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I want to buy a rowing machine, but, so does everyone else right now and the prices are ridiculous 😭

Does anyone have any recommendations here? I have downstairs neighbours and I don’t plan to compete or anything, so I was thinking about a quiet water rower.

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update on the rowing machine: I have ordered a rowing machine 😊

it’s a water rower, but not a WaterRower™️ brand water rower. I like the WHOOSH sound it makes, hoping my downstairs neighbours like it to ✌️

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Rowing machine has shipped!!

!!!!!

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Rowing machine arrived this afternoon! Setup was easy, with two people. Did my first workout this afternoon :oof:

I’ve only ever used these as a warmup/cool down for strength workouts at the gym, so doing twenty minutes of rowing as it’s own workout left my legs feeling like jelly.

Excellent 😈

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I have been *struggling* since moving back to Canada. New York has such mild winters that it was easy to run year round. Here it hovers around freezing a lot of daytime hours, so the (paved) running trail is covered in black ice 😬😬😬 I’m learning how weather affects the ability to run safely outdoors where I live, but it’s been a challenge. Plus, it’s cold!!!

So yeah. The ability to get my heart rate up as high as I want, indoors, quietly? :levar_like:

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it also looks *so good*

manual said it’s made of “american ash” and I was like, I am made of canadian ash we will get along famously

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@ashfurrow I'm saving up for a secondhand elliptical. This is a good idea, right?

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@ashfurrow Nice! I've only gone running a few times in winter, but the cold air isn't good for my asthma unfortunately, so I need to do stuff indoors. I want to get exercise stuff, but it's really expensive.

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@erinzer04 yeah, the air is rough for sure. I’ve never owned an exercise machine before, it was definitely a decision I made carefully 😬 it’s got a five-year warranty so hopefully this investment pays off.

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@gudenau see I told people before I moved home to Canada that I missed the cold and NO ONE understood me 😤

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@ashfurrow @gudenau Minneapolis gets almost as cold as Canada away from the coasts.

2 years now and I *don't* miss the cold yet, just went for a nice 2 mile walk in a light jacket. In mid January. It was nice.

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@RandomDamage @ashfurrow I grew up in Michigan and now I'm in the deep south of the US.

I prefer the rare -20F day over the rare 120F day.

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@gudenau @ashfurrow Well, it is true that you can always put more clothes on.

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