Do Hot Tubs Help with Weight Loss?


We are all aware of the most common practices for losing weight; exercising, diet plans, weight loss groups, joining the gym. Whatever your weight loss plans and goals it requires additional lifestyle changes to make an impact. One surprising and relaxing approach to aiding weight loss goals could be a simple soak in a luxury hot tub.


Soaking in a hydrotherapy hot tub provides many benefits such as muscular relaxation, supports athletic performance, increases comfort for vascular diseases such as Arteritis. When paired with a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise and dip in the hot tub can improve your chances of weight loss, the benefits not only help to control your weight but to encourage your overall health and well-being.


How do hot tubs help with weight loss? 

  • Alerts the mind and body into a relaxing and healthy state, encouraging a positive state of mind which is important to losing weight
  • Relaxing your body and mind can reduce stress and risks for insomnia and restlessness. It also helps with sleep deprivation.
  • Helps your muscles to recover after and between workouts, improves sores or muscle pain caused by injury.
  • Eases muscle and joint discomfort and soreness especially after exercising. This also helps to improve flexibility.
  • May improve health conditions, including diabetes, arthritis and multiple sclerosis, which may hinder your weight loss plans



Studies show that immersion in hot water for 20 to 30 minutes can help reduce levels of glucose and sugar in the blood. This is equally helpful to diabetic patients and to those who would like to lose weight. As you may have already known, too much blood sugar circulating your body ends up stockpiling as belly fat. Thus, by soaking in a hot tub, you are keeping your body from gaining weight as you go through the process of dieting. A 150-pound person would burn about 17 calories sitting in a hot tub for 15 minutes. Bathing in your hot tub for at least 15-20 minutes at 37-40 degrees helps to achieve a deep relaxing sleep increasing your chances for that all-important weight loss! A bath tub will not give you the same benefit as a Hot Tub.


Calories burned in any activity, though, are also a factor of gender, age and health issues.

Additionally, soaking at night promotes deep and restful sleep, which prevents you and your body into going haywire the next day. Lack of sleep can cause you to compensate it with a boost of energy such as; coffee, energy drinks full of sugar, chocolate all which deter away from you goal in losing weight.

Simple And Effective Exercises

Simple and effective exercises performed inside the hot tub can also provide many health benefits. The buoyancy you get from a hot tub is great in performing some exercises you often find hard to do on the ground. Bicycle kicks and leg raises are very good examples of this. Water also offers some light resistance, which can help in toning your muscles. In fact, you can do your warm up in a hot tub before taking on a more strenuous workout. You may not be able to perform some hardcore water exercises but every bit of benefits you can get, even with just these simple exercises, can add up to faster results.

Innovation in hot tub manufacturing and design has vastly improved with brands now offering specially designed models to enhance wellness for the body and mind. Coast Spas manufacturing in Canada offer Wellness Spas which are designed to improve sleep and make people feel better. The hot tubs are moulded to increase fitness and stamina, elevate the mood of the customer as well as lower blood pressure.

Alternatives to the Hot Tub

A sauna is often touted as burning up to 300 calories in 15 to 20 minutes. While you may lose a pound or two through sweating, you’ll gain it back as soon as you rehydrate your body. A sauna burns about the same number of calories as a hot tub.


While soaking in a hot tub doesn’t burn many calories—it’s estimated that sitting in hot water burns about 3% more calories than sitting on your sofa. As well as many other impressive hot tub health benefits for inspiring weight loss.

Soaking in a hot tub or hydrotherapy provides many health and fitness benefits on its own and supports other healthy habits. Therefore, hot tub hydrotherapy may help not only to improve your weight loss goals but your quality of life.


What is a Plug and Play hot tub?

Plug And Play Series

Having a Hot Tub has often been seen as the ultimate luxury, many consider un-affordable. On top of that many think that when installing one in their home, it will require extensive ground work, planning and plumbing. However with the Hot Tub industry revolutionising this really isn’t the case. The arrival of the ‘Plug and Play’ Hot Tub models has certainly helped contribute to the surge in Hot Tub purchasing.

First of all what is a Plug and Play series Hot Tub?

A plug and play Hot Tub is one that runs off a standard 13amp supply, just like the connection you would use for a kettle, or many other appliances around the house. In many cases the cable and plug would still need to be provided by the consumer, however this may eliminate any expense in having to hire an electrician like you would when purchasing a Hot Tub with more jets and bigger pumps, which would require a 32amp supply put in by a qualified electrician.

Hot Tub Installations in Wolverhampton
Plug and Play Hot Tub Installation in Wolverhampton
Plug and Play hot tub installed in Birmingham

These spas will also usually take up much less space than a standard Hot Tub, so are perfect for those restricted to space or access, and certainly those who do not want the hassle of upgrading or changing any electrics.

The smaller foot print also eliminates the hassle associated with the installation of a hot tub. For instance with some of the Coast Spas Plug and Play Series models, the profile height has been designed so that when it is on its side for delivery, it can fit through a standard gate. This is great for those who may have restricted access, and often eliminates the need for a crane which is of course an extra cost. Many of these Plug and Play models are not too deep, which means they may be considered more aesthetically pleasing than some of the deeper spas so can blend into the garden a lot better than some of the bigger ones – but of course that all depends on your taste! These spas just need to be placed on a solid level base, and don’t require plumbing of any kind as its simple to fill and drain using your hose pipe!


There may be people reading this thinking that because they are living in rented accommodation they can’t have one at all because they may end up moving in a couple years, and it would have to be left at the property and considered to be a wasted investment, but with these spas that is not the case as it is simple to remove and relocate into a new property. And if you choose a quality hot tub with good aftercare service, you can have it for many years and relocate with no issues!

Plug and Play hot tub Birmingham
An Evolution series plug and play hot tub installed in Birmingham

All of these factors have really heightened the surge for Hot Tubbing, with it being more achievable and hassle free than what they were years ago! Whether you are looking for a luxurious massage, hydrotherapy benefits, or just a social hub for friends and family a Hot Tub sure brings couples, friends and families together; designed to suit all needs and budgets, with finance also being available in all reputable stores and dealerships.

The dream of being submerged in hot bubbly water, having a hydrotherapy massage at your fingertips, allowing you to escape from the stresses of daily life whilst being in the comfort of your own home and without time constraints is very much a reality for all!!

Here are some great options for Plug and Play hot tubs:

Click here for the Patio series from Coast Spas.  Superb 21 jet portable hot tubs!

Click here for the Regency Collection by Coast Spas.  From this series you can choose from a Baroness, a Baron or Countess, all with 30 jets and designed exlusively by Coast Spas for Award Leisure to suit the UK climate!

Then click here for the Evolution range by Award Leisure.  These rotamold hot tubs are hard wearing but lightweight and compact, so if you think you don’t have room or access for a hot tub you might be surprised!  We have even lifted these over walls to install them!

Health benefits of hot tubs

Have you ever thought of how a Hot Tub could improve your health? Hot Tubs have been recommended by doctors and sports professionals to help relieve pain and stiffness in the muscles, and are often considered beneficial for those who suffer with type 2 Diabetes, arthritis, sleep deprivation and have even been known to help with weight loss.


A benefit of the buoyancy in hot tub water is that it reduces body weight by approximately 90%, relieving pressure in joints and muscles making it easier to perform exercises, and helps with pain, fatigue and soreness of the muscles. Heat warms up joints and decreases swelling, then as the body registers temperature change the central nervous system becomes depressed contributing to muscle relaxation and temporarily relieving chronic pain. Regular use of Hot Tubs helps to keep joints moving, restores and preserves strength and flexibility, helps restore the full range of motion and protects joints from further damage.


A dip a day helps keep insomnia away! It has been found that sleep deepens as the body temperature falls. As a result some medical experts recommend that anyone wanting to induce sleep – especially those being kept awake by pain – soak in water at 38C about two hours before bedtime. So combined with the fact that a soak in a tub alleviates body tension and provides a natural remedy (unlike medicine and alcohol which make you feel groggy and have other adverse side effects), you can’t fail to have a good night’s sleep!


It has also been shown that 20 minutes in a Hot Tub helps to relieve high blood pressure, headaches and chronic pain due to stress. Muscular relaxation occurs when warm blood reaches deep into the muscles. This relaxation effect helps to deaden muscle pain by easing any pinching of nerves or blood vessels and by helping the muscle rid itself of lactic acid and other metabolic wastes.


Finally, if you’re still not convinced, possibly the greatest benefit of all is that Hot Tubs provide an ideal place to relax with your friends and family. You will soon find that your children or loved ones find the whole Hot Tub experience amazing, enjoy beautiful moments together!

All our Coast Spas hot tubs are designed with Zone Therapy, where the seats and jets are strategically positioned to maximise hydrotherapy across all areas of the body across the whole hot tub.

Click here to see our range of Wellness spas specifically designed for that extra level of hydrotherapy including the unique to Coast Spas Impulse Jets: