The Sunny Health and Fitness Rowing Machine is one of the best products you can get if you’re on a budget. Although it is more affordable than most products, it offers a level of quality build that can rival several high-priced indoor rowers..
This Hydraulic resistance type rower offers a variety of resistance levels for moderate as well as intense rowing. The design of the machine makes it extremely sturdy and supports long intense sessions of rowing as well as quick high-intensity interval training sessions. This rower has several hallmark features like the comfortable and smooth gliding (heavily padded) seat and pivoting foot peddles with straps which I will be discussing later on this review. Whatever your goal, whether it is to lose weight, improve cardio or get that chiseled look, this machine is guaranteed to give you a full body workout while also protecting your joints from impact. It is compact enough for easy storage and also provides a strong and stable frame for working out.
User-Friendliness and Comfort
This indoor rower was designed to make your rowing experience as comfortable as possible. The ergonomic design supports long distance rowing and places a great emphasis making the experience of rowing pleasant and light on the joints. The smooth gliding seat offers frictionless movement and the pivoting foot plates with the adjustable foot straps lend additional support and comfort to the user. This Sunny Health and Fitness Rowing Machine features 12 levels of resistance that spans the entire spectrum of training intensity from moderate to full throttle.
- 12 levels of adjustable resistance
- Comfortable, smooth running seat
- Pivoting foot plates for added comfort
- Adjustable foot straps
- Electronic monitor displays time, count, total count, calories burned, scan
- Dimensions: 53L x 20W x 22H inches
Assembly is really simple with this rower. The entire machine practically comes assembled in the box apart from the handle bars which can be bolted on quickly with the enclosed wrench and 2 big bolts. The console can be installed equally quickly and requires a simple wire plug-in to be in working condition.
Amazon has awarded this product with a strong 4 out 5 stars. It has received a whopping 356 reviews so far and the reviews and rating just keep pouring in! I highly recommend it.
Although this rower provides a wide of resistance through 12 different levels of resistance, the range of motion is limited. If you are tall person ( 6 feet or above 6 feet) you won’t get a full range of motion with this rower and therefore you won’t be able to work out arms as much as you’d like to. Another drawback that a lot of user have complained about is the overheating of the resistance cylinder which in turn causes the resistance to dwindle and fall. Although, some users report having circumvented the problem by first warming up and then gradually building up to their desired level of resistance, they report that this fix is only temporary and seems to be and inherent problem of the resistance-type rower.
Overall the Sunny Health and Fitness Rowing Machine is a great steel for the budget below $200. Users get a sturdy, comfortable and durable rowing machine with an average console that comes nearly 100% assembled and ready to use.