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.

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