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Stamina Body Trac Glider Rowing Machine

Stamina Body Trac Glider Rowing Machine Review

$186.53

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Product Description

Rowing is one of the most peaceful activities you can do. Sitting on a boat, cruising down the river and forgetting about all of your worries is a thing of beauty and everyone should try it at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, this is not a viable option for everyone out there, and as a result people tend to look for alternatives. When they do this they normally stumble across an indoor rowing machine. It provides the user with a good, not perfect, alternative to rowing and it helps to prepare them should they ever venture out onto the water at a later date. The problem is that there are so many rowing machines out there that finding the right one can be a tough job. That is why we are here, and today we are going to take a look at the Stamina Body Trac Glider rowing machine to see how it shapes up.

So what features does it have?

What is most unique about the Stamina is its design. Traditional rowing machines have the pull bar handle which the user then pulls towards them to simulate rowing. The Stamina however has two arms which are pulled upward, and this better simulates the sensation of rowing for the user. This isn’t all the Stamina has going for it though. It has a very compact frame and only measures 23.5 x 46 inches which makes it perfect for the smaller homes out there. It has adjustable gas shock resistance, and the sturdy steel frame should mean that it lasts for a considerable amount of time. The monitor on the Stamina shows you the time taken to row, the distance gone, the stroke count and the calories burned so you can keep an accurate update of your run.

The positive points

If you are looking for a rowing machine for your home gym then the fact that the Stamina folds up should be a big plus for you. Even when it is being used it doesn’t take up too much space, and when you are done with it, it takes up even less! Home Rower is the place to go to compare this machine to others, but you will struggle to find a machine as innovative and as compact as this!

The negative points

If you are a diehard fitness freak you may notice a couple of issues with the Stamina. The first is that after 100 or so reps, the pistons tend to begin to get warm, and once they are warm the resistance levels drop which can be a problem during a workout. The second point is that the arms, whilst innovative, can lead some people to not have proper form if they do not know what they are doing.

Conclusion

As rowing machines go it is nice to see a company attempt to inject a bit of variety into the genre. The traditional rowing machine may give you a good workout, but the Stamina adds to that by using a different method of movement and as  a result it is definitely worth a closer look.