Mark your calendars because this year National Hot Tub Day falls on Saturday, March 28th, 2020. While you may not need another reason to enjoy a quality soak, this is a great opportunity to celebrate alongside the rest of the 7.3 million hot tub owners around the country. In order to help make the day extra special, here are five fun new activities for you to try.
1. Host an early spring hot tub party
Spring is finally in the air and temperatures in Minnesota are just starting to welcome some fun outdoor recreation once again. There’s no better way to celebrate than by bringing together your closest friends and family and having a hot tub-themed party.
When planning your party, make sure to prep plenty of food and drinks, queue up a lively music playlist, and have some fun activities on hand to maximize your guests’ experience. Just be careful not to invite more people than can comfortably sit together in your hot tub.
2. Treat your hot tub to a new accessory
Another common way we celebrate special days is by giving gifts to our loved ones. Don’t leave your hot tub out of the fun, especially considering all that it does to help you relax and unwind. Here are some of our top picks for accessories that will spruce up your hot tub enjoyment while not breaking the bank.
- A spa caddy – When you’re kicking back and relaxing in your hot tub, chances are you’ll want a tasty beverage nearby to quench your thirst, and this is a great place to put it.
- A towel bar – No personal butler? No problem—you can still have your towel within arm’s reach without it sitting on the edge of your tub where it could slip in.
- A Covana gazebo – Stop fighting to remove your hot tub cover manually. This unique cover is fully automated and can be raised and lowered at the touch of a button.
3. Play some hot tub games with the whole family
If a full-scale party isn’t your speed, perhaps you’d prefer a fun-filled afternoon playing games with the family. Hot tubs are good for more than just relaxation, as these kid-tested, family-approved games can attest. Here are a few of our favorites.
- Waterproof cards and board games – Why leave the fun on dry land? Waterproof playing cards are the perfect way to bring your favorite games into the hot tub with you. Pairing cards with a floating surface to serve as a table works great, as do waterproof board games like checkers and chess.
- Hot tub hockey – You’ll need two teams for this game, as well as one floating object in the middle of the tub to serve as the “puck”. The goal of hot tub hockey is for each team to try and make the puck touch the opposing team’s wall without any of the players touching the puck. You can splash or blow to try and advance the puck, but touching is expressly prohibited.
- Cold Shower – Start by filling a water balloon with freezing cold water, making sure the balloon is almost as full as it can be without overflowing or popping. Each player should take a seat on the edge of the hot tub and take turns passing the balloon around and holding it above his or her head for five seconds. Eventually, the balloon will randomly burst, soaking one unfortunate player in freezing cold water.
4. Try some low-impact hot tub exercises
What many people don’t realize is that soaking in a hot tub has a myriad of physical health benefits. Celebrate this National Hot Tub Day by increasing your flexibility, muscle strength, and weight loss. Here are a few great low-impact fitness activities that don’t require additional equipment for you to try today.
- Bicycle kicks – Sit on the edge of the seat in the hot tub and rest your hands on the edge. Extend your legs towards the center of your tub and bring a leg towards yourself before switching to the other (similar to a bicycle motion). This is a great leg strengthener.
- Arm circles – Extend your arms out to your sides to form a “t” shape. Move your arms forward in small circular motions while making sure your arms are fully submerged. After 10-30 seconds, switch the direction to the back. The water will provide resistance and help strengthen and tone your arms.
- Squats – Stand in your hot tub with your feet shoulder-width apart. Slowly bend your knees and allow your hips to go back as if you are about to sit in a chair until your thighs are parallel with the ground. When you go back to the standing position, push through your heels to maintain your balance. This works both your thighs and your glutes.
5. Plan a romantic hot tub date
Perhaps you’d rather celebrate with just your significant other, free of friends, kids, and other distractions. You’re in luck because hot tubs are a great location for a romantic evening with your loved one. Here are some tips for how to plan the perfect hot tub date night.
Don’t yet have a hot tub to call your own?
It’s not too late—make this National Hot Tub Day the best one ever by joining the thousands of Minnesotans who are proud Cal Spas owners. This is a great time to take advantage of our 2019 truckload specials—but don’t wait, the deals end soon! Come visit one of our convenient Twin Cities locations and discover the best hot tub collection in the industry.