In the past few years the popularity of rowing machines as a home fitness machine has soared. Here are some the main reasons why people now opt for a rower over a treadmill, cross trainer, or spin bike.

1). Full Body Workout

Rowing machines are the only category of cardio machines that provide a full body workout. The rower gives the user benefits of both a cardio and strength workout. When rowing, over 12 different muscle groups are targeted.


5 Benefits Of Using Rowing Machines

2). Great For Toning

As rowing machines target over 12 different muscle groups they are great for toning. during a rowing machine exercise, significant effort is made by the thighs, hips, torso, and the pelvis to perform it. This way, the whole body gets toned. Benefits of rowing machine are also visible on the forearms, triceps, and shoulders since a significant amount of resistance is placed on the upper body muscles. Another great benefit of the rowing machine is that it helps to strengthen the core or abdominal muscles.

3). Impact Free Workout

Many people can complain of joint problems as a result of using some gym machines including treadmills and Ellipticals. The good news is that rowing machines have a low impact on your joints, despite the fact that it provides a wide range of motion to your body.

4). Great For Buring Calories

An hour long session on a rowing machine can result in burning about 800 calories in 1 hour. Of course, the amount of calories burned depends largely on the intensity of the exercise, and the type of rowing machine that you use. 

5). Low Maintainance / Easy To Set up

Rowing machines are probably the most low maintenance of all cardio machines. They are easier to setup, less likely to breakdown, and generally just easier to use. Rowing machines are typically all foldable and thus alot easier to store away that something like a treadmill or elliptical. For those stuggling with space this can be ideal.


We would have thought that it’d be hard to improve on such an effective piece of kit such as the rower, but how wrong we were..  Introducing the revolutionary Impulse Fitness Ski & Row Training Machine – a combination of rowing & skiing motions.  

Impulse Fitness Ski & Row Training Machine


This combination is a match made in heaven (or hell) for most and offers a truly unique experience for users.  To adjust from rowing to skiing simply lift the rail system to sit as in the above picture, lock it in this position & take hold of the handles at the top of the rail.  In similar fashion to the rower the skiing motion will target numerous muscle groups, including the arms, glutes & core.  

If you’re looking for a universal, full-body, great value for money piece of equipment we think you may have found it!

We are also delighted to announce the immanent arrival of the new HIT Fitness Rowers this coming November!  The range of new rowers will include both home & commercial options in order to cater for a wider range of users!

The HIT Fitness Home Rower is the ideal cardio equipment to introduce into your home as it is a unit which requires low maintenance as well as folding in half to allow easy storage and transportation around the house.  Combine this with all the benefits of rowing listed above and you have your very own high spec piece of kit!     

The HIT Fitness Commercial Rower has been designed & manufactured to withstand and thrive in environments where use can take place numerous times a day.  The chain driven, iron bodied unit is impressive to view and to use, with a smooth 1.25m rail system all the user will need to focus on is their pick of time, calories, distance, rows per minute or total distance which is all displayed on the adjustable height console.

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