WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
If you are on a budget, a great affordable option is the Stamina Air Rower. This indoor rowing machine uses wind for rowing resistance. In other words, the harder, or faster a person rows on this machine, the greater the workout will be. Exercisers will experience a high degree of resistance as they go up in speed and intensity. Similar to the Concept2 rower, it has a built in monitor that displays speed, distance you’ve travelled, calories you’ve burned and time during your workout. It includes rowing and foot straps and is made of steel. It also can be folded to store in most places. The affordable price point - often selling for under $300 -makes this one a go to option for those concerned about price yet want a good workout.
INDEPTH PRODUCT REVIEW
The first design features to make note of is the angle of the frame. It only has one level of incline whereas other rowers can switch between a flat profile and other incline settings. While this can create a harder workout for your legs, it limits your options for varying the intensity of the workout.
The foot plates are large, pivoting and can fit a wide range of shoes sizes. It has nylon straps to prevent your feet from slipping. The handles have a textured grip and comfortable feel. The seat is upholstered and oversized which makes it more comfortable than some other rowers.
The display monitor is basic and shows workout duration, speed, distance rowed and calories burned.
- Color: Grey, Black
- Stride Adjustability: Manual
- Material: Stainless Steel and Plastic
- Type of console display: LCD
- Portability: Fully portable
- Assembled product size: 77 x 18 x 22 inches
- Folded product size: 48 x 18 x 28 inches
- Shipping weight: 55 pounds
- User weight: 250lbs
- Storage: Foldable for easy storage
- Rower length: 77 inches
- Warranty 3 years on frame 90 days on parts
- Louder operation than other rowers
- Display console somewhat limited
- Fixed level of incline
- 250 pound weight limit
- The upper body does most of the work during slow workouts
This is a durable and effective rower. Despite its lack of resistance level settings, the Stamina Air Rower offers an excellent workout for people who want a full body workout. It is a good value for money and is our pick for someone with a limited budget.
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