The FitMAX Family Mailer
By: Rick Smith
The Benefits of Swimming for Your Health:
Mind, Body and Soul
Swimming works your whole entire body, improving cardiovascular conditioning, muscle strength, endurance, posture, and flexibility all at the same time. Your cardiovascular system in particular benefits because swimming improves your body’s use of oxygen without
overworking your heart.
As you become fitter and are able to swim longer, your resting heart rate and respiratory rate will be reduced, making blood flow to the heart and lungs more efficient. On average, a swimmer can burn as many calories in an hour as a runner who runs six miles in one hour. Simply put, some call swimming the perfect form of exercise.
There are many other benefits of swimming such as whole body conditioning, low risk of injury, low-impact exercise, improve blood pressure, and stress reduction.
Swimming tones your upper and lower body because you are using almost all of your major muscle groups. Swimming causes no thstress on your bones, joints or connective tissue due to buoyancy and the fact that you weight 1/10 less in water.
Also pregnant women prefer swimming because it helps strengthen the shoulder and abdominal muscles, which can be strained when
carrying a baby. For the elderly, swimming helps relax stiff muscles and isn’t weight bearing. Women who have had mastectomy and
those recovering from an injury often turn to swimming or water aerobic exercises because it’s low impact.
Swimming is extremely relaxing because it allows more oxygen to flow to your muscles and forces you to regulate your breathing.
The Benefits of Aquatic iPool Therapy
? Aquatic therapy or pool therapy consists of an exercise program that is performed in the water. It is a beneficial form of therapy that is useful for a variety of medical conditions. Aquatic therapy uses the physical properties of water to assist in patient healing and exercise performance.
? One benefit of aquatic therapy is the buoyancy provided by the water. While submerged in water, buoyancy assists in supporting
the weight of the patient. This decreases the amount of weight bearing which reduces the force of stress placed on the joints. This aspect of aquatic therapy is especially useful for patients with arthritis, healing fractured bones, or who are overweight. By decreasing the amount of joint stress it is easier and less painful to perform exercises.
? The viscosity of water provides an excellent source of resistance that can be easily incorporated into an aquatic therapy exercise program.
? This resistance allows for muscle strengthening without the need of weights. Using resistance coupled with the water’s buoyancy allows a person to strengthen muscle groups with decreased joint stress that cannot be experienced on land.
? Aquatic therapy also utilizes hydrostatic pressure to decrease swelling and improve joint position awareness. The hydrostatic
pressure produces forces perpendicular to the body’s surface. This pressure provides joint positional awareness to the patient. As a result, patient proprioception is improved. This is important for patients who have experienced joint sprains, as when ligaments are torn, our proprioception becomes decreased. The hydrostatic pressure also assists in decreasing joint and soft tissue swelling that results after injury or with arthritic disorders.
? Lastly, the warmth of the water experience during aquatic therapy assists in relaxing muscles and vasodilates vessels, increasing blood flow to injured areas. Patients with muscle spasms, back pain, and fibromyalgia find this aspect of aquatic therapy especially therapeutic.
? It is important to know however, that aquatic therapy is not for everyone. People with cardiac disease should not participate in aquatic therapy. Those who have fevers, infections, or bowel/bladder incontinence are also not candidates for aquatic therapy. Always discuss this with your physician before beginning an aquatic therapy program.
Fitmax Aquatic Therapy/Exercise Equipment is made of Rust Resistant #304 Stainless Steel. It is the best
priced Aquatic Therapy/Exercise Equipment on the market today. The Walker has stainless steel ball bearings
that gives you a smooth yet durable workout. The Bicycle has a durable high grade plastic bushing that won’t
breakdown in water after years of use. Both of our Aquatic Therapy/Exercise Equipment will be retailing for
$1400 on the market today and will last you a lifetime.
Aquatic Therapy/Exercise Bicycle and Walker
iPool Umbrella and Solar Blanket
We now have our new products, the Solar Blanket and the iPool umbrella on the market for sale. We have successfully designed and manufactured an umbrella that will keep the sun off of you and the iPool while you are swimming in place. The umbrella will attach to the four corners of the iPool and be held in place like the rain covers you find on tents. Fiberglass poles are used to keep the shape of the umbrella and then will be attached to the iPool. The iPool Umbrella is selling for $80. Here is a picture of the new umbrella we are offering right now.
We are now offering a solar blanket. We found a manufacturer who can cut us a deal on the Solar Blankets. The size of the Solar
Blanket is 9’x10’. The solar Blanket is called a blue/silver which aids in keeping the intense sunrays out and letting the good rays in. It
should also help keep down algae growth and use fewer chemicals to balance the water. This type solar blanket will also be affective in keeping down your heating bills each month. With the solar blanket on the iPool, your cycle time will be cut down to a minimum of 10 to 20 minutes a day. The Solar Blankets are now available for purchase at the price of $80. Call and order yours today.
Solar Panels Verses Spa Heaters
The iPool can be use year round in cold areas if the he Raypak Spa Heaters are the best heaters on the market T
temperature doesn’t drop below 0 degrees. If you are planning today. It is a 240 volt 3 wire single phase system. Because of
on swimming year round and move your iPool indoors such as the 240 volts, 110 volts takes too long to heat 1500 gallons of
the garage or basement, a 240 volt Spa Heater is your best bet water and will cost you a very high electrical bill whereas the
to keeping your iPool warm. If you are in an area where you 240 volts spa heater will actually save you money. Your initial
can keep your iPool outside year round, a solar panel(s) can setup cost will vary on the electrician you hire and his rates
be used during the summer months only if you have full sun in plus materials. We do suggest that if you are going to swim
that area where your solar panel and iPool is placed. year round, use a solar panel outside with your iPool during the
summer months and when you do move indoors, use the
Raypak Spa Heater for the winter months. Solar pool heaters for above-ground pools are an economic and efficient way of collecting the sun's ray to heat your pool.
They install easily in just minutes. No special skills or tools are
required for installation.
Solar Pool Heaters for above-ground pools are flexible, ready-
to-use panels that, if sized properly, can efficiently raise the water temperature of your pool by 10 or 20 degrees depending on which solar panel you purchase. Ez Heat Solar Pool Heaters ? Durable synthetic rubber ? Increase temperature up to 10%
? 4 year warranty
? Aboveground pools only
? Ground installation recommended
El Niño Solar Pool Heaters
? Durable UV-proof polymeric
? Increase temperature up to 10%
? 10 year warranty ? Small-medium aboveground pools ? Ground installation recommended
If you are planning on putting your system on the roof and/or
wish to increase the temperature by 20º or more, we suggest
you also look at our Vortex In ground/Above-ground Solar
Vortex Solar Pool Heaters
? Commercial grade polypropylene plastic
? Increase temperature up to 20%
? 10 year warranty
? In-ground or above-ground pools ? Can be installed on roof or ground
Have any new questions or What is your return policy? comments for us… Well drop us a A. Within 30 days, you can return any item, however line on our website and email the items have to be in their original boxes unopened. address or give us a call. Q.You can also call our service help lines from the
following list: Frequently Asked Questions 1.800.947.2975 out of Ca
1.800.627.2975 in Ca
Q. What is the difference between the small pump and
large pump? A. Small pump is 10 GPM and the large pump is 18 Send Us Pictures!!!
GPM. If you would like to take pictures of your pool please do so and send them to our website and or Q. Hose connectors on the heater leak. How do I fix email. that problem?
A. Use the yellow colored Teflon tape on both the galvanized coupler and PVC hose connector. We Are Now On Several Dot Com Websites.... Q. How much stress does the support bar and harness
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Q. Where can I buy the pump filters? A. We stock the filters for our iPool pumps.
Q. Do you have a large size belt?
A. Our belt fits 22” to 50”. If you need a larger size than 50”, we can order a larger one for you.