Rowing Into Fitness


DAY ON THE WATER. BUT A MACHINE AT THE GYM GIVES YOU THE SAME WORKOUT WITHOUT THE WATER… AND IT’S GROWING IN POPULARITY. KELOLAND’S SOPHIE HEINEMANN SHOWS YOU HOW THE ROWING MACHINE WORKS, IN TONIGHT’S HEALTHBEAT. STARTING ON A NEW FITNESS MACHINE MAY BE NERVE WRACKING FOR SOME, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU’RE NOT SURE WHAT THE BENEFITS ARE OR HOW IT WORKS. BUT THERE’S ONE MACHINE THAT YOU MAY WANT TO TRY THE NEXT TIME YOU’RE AT THE GYM. “IT COVERS A LOT OF AREAS OF FITNESS, YOU KNOW YOU’VE GOT YOUR PUSH AND YOUR PULLS WITH IT AND YOU’RE WORKING OUT YOUR LEGS WITH IT AS WELL, AND IT WORKS OUT YOUR CARDIO AS WELL,” BEN GOODWIN SAID. GOODWIN INCORPORATES THE ROWING MACHINE INTO MANY OF HIS WORKOUTS. “IF I’M DOING IT FOR MY WORKOUT I’LL USUALLY START OUT 15 MINUTES AND THEN I’LL PROBABLY DO 15 MINUTES AT THE END TOO,” GOODWIN SAID. ROWING OFFERS YOU A FULL BODY WORKOUT. YOU CAN ADJUST THE RESISTANCE, SO ANYONE CAN USE IT. “YOU CAN SET IT FOR INTERVAL, YOU CAN SET IT FOR DISTANCE, I EVEN HAVE MY KIDS PLAY GAMES ON IT. THERE’S THE FISH GAME ON THEIR, DARTS, YOU CAN ROW A BIATHLON ON THERE. I MEAN THERE’S SO MANY DIFFERENT OPTIONS ON THE ROWER,” DANNIELLE VOTH SAID. VOTH SAYS THEY’RE EXTREMELY BENEFICIAL IF YOU’RE HOPING TO LOSE WEIGHT BECAUSE ROWING TARGETS SO MANY AREAS OF THE BODY. SOPHIE HEINEMANN: SANFORD WELLNESS PUT ROWING MACHINES IN ALMOST A YEAR AGO AND SINCE THEN VOTH SAYS THEY’RE GROWING IN POPULARITY. THE MACHINE IS ALSO GREAT FOR THOSE WITH JOINT PAIN. “YOU ARE SITTING THROUGH IT SO YOU DON’T HAVE A LOT OF BODY WEIGHT THAT GOES INTO IT,” VOTH SAID. GOODWIN, PREVIOUSLY A WRESTLER SAYS THAT’S ONE OF HIS FAVORITE PARTS. “A LOT EASIER ON YOUR JOINTS THEN RUNNING ON A TREADMILL OR EVEN RUNNING OUTSIDE. SO THAT WAS ALSO A BIG PART OF WHY I LIKED IT, BECAUSE IT’S EASIER ON YOUR JOINTS,” GOODWIN SAID. BUT BEFORE YOU GET ROWING, VOTH SUGGESTS SPEAKING WITH A TRAINER FOR PROPER FORM. “IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO GET THE TECHNIQUE DOWN AND NOT JUST JUMP ON AND GO THROUGH THE MOTION,” VOTH SAID. WITH HEALTHBEAT, I’M SOPHIE HEINEMANN. FOR TIPS ON HOW TO USE THE ROWING MACHINE, GO TO THIS STORY ON KELOLAND DOT COM.

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