While searching for an indoor rower, one has many choices. They range from the more expensive, professional grade rowers to the more basic, light weight cardio rowing machines. We will be reviewing the Stamina Rowing Machine Body Trac Glider 1050. The Stamina rowing machine was developed by Stamina Products Inc., which was founded in 1987 and is known for its effective and well-built fitness products, as well as its associations with well-known fitness gurus. While the company offers a variety of Stamina rowing machines, the Stamina Body Glider 1050 Rowing Machine is built as a compact version of some of their other bigger, bulkier and most effective models so you can have the same great results at home in a smaller machine.
During our research on this particular Stamina rowing machine, we found numerous reviews with the majority of them being good. However, following are some of the negatives mentioned.
Several reviewers mentioned that after extensive use, the resistance cylinder starts leaking oil every time the machine is used. Therefore, raising concerns as to the durability of its resistance system. However, we found no reviews stating that the Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine will wear out fairly quickly. Not even from those reviewers who have owned and used the Stamina rowing machine for over a year. Many reviewers also noted that after about 30 minutes, the range of motion of the strokes decrease, but because of the type of workout the machine provides, it is usually only used for about that long. One main concern that users of this Stamina rowing machine mentioned is the poorly designed foot holders. Many users found it difficult to keep their feet in the stirrups and in place, although most users with this problem found ways around it or to fix it. While many reviewers said that the machine can be a bit squeaky many stated that it is a very quiet machine.
Most reviewers, well over 250 in fact, say that the Stamina rowing machine is a great product for the price. Many noted that it provides a great cardio and all-over work out. It is easy to use, lightweight, portable compact and easy to store in small spaces. It is great for small houses or apartments. Compared to other rowers that many reviewers had owned in the past, in the same price range, this product exceeds performance and durability expectations. The shock system on this Stamina rowing machine provides 12 different resistance levels, which makes it a very versatile machine suitable to many different fitness levels and goals. Although it is rated to hold up to 250 pounds, at least one user noted that it can actually hold almost 50 pounds more. Of course, we recommend going by the manufacturer’s guidelines when considering this Stamina rowing machine. The Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine comes partially assembled. Within 10-30 minutes you can have your Stamina Rowing machine fully assembled simple by following the easy to read instructions provided. The rower comes with and installed monitor which conveniently keeps track of time, number of rows and estimates calories burned. One satisfied user mentioned that the track on this rower was longer than most which makes it a comfortable fit for any size person, whether short or tall.
Although there were several negative comments, because of the overwhelming positive reviews and the overall 4 out of 5 star ratings received, we feel confident recommending this rower. For the price, durability of the frame, compact size and performance, this Stamina rowing machine is a great choice.