Hot Springs for Health – in Bodybuilding & Extreme Sports

Here at Hot Springs Aficionado, we believe that hot springs and hot water hydrotherapy should be an integral part of a balanced wellness regime.  For those who push their bodies to extreme limits, it’s even more important to include a solid recovery plan in your training regimen.  If you live near a spa or natural hot springs, you can include those – if you don’t, you can try adding a hot tub to your back yard.

In this segment, Anne-Renée interviews Dean Danis.  Dean is a bodybuilder and pro wrestler with many years of experience and injuries.  In this video, Dean talks about how putting a hot tub in his backyard improves his flexibility and recovery, no matter what season it is.  This video was filmed in Canada, in February 2015, with an outside temperature of about -35 (which is about the same in both Celsius and Fahrenheit!)

Join us at Hot Springs Aficionado as we explore the health and lifestyle benefits of hot springs soaks.

Anne-Renée is a Hot Springs Aficionado!

My name is Anne-Renée and I joined this blog in February 2015. Lee approached me as we share the same love for well-being and relaxation. I am a former fitness competitor turned yogi on a quest to spiritual enlightenment through yoga, meditation practice and nature exploration. I have developed a curiosity and appreciation for spas, wellness retreats and hot springs. My goal is to discover and share my experiences and adventures through this blog.

I am a Hot Springs Aficionado.  Join me!

I am a Hot Springs Aficionado. Join me!

I am a public servant, working for the Government of Canada since 2006 and have been teaching yoga to my work colleagues on our lunch time for the past two years. This has allowed me to consolidate my professional career with a physical & mental health. For the past two years, I have noticed the benefits of yoga and meditation practice to address the high stress levels related to my professional career. I now have a great following and would like to extend this passion for well-being through sharing information on the benefits of spas, well-being retreats and hot springs.

As a highly sensitive person, I am well aware that stressful triggers can damage one’s health, by creating anxiety and eventually deteriorating one’s quality of living. Therefore my pursuit of finding healthy methods to ease tension comes naturally and is important to me. I believe there is a link between happiness and how we take care of our bodies mind and soul. The basics of achieving happiness are doing (a lot) what you love, by living in the present moment and by practicing gratitude.

My role is to inspire, motivate, bring positive thoughts, discover passions, guide you to be introspective, help you live in the present moment while laughing at this rollercoaster called life!  Let’s go hot tubbing’!!