While it looks other hot tubs, the folks at
ThermoSpas in Wallingford have carefully crafted, I need you to look deeper. Deeper, as in four
feet deeper. “This is the deepest hot tub in the world in a traditional footprint of
a hot tub. It’s over four feet deep.” It’s called the Aquacisor, and while ThermoSpas
customers buy it so they can sit and take a soak, it’s meant for so much more. “They
want to work out. A lot of people, they love hot tubs, but some people, they don’t want
to just sit in the hot tub and have a cigar or just relax. They want to actually do something,
and this is what this is for. You can actually do jogging in place. You can do running in
place. You can do exercise with it. Tremendous power going against me, so you can actually
do a variety of different exercises. And we’ve actually designed it with an orthopedic surgeon,
as well as an occupational therapist, so that you can actually do virtually any exercise
that you can do in a gym, you can do in this particular spa as well, but you’re doing it
in an underwater environment.” The benefits to working out in water? “You don’t hurt your
body, your exercising literally every muscle in your body and there’s been a lot of studies
that say it’s been good for cardiovascular, extending your life.” Impressive. Perfect
for the outdoors that won’t take up too much space. All you need is a spot that’s 7×8 feet.
But let’s say you got a little more room and you want something a little bigger. Take a
look at this. “I have never seen anything like this. Is this – What is this?” “This
is new. It was something that is designed for somebody who wants all the benefits of
a swimming pool, or for the person who wanted a hot tub, but wanted something a little bit
bigger and a little more fun. They could throw a pool party in January in Connecticut.” It’s
called the Swim Spa. “This will seat twelve people. I mean, this is a huge hot tub with
all of the benefits of exercise, physical therapy, comfort, fun, relaxation. You name
it, and it’s in this tub.” “Oh yeah, and it’s actually got a lot of exercise equipment that
you can attach to it. It’s got a rowing device. Literally, just about anything that you can
do in say, a Gold’s Gym, you can do it here. Anything from bench presses, to arm curls,
to rowing attachments, to jogging, swimming, whatever the case might be.” “With the benefits
of water.” “Yeah, and you’re doing it with low impact, so you’re not hurting yourself.”
“Exactly.” “And you’re having fun.” Our exercise model, Joe Valentino, also works for the company.
He started using Swim Spa when the company set one up outside so employees could give it a whirl. “I was a little out of shape, like most of us are, and ThermoSpas developed this new product. I found myself being curious and went outside and I tried it. I tried swimming.
Pounds started shedding off and when you start seeing results, you start getting excited.
So I started doing it on a daily basis for a long term and I couldn’t be happier with
the results.” I was invited for a swim, and, you know, how could I say no? I have to tell you, this is one incredible system. What a workout. And my reward for swimming so hard?
I just mozy on down to the other end of the pool, turn off the swim jets, turn on the
massage jets, and oh, what a feeling. “For Better Connecticut, come on down. Check this
place out. ThermoSpas in Wallingford, Connecticut. Now back to me, in the studio. [Laughs] “And at first
I thought, when they just showed the model’s legs, I thought that was you, but it wasn’t.”
“No. That was Joe.” “Alright, stay with us. We are going to be chopping off their long
beautiful hair. It’s all for Locks of Love for a good cause. You don’t
want to miss this. We’re cutting the hair live, right after this.” “Stay with us” [Clapping and cheering]