Is rowing a good workout? – Ergatta

FULL BODY

Every stroke activates your legs, core, back and arms, firing up 86% of muscles in a single motion.

LOW IMPACT

Hard work that’s easy on the knees, ankles, and back. Enjoy a sustainable form of exercise you can do for decades without wearing down your joints.

Efficient

Achieve your goals in a fraction of the time and burn calories around twice the rate of cycling. Get a real workout in 20 minutes or less.

ABSOLUTELY ADDICTED

"Jogging is too painful, cycling hurts the lower back and an elliptical is absolutely boring, so I figured I would try rowing. One month in and I have logged over 250k meters and am absolutely addicted."

- Brian P.

Member since Jan 2022

Great for practicing form

"The interval workouts are great for practicing form and learning to how to pace yourself. And the free row option is brilliant for when you just want to get a relaxed full body and cardio workout in."

- Robert M

Member since Feb 2022

SAVED MY KNEES

Saved me from knee surgery. My doctor is amazed.... it has been easy on it, so the perfect exercise, but strengthened it so much that surgery is no longer warranted.

- Lori D.

Dec 18, 2021

INVIGORATING AND RELAXING

"Completely new to rowing and am finding this exercise invigorating but at the same time relaxing. Many exercise machines are boring and repetitive, this interactive model is not like that."

- Kathleen C.

Member since Mar 2021

ABSOLUTELY ADDICTED

"Jogging is too painful, cycling hurts the lower back and an elliptical is absolutely boring, so I figured I would try rowing. One month in and I have logged over 250k meters and am absolutely addicted."

- Brian P.

Member since Jan 2022

Great for practicing form

"The interval workouts are great for practicing form and learning to how to pace yourself. And the free row option is brilliant for when you just want to get a relaxed full body and cardio workout in."

- Robert M

Member since Feb 2022

SAVED MY KNEES

Saved me from knee surgery. My doctor is amazed.... it has been easy on it, so the perfect exercise, but strengthened it so much that surgery is no longer warranted.

- Lori D.

Dec 18, 2021

INVIGORATING AND RELAXING

"Completely new to rowing and am finding this exercise invigorating but at the same time relaxing. Many exercise machines are boring and repetitive, this interactive model is not like that."

- Kathleen C.

Member since Mar 2021

EXPERTS AGREE
BEGINNER-FRIENDLY

“While it can look intimidating at first, rowing workouts are actually more beginner-friendly than you might think — and they provide one hell of a workout.”

GOOD CARDIO WORKOUT

"If you want to get a good cardio workout on a stationary machine that will push your heart rate, use multiple muscle groups, and engage your brain, you should consider the rowing machine.”

BONE-building

"The best of both worlds: significant bone-building benefits without the levels of cartilage stress produced by running."

New to rowing?

With over 50 hours of dedicated beginner content, learn how Ergatta makes it easy for members to learn to row.

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