Rowing is one of the best full-body exercises out there. But the one flaw that most rowing machines have is that they don’t offer full range of motion. Sunny Health & Fitness solves this problem with their Full Motion Arms Rower – and it will give you one sweaty workout.
With motion arms that allow for full range movement and 12 resistance levels, you’ll love to hate using this machine.
Features at a Glance
- Full motion arms
- 12 resistance levels
- Non-slip handlebars and pedals
- LCD displays count, time, total counts and calories
- Solid steel frame
- Maximum weight capacity of 220lbs.
Sunny Health & Fitness Full Motion Arms Rower Review
The first thing you’ll notice about this model is that it doesn’t look like other rowers on the market. It doesn’t have a handlebar, but rather two separate arms on each side of the rower. These arms offer full range of movement, so you really get that same feeling as if you were rowing out on the water.
The full range motion feature adds a new level of challenge to rowing at home, and the 12 resistance levels make it even more difficult. The tension level can be adjusted using a dial just beneath the seat.
Speaking of the seat – the one on this machine is actually quite comfortable. The extra-thick padding makes rowing a bit more comfortable.
With just this one machine, you can work your arms, legs, abs, back, glutes and more.
The handlebars (which flail off to the side – similar to the handlebars on an elliptical) are non-slip, so you don’t have to worry about losing your grip if your hands get sweaty. The extra-large pedals are non-slip, too, and feature a safety strap to keep your feet in place at all times.
Like other rowers, this one comes with an LCD console. The console is nothing to write home about, but it does display four important stats: total counts, time, count and calories. There are no built-in workouts, but with a rower, workout programs are usually unnecessary.
It’s hard to beat the price point of this rower (around $103). It’s well made, durable, and it offers complete range of motion for a really great workout. And with a weight capacity of 220 pounds, this is a rower that people of all fitness levels can use.
Did we mention the machine itself is extremely lightweight? At just 39 pounds, you can easily move this rower to whichever room you want and even store it away when it’s not in use (note: it does not fold up).
- Offers full range of motion in the arms for a complete workout
- Easy to assemble
- Offers 12 resistance levels for a challenging workout
- LCD displays important workout information
- No pulse monitoring
The only minor complaint we had was that this machine doesn’t offer pulse monitoring. As far as we can tell, it doesn’t allow you to hook up a heart rate monitor either. While not a complete deal-breaker, the lack of pulse monitoring is something we felt we should point out.
If you’re looking for a great entry-level rower that’s lightweight and still delivers a challenging workout without breaking the bank, the Sunny Health & Fitness rower is an excellent choice.