Aquatic Experiences

Water heals. Movement in the water is great for all people, but is especially beneficial for those with any type of pain or discomfort: People recovering from injuries, surgeries or joint replacement surgery, in particular, find aquatic services at Canyon Ranch invaluable.

Exercise in chest-deep water reduces body weight by 80 percent, freeing you from the compressive, pain-causing forces of gravity. Movement in deep water diminishes joint compression entirely.
The Aquatic Center features indoor pools for Watsu®, an underwater treadmill, aquatic therapy, cross-training, pool classes and swimming.

Pools – Canyon Ranch has four swimming pools:

  • Indoor Pool: located in the Aquatic Center; heated to a comfortable 90˚F.
  • Flagstone Pool: next to the Double U Café.
  • L-Pool: located near the tennis courts. Features two shaded underwater treadmills.
  • T-Pool: off Canyon Ranch Drive, near the Life Enhancement Center®.

The heated Indoor Pool is not recommended for extended lap swimming or intense cardiovascular activities. Group classes are held year round in the Indoor Pool and T-Pool,  which both provide showers and changing rooms. Pool classes are listed in This Week at Canyon Ranch and on the Spa Activity Boards. Water shoes are suggested for classes. Please note that there is no lifeguard on duty.


Let one of our certified instructors help you develop an exercise routine with unique benefits.

Experience the comforting and freeing power of body work in an aquatic environment.