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Tips for Buying a Used Rowing Machine

If you have made a promise to yourself that this year you are going to get fit, a great place to start is by rowing.

Used rowing machines can give you all the benefits of rowing in a gym or on a river without the expense. Used rowing machines can be found in a variety of places for very reasonable amounts of money.


A great way to begin your search for a used rowing machine is to educate yourself about new rowing machines and the exercise in general. You do this for two reasons. First, you want to be sure that rowing exercise is right for you, and second you want to know price points and features about a rowing machine so when you seek out a used rowing machine you are a more informed shopper.

Rowing is an exercise for most people, regardless of age or fitness level, because it is relatively pain free and puts little stress on the body. Buying a used rowing machine still gives you the benefit of a total body workout, and you are paying a fraction of the price of a new rower.

New rowing machines cost anywhere from $200 to $2,000. A used rower can fluctuate in a similar range, depending on age, features, and original price point of the rowing machine.

Places to look for good bargains on a used rowing machine vary. First, try local garage sales. You can find many people who are getting rid of barely used fitness equipment at such a sale. The only downside is that you will likely have to move the used rowing machine yourself to your home, and they can be quite heavy and hard to move.

You can also search local classified ads, the internet on sights like Craigslist, or on auction sites like eBay for used rowing machines.