Are you thinking about buying a hot tub?
Come to Bullfrog Spas of OKC, July 20-29 to get our best deals of the year!
We are in Moore right by highway I-35. Our tent sale will feature great deals on all our in-store products and free sanitation systems with all ordered hot tubs. There is no better time to shop for a hot tub than right now. Come by to talk to our Bullfrog Spas specialists to find the best hot tub and therapy jets for you. Several models are in-stock and ready for immediate delivery.
What are you waiting for? Come by today!
Bullfrog Spas of OKC
2520 N Broadway St
Moore, OK 73160
Although exercise is important, it may not be for everyone. For some people, exercising may not be an option due to medical issues for others, it is simply not enjoyable.
A great alternative is water exercising. While having a fun and relaxing time soaking in a hot tub, including water exercising is not only enjoyable but has several health benefits. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, water exercises can help those with chronic pain or diseases, as well as improve moods. Another benefit is that water is easier on joints since you are supported by the water’s buoyancy. Water produces an upward motion when an object is set in it which causes floating. The buoyancy of the water means your joints are not alone in supporting your weight. This can make exercising dramatically easier for some people.
Owning a hot tub means you can do water exercises in the comfort of your home. However, before starting any exercise program, it is important to consult with a health professional or doctor to see which exercise program is best for you.
Find out what areas you would like to work on. A lot of people suffer from joint pains in areas such as shoulders, neck, back or hips. Doing different water exercises can help improve and strengthen these areas, and adding stretches is also a good way to help improve or prevent muscles stiffness. We recommend you give yourself a few minutes submerged in the tub to get your muscles warm and relaxed before beginning any exercises or stretches.
- Shoulder Roll: Begin by sitting up straight in your hot tub. Slowly begin rotating your shoulders forwards, then reverse and begin rotating your shoulders backward. Repeat this motion 15 times in both directions for 3 sets. This is a great exercise to improve your shoulder and neck strength.
- Knees-to-Chest: Leaning against the wall of your hot tub, bring your knees to your chest. Holding on to the wall of the hot tub can help. If you cannot reach your chest, bring them up as close as possible. Try doing about 3 sets of 10. This exercise is great for working your core.
- Underwater Cycling: For this exercise, you can sit on one of the chairs in the spa or do it while floating and holding the wall. Slowly go through a bicycle pedaling motion by kicking forward with the right leg and bringing in the knee of the left leg. Alternate this motion between legs for about 3 sets of 20-30 seconds. Depending on how you do it, this can work your core and legs.
- Arm Resistance: For this exercise, it is recommended that you try to submerge up to your shoulders. Extend your arms straight out to the sides without bending the elbows and palms facing down (this is the starting position). Slowly bring your arms down to your sides and back to the starting position. Then bring your arms straight out together in front of you and then back to the starting position again. Repeat 3 sets of 30.
- Legs: While in a standing position, balance on one leg and bend the other leg to bring your foot towards your bottom. Grab your ankles or foot and gently tug to deepen the stretch. Hold the position for 30-45 seconds. Repeat with the other leg.
- Arm: Begin by stretching your right arm straight out in front of you with palms facing forward. With your left hand, gently bend your right hand backward by pulling back on all four fingers. Hold the position for 30 seconds and repeat with left hand.
- Torso: From a sitting position, extend your arms straight out to the sides. Without moving your lower half, twist your upper body from the torso and stretch to the right, reaching as far as possible without forcing anything or causing pain. Then repeat the stretch to the left.
Whether or not you decide to exercise in your hot tub, Bullfrog Spas is guaranteed to help you relax in the comfort of your own home.
To find out how you can test out a Bullfrog Spa or for more information on a Bullfrog hot tub, contact or visit Bullfrog Aquatics.
You’ve probably heard the term hydrotherapy before, but do you know all of the benefits you can experience with hydrotherapy? Unlike some other types of therapy, hydrotherapy doesn’t require the use of much more than a body of warm water, making it accessible to everyone. In fact, hydrotherapy can be as simple as relaxing in your own hot tub.
What Is Hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy can help to treat sore muscles, injuries, and other ailments. The use of hydrotherapy dates back to ancient times, when people would soak in warm baths filled with essential oils and flowers, or seek out hot springs in hopes of reaping the benefits of soaking in the hot water at the source.
While there are countless benefits around hydrotherapy, these are the 4 most important ones you should about.
1. Reduces Tension, Encourages Healing
There is perhaps nothing more relaxing than a nice soak in the hot tub at the end of a long, grueling day. The warm water soothes and takes stress off of your body, which releases tension in your joints and relieves sore muscles. In addition, the warm water helps increase your blood flow, which plays an important part in your body’s ability to heal itself.
2. Releases Endorphins, Reduces Stress
An increase in blood flow also contributes to the number of endorphins released within your body. Endorphins act as a natural mood enhancer and works as a natural pain reliever. With the help of hydrotherapy, you’ll notice an improvement in your mood and overall health and well-being.
3. Simple Detoxification
There are many ways to rid your body of toxins, but perhaps the most simple and soothing method is through hydrotherapy. The warm water acts like a sauna and helps flush toxins and impurities from your system. This cleansing is beneficial to keep your immune system strong, and keep you feeling better and healthier overall.
4. Stimulates Blood Flow
Hydrotherapy helps stimulate blood flow in your body, which does a lot more than helping heal injuries and sore muscles, and improving your immune system. An increase in blood flow can aid your digestive system and other internal organs as the cells in your body are hydrated and oxygenated. This can also aid in the treatment of anxiety, stress, depression, and sleep disorders.
The Benefits of Hydrotherapy Are Endless
Could you benefit from the use of hydrotherapy? At Bullfrog Spas OKC, we can help you find the best hot tub to fit your needs and lifestyle, offering an improvement in your health and happiness.
There is nothing worse than suffering from arthritis, sore muscles, and stiff joints—along with any other ailment that causes pain and discomfort. For centuries many people have enjoyed the healing effects of hydrotherapy to help them find sore muscle relief along with reduce stress and find inner peace.
As you soak in the warm water, your circulation improves and endorphins are released, which reduces inflammation and muscle tension. Hydrotherapy also supports your muscles and connective tissues to improve flexible and balance. So whether you want to try a few simple stretches or some low-impact hot tub yoga, your body will begin to loosen up and relieve those sore areas in the process.
The best part about hot tub exercise is that the process can be done on your own or with a partner. While doing your exercises alone is effective in relieving pain or a trusted partner can also help with some extra deep stretches. Before beginning any exercise program, remember to consult with your doctor or health professional.
To get started, figure out what problem areas you’d like to work on. Most people suffer from neck, shoulder, back, and hip pain—all of which can be helped with the proper stretching exercises.
Here are a few simple exercises you can try to help with these typical problem areas:
- Shoulder & Arm Stretch. When your shoulders and upper back are tense tight, the following stretch is a great way to loosen those sore muscles. Raise one hand over your head, bend your elbow, and reach your hand behind your neck. Allow you fingers to rest on your upper back. With the opposite hand, pull your bent elbow toward your head. Lean your head back and feel the stretch. Hold for 5-8 seconds, taking some deep breaths, and release. Repeat on the opposite side.
- Core Strengthener. A strong core can help to prevents injuries and keep your lower back healthy. While sitting, rest your hands next to your hips and keep your legs straight. Let both feet float to the water’s surface to create a V-shape with your body. Gently pull your knees towards your chest, then push them back out and into the straight-legged V-shape. Repeat as many times as you can and then take a break. Make sure to breath deeply with each movement.
- Hamstring Stretch. If you’re dealing with stiffness in your lower back try this exercise. Grab an exercise band or strap and wrap the band around one foot. Sit up straight and then extend the foot until your leg is straight then bend your knee and lift it to your chest. Release and repeat several times with each leg.
As mentioned above, consult a doctor or health care professional before beginning any new exercise.
Learn more about the benefits of hydrotherapy and how to better relieve sore muscles and joint pain by contacting us at Bullfrog Spas OKC today. We are here to answer your questions and support you in your hot tub experience.
The Oklahoma State Fair is happening, and it has been a blast so far! This exciting event is a must for every Oklahoma family to go to. The fair will be closing on the 25th, and there are still a lot of memorable things to do. In this upcoming week, be sure that you attend these events:
- Cowboy Jim Garling. An accomplished fiddler and guitarist, and a native Oklahoman, Cowboy Jim Garling is sure to entertain young and old alike with his Western cowboy and swing music. He will be performing throughout the week so you can catch his shows at your convenience.
- Oklahoma State Fair Closing Ceremony. Be sure to join us for the Closing Ceremony taking place Saturday, September 25th at the Spirit Stage. Here, we will celebrate the success of the fair, and watch many entertaining numbers done by the OKC Indian Princesses and the Capitol Hill High School Naval Junior ROTC, Drumline, Dance Troop and Choir.
While you’re at the fair, please take a moment to come on by the Bullfrog Spas of OKC booth and say hello, booth Booth 2120. Our hot tubs will be on display, so come take a break from the action and check them out.
Congrats! You’ve done your research and purchased the hot tub of your dreams. However, before you jump in, now is the time to decide what kind of sanitation system you want—chlorine or saltwater. Both options come with pros and cons, so it is best to look at your lifestyle to see which option meets your needs and personal preferences.
To help you determine which option is best for you and your needs, here are some things to consider:
Chlorine & Bromine Systems
One of the more popular choices people tend to choose is chlorine. Chlorine is less expensive than many of the other sanitation systems on the market, easy to apply, and is simple to use. For some, the smell of chlorine can be overpowering and, if your pH and alkalinity levels aren’t right, can lead to skin irritation and red eyes.
Another option people have is to use bromine to keep their hot tub clean. Compared to chlorine, bromine treatments tend to be more intricate and take longer to dissolve in water. In addition, the upfront costs of bromine tend to be a little more expensive to chlorine but, because of less annual treatments, is usually recouped over time.
Over the past few years, saltwater systems have grown in popularity. For those interested in going a more natural route, this option may be the best fit. Saltwater systems are a preferred choice due to the way it’s more gentle on skin, turning the water softer and avoiding skin irritation. Some other perks of choosing a saltwater system is that they can generate their own chlorine, which keeps the sanitation flow consistent.
If you’re interested in a saltwater system for your hot tub, be warned that salt can seriously damage the metal on your hot tub if you’re not diligent in your hot tub care. You should also be aware that the upfront costs of saltwater systems are more expensive compared to chlorine and bromine.
Regardless which option you decide to go with, remember it is important to test your water often to ensure the pH and alkalinity levels remain balanced. If either level is too high or too low, you have a greater chance of damaging your hot tub.
Deciding which type of chemistry to put in your hot tub is a big decision. Before deciding which option to go with take a moment to talk with one of our hot tub professionals to get a better idea of which system best fits your needs and lifestyle. When it comes to caring for your hot tub, this is too big of a decision to just wing it.
Efficiency, Engineering, Health, Hot Tub Shopping, JetPak Therapy, Lifestyle, Test Soak, The Bullfrog Difference
A few weeks back was the 2016 Home & Garden Show at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, which usually brings out all the local hot tub dealers, plus some from out of town that don’t have dealerships in Oklahoma City. Like years past all the usual dealers were present, sporting their best game faces and armed with virtual unlimited bags of tricks in hopes of getting shoppers to buy their spa. The sad, and unfortunate truth is one of those tricks is out right lying about competitors, and the hot tubs they offer. Which was the motivation for this post! I must include, when you walk on our showroom floor, you will never hear us speak an untruth about one of our competitors. In fact, the only information you’ll ever receive is that which you can fact check to learn its validity, and you should always fact check any information you get from a hot tub salesperson in Oklahoma City. You never know when you’ve come across the one that will say anything to sell their product, and I assure you, they’re out there!
Stagnant, Bacteria Infested Water Behind JetPaks
I must start this with a confession, because there was a time I told this same lie when I worked for a different dealer in the Oklahoma City area. To my defense, I was new to the hot tub industry, and had zero experience with Bullfrog Spas. I was merely parroting what I heard others say, and was told it to be the truth. After all, anything is possible, and believable when you trust the one delivering the message.
The lie our competition tells deals with Bullfrogs superior design that results in the best performing, most energy efficient, easiest to maintain, and satisfying hot tub in our industry.
Below is an image that shows the front (left side), and the back (right side) of a Bullfrog Spa Therapy JetPak.
Our competition claims water does not circulate behind the JetPak, therefore creating a stagnant environment for bacteria to grow, and who wants to set in hot, bacteria infested water? That’s just nasty!
The truth is, the same sanitized water you sit in, is the same sanitized water that circulates behind each and every Bullfrog Spa JetPak. Notice the right side of the image below, you see the two swirled dotted lines, those lines indicate the location of downward facing jets. Those downward facing jets add turbulence behind the JetPaks, therefore increasing the amount of already circulating water in the hot tub, and consequently behind each Therapy JetPak.
It’s a simple design that many hot tub manufacturers wish they would have thought of first. In fact, in our industry, it’s shear genius!
Our Hot Tubs Are More Energy Efficient Than Bullfrog Spas
I will never understand why anyone would even bother to lie about this data. As you can see on the chart below Bullfrog Spas are by far the most energy efficient among the top brands in the hot tub industry. An attempt to negate this data is just foolish, the data came from the California Energy Commission (CEC), and that’s really all that needs to be said about this topic. At this point I could get very technical, but It would be boring at best. If you’re interested in learning more about the CEC, and their energy efficiency criteria and data, here’s a link to their site http://www.energy.ca.gov/ . If you need more convincing than this data from the entity with the strictest energy efficiency guidelines, then I’m out of ammo.
Now that we’ve established Bullfrog Spas are more energy efficient than any other leading brand of hot tub, let’s take a look at why that’s a truth. First, Bullfrog Spas have 90% less plumbing than any other hot tub made. The reason being most hot tubs, even leading brands, are made using methods, processes, and even materials that were being used in the 80’s. Well materials, technology, and engineering capabilities have come along way since then, and Bullfrog Spas is THE forefront of truly a new age of hot tub manufacturing. Gone are the days when a manufacturer could develop a slightly different jet, cup holder, integrated handrail, or light, and call themselves an innovator. True Innovators will be those that better our industry through energy efficiency, customization, reliability, and dependability. The very things Bullfrog Spas is doing every day!
As you can see in the image below there’s a drastic difference in the plumbing between Bullfrog Spas and ALL other hot tubs. Because Bullfrog Spas have 90% less plumbing, that means 90% less opportunity for plumbing issues such as leaks, and almost 100% more power. The reduced amount of plumbing also means the pump/pumps don’t have to work as hard to move the water through the plumbing. It really is as simple as genius engineering, coupled with a passion to be the best!
Imagine getting a leak in a typical spa that has this intertwining network of various sized plumbing hoses. Better yet, imagine trying to find that leak! I’ve witnessed this on many occasions, and I can tell you it makes for some rather unhappy hot tub techs! First they dig in through the bottom of the hot tub in hopes of finding the leak. If that proves to be fruitless, which is often the case, then they put blue dye in the water and wait. They wait for the dyed water to leak its way through the plumbing and insulation so the tech may follow the blue trail to the leak. Now, I’ve seen this process take from a few hours, up to several days. Do you want to be with out your spa for several days? No, you probably don’t, but in the before mentioned scenario, you’ll have no choice. Which takes us to lie number three.
If A Jet Goes Out On A BullFrog Spa, You’ll Have To Replace The Entire JetPak
Aye Yi Yi! I guess given the right circumstance and a salesperson that can deceive without blinking, this may be made to be believable. However, it’s not even remotely the truth! The truth is, the vast majority of hot tubs use jets that clip into a hole cut into the shell, whereas Bullfrog’s are individually screwed (not clipped) into each Therapy JetPak. Most of our competition tries to get people to believe our jets are somehow molded into the JetPaks, that’s not the case for Bullfrog, or any other portable spa manufacturer. Which is just another reason to buy a Bullfrog Spa, our shells are not full of holes that hold a jet in place with a simple clip. I’ve seen hundreds of examples of the clipped jets failing, and ending up in the foot well of the hot tub.
A few days ago I sold a spa to a very nice couple from Norman, they had been shopping for a while, and had visited most of the hot tub dealers in the Oklahoma City metro, and they had heard this specific lie from different dealers. I must admit I gain a great deal of enjoyment watching logical thinking people have an Ah-Ha moment! I knew they realized they had been lied to, and were even a bit peeved about being deceived by someone that was presenting themselves as a concerned, and helpful seller, yet would say almost anything just to get their money.
The reality is, buying a hot tub can be a major investment, and I have to believe every buyer wants to make a wise investment. Well, in order to do that, you must dig in and do some research before going shopping. After you’ve armed yourself with valid information, you’ll be able to detect when someone is deceiving you, and therefore you can defend against being bamboozled! Happy Hot Tubbin’!
Kerry T Crane
Bullfrog Spas of OKC
In addition to yard work and home preparations for the warmer months many people use Spring Cleaning as a season to knock out the honey-do’s, cross off projects that had been delayed due to weather, purchase luxury or home items, prepare to move into a new space, etc. Vacations, holidays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day are all occasions for gathering and gift giving- any time a camera can capture monumental memories you will forever reflect on these milestones in life.
As you plan your free time and fulfill your fun tank there are times you will be alone, or in the best of company. Regardless of who you surround yourself with think about stretching your dollars to maximize a happier, healthier you. We have a list of some Spring Cleaning additions we believe to be effective in clearing your space and preparing for relishing completely in times of enjoyment.
1. Give it Away
The best gifts we can receive may not be store-bought. There’s the adage “One man’s trash is another treasure.” Look at anything you can use to recreate something hand made or gain inspiration from Pinterest. As our closets rotate the wardrobes of the season, it’s an opportune time to pass things on to charities. A rule of thumb is for each item brought into your space, one item should be removed.
There are several we support in the community, but some ideas are here:
2. Get in check with your financial goals
Use the manageable warmer temperatures as a time to recoup from winter spending and financially project for the months to come. Tax preparations and that decision of how to pay your taxes or what to do with forthcoming refund money crosses many people’s minds. Set some three or six-month goals. (and here’s a shameless plug: we offer in-house and credit union financing if there’s a hot tub in your future). This has been a useful budgeting tool, and your bank or credit union may also have some online capabilities for your use.
3. Rest Up
Lastly, with Stress Awareness month upon us it’s time to clean your mind. Get rid of the head trash and reflect on where you want to be mentally. Essential oils, meditation, yoga, exercise, and yes, hydrotherapy,too, are all methods you can gain peace and stress management from. Focus on one or two changes a week and slowly incorporate steps into your routine.
Studies have shown those who make sleeping a priority get the most. There are things you can do to improve your sleep. With a level head and plenty of rest Spring Cleaning will appear manageable and can create a clean slate, or cleaner, to prepare you for the months ahead of enjoying the outside and activities, festivals, times with loved ones,etc.
March is National Nutrition Month, and as we prepare for warmer weather it is a good time to try to incorporate small, healthy changes into your daily routine. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides education about our diets and advocates sound eating decisions with physical activity habits. Eating foods rich with nutrients is one step closer to health.
Here are some ideas for healthier eating:
- Measure portions. There are snack-sized bags with sizes marked as well as storage/lunch containers and plates pre-measured or with guides of portion sizes per food group.
- Designate half your plate for fruits and vegetables.
- Choose water. Slice your favorite fruit, cucumbers or lemon and make yourself a day’s supply. To find out how much water you should drink, try this: http://www.camelbak.com/hydrationcalculator
- Eat foods from among all food groups.
- Add fiber to your diet. The average American takes in about one-third of the 24-30 gms/day recommended.
- Enjoy more low fat (1%) and fat free dairy products.
- Compare sodium to choose the foods with lower numbers. Sodium can sneak up on us.
With your work schedule and hectic life planning is key. It may not always be possible to stop and access healthy options easily. It is worthwhile to prepare the night before and rinse/wash/pack your meals and snacks into individual servings. The best way to stay on track is to stick to a schedule and listen to your body. Often hunger is mistaken for thirst; having water on hand and drinking it throughout your day can alleviate unwanted cravings.
If you have kids or picky eaters, have fun with it. Let them be a part of the meal and snack planning process. Sometimes presentations of snacks, either using holiday or their favorite characters’ themes and cutting things, arranging multiple colors and incorporating fun will get nutritious choices inside their stomachs.
There are online resources to teach children about the importance of nutrition. Gardening with your child, even if it’s letting them select one vegetable and learn the process, will also instill healthy habits and teach sustainable living.
Undernourishment of vital nutrients can also create unhealthy habits. DairyMax has tools online for childhood nutrition. Breakfast is a vital element of one’s day. Steps to health include starting the day off right with balanced nutrition. There are direct links to breakfast’s effect on students’ performance, even higher test scores, when breakfast is enjoyed. Children learn more, behave better and are absent less according to the Food Research and Action Center. This Wake Up To Breakfast handout has great ideas- leading by example will get your household in the nutritious mindset.
It can be overwhelming to do a kitchen clean sweep, so we challenge you to start making one change per week. If you are doing this with ease, and habits are developing well you can increase to two to three healthy habit additions weekly! Here are a few recipe ideas, thanks to Shape Your Future OK. We are fortunate to have more farmers markets around various neighborhoods. Weekly visits with planned out lists can have your fruits and vegetables stocked up for easier snack and meal preparations.
Whether you inspire yourself, friends, family or co-workers the most important thing is to remember to make informed choices and be educated. The links above will help guide you to a healthier diet.
*We recommend consulting your healthcare provider and discussing your health goals.
The health benefits of hot tubs are endless. The escape from reality and time for yourself while you soothe the soul is unquantifiable. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, whether you are single or attached, a parent or not, a Bullfrog Spa will bring you and yours years of healthy happiness together.
Date nights, designer sunglasses, or chocolates and roses are among some of the gifts people usually give their sweetheart. But these gifts can be costly, unhealthy, or enjoyed by one person only. People expect to receive gifts they hint about. We challenge you to surprise and do what is unexpected- the best gifts are those we cannot measure, predict or fathom how much we can use or enjoy.
A Bullfrog Spa is the perfect way to say “Be Mine” on Valentine’s Day! Just as you are unique and an individual, why would you buy a gift for yourself or a loved one that is ordinary and “expected!?!” With 16 JetPak therapies, only our hot tubs can enhance your experience! Bullfrog Spas transform a simple night at home into a luxurious night of romance and relaxation.
Our customers tell us daily how much they enjoy connecting and feeling better-alone or together. The consistent theme among all of our spa owners is that they did not realize how much they would fall in love with the Bullfrog Spa in their home!
Don’t take our word for it- Here are the Love Letters we have received from Bullfrog Spa owners.