We were lucky enough to enjoy a Jacuzzi hydromassage and have a chat with Jacuzzi Hot Tub owner Charlotte, following her event at The Virgin Active London Triathlon on 22nd September. Here’s how the conversation went:
Q: How long have you been competing in Triathlons?
A: About a year, My first one was last year. I did 2 events last year, this one is my third this year.
Q: Is this your personal best time today?
A: Im not sure as I haven’t checked the times on the internet yet, but I think I did quite well; the swim was longer than the others Ive done.
Q: Was your previous to this event last year?
A: No it was in June this year.
Q: Do you compete in aid of any charities?
A: I have done previously, an event I did last year was in aid of a Lymphoma charity, I raised £900, so I was really proud of that, it really makes a difference, it gave me a good incentive to do well, I had a lot of support.
Q: Which hot tub have you got at home?
A: I have the Jacuzzi J480. We have had it nearly a year.
Q: So have you been using your hot tub in between events?
A: Yes I have. I enjoy using it more in the winter when it is cold.
Q: How does it make you feel?
A: Its really great when you’ve been out on a long bike ride or a run and you feel tired, to get in afterwards is lovely.
Q: Do you use it immediately after you’ve trained?
A: Not always immediately after. I usually use it in the evenings, I like to go in when I come home at the end of the day and use it.
Q: How long do you spend in there normally?
A: Probably around 40 minutes – I usually do 2 cycles.
Q: Do you feel like your general health and wellbeing has improved since using your hot tub?
A: Yes definitely I feel more relaxed, the tension in my legs is reduced. I sleep much better after I’ve been in the tub, because I’m so relaxed and de-stressed.
Q: Have you ever thought of doing any exercises in the tub?
A: No its not something I’ve ever thought about.
Q: Maybe this is something we could help you with, as we have some ideas from Italy, we could talk more about these at a later date if you wish?
A: Yes , that’s not a bad idea, maybe just some stretches to cool down after I’ve exercised.
Q: Have you got a favourite seat?
A: Yes I prefer the lounge seat because I can stretch my legs out and it feels like my legs are getting a massage. The jets feel like fingers massaging my legs, its really good. I like all the seats, but the lounge is my favourite.
Q: So you were proud to wear the Jacuzzi Logo today?
A: Yes very proud, I made sure my race number wasn’t in the way!
Q: What have you come to learn about Jacuzzi brand since owning your hot tub?
A: I think its a very good product , definitely top of the range, the products are so much nicer looking than other brands, and the jets perform so much differently to other tubs I have tried. I have only really been in spa’s within health centres, but my tub is much much better.
To find out more about how a genuine hydromassage from Jacuzzi could complement your training regime, and help your recovery visit www.jacuzzi.co.uk.