Do you want an inexpensive rowing machine to use at home for low-impact exercise and losing weight? The Sunny Health and Fitness Rower can save you a bunch of money. However, it does come with some pros and cons..
Why Get a Sunny Health & Fitness Rowing Machine?
Overall, you can get a good full-body workout on this machine in a minimal amount of time. Plus, you can strengthen and tone you body simultaneously, which makes rowing so attractive.
As a result, you can achieve fitness results faster without having to endure long workout sessions. Not to mention, you can exercise at home, which save you even more time.
This device includes several cool features which make rowing more comfortable and convenient. However, it does come with some drawbacks because you’re paying less.
That said, these drawbacks may not even matter to you, so read below to get all the juicy details…
Sunny Health Rowing Machine Review
& How it Compares to Other Rowers:
This magnetic rowing machine has many advantages and disadvantages when compared to other rowers. The following video reviews the pros and cons:
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1. Lightweight, Compact & Convenient Rower Size:
First, the Sunny rowing machine is similar to the Stamina ATS Rower in that it’s lighter in weight, more compact and has a lower cost than the Concept2. However, these less expensive machines have a lower weight capacity (250 lbs).
That said, the Sunny Fitness Rower has a 48″ long rail, which means it can accommodate people with long legs.
2. Design Doesn’t Allow for Full Rowing Motion:
Second, the compact size food pad design don’t allow for a full range of motion when you row. In other words, when you slide forward on the rail, you can’t compact into a full squat with arms fully extended. (Watch the video for more information).
3. Quiet Rower but Not Best for High Intensity:
Third, magnetic rowers are virtually silent compared to other fitness machines. That said, this type of resistance isn’t ideal for HIIT workouts or sprint training.
Note: Therefore, if you want to do high intensity interval sessions (or you are stronger than the average person), you may prefer the Concept2 Rowing Machine or a water rower. These models perform better for more intense workouts.
4. Comfy Cushioned Seat:
Fourth, the rowing seat doesn’t have the advanced ergonomic shaping of more advanced machines. However, it does come with a comfortable padded seat (which some people like even better).
5. Limited Capacity Fitness Monitor:
Fifth, the digital monitor is easy to read and can track your time, stroke count and approximate calories. However, its simplistic design doesn’t track your progress like more advanced monitors
Note: As you can see in the diagram above, this rower can fold upright for more compact storage. In addition, it features built-in wheels. Therefore, you can tilt and roll the device to move it – no strenuous lifting necessary!
Specs for the Sunny Health and Fitness Rower:
- Dimensions: 89″ Long x 19″ Wide x 23″ Tall
- Rail Length: 48″ Long
- Weight: 59 lbs
- Weight Capacity: 250 lbs
- Resistance: Magnetic
- 8 Levels of Resistance
- Digital LCD Monitor Tracks Performance
- Frame Material: Heavy Duty Steel
- Color: Black/Grey
- Some Assembly Required
- Instruction Manual
- Model #: SF-RW5515
- Manufacturer: Sunny Health & Fitness
- Phone: (877) 90SUNNY
- For Sale: Where to Buy the Rowing Machine