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Showing posts with label water exercise. Show all posts
Showing posts with label water exercise. Show all posts

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Biggest Loser’s Loss is a San Pedro Couple’s Gain; Racoons Snarl in Protest

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TV shows don’t survive for 16 seasons without keeping it fresh. After shaking things up in Season 9 by installing a Dual-Propulsion Endless Pool® on the ranch, NBC’s hit reality show, The Biggest Loser, will challenge Season 17 contestants with another shake-up: the producers will have removed their reliable workout pool!

Originally installed in 2010, the 15’x14’ pool has helped dozens of contestants lose literally thousands of pounds. At the time, the show’s Sponsor Producer, David Norton, called the collaboration “a natural fit. Our trainers love using the Endless Pool as a complement to their training regimen."

Sam Poueu, a contestant on The Biggest Loser, Season 9, runs on the underwater treadmill of the ranch's Dual-Propulstion Endless Pool.
Sam Poueu was already showing excellent results during this run on the underwater treadmill of The Biggest Loser's Dual-Propulstion Endless Pool in Calabasas, CA. Thanks to workouts like this, the 24-year-old from Rohnert Park, CA, lost 136 pounds before being eliminated in week 16. After eight seasons, the show's producers decided last month to shake things up for next season, the 17th, by selling this pool. Fully modular, the Endless Pool can be easily dissembled and reassembled for its new owners, a couple in nearby San Pedro.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Dean Hutchinson's Swim School and PT Business Highlighted in Moorestown Life

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Dean Hutchinson, former All-American at Auburn and Olympic trial swimmer, was recently profiled in Moorestown Life. Hutchinson, a physical therapist at Progress Physical Therapy and Swimming Coach at Jersey Wahoos, has used an Endless Pool for both of his passions, providing aquatic therapy and exercise as well as stroke training and analysis.

Below is the article covering the decorated swimmer's journey from talented swimmer, through hardship, and ultimately to his therapy and coaching business.

“Ready – GO!”...An all too familiar sound in our home. Is he trying to hurry up the kids who are perpetually late? Where are we going? Well, it’s an answer to neither. In fact, it’s just part of the daily mantra of Dean Hutchinson, a Moorestown resident, former local, national, and international stand-out swimmer, and current specialist in swim strokes and mechanics. It’s been nearly 14 years since Dean’s last race in the pool, but his desire to train and perfect a swimmer’s stroke remains strong. Simply put – swimming is what Dean knows.

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Hutchinson's Endless Pool is used for swim training and physical therapy

Friday, December 27, 2013

Endless Pool Helps Masters Cyclist Thrive

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John Platero is a busy man. The founder and owner of Future Fit, Inc., director of the National Council of Certified Personal Trainers, an author and musician, Platero also competed in 95 Masters cycling races in 2013, placing in 27 of them.

The well-respected 55-year old fitness professional has learned to maximize his training and recovery time with the aid of his backyard Endless Pool.

John Platero's backyard Endless Pool swimming pool used for exercise, swimming and rehabilitation.
Platero's Endless Pool offers a beautiful backyard exercise and rehab center

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Couple Chooses Endless Pool for Energy Efficient Home

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Jim Iden and Vangie Samora’s desire for sustainability and efficiency led them to make several innovative design choices for their new home.

In researching exercise options, Iden—a long-time lap swimmer—found the Endless Pool.

The couple’s home features 28 solar panels that generate enough power for the entire home, swimming pool included.

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Indoor, energy efficient swimming becomes a reality with the Endless Pool

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Home That Doubles as a Private Exercise Studio and Therapy Site

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The Fall issue of Create, a remodeling magazine in the Metro DC area, highlighted Tabor Design Build, Inc.'s installation of an Endless Pool in the home of Alice Kreisle. 

Read below to learn how Kreisle worked hand in hand with John Tabor and his team to design her ideal swimming and therapy room and work toward recovery from mobility loss.

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Kreisle's completed Endless Pool room photo credit John Tabor

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Wounded Warrior Project helps Shane Parsons rebuild his life

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Shane Parsons had his life turned upside down at the age of 21 in Iraq, when the Humvee he rode in rolled over a roadside bomb. 

Parsons lost both of his legs as a result, and also suffered severe head trauma. While his local Ohio community rallied around he and his mother to upgrade their home with exercise equipment, an Endless Pool and numerous repairs, Parsons still faced a long road ahead. 

Eventually, the Wounded Warrior Project stepped in to help Parsons with their Independence Program and helped find him a position coaching varsity high school football.



The Iraq veteran has found new purpose in his life and a perfect fit, transferring the hard work and team oriented mindset he learned as a member of the army to his football team.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Pike PT therapist shares Endless Pool tips and benefits

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Rachael Bell, ATC, CSCS, is the Fitness and Pool Manager at Pike Physical Therapy in Dingmans Ferry, PA.  

Bell (center) pictured with part of the Pike PT Fitness Staff

  • Pike PT recently installed a Dual Propulsion Endless Pool complete with an underwater treadmill. Bell shared her experience so far with the pool and the difference it has made at the practice.

We’ve been proactive in marketing our Endless Pool and are uniquely positioned as one of the only facilities in our area to offer aquatic therapy.

A main focus of our efforts is making both existing members and others in the community aware of our addition, and the many ways you can use our Dual Endless Pool for fitness and therapy sessions.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Endless Pools® continue to capture the imagination after 25 years

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One of our customers sent in this clever cartoon, featuring 'Stu' waterskiing against the current of an Endless Pool®. While we can't officially recommend water skiing, there are plenty of available options...swimming, walking, jogging, running, water exercise, water aerobics, aquatic therapy, watsu, yoga...and more!

You'll never be bored with an Endless Pool.


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

FINIS Installs Endless Pool® Elite at HQ for New Product Testing and Video Analysis

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FINIS, a world leader in technical swimming products that maximize fitness potential and technique, announces the addition of an Endless Pool Elite onsite at the FINIS office in California. For over 25 years, Endless Pools has been engineering pools for stationary swimming against a smooth current. Having sold more than 20,000 pools in 80 countries, Endless Pools appeal to people of all ages and athletic abilities, and are used for swimming, exercise, therapy and fun. 



The Endless Pool Elite is used by premier collegiate programs around the country, such as Auburn and Louisville, as well as Olympians around the world for stroke analysis and technique refinement. Using a 7.5 horsepower motor, the Elite Model produces the most powerful swim current on the market. At its top speed, swimmers can swim faster than 51 seconds per 100 yards pace. The adjustable motor can also be set to slower speeds, making it great for drills, technique work and long, steady swimming. The Endless Pool Elite will be primarily used for FINIS product development testing, technique analysis with streaming video, general swim instruction, and fitness training. 

FINIS set up the Endless Pool in the Product Development section of their warehouse -- an area now aptly coined the "FINIS Stroke Lab." In addition to the mirrors that are already included with the Elite, FINIS has extended their Swim Mirrors above and inside the pool to allow for instant visual feedback. Track lights have been mounted around the pool and waterproof LED's placed under the water for optimal lighting. For video capabilities, FINIS has placed five GoPro Hero3 cameras around and inside the pool to capture high definition footage above and below the surface. The GoPro's link wirelessly to a local computer, which then transmits the video angles to a flat screen TV mounted on the wall. Because it is a live feed into a computer, the captured video can also be streamed online for interactive coaching sessions. Ultimately some pool sessions will even run through the FINIS Stroke Lab video analysis software and be available for public viewing. 

"As a technical swimming company, it seems only natural to have a pool," said Mark Stephens, VP of Product Development and Marketing. "With this new laboratory, we can better test the hydrodynamic properties of our technical equipment and swimwear. Using instant video feedback with the GoPros, we are able to get slow motion, high-definition footage of how the swimmer and product interact. The controlled environment the Endless Pool creates lets us better understand body mechanics, drag, and water flow." 

One of the perks of having the Endless Pool Elite onsite has been an increase in excitement of FINIS employees wanting to get in and swim. With the pool just 20 feet away from their desk, it is quite convenient to get in a swim during the lunch break. 

The Endless Pool Elite will also be used for Marketing photo-shoots, and athlete demos. FINIS even plans to run swim lessons in the pool, with the goal of helping swimmers of all ability levels. 

"We are excited to play a role in the development and testing of FINIS products," said Endless Pools Marketing Manager Mark Langan. "It's a partnership that makes sense as we already use several FINIS products in our corporate facility, as well as highly recommend them to customers. We look forward to watching the development of their new Endless Pool laboratory." 

ABOUT FINIS:

Founded in 1993 in Northern California, FINIS was started by John Mix and Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer Pablo Morales. The Monofin and the Swimmer’s Snorkel were the first products they developed for the US market; afterwards, they continued to focus on creating innovative training tools for swimmers and coaches worldwide. FINIS products are currently available in over 65 countries and are used by US and International Olympic teams, elite triathletes, and fitness swimmers.

ABOUT ENDLESS POOLS:

Endless Pools, established in 1988, has served over 20,000 customers worldwide, and offers compact, customizable pools for indoor or outdoor use. With a series of six innovative products, from the Original Endless Pool to Exercise and Swim Spas, an Endless Pool can be tailored for rehab, competitive training, or family fun. Low-maintenance and environmentally friendly, Endless Pools has a product to meet virtually any need, from the novice swimmer to the Olympian.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Video of the Week: Does swimming work out your chest? Yes!

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Kim Brackin, of Brackin Elite Swim Training (BEST) partnered with eHow to create a video series on Swimming to Win. Below, you'll find a segment focusing on swimming as exercise to build chest muscle through a variety of swim strokes. From the Endless Pool Elite, which Brackin uses, to the Endless Pools line of Swim Spas, the company has an ideal fit for your home fitness needs.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Pike Physical Therapy Offers Fresh Aquatic Exercise Options with New Endless Pool

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Riding the momentum of a successful open house to highlight their state-of-the-art aquatic center, Pike Physical Therapy has been hard at work adding new programs for their Endless Pool.

Owner Donald Hubbard wanted to incorporate a pool into the offerings at Pike PT for years, and found the right match with his new custom Endless Pool Dual Propulsion model.

In the short time since the pool has been introduced, Hubbard and his experienced team of therapists have shown the ability to think outside the box and find creative uses for the swimming pool.

The group has used their Endless Pool as a therapy pool and a fitness pool, in addition to the counter current swimming it provides.

“The pool has allowed us to do so much,” said Fitness Manager Rachael Bell. “It’s expanded our physical therapy capabilities and allows patients to recover faster.”

Variety is on the menu, as sessions range from private to group swim lessons, to open exercise and water aerobics classes. In addition, the unique environment of the Endless Pool allows for underwater treadmill walk and run sessions, pool rental for coaches, aquatic personal training, family swim sessions and even children’s pool parties.

Pike PT can host up to six children in their beginners swimming classes and Group Fitness Instructor Damien Roche can put up to eight adults through their paces in his aqua aerobic workouts.

Swim lessons became popular so quickly that Pike was forced to expand their sessions rather than relegate swimmers to a wait list.

From the young swimmer to the advanced college swimmer - a pair of Hartwick College swimmers showed up to demo the pool at the open house - the temperature controlled pool allows Roche, who handles the majority of swim coaching, to vary the swimming pace and keep the pool comfortable.


Alternatively, Bell and Roche’s hybrid version of CrossFit’s tabata, aptly named ‘aquabata,’ offers an intense aquatic exercise option that has become an instant hit.

While the pool allows for concentrated swimming, running and aerobic workouts, it also provides versatility for the rehabilitating and less advanced patient population.

Those who otherwise struggle to exercise on land have found comfort in the buoyancy of water.

“People who have to walk with canes on land are doing jumping jacks and running in the water,” said Bell. “It’s amazing.”

“The aquatic therapy aspect has really expanded our business.”

From how to swim sessions to water aerobics to pool birthday parties, Pike Physical Therapy has kept their Endless Pool filled daily.

Pike PT has quickly proven that water exercise and aquatic therapy are viable alternatives to land-based options. The opportunity to exercise in a unique, fun and useful way in the temperature-controlled pool has been received with excitement from the clinic’s entire base.

ABOUT ENDLESS POOLS:

Endless Pools, established in 1988, has served over 20,000 customers in over 80 countries, and offers compact, customizable swimming pools for indoor or outdoor use. With a series of innovative, customizable products, the company has completed commercial pool installations around the world for swimming, water exercise, rehab and aquatic therapy use. Endless Pools, Exercise Spas, and Swim Spas can also be installed at home for daily fitness. Rigorously tested for safety, low-maintenance and environmentally friendly, Endless Pools has a product to meet virtually any need.

For more information, visit http://www.endlesspools.com

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Water Workouts: Five Aquatic Exercise Advantages

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It's time to expand your exercise routine and incorporate water exercise into your workouts. The best, most convenient way to make it happen? At home with an Endless Pool!

Consistent exercise can build strength and endurance, ease pain and soreness, and improve quality of life. 

However, many people have trouble exercising on land, as the high-stress environment causes unnecessary wear and tear on the body, whether running on pavement, lifting heavy weights, or even jogging on a treadmill. 

Remove those barriers with an Endless Pool, where it is possible to get all the benefits of land-based exercise, and more, in water. Working out in water can increase aerobic endurance, flexibility, and muscle tone, as well as accelerate weight loss. 

Those wishing to exercise can do so at home, on their own time, at their own pace. The options range from running to swimming, stretching to lifting water weights, or even practicing aquatic yoga or pilates. 

With an underwater treadmill, runners can get their fix without risk of injury and swimmers have the patented Endless Pool adjustable swim current to race against. 

While the options vary depending on your personal level of fitness, here are five distinct benefits to water exercise that you can take advantage of in an Endless Pool. 

1. Buoyancy reduces the weight of a person by up to 90%, which means your body will feel lightweight in water, even if you have a few extra pounds you’d like to lose. 

2. Workout your entire body at once. That’s right—swimming and water exercise can provide a total body workout. Rather than going station by station, arms to core to legs, work on your entire body at once in the Endless Pool. 

3. Water Exercise gives you the opportunity to workout in ways you couldn’t imagine exercising on land, and offers variety. Increase your flexibility, your strength, and your stamina, all while decreasing your waist. Move in ways you couldn’t imagine doing so on land. 

4. Experience the soothing therapy of warm water while you workout. Rather than the cold, heavy steel of weights or hard, unforgiving hot pavement, workout at your desired temperature to maximize comfort. 

5. Take advantage of resistance—in all directions! While you’re in the swimming pool, you’ll be surrounded by water. Every movement will be met by natural resistance, as you use the unique properties of water to your advantage. 

Many people have learned how to swim in an Endless Pool. Or, if swimming isn’t your preference, there are a multitude of water exercise options that will work your entire body. Installed at home, an Endless Pool offers a convenient, safe, daily workout choice for young and old. 

From the gentle, relaxing, soothing water workout to the most intense aquatic routine, a compact home pool or spa, installed indoors or outside, provides a lifetime of fitness. 

With options from the Swim or Exercise Spa, to the WaterWell, to the Original Endless Pool, the choices for home water exercise can be tailored to meet any need. 

ABOUT ENDLESS POOLS

Endless Pools, established in 1988, has served over 20,000 customers in over 80 countries, and offers compact, customizable swimming pools for indoor or outdoor use. With a series of innovative products and an adjustable, revolutionary swim current, the product can be tailored for rehab, daily training and fitness, with the added bonus of relaxation and fun when desired. Low-maintenance and environmentally friendly, Endless Pools has a product to meet virtually any need.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Endless Pools Presenting Elite Model at Las Vegas Health and Fitness Convention

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Endless Pools will attend the 2013 International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) Convention and Trade Show at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, from March 19-22.


The company will bring their premier pool, the Endless Pool Elite, for visitors to observe and take for a test swim.

With thousands of attendees expected to flow through the doors of Mandalay Bay, Commercial Sales Manager John Satir is excited to show how the Endless Pool can transform a PT Clinic or Fitness Center.

“Endless Pools provide an ideal opportunity to offer swimming in compact spaces. Not only can they be used for swimming, but for water exercise and aquatic therapy as well,” said Satir.




As swim schools and fitness clubs around the country find success with the Endless Pool, the market continues to grow for swim technique training for young swimmers, to college swimmers, to age group swimmers, to triathletes, to Olympians.


The Endless Pool is ideal for anyone learning how to swim, or trying to take his or her technique to the next level with one on one teaching.

Underwater mirrors and video analysis tools can be easily incorporated into the Endless Pools configuration, taking analysis to the next level with instant feedback. 
Competitive swimmers can shave valuable seconds off their times with technique correction and practice, while anyone can learn the proper stroke proficiency for lifelong swimming exercise.


In addition, the benefits of water exercise are a life changer for many who are unable to deal with heavy weights and high impact pressure on land.

An underwater treadmill, which can provide variable speed aquatic walking, jogging or running, can be added to any Endless Pool. Through the buoyancy of water, this can cut stress and strain on knees and back, allowing runners to get work in without the pounding of the pavement.

Because of their modular construction, Endless Pools offer the opportunity for installation in both new and existing spaces. Satir recommends the Endless Pool as a perfect renovation opportunity.

“Some fitness centers are stuck with dead space. For example, consider a non-revenue generating racquetball court that gets minimal use. That space can be transformed into a source of revenue with Endless Pools and a new, compact aquatic center.”

With a variety of sizes, depths and features in each of their commercial offerings, Endless Pools has a fit for any environment, indoors or outside, at home or in a commercial facility.

Once installed, the opportunities for growth are abundant as the new aquatic environment has broad appeal for young and old alike.

An aquatic center can offer an excellent return on investment, and with Endless Pools’ personalized Marketing Assistance, businesses can move forward with a plan for growth and profitability.

ABOUT ENDLESS POOLS:

Endless Pools, established in 1988, has served over 20,000 customers in over 80 countries, and offers compact, customizable pools for indoor or outdoor use. Their professional level Elite Model provides a sub :50/100 yard pace for the fastest swimmers. With a series of innovative, customizable products, the company has completed commercial installations around the world for swimming, water exercise, rehab and aquatic therapy use. Rigorously tested for safety, low-maintenance and environmentally friendly, Endless Pools has a product to meet virtually any need.

For more information, visit http://www.endlesspools.com or contact Rob Shaeffer at 610-497-8676.
 
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