A Modern Oasis - Reynolds Plantation Amenity on Lake Oconee Wins Merit Award

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The Lake Club Swimming Pool

Reynolds Plantation on Lake Oconee

For more than two decades, Reynolds Plantation has been building a modern oasis in Central Georgia. In April 2014, this award winning Lake Oconee real estate development received another significant award. The Merit Award was for The Infinity Pool at the Lake Club overlooking the lake. Why are swimming pools important today as an amenity in master-planned communities? According to the American College of Sports Medicine Conference, research shows that habitual swimmers are biologically 20 years younger than their actual age. As aging Baby Boomers continue to search for the fountain of youth, swimming is expected to grow in popularity.

Reynolds Plantation amenities include not only one, but six beautiful swimming pools inside the gated community. The most impressive is The Infinity Pool at the Lake Club which received the Merit Award from the Tri-State American Society of Landscape Architects. This award recognized the unique qualities of the Lake Club’s Infinity Pool by integrating the Lake Oconee view experience, and taking advantage of the hillside by creating a reflective upper terrace pool and a lower cascade pool. At or near The Lake Club’s infinity pool is the community’s 38,000 square foot state-of-the-art fitness center, 6 championship golf courses, 16 tennis courts and 21 miles of walking trails throughout the Lake Oconee real estate development.

For some, swimming is more than just a "dip in the pool". Research shows swimming as one of the most favored exercise activities for those of over 40 who choose a more passive form of exercise with less impact. Swimming helps improve the heart, ward off disease and helps burn fat, trim inches while lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It is not only a great form of cardiovascular exercise, but it also offers excellent muscle conditioning as well.

For women, the benefits can be significant. Women who swim 30 minutes a day could reduce their chance of coronary disease by 30 to 40%. Additionally, every kick and arm stroke involved in swimming becomes a resistance exercise and will also help build muscle tone and strength in each and every movement. As women age, it is imperative to continue to resist muscle loss to keep the metabolism active and to also ward off the weight gain associated with aging.

Research supports that even an easy swim burns around 500 calories an hour while an aggressive hour of swimming can burn up to 700 calories. Even as a novice, starting slowly with even a 15 minute swim will burn 125 calories. Remember, this is a total body low impact workout that involves the incorporation of multiple muscle groups including the core (belly).

For kids, The Village at The Landing has a beach entry family pool with 160 foot waterside and water features. Reynolds Plantation amenities provide plenty of low impact opportunities like swimming to improve health and wellbeing. Whether residents prefer a warm swim in the indoor pool at The Lake Club or a refreshing swim overlooking Lake Oconee, Reynolds Plantation has something for everyone. The community is also known for award winning inspirational architecture.

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To learn more about this award winning Lake Oconee real estate development, contact Reynolds Plantation direct at 706.467.1133.

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