Posted By Richard on December 27, 2013
So the festivities are over and many of you will be looking to lose some weight. Nowadays we have more choice than ever when it comes to buying exercise equipment. There are so many types available to suit all kinds of users and budgets.
What is a Rowing Machine?
Rowing machines are made to simulate the exercise of rowing a boat but they also provide a very powerful workout because they work more muscle groups than any other piece of equipment. Be it the legs, arms, shoulders and even your abs. They also provide a good aerobic and anaerobic workout. Though the best advantage is that they do not have any impact on joints which means you can workout without worrying about damage.
Which is the best?
There are three big brands: Concept2, Kettler and Stamina. All of these companies have a range of offerings varying in price and features. For example the Stamina 1205 is very reasonably priced at just $199 and will provide a decent workout. If you want something of higher quality that provides a more realistic rowing experience then you should look at something like the Concep2 Model D which costs around $900. In between that range you will find many others, Kettler’s machines tend to cost around the $500 and are good quality without breaking the bank.
Ultimately if you want to find the best rowing machine then you need to read plenty of rowing machine reviews first. This will help you make an informed choice and ensure you do not waste your money.
In summary if you are looking to get fit in the New Year then you should certainly consider a rowing machine. Sure a gym membership seems cheaper but when you consider these machines should last many years then they can provide great value for money.
I wish you all the best in 2014 and good luck with your fitness goals (if you have any).