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Rowing Machine House of CardsI’ve finally caved and decided to acknowledge the “House of Cards Rowing Machine.”

Too many readers have asked me questions like, “What is the rowing machine on House of Cards?” or “Is this the Frank Underwood rowing machine?”

Every time I laugh at how such a popular rowing machine became even more popular by being used by a fictitious politician in a drama series.

While at first I snarkily critiqued Kevin Spacey’s form, I then began to enjoy the newfound popularity brought to this piece of exercise equipment and was happy for the success of the brand. Read the rest of this entry

ProForm 550R Rower ReviewThe ProForm 550R Rower has a unique design that would look great in any home gym.

ProForm is one of the leading and most innovative fitness companies around and are known for selling great fitness products.

The ProForm 550R Rowing Machine provides users of all ages and fitness levels with a great full-body workout.

It’s low price, great features, and strong build quality make it a great beginner rowing machine. Read the rest of this entry

Stamina Avari Easy Glide Rower ReviewThe Stamina Avari Easy Glide Rower provides a “handle & strap” pull mechanism with hydraulic-piston resistance.

A truly one of a kind design.

Enjoy the benefits of a kick-butt full body workout that will have your heart racing and raise your metabolism for hours after you are finished.

The Avari Easy Glide Rower has adjustable resistance to match any fitness level and a smooth, realistic rowing stroke. Read the rest of this entry

First Degree Fitness Newport Challenge AR Water Rowing Machine ReviewA great addition to the “Horizontal Series”, the First Degree Fitness Newport Challenge AR Water Rowing Machine really packs a punch.

With it’s shiny red color and compact design, this rowing machine looks ready for a fitness battle.

Complete with First Degree Fitness’s “fluid technology”, this rower is made to emulate the feel, sight, and sound of rowing on actual water.

With the “AR” standing for “adjustable resistance”, any user can perfectly adjust the machine to match their skill level. Read the rest of this entry

Waterrower Oxbridge Rowing MachineThis WaterRower Oxbridge Rowing Machine review showcases how truly stunning this machine is!

Coming from WaterRowers premium level Designer Series,  it is a perfect mix of style and functionality.

Handcrafted from solid cherry wood with a Danish oil finish and made with premium materials, this rower is truly a work of art. Read the rest of this entry

WaterRower A1 Home Rowing Machine

Like all WaterRower rowing machines, the WaterRower A1 Home Rowing Machine makes you feel like you’re really rowing outdoors on the water.

From the soothing sound of the water to the pure smoothness of the rowing stroke, this rower is built to impress it’s users.

And whether you just want to row casually or get a killer full-body workout, the A1 can easily meet ALL your workout needs. Read the rest of this entry

First Degree FItness Pacific Challenge AR Rowing MachineThe First Degree Fitness Pacific Challenge AR Fluid Rower looks like a damn fitness tank ready to kick your butt!

From First Degree’s ‘Horizontal Series’ of rowing machines, it is a water resistance rower that is fairly compact.

Although more compact than other water resistance rowing machines, it still packs the same kind of punch the other bigger (and pricier) models have.

It has a sturdy design, which is backed by a solid manufacturer’s warranty.  The resistance is suitable for all ages and fitness levels and it provides a very smooth rowing experience.   Read the rest of this entry

WaterRower Club ReviewThe WaterRower Club Rowing Machine in Ash Wood is another fine addition to the already stunning WaterRower collection.

Like its other WaterRower siblings, it provides a realistic and ultra-smooth rowing motion that’s unmatched by any other and is as durable as a rowing machine can be.

It’s very similar to the ‘Natural’ rower, but the ‘Club’ is designed for heavy-duty use in commercial gyms and rehabilitation clinics.

The WaterRower Club also has additional features to withstand heavier usage such as styled black rails to prevent scuffing and a rosewood finish, which makes it more resistant to soiling.  Read the rest of this entry

Lifecore R100 Commercial Rowing Machine ReviewThe Lifecore R100 Commercial Rowing Machine is a perfect blend of two of the best resistance types!

It is the only commercial-grade rowing machine to have both air and magnetic resistance so there’s always a smooth and consistent motion throughout the entire rowing stroke.

It provides 16 levels of adjustable resistance controlled by a blue/green backlit multifunctional performance monitor with built-in heart rate receiver (wireless chest strap is included).

Now get ready for this, it also comes with a lifetime warranty on the frame, whether it’s used for home or commercial use!

If that’s not enough for you, the R100 is the Winner of the 2013 Head of the Class Award from Fitness Professor Review.  Read the rest of this entry

ProRower-H2O-RX-750-Home-Series-Rowing-MachineThe ProRower H2O RX-750 Home Series Rowing Machine is a water resistance rower that gives you the feel of rowing on water without having to break the bank to own a boat.

It has a sturdy frame that comes with a lifetime manufacturer warranty (this is rare ladies and gentlemen).

It also comes with a large multi-functional performance monitor and easy storage capabilities.

It’s a great all-around rowing machine at a very nice price point.

However, it has a few shortcomings such as lower than normal water rower resistance levels. Read the rest of this entry