First and foremost, we always recommend consulting your healthcare provider before beginning any new exercise routine -- he or she will be able to speak to your specific needs and what’s best for your body.
Rowing is an incredibly versatile sport, in that it can help you achieve a number of different fitness goals -- it’s an excellent source of cardio that can help build muscle, boost stamina and actively increase bone density. At the same time, because it’s virtually zero-impact, it’s easy on the joints, making it an ideal option for those who experience knee or other joint pain, or who may be recovering from a previous injury.
If you're unsure about whether the Hydrow will feel right with your body, we also encourage you to try one out in person before investing. We have a tool on our website which will help you find local retail & dealer locations which have a Hydrow available to test out: https://hydrow.com/tryhydrow/