Written on: 10/08/2011 by CharlesThorpe (1 review written)
I had not considered a rowing machine when I called Gym Company to enquire about purchasing a piece of cardio equipment for my home. However, 12 months into my WaterRower ownership I felt compelled to write a review as I have found the reviews and opinions of people on this forum to be terribly accurate in the past.
The WaterRower Club, as they call it has really helped me take a large chunk out of my weight. I had been struggling to lose the extra pounds in the health club near to where my wife and I live but the convenience of having the machine in my livingroom and being as it is, wood and not looking out of place, I find myself using it on a daily basis.
The rowing action is very smooth which is tremendously important as I had problems with my lower back due to hours sat at my desk with poor posture. I've lost weight and strengthened my back so I'm really delighted.
My wife is over the moon that we don't have a large industrious piece of equipment sat in our house which was the reason we had not bought something before now. The stained ash finish fits well with our parquet floor and the fact that it stores upright means we don't have to keep traipsing it around. Occasionally I row while my wife is watching tv and it is silent. Other than the gentle rushing of the water, you can hear a pin drop.
The only downside is that I had to assemble it myself. I am not the most practical of individuals although it only took me about 20 minutes so I musn't complain too much.
Overall, I am delighted to have invested in a great piece of kit and I would whole heartedly recommend that if you're looking for some exercise kit to stay fit at home you try a WaterRower before you make your decision.
Mr Charles Thorpe