I Fell Out of Love With Spinning—Could Rowing Be a Good Rebound?

First things first, you should know that I haven't properly exercised in months. I'm not ashamed of it, it'll just make sense when I explain how trialling this new class lead me to almost vom and pass out... But more on that later.

I had basically grown tired of my old spinning routine, and with no one to go with, I'd packed in running altogether too. So I was on the lookout for the thing that was going to get me back on the exercise bandwagon again, a buzzy new fitness class that would be equal parts fun and effective. And that's when I heard about the burgeoning boutique rowing scene bubbling up in London and with nothing to lose, I booked in to try the Full Body Workout at GROW Fitness, near London's Tottenham Court Road.