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5 reasons a rowing machine is perfect for any workout

August 22, 2019

As a PT, you’re there to give your clients the necessary steps to achieve their goals. When it comes to exercise, there are some gym facilities that your clients may overlook when they hit the gym between sessions. One of these could be the rowing machine.

But the rowing machine is a wonderful piece of equipment that can do so much for your body! You know this, we know this, but why do so many people believe it to be ineffective? It’s a shame to see everyone fighting for the treadmill while the rowing machine collects dust. This is why this week we have a list of reasons as to why a rowing machine is perfect for any workout.

An all in one workout!

One of the most important benefits of using a rowing machine is that it is a form of both anaerobic and aerobic exercise. This means you can work on your cardio and muscle strength at the same time! The wonderful thing about the rower is that it uses over 80 per cent of your muscles, benefiting your entire body. The rowing motion uses the muscles in your upper body, lower body and your core, while at the same time working on your cardio.

Stamina and endurance

The rowing machine is wonderful for building endurance. Though it may be tiring, to begin with, your stamina will increase if you keep at it, giving you more energy in the long run. The rowing machine is a great aid in cardiovascular fitness, ensuring better performance during aerobic workouts.

Great for your heart and lungs

The rowing machine comes with a number of proven health benefits, from boosting your immune system to improving your cholesterol and reducing the risk of many chronic health conditions. These include obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, stroke and type 2 diabetes.

For those who already have chronic health conditions, an aerobic workout such as the rowing machine can be beneficial. However, this is always something that should be discussed with a doctor first.

Improves Posture

When done correctly, rowing exercises can do wonders for your posture. As a result, you look taller, your body language can appear to be more confident, and it can add definition to your shoulders, upper and lower back.

Weight Loss Benefits

Whether the client is coming to you for a dramatic weight loss journey or to simply tone up in time for their holiday, the rowing machine comes with useful weight loss benefits. It’s ideal for burning fat while at the same time toning muscles.

The rowing machine is extremely efficient for weight loss as you can expect to burn anything between 600-800 calories for each hour you spend on it. Of course, it’s important to factor in your weight and the intensity of the workout, as these both affect how much you burn.

Let your clients know!

Now you have these five reasons why a rowing machine is perfect for any workout, pass it onto your clients! After all, the best PT service is one that goes above and beyond a standard workout plan. Guides like these can help demonstrate to your clients that you care and want them to get the most from their journey.

However, this is nothing without the right qualifications for the job. With a range of courses from Fit2Train, you can provide your clients with a valuable service. Email us at to learn more about our courses available from entry-level two up-to advanced level four.

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