LifeSpan Fitness RW1000 Rowing Machine Review
LifeSpan Fitness RW1000 is a mid-range magnetic resistance rowing machine.
If you are serious about rowing and working out, but do not have enough budget to invest on high-end rowing machines like Concept2 a models or WaterRower machines, then this is the perfect rower for you.
This is a sturdy, multi-level magnetic resistance rowing machine which provides a very efficient cardiovascular workout to tone up all the major muscles group of the body, especially focusing on legs, arms, back and shoulders.
This rowing machine has won the prestigious “2008 Gear Awards Seal of Excellence” for being efficient, durable and comfortable.
It can be used to achieve different objectives by different users, whether to lose excessive weight or to develop and strengthen your muscles to make your body more athletic, some might use it for just maintain their fitness level and keeping them healthy.
This model can carry maximum user weight of up to 300 pounds.
LifeSpan Fitness endeavors to empower their customers with better health by developing and manufacturing the most efficacious and best fitness equipment in the industry.
They are renowned for producing innovative and quality products that have won them many accolades from many health and fitness organizations.
This company offers a wide range of commercial and domestic exercise equipment including Exercise bikes, Treadmills, Stretching Machines and lot more.
- Resistance system: Magnetic resistance with flywheel
- Assembled Product dimensions: 90” x 18.5” x 23”
- Product dimensions for storage: 34” x 19” x 64”
- Machine weight: 56lbs
- Seat: Large seats with Injected foam
- Seat Height: 11inces to 14.5inches
- Maximum user capacity: 300lbs or 136.1kg
- Maximum Monorail Length: 53” or 134.6cm
- Materials: Steel, aluminum, plastic
- Storage: Foldable
RW1000 comes with easy to use console that has three separate displays which readouts the workout-related information like stroke counts, stroke per minute, time, distance and calories.
The console runs on single AA battery and do not need any external source of power. The display is automatically turned off is machine is inactive for few minutes, therefore making it energy efficient.
This rowing machine is based on magnetic resistance system which allows the user to comfortably engage in the intense workout session without injuring your body.
It is designed in such a way that it does not induce any type of stress or strain on your muscles or bones. This makes it completely safe for the first time users as well as for experienced athletes who want to push themselves by challenging and strenuous workout. It is even safe for elderly people to exercise on this machine.
There are five resistance levels in this rower which allows the user to exercise according to their capability and fitness level. These resistance levels can be easily switched by a resistance control knob placed right underneath the display. The top most resistance level is very challenging even for the professional athletes and can help to shed up to 900 calories in one hour.
It is engineered to offer quiet and smooth rowing motion. This machine features a strap belt instead of chain which adds to the quietness and smoothness to the rowing.
The sturdy frame of this machine makes no squeaking noises and is very much capable of withstanding powerful exercises.
Parts And Assembly
Most of this rowing machine comes pre-assembled within the boxed package. Therefore only few parts have to be attached to the mainframe.
The very well-illustrated instruction guide is also included in the package which describes all the steps to assemble the rower.
All the accessories and tools required to setup this machine are provided with the rower.
It takes around 20 minutes to put together the whole machine to start rolling.
Easy and Comfortable
This rowing machine is designed to ensure the ease and comfort to the user.
The seats are large and injected with foam, encouraging the user to carry out long workout sessions without any discomfort. They are also well placed at an optimal height to offer perfect rowing position.
The handles are well padded, providing a firm grip even when your hands are sweaty and slippery. Footrests are also very well designed to accommodate various foot size and the Velcro straps make sure that your foot remain firmly attached to footrest throughout the training.
The magnetic resistance system generates a very realistic and smooth rowing motion which gives the feeling of rowing across the real waterway.
Superior build quality and steel frame makes the machine very steady and easy to maintain.
To store the rower simply take the lock pin out from the mono rail, fold it and re-place the pin in the lock.
It also comes with the caster wheels located below the foot-pad which makes it easier to move the rover. Once the machine is folded, store it at any corner of the house.