Walk into a fitness facility and look around. Treadmills are running, spin bikes are spinning and ellipticals may even have a waiting line. Off in the corner sits the rarely used little rowing machine, silent and unloved. And yet what a shame this is – as the rowing machine can provide a tremendous all body workout.
Not only does it provide a great aerobic workout, it strengthens the muscles as well. In addition, when you extend forward into the “catch” position, your entire back and hips receive a gentle, smooth stretch.
Victor Suarez, sales consultant at BGI Fitness North, purchased a rowing machine last fall. From the beginning he was raving about the great workout it was providing him. I asked him to describe what it was he liked about the rowing machine, and his response is below.
This made me ponder why rowing machines aren’t more popular? After much research and talking with people, I think the main reason is that folks do too much too quickly on the rowers. They try 20-30 minutes the first time out, and end up stiff and sore the next day. And they never return.
When you visit Bicycle Garage Indy, BGI Fitness is the same store. Bicycle Garage Indy-North (East 82nd Street in the Clearwater area) and Bicycle Garage Indy-South (just seconds west of I-65 on County Line Road).