I've realized I need to get my ass in shape. I've never been one for a workout regimen, so I'm trying to decide the method that I'll be least likely to give up on. I'd greatly prefer to have something I can do at home, regardless of weather, time of day, etc. It's easier to drag my ass downstairs than it is out into the snowy weather or into the car to get to the gym. I don't really have any desire to take up jogging.
I've been doing some research and initially narrowed my search down to getting an exercise bike, elliptical, or rowing machine. Rowing machines seem to get lots of love
However, I'm hesitant for a few reasons:
- I've never really used a rowing machine before. I've checked with a few gyms around here and I don't think any of them have rowing machines to try out (I'll keep hunting).
- They're expensive. I'd likely get a Concept 2 or WaterRower, but even a used one of those will cost me upwards of $500, if not much more. I realize the quality rowers hold their value, which is a little reassuring.
- They seem to be a helluva workout. Would it be too overwhelming for a noob?
Would I be better off with something like an elliptical? Has anyone here purchased a decent rowing machine and regretted it?