Sometimes it’s nice to just escape and get lost in our workouts. Many of you have seen the fan-based rowers in the gym, but in the past few years the WaterRowerGx (my machine of choice and the one I helped to design) has made its way into thousands of fitness centers like Equinox and 24 Hour Fitness. What’s exciting about this? Water acts as the resistance to give you an authentic, smooth feel and the motivating sound of being out on the lake pulling with your crew.
Simply put, the harder you push and pull, the more resistance you feel. You can get lost in the rhythm as you cruise at a nice, steady pace or totally obliterate yourself as you race for the finish line.
Now that you know of the many wonderful benefits of indoor rowing, there is no excuse to keep you from giving rowing a shot. It will change your body, increase your lung function, and give your mind a much needed distraction from the onslaught of day-to-day life.