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Sauna

The Perfect End to a Great Workout!

There’s nothing like feeling the burn during a great workout. Lifting weights and engaging in cardiovascular activity is essential to build muscle and burn calories. After a demanding workout, however, many people are looking for a way to ease sore muscles and relax. The sauna at Spectrum Athletic Clubs is the perfect place to do just that. We offer the ideal environment to relax and cleanse the body following intense exercise.

Sauna Basics

During an extreme workout, the body stores various metabolic wastes in the joints and muscles.  This metabolic buildup is responsible for causing an achy feeling in the muscles the day after physical activity. A good cool down helps to alleviate some of those wastes by directing them toward the bloodstream.  There they are filtered out by the kidneys or eliminated through the sweat glands. The sauna assists in ridding the body of these harmful toxins by increasing sweat production.

Benefits of Resting in a Sauna

Since ancient Roman times, people have been using saunas as a way to relax and unwind.  However, sitting in a sauna has shown to have a number of other health benefits as well, including:

  • Relieve tight and sore muscles: Saunas generate an intense heat, which can help to relax tense muscles and relieve pain.
  • Increase healing properties: As body temperatures rise, blood vessels dilate. This increases the body’s ability to naturally heal.
  • Alleviates symptoms of medical conditions: Not only are saunas a great way to increase blood flow, but they are used to alleviate symptoms of chronic fatigue, arthritis and asthma as well as a number of other health conditions.
  • Reduce the risk of injury: Saunas reduce the risk of injury, as the muscles and joints are better prepared to face the next workout.
  • Create soft and smooth skin: After using the sauna on a regular basis, people may notice softer skin. This is because the excessive sweating caused by the sauna heat helps to eliminate any impurities from the skin pores, including oil and bacteria that normally causes blemishes.

Whether you have just finished a strenuous workout or you simply wish to relax in warmth, the sauna offers many physical and emotional benefits.

Tips to Using the Sauna

When using the saunas at Spectrum Athletic Clubs, keep in mind the following tips to ensure optimal results.

  • Avoid using the sauna pre-workout, as it may cause excessive dehydration.
  • Always drink plenty of water after a workout and while using the sauna.
  • Avoid staying in the sauna for too long. You should limit your first sauna experience to between five and ten minutes. Then gradually work up to a half hour.
  • If you have any medical or health conditions, check with your physician before using the sauna.
  • Some prefer to sauna nude. Others prefer to wear minimal clothing. Be sure to use the sauna however you feel most comfortable.

Check with our professional team members for our complete list of rules to follow when using the sauna.

Let’s Get Started

Are you anxious to get started on your sauna experience? Call Spectrum Athletic Clubs today to find out how you can make a relaxing sauna experience a reality. Get started by going online to find our nearest location.

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