Reviews of the best rowing machines

Stamina Rowing Machines

Stamina Products Inc. have been making exercise equipment since 1987 and manufacture a wide range of quality, reasonably-priced products ranging from Pilates equipment to strength training equipment to a diverse range of cardio machines and indoor rowers.

Based in Sunny California, Stamina products are available from many stores and online retailers and also internet suppliers such as Amazom.com.

Their products are good quality but aimed very much at home users, something that is reflected by their competitive prices. Stamina Products Inc. produce a range of 17 different rowing machines which utilize a variety of technologies to suit all needs and budgets.

The DT Pro Rower is Stamina’s flagship machine aimed at rowing enthusiasts who want a unique exercise experience. Featuring Dual-Resistance Technology which combines magnetic resistance AND airflow resistance technologies working simultaneously, this machine is loaded with state-of-the-art features normally only found in more expensive commercial products. With it programmable performance monitor and heart rate receiver (chest strap supplied at no extra cost), this is a serious rower for serious results.

If you want a slightly lower tech but still very effective rowing experience, Stamina offer four mid-price rowing machines that use airflow for resistance: The ATS 1405 Air Rower, the ATS 1402 Air Rower, the ATS 1399 Air Rower, and the X Air Rower.

Airflow-resisted rowers have proven very popular ever since Concept 2 produced their first rowing machine way back in the early 1980s. While some users report that Stamina’s Air Rower range is a little on the noisy side, those same reviewers all report that for half the price of a C2 rowing machine, you get a similarly good quality product that delivers a great workout.

Stamina also make rowers that use electromagnets for resistance – in particular, the Avari Programmable Magnetic Rower. Offering a very smooth and quiet rowing action, this machine is a good choice for those who prefer a less noisy workout.

Home rowers often feature hydraulic resistance and Stamina Products Inc. produce several different models using this tried-and-tested technology. Each one is easily adjustable and folds flat for storage which makes them ideal for home use.

Stamina’s range of hydraulic rowers includes traditional lever arm machines such as the 1201 Orbital Rower and the 1205 Precision Rower and also three machines which offer a natural sculling action which feels a lot like rowing a real boat. The Avari Free Motion Rower, the BodyTrac Glider, and the BodyTrac Glider 1060 all feature this unique rowing action that will appeal to anyone who wants a realistic rowing experience.

With prices ranging from $1,199 down to $179.99, Stamina Products Inc. have rowing machines to suit all budgets. Each machine is backed by a 90-day parts warranty and frames are covered from between one to five years depending on the model.

Using innovative designs and quality building materials, Stamina’s wide range of rowing machines are an excellent choice for home exercise enthusiasts. With so many good products to choose from, you should have no problem finding the perfect rowing machine for your needs and your budget.