I grew up playing football in the UK. As I approached adulthood the games started getting more serious and training became more focused. There were strict schedules and a strength and conditioning programme was created to help us get stronger and improve our overall cardiovascular fitness.

It took me a while to get to grips with this new way of training but I noticed that I quickly made strides as I was considerably fitter.

When I first started going to the gym back then, the rowing machine was where I would start and finish my workout and it was the go to piece of equipment in times of injury.

I suffered a couple of bad knee injuries in the later years of my career and I found myself doing more and more rowing as the non-impact nature of the exercise was an easy way to keep my fitness while not hurting my knee.

Since then I have tried lots of rowing machines in lots of gyms before I figured out that since I spent most of my time rowing it would be cheaper to just buy one, Duhhhh! Over the years I have had a couple of machines and have been to lots of gyms and used different types of ergometers (A fancy word for rowing machines)

With this knowledge, I decided to create this website to provide a simple guide on what machine to choose along with tips and advice on anything indoor rowing related. All the machines mentioned on this site have been tested by me or a close friend and we are genuinely trying to share information which we think will benefit you and your rowing.

I am always looking for ways to improve the site and would love to hear from you if there are any ways you think the site could be improved or if you have suggestions on machines you would like to see reviewed or if you have any questions at all!

Happy rowing