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August 13th, 2007

According to Sir Steven Redgrave, if you’re thinking of getting fitter, losing some weight and generally improving your health, then the single best fitness machine for you is the Concept 2 Indoor Rower. Throughout his rowing career, it formed one of the main building blocks of his training. “No matter how hard I tried, I could never beat it. It never broke and it never let me down” he said.


The quality of the machine, the similarity to rowing on the water and the accuracy of the feedback enabled Sir Steven to attain a level of fitness and mental toughness far beyond anything he had achieved in his early days. Read more »

What is a rowing machine?

July 23rd, 2007

The Rowing Machine is an indoor piece of equipment that simulates the rowing action of a watercraft.


The rower is very popular in gyms and can be purchased for home use. You can use the rowing machine to get a great cardiovascular workout. Read more »

Rowing machine buyers guide

July 21st, 2007

Buying a rowing machine can be a daunting experience. With so many different brands and rowers to choose from it’s difficult to know which is the right one for you. However, if you follow a few guidelines then you should be able to narrow your choice and select a machine that will meet your needs.

How much do I want to spend?
The amount of money you have available to spend and how you’re going to it will influence the type of rower you should buy. As a rule of thumb, the more you have to spend the better the build quality, the more functions you get and aftercare service.

How much space have I got?
Rowing machines occupy a reasonable amount of space. Therefore measure the amount of space you have available and compare this with the dimensions of the rower you’re thinking of buying.

If space is an issue then consider a folding machine. These have improved dramatically in recent years. The more reputable brands are of solid construction, and have excellent functionality. Read more »

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