If you’ve ever been to a gym then you’ve definitely seen a rowing machine- rowing is one of the classics when it comes to gym activities. That’s why, in today’s era of working out at home, it’s more imperative than ever to equip your home with everything you need to get your sweat on.
However, bringing the gym to your living room does come with some things to keep in mind. Gym equipment is usually big and bulky, and not usually very attractive. So what should we keep in mind when shopping for our home gym? We’ll outline everything to look out for when shopping for a home rowing machine
Size and shape
With so many models on the market, it can be tough to choose just one. The first thing to look for is a sleek, aerodynamic machine, which has been created with a design aesthetic in mind instead of the heavy-duty utilitarian look that you’d find at any old gym.
These rowers will be compact and efficient in the space they take up. They also will be more elegant and sophisticated, so they will blend in with your furniture instead of awkwardly sticking out.
Look for a model that has the capability to be stored upright, so that if you want to free up the floor space, you can do so without a hassle. The ideal rower will have a wheel system that enables you to roll it any time you want to reposition the machine, instead of dragging it around the house.
You’ll want to select a model that doesn’t wake up the whole house when you opt for an early-morning workout. Choosing a solid, stable model which uses an industrial-grade webbed strap will be a good starting place. Plus, it’ll be a more pleasant workout experience for you if things aren’t jingling and jangling as you row.
With so many modern touches available, why opt for an old-fashioned rower when you can get a high-tech one instead? Choose one that has a large flat screen, front-facing speakers and connects to a network of live classes coached by professional athletes.
What’s more motivating than having your own personal training session with a professional rower who is out on the open water? It’s just like being on a lake or river, except the comfort of your own home.
If you’d rather go at your own pace, you can select from a variety of nature scenes to browse as you row. It’s a way to travel without the stress of changing geographical locations. Either way, it beats looking at a boring analogue screen that only tells you how long you’ve been working out.
You should also opt for a rower with Bluetooth capabilities, so it can connect to your fitness devices and sync all your well-earned fitness data automatically.
Be sure to select a rower that is designed with ergonomics in mind. From the seat to the handlebar, your rower should be comfortable to sit in and supportive while you move so you don’t risk injuring yourself. The time you spend exercising is one of the most important parts of your day, so you want to feel as good as possible while you row.
It goes without saying that you should opt for a quality rower- it will pay off in the long run. From the materials used to a skilful design, invest in the best.
Now that you know exactly what to look for, there’s nothing to stop you from finally getting that home rower!