Nothing beats a WaterRower for all-around, great workout

If you’re looking for a superior rowing machine, nothing beats a WaterRower.

In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find any form of exercise that does a better all-around job of conditioning the body.

Although I’ve used all kinds of fitness equipment for more than 30 years and written fitness reviews for a decade, don’t just take my word for it.

WRHere’s what former U.S. surgeon general Dr. C. Everett Koop had to say in a review he wrote of the Water Rower:

“We have recently investigated indoor stationary rowing machines and believe the WaterRower to be the best on the market. They were also rated by Consumer Digest Magazine as a “best buy” product. This machine uses a patented WaterFlywheel almost the identical movement of a sliding seat rowing shell… producing a smooth, rhythmic motion and an impact free work out for any level of fitness or age.”

“One of the main advantages of rowing outdoors or using a WaterRower machine is the sitting position of rowing which removes the exerciser’s body weight from the injury-prone hip, knee and ankle joints and therefore reduces the potential of impact injury to these joints commonly associated with aerobic exercise.”

Rowing, indoors or outdoors, at any exercise level of intensity, requires a greater exercise expenditure than any other aerobic activity. Calories are burned in relation to the number of muscles used and the intensity and duration of the exercise. Rowing with a sliding seat uses a very large muscle mass since the upper, lower and trunk muscles are used vigorously”

The WaterRower, which is featured as the exercise choice of U.S. rep Francis Underwood (played by Kevin Spacey) in the popular Netflix series “House of Cards,” is available with great prices and selections through At Home Fitness.

If you are looking for a rowing machine in Arizona, visit one of At Home Fitness’ superstores to try out and learn more about the WaterRower series of machines.

More than 200 WaterRowers are sold each day worldwide by WaterRower.

Rowing is great for people of nearly all fitness levels and WaterRowers can support a user capacity of up to 1,000 pounds.

The water tank enables users to get a highly realistic rowing experience. The patented WaterFly Wheel, located in the water tank, provides a rowing motion that’s been compared to actual outdoor rowing.

WaterRower Classic engages the entire body into the workout, especially working the legs, arms, abs, shoulders, back, thighs and calves. The water feature provides a quiet, relaxing workout because of the realistic splashes emitted by the machine with each row. The wood surface is strong and resistant to wear and tear, even during high intensity workouts.

The WaterRower Classic comes with a Home Training DVD, Owners Manual, Siphon Pump, Puritabs and Allen Key. Assembly and maintenance are simple.

Product dimensions are 82.5 x 22.25 x 20 inches with a weight of 66.5 lbs (dry) and 103.5lbs (with a full 17 l water tank).

The power supply is Self-Generating and Upright storage is simple.

WaterRowers are the choice people use in countless households and commercial gyms. There are nine different WaterRower machines to pick from, with variations from the Classic such as natural wood or aluminum, or high-rise blocks to get you further off the ground. Here are other models to check out:

WaterRower M1 LoRise with S4 Monitor
WaterRower M1 HiRise with S4 Monitor
WaterRower S1 with S4 Monitor
WaterRower Natural Rowing Machine with S4 Monitor
WaterRower Club with S4 Monitor
WaterRower GX Studio with Quickstart Monitor
WaterRower GX Home With GX Quickstart Monitor
WaterRower Xeno Muller Signature Series with S4 Monitor

At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. Consult a doctor before making any significant changes in your exercise routine or diet. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at

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