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
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