Hydrofit is a pod containing an exercise bike submerged in water, with power jets to massage your legs whilst you work out, banishing unwanted cellulite and improving blood circulation.
The water is set at a refreshing temperature to boost metabolism however it can be made warmer if you require. After Delphine, co-founder of Hydrofit, talked me through the touchscreen control panel, I was soon cycling with ease as the water gradually filled up to my waist. However be prepared for splashing as you cycle your way to the recommended target of 9 kilometres. There are pretty lights in the water and water jets with a steady release of oxygen atoms to promote natural exfoliation and skin rejuvenation. The thirty minute session sped by rather quickly and a few minutes before the end Delphine returned to show me a series of positions to massage the abdominal muscles and quads. This would certainly make bath-time fun for anyone!
Once the water had drained below the door-level, I was able to dry-down and head to the nutrition bar for a refreshing energy-boosting fresh orange and lime juice (I’m a sucker for citrus). The Hydrofit Aqua Fitness and Spa also offers nutrition consultations from highly-qualified doctors and professors, massage treatments and slimming packages, and sells a range of oils, hair, and skin products from Les Cinq Mondes and La Sultane de Saba spa specialists.
A course of six 30-minute Hydrofit cycling sessions are priced at £165, or a single session costs £30, and in a matter of weeks you will see the arrival of the Hydrofit ‘jogger’ - a treadmill immersed in water. Hydrofit is the perfect way to treat someone to a spa experience, with the added bonus of burning calories in a chilled environment - keeping fit in a fresh and fun way.
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