There was a time when you could walk into any gym and regardless of how busy it was, you could pretty much guarantee that you’d be able to nab the indoor rower. Let’s be honest you’d probably be settling for second or even third best having glanced around the gym floor and seen the treadmills and bikes all occupied. With a deep sigh you decide on a rowing based warm up, making sure you frequently glance up to be in prime position to nab a better alternative as soon as it is free.
But here’s the thing … it’s got a little bit confusing in gyms recently. Suddenly the indoor rowers are getting plenty of attention and yikes aren’t always available! Fellow gym members aren’t just doing a few minutes waiting for equipment to become free, they’re actually doing full rowing workouts. Gyms are offering indoor rowing workout classes and the humble rower seems to have been elevated into a whole new league of its own.
What’s going on? Is indoor rowing the way forward? Is there a whole new workout regime and lingo you need to learn?
To help unravel the mystery we’ve created our indoor rowing guide which explains the benefits rowing workouts have to offer, need to know terms, ways to get started and top tips to maximise your workout success.