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Welcome to Home Gym Club! Need to up your cardio game while being kind to your knee joints: consider rowing. Rowing is a full-body, low-impact workout that’s good for your heart and lungs. Trust us, we’d never leave you up a creek without a paddle.

What’s in today’s newsletter:

  • We tried the best of the best and picked the 10 best rowing machines.

  • There are over-the-top home gyms...and then there's JUJIMUFU's "Gym/Home."

  • We reviewed Jacked Factory’s Creatine Monohydrate.

  • Our expert testers took on the Caliber training app.

Cardio Zone

10 Best Rowing Machines

Rowing machines sort of fly under the radar, unless you’re into CrossFit or paddle sports. That’s unfortunate, since rowing is one of the best forms of cardio exercise, especially for those who need low-impact workout options.

“Rowing motions utilize every major muscle group,” says certified personal trainer and GGR performance editor Anthony O’Reilly. “You’ll also get a heart-pounding conditioning workout, and unlike even the best treadmills for a home gym, there’s no impact on your joints.”

If you’re in the market for an indoor rowing machine, our guide to the best rowing machines will help you find the best one for your home gym. Even more exciting? The Hydrow Wave—featured on our list—is $150 off this week during Hydrow’s Spring Break Sale (ending 4/22). Psssst—the Hydrow Pro Rower is $550 off, just sayin’…  

Home Gym Tour

Jujimufu’s 500K Home Gym

If you’ve been with us for a while, you know that we (and Coop) love touring home gyms. The more over-the-top, the better. Enter Jujimufu, aka The Anabolic Acrobat, a social media titan and friend of GGR.

For our latest tour, Coop tours Jujimufu’s insane $500,000 home gym (or gym home) to rate his set-up and survey some of the rare equipment he’s collected. Check it out!

What’s Supp?

Jacked Factory Creatine Monohydrate Review

The GGR testing team has tested over 40 creatine products, and we understand what makes a good product. Our team comprises nutrition coaches, registered dietitians, certified personal trainers, and Olympians, which means most of us have years of experience using creatine in our fitness journeys.

With so many different creatine options, choosing the right one can feel difficult. Especially when you want the best at a budget-friendly price. For our Jacked Factory Creatine Monohydrate review, we took a closer look at this popular (and affordable) supplement to help you decide if this is the best creatine to help you reach your goals.

Train Station

Caliber App Review

If you’re like us and train at home in your garage (or a dedicated corner of your office), you probably don’t have a personal coach checking your form or providing you with a customized program. You might also find yourself falling short on your goals without the extra bit of accountability and motivation you get from a trainer.

Nowadays, there’s an app for that. One of those apps—Caliber—calls itself a “science-based fitness coaching program that helps you build muscle and lose weight with measurable results.” Sounds great, but is that true?

We asked expert contributor and walking list of credentials Amanda Capritto, CPT, CES, CNC, CF-L1, CSNC, to test the Caliber app (and its Premium programming) for a month, and we’re now convinced it’s one of the best personal training apps available.

In our Caliber app review, we’ll explain why—and help you decide whether or not you should sign up.

Quick Hits

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