Do you want to use an indoor rower at home – but you don’t have much space? Well, I found a rowing machine that fits under a bed. In fact, I found 3.
Note: To be frank, you give up a lot of nice features that rowing machines have, like advanced workout trackers, comfort and durability. However, you can still get a full-body, low-impact, cardio workout at home. Plus, you can slide your rowing machine under your bed and essentially hide it.
Of course, the height of the space underneath your bed will determine which rowers can fit there. So, the taller your bed frame is, the more options you have.
1. A Hydraulic Rowing Machine that Fits Under a Bed:
First, GYMAX makes a hydraulic rowing machine with a height of 7.5″ tall when folded flat. This is a convenient, compact rower that only weighs 30 lbs and costs less than $200. It doesn’t require electrical power, so you can use it outdoors. Plus, it doesn’t make a lot of noise.
However, the GYMAX is not designed for large or tall people, the monitor has limited capabilities and the machine is not as durable. If you want to try out rowing to see if you like it or simply want a piece of home workout equipment that you use occasionally, this machine may work for you. On the other hand, if you want to use it long-term, you may not get your money’s worth.
2. Full Motion Indoor Rower Slides Under Bed with 12″ Clearance:
Second, you can get the Sunny Health & Fitness Full Motion Rower. It measures approximately 11.5″ tall when folded, so your bed will need to have at least 12″ clearance.
This machine has a similar design to the GYMAX, and it works on a hydraulic resistance system. However, it can hold up to 350 lbs of weight (vs 270 lbs of the GYMAX).
The LCD monitor again has limited capabilities (you can track your time, calories and stroke count). On the other hand, this rower has 12 different levels of resistance and a comfortable padded seat.
3. Stamina BodyTrac Rower Can Store Under Some Beds:
A third option is the Stamina BodyTrac Glider. You’ll need about 19″ of clearance under your bed for this rower, so it may fit under beds that are higher off the ground.
That said, most of the equipment is not as tall, and the seat measures about 11″ from the ground. So, you may be able to fit most of this rower underneath a bed with 12″ clearance – except for the end with the small monitor.
2 More Rowing Machines that May Fit Underneath a Bed:
If you have a taller bed with 24″ clearance, there are 2 more rowing machines that you can consider. First is the Fitness Reality Magnetic Rowing Machine. It sits 21.5″ tall.
Also, the Mr Captain Water Rower sits at 22″ tall. These two machines increase your choices to include magnetic and water rowing options.
Keep in mind that the number of “under bed” compact indoor rowers is extremely limited. For instance, most air, water and magnetic rowers have a height of over 24″, even when folded for storage.
Consequently, many people choose models that can lift and stand up vertically. Therefore, you can position them against a wall where they don’t take up much floor space.