Dip your toe in and take the plunge.

At the Cambridge Club, we believe in offering experiences that go beyond the ordinary and our Cold Plunge is no exception. Immerse yourself in a world of refreshing invigoration as you step into our state-of-the-art Cold Plunge. Nestled in the heart of our locker room, this icy oasis is designed to awaken your senses, promote muscle recovery, and leave you feeling revitalized. Perfect for all the athletes, weekend warriors, and fitness enthusiasts among us.


What are the health benefits of a Cold Plunge?

Cold plunges are believed to offer several potential health benefits, including:

  • Reduced muscle soreness and inflammation
  • Improved circulation
  • Enhanced athletic performance
  • Boosted metabolism
  • Mood enhancement
  • Improved sleep
  • Immune system support
  • Increased resilience to stress

Do you have some tips & tricks before I take the plunge?

Sure! Taking a cold plunge can be invigorating, but it's important to approach it with caution, especially if you're new to cold exposure.

Note: Please shower, with soap and water, before entering and after exiting the cold plunge.

Here are some tips and tricks to make the experience more enjoyable and safer:

  • Start gradually. Start with shorter durations and gradually increase your time as your body adjusts.

  • Control your breathing. Take slow, deliberate breaths to help calm your nervous system.

  • Enter the water slowly. Allow your body to acclimatize to the water and minimize the inital shock.

  • Keep your head dry. To prevent an intense shock to your system, keep your head above water during the initial entry. Once your body adjusts you can gradually immerse your head.

  • Warm-up beforehand. Consider doing some light exercise or dynamic stretches before taking a cold plunge.

  • Listen to your body. If you start feeling uncomfortable, dizzy, or experience any concerning symptoms, exit the cold plunge immediately.

  • Stay hydrated. Make sure you're well-hydrated and have consumed a light snack or meal before taking a cold plunge.

  • Don't push too hard. If you have certain medical conditions or if you feel uncomfortable, it's best to consult with a healthcare professional before continuing.

Remember, individual tolerances to the cold will vary. Please always prioritize your safety and make adjustments based on your own comfort level.

Is there anyone that should be cautious/avoid using the Cold Plunge?

While cold plunges can offer various benefits for many, there are some individuals who should exercise caution or avoid cold exposure altogether due to potential health risks. It's crucial to consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating cold plunges into your routine, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions. Here are some groups who may need to be particularly cautious or avoid cold plunges:

  • Cardiovascular issues: Individuals with heart conditions, including heart disease, hypertension, or other cardiovascular issues, should be cautious with cold exposure.
  • Respiratory conditions: People with respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may find cold exposure to be challenging as it can lead to difficulty breathing.

  • Raynaud's disease: Those with Raynaud's disease, a condition characterized by reduced blood flow to certain areas of the body in response to cold or stress, should avoid prolonged exposure to cold water.

  • Hypothyroidism: Individuals with an underactive thyroid can have their metabolisms slowed down by cold exposure.

  • Recent illness or infection: If you're recovering from an illness or infection, your body may already be under stress, so it's advised you wait until you've fully recovered.

  • Elderly individuals: Older adults may have more reduced thermoregulatory responses and may find it more challenging to maintain their body temperature in cold water.

  • Individuals with skin conditions: People with certain skin conditions - like eczema or psoriasis - may find that cold water exacerbates their symptoms.

What is Contrast Therapy and its benefits?

Contrast therapy involves alternating between hot and cold treatments to take advantage of the therapeutic effects of both temperatures.

Note: Please shower, with soap and water, before entering and after exiting the cold plunge.

  • Enter the sauna: Spend about 10-15 minutes in a dry sauna. The heat helps to dilate blood vessels, increase blood flow, and relax muscles. It also induces sweating, promoting detoxification.

  • Cool down with a cold plunge: After the sauna, take a shower and transition to the cold plunge. Stay immersed for 1-3 minutes. The cold water constricts blood vessels, reduces inflammation, and helps flush out metabolic waste products.

  • Repeat the cycle: Return to the sauna for another 10-15 minutes. Follow with another shower, then cold plunge for 1-3 minutes.

  • End with a warm shower: Finish the protocol with a warm shower to gradually bring your body temperature back to normal. This also helps to prevent any sudden temperature-related stress on the cardiovascular system.

  • Hydrate: Drink plenty of water throughout the entire process to stay hydrated, especially after sweating in the sauna.

  • Listen to your body: Pay attention to how your body responds. If you're new to contrast therapy, start with shorter durations and gradually increase as your body adapts.

Benefits of the Cold Plunge & Sauna Contrast protocol:

  • Improved circulation
  • Muscle recovery
  • Detoxification
  • Enhanced mood and wellbeing