Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Concept2 manufactures two high-end indoor rowing machines, the Model E and the Model D. These machines can be viewed as a lifetime investment for those interested in bringing a professional gym-quality rower into the home. The most striking difference between the two models is the height of the Model E — at 20 inches above […]

The HCI Fitness Sprint Outrigger uses hydraulic piston resistance to simulate the natural motion of rowing on water. Hydraulic pistons are one of four types of resistance used in rowing machines. The others include magnetic resistance, water resistance and air resistance. This rower is an alternative to the popular but considerably more expensive piston resistance […]

The Stamina 1215 is a budget rowing machine, similar to the 1205 model, but adds free motion arms for a full range of motion that better mimics the experience of rowing on water. The arms can move both vertically and horizontally, creating a realistic  circular rowing motion. Rowing is one of the most efficient all […]

The WaterRower Classic simulates the dynamics of a boat moving though water and provides the physical and physiological benefits of real rowing. The water tank and flywheel create a self-regulating resistance system that eliminates the need for a motor and provides a smooth, fluid and quiet workout. Don’t be misled by the simplistic look. This […]

Concept2 rowing machines are used by Olympic athletes and in commercial gyms around the world and have been called the “Rolex of Rowers”. This review will focus on the Model D, the more affordable of the two available Concept2 rowers, but still the best rower we’ve reviewed. The higher-priced Model E can be seen here. […]

This piece of equipment caught our eye with its unique look and innovative mechanics. The novel concept of using real water in a home rowing machine coupled with the quality of the actual workout makes this well worth our recommendation. The ProRower’s Hydro-Power Drive system incorporates a water tank and paddle system that simulates the […]

We give a borderline recommendation to this rowing machine for the space saving design, functional mechanics and affordability. Like most Stamina products this is a good option for casual fitness enthusiasts who may not be able to spend a fortune on a high end piece of home exercise equipment. The Stamina 1205 is a precision […]

Rowing machines provide an efficient full body workout by incorporating a constant, fluid aerobic movement that doesn’t abuse the joints and muscles. The BodyCraft VR100 Rowing Machine mimics the smooth motion of rowing on water as the contoured ergonomic seat glides along a precision ball bearing roller system. There are six easy to adjust resistance […]

Rowing is one of the most effective total body workouts, strengthening all muscle groups and providing a great cardio workout. It works your legs, arms and shoulders and isolates abs on every row. The rowing machine movement is smooth and natural, with no impact. In addition to building strength, burning calories and improving stamina, rowing […]

Rowing is widely known to be one of the best all around activities for cardiovascular fitness and strength. The Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine provides a total body workout that is efficient, effective, low-impact and utilizes all major muscle groups including the back, legs, arms, abdominals and buttocks. This is a compact, portable […]