Are you looking for an amazing workout? There is a new innovative machine called the Rowbike. Created by Rollerblade founder and inventor Scott Olson, the Rowbike is giving fitness enthusiasts across the country a unique way to spice up their workout and get outdoors – giving riders twice the workout in half the time.
Here is a pic of one of the bikes (there are three different ones to choose from)
For most American’s – rowing is often something that’s done in a health club or a basement on a stationary rowing machine. With Rowbike, fitness enthusiasts can enjoy the benefits of two of the leading low-impact, high intensity cardiovascular workout that effect a wide range of muscle groups. Seen as an ideal cross training tool, it provides an unmatched upper body workout.
While it may look like a bike, Rowbike is no ordinary bike; its motion comes not from pedaling but from rowing. Rowbike works the upper body, core and lower body all while providing a great cardio workout.
Because of the fully adjustable 7-speeds, Rowbike is extremely versatile and can take on significant hills.
One of the reasons Rowbike has been recognized as one of the best overall fitness machines is because benefits include muscle strengthening, stretching, improved posture and an amazing calorie burn.
To learn more about this bike checkout their website: http://www.rowbike.com/
Some facts about Rowbike:
- the bike weighs about 45 lbs with minimal assembly
- you can only buy the rowbike on thier site (so not in a retail store) which means the price is a lot lower than what it could be (according to their site they are sold at $1,000+ for a bike - which is why they can't give them out to everyone for free to blog about!)
- steering is just like a normal bike (with the handlebars)
- there is no weight limit (some riders have been over 300 lbs!)
There are three models to choose from: 720 Sport, 720 Ladies Sport, & 726 King Rowbike
Since I am unable to actually try the bike for myself (due to the cost of the bike, shipping & handling costs)...I wanted to share some reviews I found on their site:
"Take a ride on a cross between a rowing machine and a recumbent bike and you'll burn 50 percent more calories than you would on an ordinary two-wheeler. To propel the Rowbike you push against both foot pedals while pulling the handlebars back (the seat glides with you)." ~ Shape Magazine, September 2008
"Considered the "Ultimate Outdoor Fitness Machine," the Rowbike was developed 12 years ago by Scott Olsen, the same Minnesota innovator who brought the "rollerblade" name into mainstream American exercise culture in the early 1990's. Olson, an avid outdoorsman and rower, was searching for an alternative to his beloved "blades" when he created the Rowbike, a versatile piece of exercise equipment that offers various types of workouts — the user can strive to lose weight, cross train or achieve total body fitness." ~ Avid Golfer, January 2009
To learn more about the Rowbike, check out: http://www.rowbike.com/
You can also find them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Parenting#!/Rowbike
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