

Easy in, easy out. Going barefoot and stepping into the spa may track grass or dirt into the clean water. Keep extra sets of outdoor slippers handy for spa guests. It’s easy to keep the hot tub water clean if your guests wear slip-on shoes and remove them right before they step into the hot tub.

Warm, cozy and dry. For me, the ultimate spa experience involves wrapping myself up in a large fluffy towel to stay cozy immediately after stepping out of the water. Extend the hospitality and make your guests feel pampered. Set out stacks of freshly laundered large fluffy towels near the spa and easily accessible.

We hope you find the above tips helpful as you begin party planning this season. Your guests are sure to enjoy relaxing in your hot tub and appreciate the extra thought put into making them feel at home.

Checking in with Jason of Team Jacuzzi

Jason Rossiter – One Year Later

Jason

It’s been just over one year since my wife and I became a part of Team Jacuzzi and began incorporating hydrotherapy into the training program for the Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon. One year later, we both continue to cross-train by running, lifting weights and chasing around our two young daughters.   While we don’t plan on running another marathon or half marathon, we have increased our weekly fitness regimen because our bodies continue to recover faster. We feel that the hydrotherapy benefits of the weekly usage of our Jacuzzi® spa have been a big part of this recovery process.

Aside from the hydrotherapy aspect, I continue to use the spa on a personal/social basis with my two daughters. They love the bubbles, disco style lights, and listening to Katie Perry as they turn my relaxing spa into a rave for 4 and 6 year olds! As the fall weather begins to cool, the more my daughters continue to ask to go “jacuzzing”.
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Checking in on Team Jacuzzi Member

Nick Pabarcus – Team Jacuzzi

Several months after the TEAM Jacuzzi experience, it has been a great time to circle back and reflect. While I had run several marathons prior to the 2010 Las Vegas race, I had never trained or been associated with a group to share the experience like with TEAM Jacuzzi. The additional motivation was certainly felt as there were tollgates with the video blog and keeping up with the other athletes and their progress drove a bit more training and focus than normal.

For those of you who are familiar with my previous blogs and videos, running has not been a primary exercise and I normally just “bite the bullet” and train a bit for the once-a-year marathon with my longtime friend. The TEAM Jacuzzi experience had me seeing that I can incorporate 10-15 miles a week into my normal exercise routine and have really seen benefits there. I have not entered any more races as it is a moral imperative to only do one per year, but we are looking at the Phoenix Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in January as the next obstacle.
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Is Your Cell Phone a Pain in the Neck…Literally?

Hydrotherapy Massage Used to Treat Pain Associated with Mobile Device Use

How many people out there are practically attached to their mobile devices? I admit it, I feel naked without my cell phone. I am constantly making calls, receiving calls, sending texts, checking my email, looking for information on the internet or dabbling with a new app. I get a lot done with my lovely, lovely iPhone. On the days when I log hours staring down at my phone, feverishly accomplishing tasks, I find that I have soreness in the back of my neck.

Have you experienced any pain related to heavy cell phone use? Based on a recent poll we put out to our, the majority of heavy cell phone users experience pain in these areas:

  • Hands, wrists and fingers
  • Neck and shoulders

Cell Phone-itis
With the prevalence of modern technology, our bodies are forced into various motions and positions for which they were not designed. Neck and wrist pain sparked by the use of cell phones is a good example. If you’re a texting fanatic, enjoy talking with friends and family, and use the phone for business, you may be one of thousands of people inflicted with this pain. The good news is that there are some steps you can take to relieve the pain. Relaxing with hydrotherapy massage is one of the best.

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10 Minutes to Total Relaxation

The Hot Tub Therapy Habit

Stress is a normal part of life, but without regular relief, day-to-day stress can take a toll on our minds and bodies. While there are effective relaxation techniques known to reduce stress, most of us don’t practice them often enough, if at all. When the signs of stress – tight muscles, pain, inability to concentrate – become chronic, taking time to relax is no longer a luxury, but a necessity.

One of the benefits of owning a Jacuzzi® hot tub is that you can begin to reverse the negative effects of stress and tension in just 10 minutes a day with hot tub therapy. Getting into a regular routine of relaxation is easier when you have a hot tub in your back yard. The soothing heat, muscle stimulation, and buoyancy you experience with hot tub therapy can increase circulation, diminish joint pain and calm frayed nerves – all in just 10 minutes.

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Busy Wife, Busy Life!

Assistant Professor, Wife, Mom and Soccer Coach Seeks Stress Relief During Marathon Training



Christie Engesser Cesar, Team Jacuzzi

Profession: Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Chapman University

Family: Husband, Ben; Daughters, Malea (age 6) and Naomi (20 months); Son, Avery (age 4)

Reason you are racing: Because I can!

Running history: This will be my first “race” over 5K. My goal is to run at a 7:30 mile pace, with a finishing time of ~1:38.

Now that I have three active kids, a full time job as an assistant professor in a doctoral program and a husband, I am sensitive to the physiological stress that comes with adding a training program to an already busy schedule. I know that for me, using the hot tub is going to give me a regular outlet to take some quiet time for myself.

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Outdoor Hot Tubs Promote Quality Family Time

An Outdoor Spa Helps the Family Reconnect

Outdoor hot tubsConsumer research indicates that parents spend real quality time with their kids in their outdoor hot tubs; my family can attest to that. Once you buy an outdoor spa, it may well become a central part of your lifestyle. My family considers our hot tub the central hub of the backyard. Even when we aren’t in the outdoor hot tub, it’s still a beautiful focal point and water feature, especially at night. Outdoor hot tubs often facilitate family entertainment, enjoyment and bonding. The main reason my husband and I considered an outdoor hot tub was for family togetherness. As a full time working mom with three active kids and a full time working husband, I often find it very challenging to spend quality, relaxing time with my family. Between my job, my husband’s job, and the kids’ sports and parties, we are always on the go and don’t make time to enjoy not having anywhere to go or anyone to see. I really do cherish lazy days at home and being able to hang out in the outdoor hot tub with my daughters and husband. Our outdoor spa has provided us many opportunities to regroup, chat, and just enjoy each other’s company without the TV, computer or phone.

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