Which Ice Pod is Right For Me?

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Embrace the Chill: Diving Deep into Ice Pod with FLOE Fitness


Different types of ice pod for ice in bath home cold therapy.

Ah, the ice pod. A futuristic contraption that beckons you with the promise of icy rejuvenation, a portal to a world of invigorating chills and crisp clarity. But with FLOE Fitness offering three distinct vessels for your cold water voyage – the Original, the Ultra, and the Elite – the quest for the "best" ice pod becomes an exhilarating plunge into possibility. Fear not, intrepid explorers of the frosty unknown! This post is your sherpa, guiding you through the crystalline wonderland of FLOE Fitness and helping you discover your perfect icy match.

First Things First: Charting the Course of Ice Bath Pod Use

Before we embark on our frosty odyssey, let's define our destination. Imagine a sanctuary sculpted from gleaming steel and sleek lines, a self-contained oasis where the temperature dips below the balmy comfort of the outside world. This dear reader, is an ice pod – a haven where you can surrender to the refreshing embrace of cold water therapy minus the mess and hassle of traditional ice baths. But the benefits extend far beyond convenience. Cold water immersion promises:

  • Controlled Temperatures: Precisely choose your path of icy bliss, from a bracing 10°C dip to a teeth-chattering 4°C plunge.
  • Effortless Ease: Forget slimy old barrels or wrestling with awkward tubs. Simply set up, let the pod do the work, and prepare to be enveloped in a refreshing chill.
  • Faster Recovery: Studies suggest cold water immersion reduces inflammation, promotes muscle repair, and enhances sleep – a boon for athletes and anyone seeking a physical edge.
  • Mental Clarity: Brace yourself for a brainwave boost! Cold plunges can sharpen focus, reduce stress, and even elevate mood, leaving you feeling energised and clear-headed.

The FLOE Family: Pods for Every Ice Plunger

Large ice pod for home cold water therapy. Thermal insulated cold water pod.

Now, we navigate the heart of the matter – FLOE Fitness's poddy paradise, where three distinct cold water pod options await:

  • The FloePod Original: Your gateway to cold water bliss, the Original offers a convenient and cost-effective way to experience the stimulating benefits of regular plunges. Its simple setup and inflatable nature make it perfect for beginners and seasoned cold water enthusiasts. Whether seeking improved sleep, faster recovery, or a daily dose of refreshing chill, the Original is your trusted companion on your cold water journey.


  • The FloePod Ultra: For those who crave an elevated ice pod experience, the Ultra takes things to the next level. Imagine a roomer home ice pod, and advanced cooling technology through the 5 layers of TPE insulation. The Ultra transforms your cold plunge into a spa-like oasis, ideal for athletes seeking optimum recovery or anyone who wants to indulge in the most premium cold water therapy experience.

Dive Deeper with the Floe Elite: Spacious Serenity for the Cold Pod

Elite ice bath is a larger option to home ice pods. More space for ice bathing and cold plundging.

But what if you're a voyager who seeks more than just streamlined elegance? Enter the FLOE Elite – your personal icy fjord, expansive enough to stretch out and truly immerse yourself in the invigorating embrace of the cold. Or even ice bath with a friend as there is space for another.

Spacious Serenity: With an impressive interior and a deeper water depth compared to the other pods, the Elite provides ample room for taller individuals, larger builds, or anyone who simply enjoys the freedom of movement underwater. Imagine floating effortlessly, limbs outstretched, or performing gentle aquatic exercises without feeling cramped or restricted. Let the icy water cradle you, a weightless embrace that soothes and invigorates.

Enhanced Stability: The Elite's larger footprint and sturdy construction also translate to superior stability. Whether you're entering and exiting or simply finding your zen in the cold, the Elite offers a solid platform that feels secure and grounded. This can be beneficial for individuals who may feel less comfortable in the smaller pods or who require additional support for balance.

Beyond Size: The Elite doesn't compromise on features either. It boasts all the benefits of the Ultra pod, including advanced cooling technology through its insulated construction. Step it up with a waterproof Bluetooth speaker for a soundtrack to your chill, and add some aromatherapy oils to heighten the experience. Imagine the invigorating rush of cold water coupled with the calming scent of lavender or the uplifting aroma of citrus – a sensory symphony to invigorate your spirit.

Who's the Elite For?

This spacious pod is ideal for:

  • Tall Individuals or Those with Larger Builds: Finding a comfortable cold plunge experience can be challenging for these groups. The Elite's generous size eliminates feeling cramped or restricted, allowing you to fully embrace the chilling embrace of the water.
  • Athletes or Individuals Seeking Enhanced Mobility: The extra room allows for greater freedom of movement during aquatic exercises or recovery stretches, fostering deeper training and better results.
  • Stability-Conscious Users: The sturdy construction and larger footprint provide a secure and grounded platform for those who need additional support or simply prefer a more stable base.

Beyond the Pod: FLOE's Frosty Fitness

Ice pod and ice pod mat for home cold plundge.

FLOE Fitness doesn't just craft pods; they curate a complete cold water therapy experience. Imagine your icy journey extending beyond the confines of the pod, enhanced by these cool extras:

  • Accessories: From stackable ice trays to infrared sauna blankets, FLOE caters to every detail. Customise your plunge with FLOE Mat and our Changing Robe for a cushioned exit and instant drying and warmth from our towelling robe.
  • Community: Share your FLOE with our supportive online community of cold water enthusiasts. Share tips, experiences, and maybe even some frosty memes as you encourage each other on your individual journeys through the world of cold water therapy.
  • Programs: Whether you're a curious newcomer or a seasoned cold warrior, FLOE offers guided immersion programs designed to help you ease into the experience and maximise its benefits. Start slow, progress with confidence, and unlock the full potential of cold water therapy under the guidance of experts. See more at the end of this blog.

The Ice Pod Verdict: It's Personal, Baby!

Ice water pod to optimise cold therapy recovery.

So, what's the "best" FLOE ice pod? It's as personal as the goosebumps you get from a refreshing plunge. Consider your unique needs and preferences:

  • Value Seeker and Cold Water Newbie: The FloePod Original provides an accessible and effective entry point into the world of cold water therapy, allowing you to experience its benefits without breaking the bank.
  • Recovery-Focused Athlete or Premium Experience Seeker: The FloePod Ultra offers advanced insulation features and more space, perfect for optimising recovery, indulging in self-care, or enjoying the most premium cold water experience.
  • Big and Beautiful: Space Seekers and Stability Saviours: For taller individuals, larger builds, or those who prioritise room and stability, the Floe Elite shines. Its expansive interior, enhanced stability, and advanced features cater to a specific need, ensuring a comfortable and safe icy escape for all.

Ultimately, the best ice pod is the one that gets you into the cold water consistently and comfortably. Remember, cold water therapy is a journey, not a destination. Take your time, choose your perfect FLOE pod, and embrace the ice!


P.S. Still not sure? If you have any questions, drop us a message – We're always happy to chat about all things cold water!


Remember, the coldest water is the waiting water. So, go forth, explore the FLOE universe, and discover the icy bliss that awaits!


FLOE Immersion Programs: Embrace the Chill, Level Up Your Life

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Ready to dive into the icy world of cold water therapy but unsure where to start? FLOE Fitness understands! That's why we've curated a diverse range of guided immersion programs tailored to every level, from curious beginners to seasoned athletes seeking peak performance. So, grab your swimsuit, towel robe, and a dose of courage, and let's unlock the invigorating potential of the cold!

1. Baby Steps to Bliss: Beginner's Immersion Program

  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Focus: Gentle introduction to cold water, building confidence and comfort
    • Program Structure: Week 1: Start with cool showers (13-16°C) for 1-2 minutes daily, gradually introducing your body to the chill.
    • Week 2: Transition to 2-minute cold water dips in the FloePod Original, focusing on controlled breathing and mindfulness.
    • Week 3: Extend your cold plunges to 3 minutes, adding gentle aquatic stretches for improved mobility.
    • Week 4: Celebrate your progress! You've established a regular cold water practice, ready to explore its benefits.

2. Chill and Charge: Intermediate Immersion Program

  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Focus: Deepening cold water exposure, enhancing energy levels and recovery
    • Program Structure: Week 1-2: Gradually increase cold plunge duration to 4-5 minutes, incorporating deeper, slower breathing.
    • Week 3-4: Introduce dynamic stretches and light aquatic exercises within the pod for improved flexibility and blood flow.
    • Week 5-6: Experiment with colder temperatures (7-10°C), seeking optimal benefits based on personal tolerance.
    • Bonus: Learn basic breathwork techniques like Wim Hof Breathing to amplify the invigorating effects.

3. Peak Performance Pursuit: Advanced Immersion Program for Athletes

  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Focus: Optimising recovery, boosting power and mental clarity for peak athletic performance
    • Program Structure: Week 1-2: Integrate post-workout cold plunges (5-7 minutes) to reduce inflammation and promote muscle repair.
    • Week 3-4: Introduce more vigorous aquatic exercises within the FloePod Ultra, utilising the advanced cooling technology for targeted muscle recovery.
    • Week 5-6: Experiment with contrast therapy, alternating hot and cold plunges to enhance circulation and boost energy levels.
    • Week 7-8: Explore advanced breathwork and visualisation techniques during cold exposure to maximise mental focus and resilience.

Bonus: The Elite Challenge:

For those who crave the ultimate icy challenge, test your limits with the Floe Elite's expansive space and stability. Focus on deep diving, underwater movements, and extended cold exposure (7-10 minutes) to push your boundaries and unlock new levels of strength and mental grit.


  • Listen to your body: Adjust program intensity and your duration based on individual needs and comfort level.
  • Stay consistent: Regular cold water exposure is key to reaping long-term benefits.
  • Hydrate! Drink plenty of water before, during, and after your cold plunges.
  • Safety first: Consult your doctor before starting any new fitness program, especially if you have any pre-existing health conditions.
  • Embrace the chill: Cold water therapy is a journey of self-discovery. Enjoy the process, celebrate your progress, and experience the invigorating power of the ice!

FLOE Fitness is here to support you every step of the way. Join our online community, connect with like-minded individuals, and share your cold water journey. Together, let's unlock the icy potential within and elevate our lives to new heights!


FLOE Fitness advise you seek medical advice from your doctor or health professional before commencing on any cold immersion program.

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