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Buy Your Rowing Machine with Rogue Fitness Today! If youíre looking for a great all-body workout that wonít kill your joints, a rowing machine may be exactly what you need. Although rowers arenít usually as popular or well-known as treadmills and ellipticals, they are an excellent choice for virtually every type of exerciser.

In fact, rowing machines have seen a rise in popularity lately, largely due to their use in Crossfit workouts. Why? First, using a rowing machine allows you to work on cardio and strength at the same time - which saves YOU time as well. As you push with your lower body and pull with your upper body, your heart rate increases while building strength in your legs, abs, and arms. And, using your whole body means that youíre easily burning the same amount of calories as a workout on a treadmill or stair climber.

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2017

Rowing Machine Reviews

5 stars
Rogue

ROGUETopConsumerReviews.com Best-In-Class Blue Ribbon Award

Rogue prides itself on its made-in-the-USA rowers, and America has returned the favor by making them the hottest name in rowing machines. Especially in the Crossfit world, their Concept 2 rowers have set the standard for getting an excellent all-body workout over 10 levels of resistance. Rogue is our top pick for rowing machines for home or gym use. Read More... Visit
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4.5 stars
Horizon

HORIZON

As part of the Johnson Health Tech brand, Horizon Fitness has a solid reputation spanning more than 40 years and an ďA+Ē rating with the Better Business Bureau. Although theyíre best known for other types of cardio equipment, their Horizon Oxford 5 rowing machine has an impressive 30 programs and a more generous return policy than many competitors.
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3.5 stars
Life Fitness

LIFE FITNESS

LifeFitness is one of the most recognized brands for fitness equipment. Their rowing machines are well-constructed and often found in homes and health clubs alike. They offer two models of rowers, both of which include resistance using a water tank system. Their prices are on the higher side, including a restocking fee of up to $500 if you choose to return your rowing machine.
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3.5 stars
NordicTrack

NORDICTRACK

NordicTrack is a well-known name when it comes to home fitness equipment. Their rowing machine, the RW200, provides a good entry-level workout for exercisers new to rowing but may not offer enough of a challenge to experienced rowers. A 250-lb. weight limit also makes it an unsuitable option for larger individuals.
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2.5 stars
Sole Fitness

SOLE FITNESS

Primarily targeting the hotel workout room market, SOLE has been providing exercise equipment throughout North America for decades. Their SR500 rower is the only rowing machine we found that conveniently allows exercisers to control the resistance levels from the handlebar. However, its parent company, Fitness Equipment Services LLC, had a ďD-Ē rating with the Better Business Bureau at the time of our review, with numerous unresolved complaints that could mean trouble for customers.
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2 stars
Pro Form

PRO-FORM

If youíre looking for rock-bottom prices on a basic rowing machine, youíll find it at Pro-Form. A 30-day money back guarantee and free shipping also make it a good deal. But, major issues with Pro-Formís outdated website will probably have you looking for your next rower with one of their competitors.
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Also, rowing machines give you a low-impact workout. Whether youíre an avid exerciser looking to mix up your training routine or youíre new to working out, youíll find that rowers donít pound your knees and ankles like many forms of cardiovascular exercise. Rowing is also a common choice for people recovering from an injury, specifically because it offers an all-body workout while still being gentle on the joints.

Rowing machines provide resistance in one of three ways: air, fluid (water), magnetic, and hydraulic. Air resistance is the most common: your workout will turn a flywheel, which creates the resistance you need. These tend to be somewhat noisy compared with other kinds of resistance. Water resistance rowers can provide a quieter, smoother workout; instead of turning a flywheel against the air, you turn paddles in a water tank. Many people find that the action of using this type of rower more closely imitates the feel of rowing on an actual body of water. On the other hand, magnetic resistance rowing machines donít replicate the feel of rowing on water, but they tend to operate even more quietly and to be more compact than water resistance models.

As you shop for a rowing machine, youíll find quite a range of options and price points among the available retailers. What should you keep in mind as you compare rowers? Consider the following:

  • Cost. Does the retailer offer a rowing machine that fits in your budget?
  • Resistance. Does the machine use air, water, or magnetic resistance? Do you need a rower that closely imitates the feel of rowing on the water, or are you just looking for a good workout? How many levels of resistance are provided?
  • Storage. Can the rowing machine be stored vertically, saving you floor space when itís not in use?
  • Return Policy. Does the retailer allow you to return the rower? If so, will you get a full refund or will you be charged a restocking fee?
  • Warranty. How long will the company cover the machine - parts, labor, console, and so on - if something breaks?

TopConsumerReviews has reviewed and ranked the best rowing machines available today. We hope these reviews help you find the best rower to help you achieve your fitness goals!

Best Rowing Machines For Home

If you're a House of Cards fan, you may have Frank Underwood to thank for bringing indoor rowing into your life. During times of stress, this protagonist (who, let's be honest, is really more of an antagonist) turns to rowing for exercise. Turns how ...

Published:  Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:15:00 GMT



U.S. Waterproofing Celebrates 60 Years of Fixing Leaky Basements Across Chicago

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Generations of Chicago homeowners continue to trust their basement slumber parties, rowing machines, laundry, foosball tables, and drum sets to the care and expertise of U.S. Waterproofing. In spring ...

Published:  Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:36:00 GMT



Best Rowing Machines Review 2017

Our top rated rower is the Concept 2 Model D, which provides an ultra smooth, realistic rowing motion, rugged body construction and a very comfortable, ergonomically positioned user experience. We were also impressed by the Lifespan R1000, with it's ...

Published:  Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:37:00 GMT



'I usually have a wait list on those classes': Rowing workouts are making a comeback

There are no medicine balls smacking against the walls. The only sound in the room is the smooth swish of water coming from a line of rowing machines and music blaring from the speakers. Five minutes into the workout, 11 rowers were breathing heavily.

Published:  Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:20:00 GMT



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The SKILLROW is the only dry-land rowing machine with AQUAFEEL to precisely mimic the experience of rowing on water while optimizing neuromuscular and metabolic systems for a higher level of training. Multidrive technology provides 10 resistance levels for ...

Published:  Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:47:00 GMT



Rowing apps for the iPhone watch; accuracy and uses

Rowing apps mostly focus on either indoor rowing machines or rowing boats. On the water you have limited time to look at numbers, so most athletes limit their requirements to - measuring distance, time and stroke rate with a calculated split time.

Published:  Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:43:00 GMT



Double Olympic champion Eric Murray announces retirement from rowing

Murray had knee surgery after the Olympics, but had returned to action - cycling, using rowing machines, and doing weights - at the start of this year. He had resumed training knowing that he would have to get his fitness back to join Rowing NZ's summer ...

Published:  Sun, 30 Apr 2017 01:00:00 GMT



Why Rowing Machine is Important in the Gym?

On most rowing machines, the resistance can be changed in accordance with your heart rate. You can then turn down the resistance so you can bit by bit back off your pace and heart rate towards the end of your exercise. In case you are not satisfied with ...

Published:  Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:35:00 GMT



Rutgers unveils new $2M RAC weight room: 'This is a Big Ten facility' (PHOTOS)

Among the new equipment is eight weight weight racks, five pull-downs/rowing machines and a state-of-the-art reverse hyper-extension machine. "I particularly love the RAC," Bob said. "It's close, it's noisy, it's intense. The strength and conditioning part ...

Published:  Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:24:00 GMT



Stamina 1050 Body Trac Glider Rowing Machine

This was the easiest to put together. Plus folds up for storage does not take alot of room. Very easy to use, smooth ride. This was the easiest to put together. Plus folds up for storage does not take alot of room. Very easy to use, smooth ride. After less ...

Published:  Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:00:00 GMT



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