I was inspired by my husband. The first time I saw him row I was intrigued by all the muscle groups that were engaged. Then and there I knew this was something I wanted to try. I tried it and fell in love. We went on to the SkiErg...love that even more. Both machines worked and toned the most troubled areas on my body—legs, arms, back and abs just to mention a few. Rowing and skiing also helped me to build stamina and endurance and the challenges give me motivation to "Do."