Stamina InMotion Rower - Model 35-0123
Stamina InMotion Rower is entry-level, most basic, home rowing machine. It is cheap, relatively strong and durable and provides a trainee an option for a rather good rowing exercise. If you like or need a good cardio exercise at home, but you don't need 'water-like' rowing exercise, don't need all the advanced features that larger and more expensive rowers have, consider Stamina InMotion Rower as your home rower.
Solid steel construction is very simple. Central beam acts as rowing rail and it supports rowing arm/bar with foam hand grips and InMotion monitor, rowing piston, pivoting foot plates and front and back rower legs.
Rowing piston has five different positions, providing five different levels of resistance.
Stitched seat is more or less comfortable, but if you never rowed before, use low resistance setting and don't row more than 10-15 minutes without a break.
Pivoting foot plates with adjustable closure are sturdy enough to provide firm foot rest.
Single button (not counting the Reset button) InMotion monitor is intuitive and easy to use. Personally, I don't like the fact that it is positioned on the top of the rowing arm and it is not visible all the time during rowing. Monitor presents basic information like strokes per minute, time and calories burned. Calorie counter is not the most accurate one, but it can help in monitoring your progress.
Stamina InMotion Rower is easy to store. Since it doesn't fold, just lift it up.
Note: if you have small children or pets, don't let them play around stored rower. If it is pushed, it can fall down and hurt somebody or damage something. Total weight of the rower is 27 pounds (~12.2 kg) and if it falls down it can hit really hard.
Assembled dimensions are 56.6"L x 19"W x 23.5"H (144 x 48.5 x 60 cm).
Unit is easy to assemble, just follow the instructions in the manual. Note: the meter operates using single AA battery, and the battery is (often) not included.
From the pin to the pin on the rowing rail, there is 128 inches (~71 cm) - enough space so that even taller people can row on this machine, if their rowing technique and weight allow them to row.
During rowing, machine is rather quiet and one can row and listen to the music on TV or computer with no need to increase the volume.
Long story short - Stamina InMotion Rower - one of the best rowers in its price class.
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