Rowing is a great way to change up your workout routine while keeping your arms, legs, and core in tip-top shape. And now that the weather is colder, rowing is perfect for keeping in shape during the winter months.
If you’re thinking about purchasing a rowing machine, check out our picks for the top 5 rowing machines under $300 for 2017.
1. Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine
If you’re new to rowing, this budget-friendly rowing machine will not break the bank. Features excellent shock resistance, a strong steel frame, and foldability so you can store it when it isn’t in use.
It feels durable when you are using it and the gliding motion isn’t jerky or awkward. It also includes a monitor that shows calories burned as well as your time and stroke count.
Its simple design makes this a good choice for beginners. There is a comfortable seat and adjustable foot straps so most anyone in your family can use it. The monitor keeps track of strokes, time, and calories burned. The rowing machine also has 12 different levels so you can change the resistance.
Rowing Machine with 12 Adjustable Resistance by Sunny Health & Fitness – SF-RW1205
Wind-resistance rowing machine with multi-function performance monitor
Monitor displays speed, distance, time, and calories burned
Padded, upholstered seat; large footplates for any size user; over-sized, angled seat rail for smooth sliding
Folds for storage; built-in wheels for portability; floor protectors prevent skidding
Three-year frame warranty; 90-day parts warranty
Customer Reviews of the Stamina Air Rower 35-1399:
4. Stamina Orbital Rowing Machine 1215
Although the Stamina 1215 Orbital Rowing Machine requires a little bit of assembly, it is a high-quality rowing machine with plenty of features. An extra padded seat and foot plates keep you comfortable during your exercises.
The monitor measures row count, distance, speed, time, and miles rowed. The adjustable tension controls help keep your workouts challenging as well as give you the feeling that you’re actually rowing on water.
Stamina 1215 Orbital Rowing Machine with Free Motion Arms
Single button monitor shows speed, distance, time, row count, calories burned, and miles rowed
Thick, padded seat; pivoting foot plates
Some assembly required; 5-year warranty on frame, 90 days on parts
Customer Reviews of the Stamina Orbital Rowing Machine 1215:
5. Sunny Health and Fitness SF-RW5606 Rowing Machine
This high-rated Sunny Health and Fitness rowing machine is perfect for the beginner who wants quality at a very reasonable price. There are anti-slip foot pedals, adjustable foot straps, and a padded and angled seat. You won’t slip and fall thanks to the non-slip handles and oversized seat. There is an LCD screen for all your stats and 4 different resistance levels.
Features include anti-slip foot pedals, adjustable foot straps, and a padded and angled seat. Includes 4 different resistance levelsn and its LCD screen keeps track of all your stats.
Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5606 Elastic Cord Rowing Machine