Lifespan Fitness RW1000

The LifeSpan RW1000 rowing machine provides a cardiovascular workout from the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re young and trying to bulk up, middle aged and trying to tone down, or pursuing senior fitness to maintain strength and good health, the LifeSpan RW1000 can help you achieve fitness level you desire! This particular rowing machine has a durable and sturdy construction that allows support up to 300 pounds. With this weight limit, the LifeSpan RW1000 can allow virtually anyone to lose weight, bulk up, or even manage diseases such as diabetes or other heart diseases. The LifeSpan RW1000 is extremely quiet, runs smoothly, folds up easily for quick storage and has simple features with an easy to read display.

The eddy current drive system of the LifeSpan RW1000 is smooth and quiet using a 16.5lb flywheel. The LifeSpan RW1000 has a solid steel frame with a L X W X H of 87 X 19 X 23 that can easily be folded into 34 X 19 X 64 for quick storage. The LifeSpan RW1000 comes with a three-LCD digital monitor with simple readouts such as strokes, strokes per minute, time, calories, and distance. This workout feedback is a great motivational and encouraging asset of the LifeSpan RW1000 to help you reach your goals. The LifeSpan RW1000 has a five year warranty on its frame, a two year warranty on parts, and a one year labor warranty. In addition to all these features, the LifeSpan RW1000 also received the Gear Awards Seal of Excellence in 2008!

The non-impact, total body workout you can achieve with the LifeSpan RW1000 has magnetic brake resistance and a manual adjustment of five different levels for varied workouts. This rower also has a retrieval system to make sure the rowing strap never becomes loose. The LifeSpan RW1000 has a comfortable seat that is padded, swivelling footrests including straps, and padded hand grips.

Those who own the LifeSpan RW1000 have claimed its one of the most concentrated workouts available. With a concentrated workout, you gain muscle and burn fat in less time, allowing you to move on with your day. Other reviewers have commented about how surprised they were that the digital display of the LifeSpan RW1000 lasted for a very long time on just one battery. Overall, users and owners of the LifeSpan RW1000 were very happy with the performance and workout the LifeSpan RW1000 provided.

Lifespan Fitness RW1000 Specs

Eddy current smooth and quiet drive system
Magnetic brake resistance
16.5-pound flywheel
Fold for easy storage
No-slack retrieval system
Five levels of resistance
Maximum user weight: 300 pounds
Folded dimensions: 34 by 19 by 64 inches (L x W x H)
Unfolded dimensions: 87 by 19 by 23 inches (L x W x H)

Phoenix 98900

The Phoenix 98900 is a power rower developed by Phoenix Health and Fitness. This rower uses a patented resistance system. This resistance system is belt-drive, smooth, quiet, and magnetic. The Phoenix 98900’s resistance systems offers several different resistance levels so that no matter what your fitness level is, you can receive the best workout possible! Most at home rowers use a manual resistance system, but not the Phoenix 98900! This at home rower features a simple-to-use resistance dial so you can change the impact of your workout in a snap. You can either get a fast-paced, low resistance work that will help you to tone down and trim up, or you can enjoy a high-resistance workout that lets you focus on gaining more muscle! The Phoenix 98900 also features a four-window LCD display. This digital display allows you to monitor your entire workout, whether you wish to track your distance, calories, or speed. The greatest feature of the digital display is that you can choose the metric unit you wish to display, either kilometers or miles.

The Phoenix 98900 also features a polyurethane seat that contours and molds to your exact body shape. This provides an extremely comfortable seat so you can focus solely on your workout! The Phoenix 98900 Power Rower measures at 81.5 by 26.4 by 24 inches (that’s W x H x L), and offers a 90 day warranty on all parts of the rower. This power rower also offers a one year warranty on the Phoenix 98900 frame. The slide length of the Phoenix 98900 is 46 inches, offering lots of room for you to work up a sweat. This power rower also folds easily for storage and has wheels on the bottom of the frame so it can easily be moved or stored out of the way. The maximum weight for anyone using the Phoenix 98900 is 250 pounds.

Reviewers of the Phoenix 98900 have been satisfied with the workout this rower provides. Many owners of the Phoenix 98900 claimed it was a condensed workout that worked the stomach, arms, and legs. Many other people who have used the Phoenix 98900 claimed that the gliding motion of the resistance and seat were very fluid and made it easy to get a great workout. One of the biggest details that Phoenix 98900 owners were happy about was the polyurethane seat and how it contoured exactly to their body, allowing them to workout harder, longer, and faster. Overall, those who had either owned or used the Phoenix 98900 were happy with their use and purchase. The Phoenix 98900 offers a multi-functioning and condensed workout.

Phoenix 98900 Specs

Smooth, quiet magnetic resistance for outstanding multiple intensity level workout
Four-window LCD to track speed, distance, time, and estimated calories burned
PU molded seat for comfort
Easy-to-use dial adjustment for resistance
Slide Length: 46"
Folds for storage
Rolls away to easily move or store
Dimensions (open): 81.5" L x 24" W x 26.4" H
Dimensions (folded): 26" L x 24.4" W x 62.2" H

HCI Fitness

The HCI Fitness Sprint Outrigger Scull Rowing Machine is a piston rowing machine made solely out of metal. The ergonomically designed seat of the HCI Fitness Sprint Outrigger Scull Rowing Machine provides you with optimal comfort while you get a great workout. The rollers of the HCI Fitness Sprint Outrigger Scull Rowing Machine are smooth for your comfort and the foot paddeles are extra large so you can have a natural motion while you row. The HCI Fitness Sprint Outrigger Scull Rowing Machine has two separate hydraulic cylinders that allow you to adjust the force resistance from 1 to 12. The ergonomic seat also has smooth running rollers mounted onto the rail of the HCI Fitness Sprint Outrigger Scull Rowing Machine. This at home rowing unit provides straps for the footplates so you’re supported and able to pivot slightly to conform to a natural rowing motion.

The HCI Fitness Sprint Outrigger Scull Rowing Machine is able to not only give you an extreme cardiovascular workout, but will also give work your legs and arms since each rowing stroke is composed of 65%-75% leg work and 25%-35% arm work. The digital display monitor on the HCI Fitness Sprint Outrigger Scull Rowing Machine offers feedback of total calories burned, time, total strokes, and stroke count as you work out. There are also several built-in workout programs on the HCI Fitness Sprint Outrigger Scull Rowing Machine monitor that can be based on either calories burned or amount of strokes you wish to achieve in your workout routine. The HCI Fitness Sprint Outrigger Scull Rowing Machine can support anyone up to 275 pounds and when the unit is not in use, it folds for convenient storage in a closet, corner, or even under the bed.

Many people who submitted reviews for the HCI Fitness Sprint Outrigger Scull Rowing Machine were extremely happy with this unit. Many claimed that set up and assembly was extremely quick and easy. Once assembled, one reviewer claimed that he couldn’t wait to start rowing because the unit looked so stable. Reviewers claimed the resistance and motion was easy and the seat glides smoothly. However, some reviewers claimed that even at the resistance of level one, the machine was still difficult for those to use who were not extremely athletic. Reviewers claimed changing the resistance levels was a slightly tiring and long process and made them lost motivation for working out. However, other reviewers claimed that they simply kept the resistance at one level until they were ready to workout again rather than trying to change the resistance level in the middle of a workout. The majority of reviewers for the HCI Fitness Sprint Outrigger Scull Rowing Machine were very satisfied with this at home rowing unit and claimed that it had held sturdy and has lasted several years for many of the reviewers.

HCI Fitness Sprint Specs

High-quality piston rowing machine made completely of metal
Hydraulic force resistance; two hydraulic cylinders set resistance on a scale of 1 to 12
Comfortable ergonomic seat with smooth running rollers mounted on rails
Large footplates pivot slightly to support your natural motion as you row
Electronic display shows time, stroke count, total strokes, and calories
Includes built-in workout programs based on both calories and strokes
Folds easily to fit under a bed or in the closet
Measures 55 by 68 by 15 inches (L x W x H)
Maximum Weight Capacity: 275 pounds

Stamina 1205

The Stamina 1205 Precision Rower is a one of the best rowing machines on the market that allows you to get a great cardio workout. Using this at home rowing machine enables you to get in shape without breaking the bank on expensive home gym units. The Stamina 1205 allows anyone to enjoy a great workout, whether you’re looking to lose a lot of weight, increase your metabolism, or tone up. By building muscle with the Stamina 1205 you will be able to burn more calories throughout the day. The more muscle mass you have, the more calories you burn in a day whether you’re working out on the Stamina 1205 or sitting on the couch! Rowing with the Stamina 1205 provides a quality low impact workout on a machine with a padded seat, foam covered handles for rowing, and footplates that pivot. The Stamina 1205 offers a five year warranty on the silver steel frame of the machine and a 90 day warranty on all parts.

The Stamina 1205 has a steel frame in addition to a center beam of aluminium in which a ball-bearing mechanism allows the unit to roll, giving you a water-like rowing experience. If you want to add resistance to your workout on the Stamina 1205, you can easily adjust the resistance level with a manual tension control. With this resistance control, you can easily customize your workouts to your fitness needs. The Stamina 1205 also features an LCD monitor. With this monitor, you will consistently have readouts of your exercise details.
One of the most raved about features on the Stamina 1205 is how easy it is to store. The Stamina 1205 is compact and easy to store by folding down the arms of the unit and placing under a bed, counter, or in a corner. This at home gym unit has a compact footprint of 48 inches long by 32.5 inches wide. But this compact unit doesn’t sacrifice the quality of your workout!

The Stamina 1205 has been reviewed by many of its users. Owners of this at home rower love the Stamina 1205 for both aerobics and strength training. Reviewers say the machine is extremely sturdy. The Stamina 1205 does not rock when it’s in use. Owners of the Stamina 1205 also say this machine is extremely quiet. The only audible sound from the Stamina 1205 is the whisper of pistons and it is quiet enough to watch television in the same room on normal volume. The padded seat of the Stamina 1205 is also reported to be extremely comfortable. The only discrepancy about the Stamina 1205 is that some users claimed the instructions were difficult to read. However, customer support for this at home rower were very friendly and able to help all the customers with their questions. The concensus of reviewers for the Stamina 1205 were extremely pleased with their at home rower.

Stamina 1205 Specs

250-lb. maximum user weight capacity
Steel frame with aluminium center I-beam
Comfortable thick padded seat
Foam grips
Angle-adjustable rowing arms (foldable)
Hydraulic cylinder piston action
Deluxe ball bearing roller system
Adjustable tension controls
Assembled Dimensions: 48" x 32.5" x 27.75" ( L x W x H)
Product Weight: 47 lbs.

Concept2 Model D

The Concept2 Model D is a rowing machine perfect for anyone who is looking to stay in shape, cross train for similar sports, or water competition. This rowing machine, like many rowing machines, is able to accommodate several main muscle groups while practicing one solid motion over and over again. The Concept2 Model D will work your arms, chest, abdominals, back, and legs. The Concept 2 Model D is sure to burn tons of calories because all these muscle groups are being used simultaneously. When building muscle mass in different areas of the body, you will begin to burn more calories at a resting rate because muscle burns more than fat. With this sped up metabolism, you will see the benefits of using the Concept2 Model D even while resting! In addition, the low-impact rhythm of this rowing machine makes it easy to get a great workout without putting major stress on your knees and ankles. You no longer have to sacrifice your joints for an intense cardio workout!

The Concept2 Model D offers a quiet flywheel that allows you to workout in peace. By minimizing the noise made from using the machine, you will be able to feel the smooth motion of rowing without being bogged down by excessive noise. The Concept2 Model D  also has a spiral damper so rowers can choose if they want to imitate a sleek, fast board or a heavy, slow boat. The seat of the Concept2 Model D slides while you row for maximum comfort. As you row, the seat slides, compressed, and extends your legs out with every stroke. The Concept 2 Model D  allows for an incredible strength and flexibility workout for your back and arms, as well as your abdomens. Many people who have used this rowing machine also claimed that the rhythmic nature of this workout helped them to clear their head and was a great stress reliever at the end of the day.

The Concept2 Model D  includes a PM3 performance monitor with the ability to accurately track pace, distance, speed, calories, and watts. This performance monitor also offers a five display option for rowers including data, force curve, rowing with a pace boat, bar chart, and large print. This computer also gives you a great list of features in the menu. From the menu, you can select favorite and preset workouts, trails against a pace boat or previous performance, animated rowers that can teach techniques, multiple language options, and FISH games. Concept2 also offers access to a rowing community so you can stay motivated. There are tons of online challenges and ranking systems as well as the Million Meter Club.

The Concept 2 Model D also features an aluminum capped rail with a stainless-steel track so you have have the smoothest seat movements available. The Concept2 Model D  also bhas adjustable and flexible footrests and an extremely comfortable, ergonomic handle that allows you to have a natural arm and hand position while rowing. There is also a removable LogCard available with the Concept2 Model D  that can store your personal preferences and workout data. The Concept2 Model D an optional Polar receiever that is sold separately to monitor your hear rate. This rowing machine also has a USB interface for simple data transfers to and from your computer, a collapsible frame for convenient transport and storage, as well as caster wheels for mobility.

Many reviewers of the Concept2 Model D have loved it and lost large amounts of weight. While this rowing machine is great for large amounts of weigh loss, the Concept2 Model D  is also fully capable of keeping you toned and in shape. The reviewers of this rowing machine were thoroughly pleased with the full body workout it offered. Users said that the Concept2 Model D  arrived quickly and set up was a breeze. Many owners of the Concept2 Model D claimed the rower literally snapped together. Many reviewers also said the Concept2 Model D was extremely sturdy and could hold heavier builds. Several owners of the Concept2 Model D  said that two years after consistent use, it was still in perfect condition and they have recommended it to many of their friends.

Concept2 Model D Specs

Length: 8’
Width: 24”
Seat Height: 14”
Weight of Machine: 57 lbs
Space Recommended for Use: 9’ X 4’
Stored Dimensions: 25" x 33" x 53"H
Maximum User Weight: 500lbs

Kettler Favorit

The Kettler Favorit is a top of the line Kettler dual-piston resistance rowing machine. The dual-piston rowing technology of the Kettler Favorit provides a sculpting cardio workout for your core and arms while mimicking the same motion as rowing in the water. The incredibly stable frame of the Kettler Favorit can hold up to 285 lbs, allowing users of almost any body type to enjoy a workout experience identical to being on a real boat. The Kettler Favorit also features a raised seat rail that allows getting on and off the machine easier than ever. The gravity-assist return on the Kettler Favorit also allows for a natural seat motion. The performance monitor computer system of the Kettler Favorit shows six monitored readouts at once so you don’t have to scroll through multiple readouts such as on other competing rowing machines. The performance monitor on the Kettler Favorit tracks stroke rating with an audible setting, calories burned, the number of strokes rowed, time tracking, pulse, automatic display alternation, target settings, and a pulse read out.

The piston resistance of the Kettler Favorit is similar to other rowing machines, but can hold a maximum weight capacity of 285 lbs. The piston resistance offers a space-saving frame that makes the Kettler Favorit easy to store. Because of the piston style of the Kettler Favorit, this machine is also extremely quiet and well-suited for personal home use. The Kettler Favorit also features a gravity-assisted return seat that is raised in the rear. This approach allows you to save space and eliminates the need for any kind of large flywheel return system. The gentle incline of the Kettler Favorit also allows the rower to glide back toward the front of the unit so you can begin each stroke with comfort and the familiarity of rowing. The handles of the Kettler Favorit also fold forward for compact and convenient storage. These handles also have wrapped grips to protect your hands while you work out. The thickness of the handles also help keep your wrists in position so they don’t become sore after working out.

Our reviewers of the Kettler Favorit seems to be very pleased with their Kettler rowing machine.  They say that the machine works well and the resistance adjustment is fantastic. Many people said the Kettler Favorit was an easy to use, high quality rowing machine. In addition, many people also said that the Kettler Favorit customer service was fantastic. Those who have bought and used this rowing machine agree that the instructions for set up of the Kettler Favorit are very clear and include pictures and diagrams. One reviewer even claimed the Kettler Favorit was so sturdy that they could sit backwards on the seat and do bench presses.

Kettler Favorit Specs

285-lb. maximum user weight capacity
Top of the line German engineering and design
Sturdy steel and aluminium frame construction
Inclined, gravity assist center beam
Foldable rowing arms with padded grips
Hydraulic cylinders with knob-type resistance adjustment
Training computer with visual and audio signals
Wide, articulated, non-slip footrests with easy-adjust straps
Assembled Dimensions: 49 x 31 x 10 ( L x W x H in inches)
Folded Dimensions: 45 x 24 x 18 inches
Product Weight: 47 lbs