Rowing, which has long been recognized by serious athletes as one of the most effective forms of full-body exercise (hello Harvard rowing team), is the hottest new workout to hit the boutique fitness scene. Studios such as Row House in New York City are leading the pack (or should we say crew), bringing the beloved water sport indoors and encouraging people of all fitness levels to get on board. Here’s a list of five reasons you should start indoor rowing ASAP according to Spoon University.

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