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Why Hire a Rower?

Why Hire a  Rower?


What are the other  advantages of hiring a rower? In general people hire a rower because they recognise that it is a great form of upper body as well as lower body workout.  It is also a low impact form of exercise if used correctly. We have written an article in another post which guides you in the correct way to use a rower for this who are looking for this sort of information.

But there is no question that  a rowing machine can provide that all round fitness that people look for.

Fit2run holds both Model C and Model D  Concept 2 rowing machines in their range.  We have just added some more Model D, Concept 2 rowers to our fitness equipment range so if you are looking at rowing over the winter and want to consider to hire a rower, the friendly team at Fit2Run can help.

Concept 2 has this to say about the benefits of rowing:

Involvement of many muscle groups – Rowing uses upper body, lower body and core muscle groups, thereby creating a large demand for calories. In addition, muscles continue to burn extra calories for a while after you finish exercising. The more muscles you use in your exercise, the more muscles will continue to burn these extra calories.

Strength as well as cardiovascular exercise – In addition to being a terrific cardiovascular exercise, rowing will also build your strength. Muscle burns more calories than fat, so the more muscle you have, the better off you will be in terms of calorie-burning.

Smooth, impact-free exercise – The smooth rhythmic nature of the rowing motion, and the lack of pounding and impact, make rowing the kind of exercise that you can do for the rest of your life. If you have old injuries, or joint problems, rowing is an excellent choice of exercise. You can also do longer workouts with rowing than with some other forms of exercise which are harder on the body. The longer you work out at any given level of exertion, the more calories you will burn.

We currently have rowers  in stock.

Call us  now  on 09 2813541 to discuss or hire a rower..

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Our Concept 2 Rowing Machines are the best

What are the best rowing Machines to hire?

At fit2run we hire out  Concept 2 Rowing Machines.  Why?

For anyone who rows at a rowing club or a fitness centre it’s most probable that the only rowing machine you will come across are the Concept 2 rowing machines.  These are what most clubs will use.

Having said that there are a number of other options out there.  There are water rowing machines which have a totally different mechanism.  There are also a wide range of other rowing machines out there from different suppliers.

The rowing machine as a piece of fitness equipment is widely used and is a highly effective low impact workout for both upper and lower body.

And it goes without saying that rowing is of course is a  sport which stands alone in it’s own right as we well know from the NZ teams amazing results at the Rio Olympics and  with  previous  successes by our world class rowing team.

People do ask what the difference is between the models of the rowers that we stock.  We can discuss this with you when you call or email.

As always we are happy to help you with getting the outcome from your training  that you are looking for by matching you with the best piece of fitness equipment for your needs.

Happy rowing from the fit2run team.

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Rowing Machine Technique – perfect workouts

Correct Rowing Machine Stroke

Are you wondering how to correctly use your rower?  Here’s some tips for best practice.

The first movement when using a rowing machine is  called the “Catch”

  • Firstly, seat yourself on the rowing machine adjusting the foot straps if needed. You are ready to go!
  • When rowing make sure your arms are straight;  your head is neutral; and your shoulders are level and not hunched.
  • Your Upper body should be leaning forward from the hips with the shoulders
    in front of the hips.
  • Your shins need to be vertical, or as close to vertical as is comfortable for you.  The Shins should not move beyond perpendicular.
  • Your Heels may lift as needed.

The second part  of the movement is the “Drive”

  • Start the drive by pressing with your legs, and then swing the back through the vertical position before finally adding the arm pull.
  • The Hands  should move in a straight line to and from the flywheel.
  •  Your Shoulders are to remain low and relaxed.

To  Finish the movement

  •  Your upper body is leaning back slightly, using good support from
    the core muscles.
  •  The legs are extended and the handle is held lightly below your ribs.
  •  Your Shoulders should be low with wrists and grip relaxed and the Wrists should be flat.

We include here the link for the video to watch the demonstration of this techniques given by  the Concept 2 site.


If you are looking to get going with rowing we currently have model C and D Concept 2 rowing machines in stock.

Call us on 09 281 3541 to get rowing.

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Rowing Machine Customer Testimony: Concept 2

One of our  Concept 2 rowing machine rental clients sent us the following message:

“…Thanks for the most hassle free and nice service I’ve received in too long…Thanks for the many kms of exercise.”

It’s always  great to receive such great feedback. At fit2run we really value our clients and go the extra mile to help you with your fitness goals and program.

It’s true that we carry only the best rowing machines on the market- the Concept 2 rower,  and for those who are interested in rowing as a form of exercise you can’t go past the range of rowing machines.

These rowers are the only rowers you will find in a gym or a rowing club.  Many people who  are looking to hire a rower will recognise that this is the best on offer.

Rowing technique is important but is easy to master. For those of you who are needing some guidance as to the correct rowing technique her is a link to follow which should help.


Why hire from us?  –  At fit2 run we keep aim to keep our rower hire rates highly competitive so that we provide you  with the best rowing machines on offer at the best prices.

Feel free to call us if you are looking for an outstanding rowing machine for your  exercise program.

Fit2run staff  are well known to try to go the extra mile to help out where possible.

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At fit2run we are committed to making fitness equipment hire and service easy. Enjoy these youtube presentations in which we guide you through:

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