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An Indoor Rowing Machine is a Great Piece of Home Exercise Equipment
Anyone who has visited a gym will probably have used a Concept 2 indoor rower at some point. Popular with health clubs, schools, training centers and, of course, rowing clubs throughout the world, this piece of fitness equipment offers a complete body workout as the rowing action exercises hips, knees, arms and shoulders.
The Concept 2 rower is available to buy for home use and is exactly the same model as seen in gyms around the world, so it is built to last, an important point for anyone serious about investing in a quality home fitness machine that will be used regularly.
Best Home Gym Equipment
Most people do not have space for a full home gym so an indoor rower offers a complete workout with just one machine. The Concept 2 rower is popular not only because of its high quality but due to its performance monitor that allows users to accurately monitor times and distances and set targets and training sessions. Users can, for example, set the monitor for interval training purposes or simply track speed over a set distance.
Indoor rowing is a low impact exercise and the Concept 2 can be used by people of any age and any fitness level, changing exercise intensity according to individual strength. While fully extended, the exercise machine is 2.4m long, it wheels away easily and can be easily stored upright (see picture below).
Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine with PM5 Performance Monitor
Track your progress with real-time reliable data; the Performance Monitor 5 (included) self-calibrates for comparable results; connect wirelessly to heart rate belts and apps (not included).
Healthy Weight Loss Programs
Concept 2 rower buyers have access to a full range of healthy free weight loss programs, aimed at helping users to lose weight at a measured pace in conjunction with a balanced healthy diet. There is a weight loss booklet and online training sessions where people can set targets and receive a detailed plan of how much weight they can expect to lose in a given period; all carefully controlled dependent on how much exercise has been done over a three year period.
Add to that the fun of joining some of the motivational online rowing leagues, where exercisers can enter distance or time statistics to monitor progress against other users, and weight loss starts to become enjoyable rather than a complete chore.
Hire or Buy a Concept 2 Indoor Rower
The best home fitness machines are not cheap but the Concept 2 indoor rower is affordable for those serious about exercising and losing weight. Prices start from £975 for the basic Model D although refurbished machines are available for several hundred pounds less.
The company also offers a hire scheme, aimed at those who want to use an indoor rower for a limited period or for potential buyers who want to try home fitness equipment before buying; hire costs start from £35 per month plus a deposit which is fully refundable along with 50% of hire fees if a rower is purchased within the first six months.
Best Indoor Rowing Machine
The Concept 2 rower is hard to beat as an all round full body home exercise machine. It may not be the cheapest indoor rower on the market, but it offers high quality, a fun workout and, for buyers who only need one piece of home fitness equipment, it can be cheaper than a full year’s gym membership.