The benefits of any cardiovascular activity are well-known; increased endurance, improved heart health, reduced stress and an overall improvement in well being, to name a few. These benefits are often the reason many of us choose some sort of cardio exercise as the first step in our fitness journey. In addition to the physical benefits, the mental aspect of exercise also plays a key role.
Rowing has been around for a number of years, but it is only in last decade or so that it has started to make its way back into mainstream fitness by bringing it indoors. Why now? Rowing is truly one of the most effective workouts there is. Recognizing that it incorporates all of the above benefits of cardio exercise, it is also low impact, increases your stamina, all while building and toning muscles. There are few other exercises that can offer the same results. Many also enjoy the accountability factor with the console on each rower and the way the machine can mimic being out on the water, especially in a group rowing class where you work together to achieve your goals.
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