When considering indoor fitness equipment, space can be an issue. Finding something compact, affordable and that delivers a great workout at the same time can prove difficult. This is especially true with rowing machines. It’s a shame because rowers are great for all-round fitness. They work all the major muscle groups, are low-impact and provide an intense calorie-burning workout as well.
The Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 rowing machine is like a godsend for fitness enthusiasts. Stamina have always delivered cutting edge, innovative and quality machines, all at an affordable price tag. They’re not stingy with distribution either. Their products are available extensively across the globe.
The size of the Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine can be deceiving. It’s small but big on power. On top of having a small footprint, it also has the ability to fold away for storage. The machine comes with a 90-day parts and 1 –year frame warranty.
Other than being a compact and portable indoor rower, here are the specifics you may want to know about the Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050.
It has a footprint of only 23.5”x 46”
Weighs 39 lbs
12-level adjustable gas shock resistance
Real arm rowing motions
Has a ball-bearing roller for smooth operation
Longer than average track
Multifunctional electronic monitor that displays time, stroke count and calories burnt
Strong and sturdy enough for persons up to 250 lbs
Moulded, padded seats
Foldable for easy transport and vertical storage
What Customers Are Saying
Reviews for this rowing machine are varied. Those who love this machine found the oar-like rowing action a plus compared to a single T-bar pulling motion. The longer track made it comfortable for people who are tall. The fact that it takes up little room made it popular among consumers. Overall, people were pleased with the excellent value.
“This machine condenses everything into a full core workout and you don’t waste your time or sneak out of exercising.”
“For the relatively low cost, you get a sturdy and very functional rowing machine. Resistance is monitored by a single hydraulic pump that can be changed to give an easy to challenging workout. The rowing bars let you vary your movement close to your body or at arm’s length. Very satisfied with the product.”
The major complaint for the Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 was the foot straps. Some found that unless you were wearing sneakers, the straps won’t secure your feet against the footrests properly during a workout. The weight of the machine was also a downside. Although it is compact, some found it a bit heavy to move around. Perhaps the solid steel construction is to blame for this.
For a machine this affordable and compact to deliver an effective workout, I’d say it is a good investment and a great addition to your home. Any complaints one may have about this rower can be shrugged off by its best feature – the 12-level resistance and oar rowing arms. Verdict: excellent value and good enough for both the casual and serious fitness buff.