5 Benefits of indoor rowing

“If it wasn’t for the fact that TV and fridge are so far apart, some of us wouldn’t get any exercise at all” – Joey Adams.


Rowing and Indoor Rowing are excellent forms of exercise; good for your health and can be great fun as well. There is an ever growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating that regular physical exercise lowers the risk of many diseases and improves health.
Benefits to a person’s health have been shown to come from as little as 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three times per week, but we advise to increase frequency or intensity for serious results.

There are three main components to health-related fitness. Two of these, body composition and cardio-respiratory fitness,  are the major factors in preventing illness and disease. Regular rowing can increase your fitness in these areas.

Body Composition describes the percentage of fat, bone, muscle and more in your body (fat mass and fat free mass). Cardio-respiratory exercise enhances your lung’s ability to provide oxygen to the blood and the heart and thus to the rest of your body. A lack of cardio-respiratory fitness is closely linked to heart disease.
The good news is that cardio-respiratory fitness can be improved very quickly and without being too time consuming. Rowing is an excellent way to improve cardio-respiratory fitness and give yourself a major health boost. But our Fluidrowers hold a few more health benefits:


  1. Great for weight loss! When you’re indoor rowing, you’ll burn between 400-800 calories per hour (depending on your level of fitness, your exertion level and the amount of calories you take in …).


  1. Anybody can do it! The basic movement of pulling the bar backward while pushing backward is easy to learn. The seated position keeps chances of injury to an absolute minimum.


  1. Total Body Fitness – Rowing works 9 major muscle groups – quads, hamstrings, glutes, lats, core, triceps, shoulders, back, and biceps. You’re targeting major muscles, while water creates a much more direct resistance than air could. Expect some serious soreness when working out hard.


  1. Low Impact – Low Impact means at least 1 foot stays on the ground at all time, unlike running or ­­­­­prevention, rehab and runners (specifically) compared to other activities. This is allowing everyone to enjoy their workout. Whatever your current fitness level might be.


  1. Great for reducing stress! You’re forced to concentrate on your form when you’re rowing.
    This helps to keep you from becoming distracted and stay focused instead. Not only does this help you get a better workout, but the exercise itself is also perfect for reducing stress.Add the sound of flowing water from our Fluidrower Ergometers, for that perfect active/passive state of mind …