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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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Why Row?

Did you know that recent studies show that rowing burns calories faster than biking at the same perceived level of exertion?

No only that, but it’s a great form of upper body as well as lower body workout. Using a rowing machine can provide that all round fitness that people look for.

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 rower hire, the friendly team at Fit2Run can help.

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What is the Best Rowing Machine?

What great success for NZ in the rowing at the Olympics. As a result we have seen great interest in hiring a rower. The most popular rowing machine to hire is the Concept 2 which we hold in stock.

These rowers are arguably the best rowers on the market as attested by any rowing club or serious gym who all use this product.

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Winter Fitness

With winter on its way there’s much more interest in setting up the fitness routine at home so that you maintain fitness over the winter months.

Treadmills are alway a popular rental over the winter. For those who are considering a really good all over workout hiring a rower may be another option. Rowers are a very low impact exercise choice that works efficiently to strengthen upper and lower body muscle groups. Why consider a rower?

  • Rowing exercises all of your major muscle groups: legs, arms, back, abdomen and buttocks.
  • Rowing exercises muscles through a wider range of motion than most other exercises. This means that your muscles stretch and your joints move to a greater extent, thereby promoting flexibility and mobility.
  • Rowing provides aerobic and anaerobic conditioning as well as strength conditioning.
  • Rowing is a great calorie burner. Recent studies show that rowing burns calories faster than biking at the same perceived level of exertion.
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Why Rowing is Good

  • Rowing exercises all of your major muscle groups: legs, arms, back, abdomen and buttocks.
  • Rowing exercises muscles through a wider range of motion than most other exercises. This means that your muscles stretch and your joints move to a greater extent, thereby promoting flexibility and mobility.
  • Rowing provides aerobic and anaerobic conditioning as well as strength conditioning.
  • Rowing is a great calorie burner. Recent studies show that rowing burns calories faster than biking at the same perceived level of exertion. Rowing is a lifelong sport that can be performed and enjoyed by all ages.
  • Rowing is a smooth motion, rhythmic and impact free.
  • Rowing offers diverse opportunities: inside, outside on the water, on land, competition or for self-satisfaction.
  • Rowing is a time-efficient workout. It doesn’t take long to get a great workout.
  • Rowing is a complete exercise. Rowing does not discriminate against age or gender.

Contact the Fit2run team today to discuss how we can help you get started!

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Rowing: The All-Round Exercise

Whether you already row or are are considering rowing to keep in shape, lose weight, cross-train for another sport, compete on the water or rehabilitate from injury, rowing is the all round exercise for you.

Arms, legs, chest, back, abdominals. Your whole body gets a complete workout from the efficient, rhythmic motion of rowing. Rowing is such a great exercise in so many different ways.

  • Low-impact (easy on the knees and ankles)
  • High calorie burner (because it uses so many muscle groups)
  • Great for joint health (joints move through a wide range of motion)
  • Upper body (completes the stroke)
  • Lower body (the legs initiate the drive)
  • Works the back and abdominals too!
  • Aerobic fitness

We have the leading Concept 2 rowers in stock from just $20 per week give us a call today and get rowing!

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See Our Tips on YouTube Our YouTube Channel

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

  1. How to Choose a Treadmill
  2. Treadmill Belt Maintenance
  3. Understanding Error Codes on Treadmills
  4. How to Tension a Treadmill Belt

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