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Rowing machines deliver an efficient, low-impact workout for your full body.
In a single motion, workout your arms, abs and lower body. Select a rowing machine that meets your fitness needs and fits comfortably into your home. Choose from a variety of leading brands for the rower that's right for you, like Stamina Products®, Kettler® and more.
Consider free motion rowers that provide free-flowing movement and a more realistic simulation of actual rowing. Look for machines that come with features like built-in fans — perfect for cooling off during your indoor workout.
Choose a machine with a sturdy, steel frame and oversized foot pedals with adjustable straps. Look for a rower designed with an easy-to-read screen, so you can stay in tune with your workout. Many rowers calculate speed, distance, time and even strokes per minute.
The resistance of your rowing machine impacts how it moves. Select from hydraulic and magnetic rowing resistance. Hydraulic rowers are typically more compact in size, while magnetic machines make little noise as they operate. Details like easy-to-reach tension knobs or buttons allow you to increase or decrease the intensity of your resistance as you train.
Think about comfort level when selecting your rower. Choose a machine with a comfortable hand grip and molded or foam-padded seat. For added support, look for a recumbent machine that supports your back as you row.
Tips & Expert Advice
Air and water resistance machines provide realistic simulation, and are well suited for competitive and experienced rowers.
Keep in mind the length of your legs when selecting a rowing machine. If room is limited, choose a machine that folds up as a space-saving option. Larger, heavier rowers tend to come with additional features.