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  1. 5 Essential Pieces of Gym Equipment

    5 Essential Pieces of Gym Equipment

    With so many pieces of gym equipment to choose from it’s easy to get a bit overwhelmed and just stick to what you’ve always used. Here we've selected some key

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  2. Beginners Guide to Rowing

    Beginners Guide to Rowing

    The benefits of indoor rowing are undisputed.  No other gym equipment rivals the rowing machine when it comes to providing a calorie scorching, low impact, full body workout.  When correctly executed, the rowing action uses every large muscle group in the body (roughly 85% of total muscle mass,) building lean muscle and kick starting the metabolic system from stroke one.

    Beginners Guide to Indoor Rowing

    The humble indoor rower also tops the list when it comes to training your cardiovascular system.  Amongst athletes, elite rowers are renowned for having the biggest hearts and lungs going. British

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  3. Wooden Fitness Equipment - Unique and Functional

    Wooden Fitness Equipment - Unique and Functional

    The evolution of the wooden rowing machine in the mid 1980’s by the company, WaterRower, has led to the rise of wooden fitness equipment designed for both home gyms and fitness studios. This was as a result of high demand, particularly from the German market, for wooden equipment that was both stylish and functional.

    Beautiful Wood

    As a result of this demand, the German company ‘NOHrD’ developed their own range of wooden fitness products that have wood finishes consistent with the WaterRower brand. As the two companies have developed products with wood finishes to match one another, these wooden gym pieces have become a ‘family’ of equipment, allowing domestic and commercial customers to purchase a full wooden gym solution.


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    The WaterRower was designed with the objective to set it apart from other fitness equipment, and along with NOHrD products, both companies boast award winning designs. The wooden models have been produ

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  4. Which Rowing Machine does Frank Underwood use in House Of Cards?

    Which Rowing Machine does Frank Underwood use in House Of Cards?

    It’s a question that thousands of viewers of Netflix’s House of Cards series want to know – even now months after the latest House of Cards

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  5. Royal Commonwealth Pool Undergoes Gym Refurbishment

    Royal Commonwealth Pool Undergoes Gym Refurbishment

    Gym development & in addition to new flooring and a general overhaul of décor, there are new CV and strength equipment being installed. These include

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  6. Cardio Workouts with Rowing Machines

    Cardio Workouts with Rowing Machines

    Rowing machines are excellent for toning muscles throughout your body as they work your legs, hip, back, arms, shoulders and abs. All this whilst providing a cardio workout that burns up to 800 calories per hour.

    What is it About Rowing Machines?

    Always popular and always busy in the gym, the rower is one mean piece of equipment if you know how to use it. The combination of muscle toning and cardio workout is pretty much unique, and one of the reasons that rowing machines are so popular not just in gyms, but also at home.  If you only have the space for one piece of equipment, it’s hard to think of anything that will provide more value for your pound, generally easy to store as most of them you can tip up and store against a wall.

    Buying Your Own Rower

    If you want to buy your own rowing machine for great cardio workouts in the comfort of your own home, you need to know what to look for.  When you start comparing different models, you’ll quickly find that the biggest difference is between those with magnetic resistance (at the lowest end of the price range) and the water or air resistance models, which are more expensive.

    This is an area where you get what you pay for.  Rowing machines with magnetic resistance are generally less smooth than water/ air resistance models, they are also far less reliable.  For anyone who intends to use their rowing machine on a regular

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