Fitness is important to both Carol and myself, but between our jobs and many interests, it’s not always that easy (or attractive!) to squeeze in a workout.
As a result, we regularly keep our eyes open for new ways to make exercising more interesting and convenient. One of the things we’ve been thinking about lately is taking activities we already enjoy, and try to figure out how to turn it into a fitness routine.
An obvious possibility, for me at least, is kayaking. I used to make regular forays to area streams and lakes for a nice day on the water. Now, it’s a bit harder for me to fit this sort of thing into my schedule, so I’m contemplating a reasonable substitute for it: a portable rowing machine.
I’m sure the reason for considering this specific type of equipment is readily apparent, but why portable? Check out this video:
What caught my eye about this particular machine was the way it folds up so neatly. This would be a great space saver in a house full of stuff from a plethora of hobbies, and also mean I could even set it up in any room, or even out on the deck if I was so inclined.
After a bit more research, I also learned that this is far from the only compact rowing machine on the market, so I have a fair number of options to choose from.
This is just one way I anticipate being able to get a workout in more frequently going forward. I’m not sure if Carol will take to rowing very much, but as we look at our multitude of interests, I’m sure she can find something similar, and maybe we can both actually enjoy trying to stay in shape.