- Oozes quality.
- Ergonomically designed for effective total-body workouts.
- Built to last a lifetime.
- Pleasant, easy, smooth operation.
- Comprehensive customer support.
- At face value it might seem expensive.
- Somewhat noisy.
The Concept 2 is considered the gold standard among rowing machines for professionals and Olympic Rowers which also explains why it is used in quality fitness gyms around the world. It is used by a multitude of people whether athletes from all sporting disciplines whether footballers, rugby players, skiers, golfers, martial artists to bodybuilders, strength athletes and many more or of no particular discipline/sport.
Within as little as 5 minutes you can achieve a full-body warm up and continue to row or engage in other training or athletic pursuits. Row for an hour and it may surprise you to learn that you can burn over 1000 calories! Safe, rugged, smooth and comfortable, this is a machine that will benefit virtually anyone no matter what level of fitness.
Made of steel and tubular aluminium, the Concept 2 is superbly well- engineered to give the user years of hassle free use. Setting up the main machine along with the computer takes no more than 10 minutes out of the box and you’re ready to start rowing. It comes with a 5-year frame warranty. Handles a substantial user weight of up to 35st (or 500lb/227kg).
Features & Benefits
The Concept 2 is housed in a sleek yet simple body chassis with nickel-plated chain, adjustable footrests, ergonomic handle and a comprehensive Performance Monitor 5 (PM5) which displays precise data for each row. It also has adjustable resistance. The machine easily separates in two (by way of a clasp connector) to allow for easy storage.
The result of these high quality individual components is a smooth, gliding experience which allows you to focus on deriving the maximum cardiovascular, strength and flexibility benefits whilst actually enjoying the low impact, low risk, high benefit advantages. The rowing motion is great, slide is easy and smooth and is all round easy to use. So whether you simply want an easy way to keep fit in the comfort of your own home, working around an injury or chasing your next time/distance goal, this machine is equally effective. The sound from the catch movement is quiet and the noise level does increase to the point where you make full extension. This has a benefit of helping you maintain a good stroke rhythm so that you’re aware if you’re slowing down or speeding up.
At £860, it may seem quite a costly machine at face value. However, considering the engineering quality and build of these machines which are made to last, the benefit you derive, easy, comfortable and effective workouts not to mention the fact that these do hold their value very well (high resale value) you may safely consider this purchase an investment in you and your family’s health for at least a decade to come.
If you want a top notch machine with all the facilities you could ever need, enabling years of hassle free rowing fitness, then look no further, this is easily one of the best on the market.
(Disclaimer: It is advised to consult your doctor before undertaking any exercise that you are unsure about.)