As February turned into March and March transitioned to April, saving money was at the top of my mind – not spending hundreds of dollars on a piece of fitness equipment. However, as “stir crazy” took on a whole new meaning and our somewhat self-imposed quarantine dragged on, the idea of surviving another month without a reasonable workout regime was somewhat distressing.
As a former college athlete with a susceptibility to minor injuries, I knew both treadmills and stationary bikes were out of the question, while an elliptical wouldn’t provide the same high-intensity sweat session I was looking for. With these considerations in mind, a rowing machine seemed like the obvious choice. My partner and I knew that we wanted one with a flywheel design and quickly narrowed it down to two of the highest-rated rowers on the