Having a rowing machine at home or at the gym
Feeling the full benefits of a rowing machine don’t have to include a pricey gym membership. The same benefits can be achieved from the comfort of your own home with a budget rowing machine.
Buying a rowing machine
Whether you want to take up rowing for it’s toning benefits or you’re a dedicated rower, there are a few considerations when purchasing a rowing machine.
- Finding somewhere to keep your new equipment. Where will your new rowing machine go in your house?
- Understanding how much you will use the equipment and its main purpose. This will influence whether you require a commercial use or residential machine.
- Making sure you know which resistance type will be suited to your workout. With the options of air, hydraulic-piston, magnetic or water, each style of rowing machine has its pros and cons, it’s important to know which are most suited to your needs.
- Have a look at the opinions of others around equipment you have your eye on.
- Understand your budget and stick to it when purchasing your new rowing machine.
Whilst there are a wide range of machines to choose from, there are also a wide range of price tags depending on the features discussed above. Rowing machines range from £100 to £3,000 so you really do get what you pay for in this scenario.
Typically a cheaper rowing machine will cost less than £300, whereas a mid-range piece of equipment will cost between £300-£600. Anything upwards of £600 would typically be of commercial standard.