Rowing Machines: an All Over Body Workout on Dry Land

By: Craig Thornburrow

Why have rowing machines become so popular? First, they offer a complete workout; second, you can definitely lose those extra pounds; third, they can be adjusted to suit the level of fitness; and fourth, they are considered a low impact form of exercise.

More importantly, however, incorporating rowing machines into your exercise routine will afford you the opportunity to utilize the machine in the comfort of your own home. What type of rowing machine should you purchase? Depending upon your budget, there are some wonderful rowing machines available such as Bodycraft VR100, Concept 2, and Kettler Coach. All range in price from $699 to $999.

Another benefit in owning a rowing machine is that you can use it indoors or outdoors. But, more importantly, if you are currently on a diet and exercise program this will serve to enhance your exercise routine no matter what age you are.

At a time when obesity has become a pandemic in our society, efforts are underway to educate consumers to the dangers of sedentary lifestyles. Currently, fast food restaurants in the US will have to list the calorie content of their meals as well. While this is a first step, most doctors and experts will tell you that exercise is the most important factor in eliminating weight, strengthening muscles, and provide for a healthier lifestyle.

Rowing machines can offer you an alternative to spending hours at the gym, at a substantial cost by the way while, at the same time, providing a workout that encompasses your entire body and not just one area of concern.

In addition, most rowing machines today will accommodate your height and weight, can be easily stored, and doesn't take up that much room in your home. With summer approaching, you can take the rowing machine outdoors and workout every other day, if you so choose.

If you are just beginning an exercise regimen, a rowing machine is the best way to ease into a fitness program because they are designed to coincide with your fitness level. It is worth the investment as well.

Check the internet and peruse the many websites that offer rowing machine. Compare and contrast them by price and fitness level; then go to your local sports outlet or one of the major wholesale clubs and price them. Try it out and determine which one is best for you.

We live in stressful times, and one way to relieve that stress is to exercise using rowing machines.

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