For most of Aly Raisman’s career, she maintained a narrow focus as she wanted to be the best gymnast that she could be. And she wanted to do so on the world stage.
Things have changed, though. She still wants to be her best, but the only judge now is herself.
“If I’m working as hard as I can and being the best version of myself, that’s really all that I can do,” said Raisman. “At the end of the day, it’s really important for me not to define myself by the score from the judges or the opinions of others. Rather, I define myself by my effort and how I feel.”
Never one to rest on her laurels, Raisman is committed to winning the day with a holistic approach to wellness that includes exercise, recovery, and mindfulness.
The Boston-area native is now swimming, meditating, gardening, and finding what sparks joy.
As part of that journey, she has teamed up with the Master Spas family, joining the Fort Wayne, Indiana-based company as a brand ambassador.
Master Spas manufactures two unique swim spa brands, including Michael Phelps Signature Swim Spas. The MP Momentum Deep, which Raisman uses, features two distinct bodies of water. The generous swim area features a large, flat floor with no obstructions and a current created by the patented Wave Propulsion System. The adjoining hot tub has separate temperature and jet controls for the ultimate in hydrotherapy.
Finding Peace of Mind
For Raisman, exercise is also about “peace between the ears.”
Swim spa owners can enjoy the quiet or stream a meditation using a waterproof speaker.
But it’s not just about relaxation for the mind, it’s about the body, too.
The MP Momentum Deep features the StressRelief™ Neck and Shoulder Seat, Xtreme Therapy™ Seat, and Master Blaster® foot massage jets. It all comes together to deliver a custom full-body massage.
“Finding new ways to work out and relax are important to both my mental and physical health,” Raisman says. “After so many years of pounding in the gym, I enjoy having an exercise option that doesn’t put extra stress on my back and my body. From working out on the swim side to relaxing on the hot tub side of the MP Momentum Deep, I enjoy the benefits of being able to exercise and relax in such a comfortable and convenient way.”