That piece of equipment, the rowing machine, that no one ever used in the gym is starting to make a comeback. With rowing classes and personal training focusing on this oldie but goodie, fitness enthusiasts are starting to take a second look at the full body wonder.

Exercise physiologist Cedrc Bryant said in a recent New York Times article…

“Indoor rowing is a great, total-body conditioner that burns a significant number of calories and targets many of the key muscles of the upper body, lower body and core”

One marathon runner who has been using rowing to boost her times said,

“Since I incorporated rowing into my training, I have cut an hour off my marathon time. I can jump on the rower for just 30 minutes and get a really good full-body workout.”

You can read more about how to incorporate rowing into your routine at the New York Times.