I started rowing about a year and a half ago when my oldest son talked us into buying a rowing machine for him to train on. His interests went different directions but I started rowing during the colder months when running outside was difficult.
I live in Blue Ash Ohio with my wife and 3 high school age children. My invalid uncle also lives with us and the indoor rower works great in as much as I can get a great workout and still be at home to take care of my uncle.
I love the workout I get on the Concept2 rower. I have lost about 50 lbs since I started my exercise program, with rowing the main component, and I feel great.