Stamina BodyTrac Glider 1060 Review

Last Updated on February 12, 2021 by Jeff


The Stamina BodyTrac Glider 1060 provides an efficient and effective workout to improve cardiovascular fitness and strengthen your legs, arms, back, abs and buttocks. The upgrades on this top rowing machine include a deluxe molded seat for comfort, improved electronics with tablet holder and a larger footprint for stability.

The compact design features full motion arms and adjustable, hydraulic cylinder resistance for a natural and effective rowing stroke. The ball bearing roller system allows the premium molded seat to slide smoothly on the aluminum rowing beam. The steel frame and larger footplates offer a stable and safe workout for years to come.

The upgraded monitor on the Stamina BodyTrac Glider 1060 keeps you motivated by tracking time, stroke count, calories burned and total count with a scan function that rotates through each metric. The new, larger monitor features a tablet holder so you can watch your favorite show while you exercise. Designed for compact storage, the rower arms easily fold and the rower can be stood on end to get out of the way when not in use.

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Technical Info:Stamina-BodyTrac-Glider-1060-Rowing-Machine


  • Length: 49.25”
  • Width: 36”
  • Height: 20”
  • Weight: 34 lbs
  • Max user weight: 250 lbs


  • Aluminum rowing beam.
  • Steel frame construction.
  • Upgraded, molded seat for comfort.
  • Full range of motion rowing arms with padded grips.
  • Adjustable hydraulic resistance.
  • Larger footplates with straps.
  • Fold arms and stand on end for compact storage.

Computer Features:

  • Large electronic monitor with tablet holder.
  • Scan function cycles through readouts every six seconds.
  • Workout data includes:
  • Time
  • Count
  • Total Count
  • Calories


  • Frame: 1 year
  • Parts: 90 days

Shipping and Assembly:

Shipping costs will vary for the Stamina BodyTrac Glider 1060 depending on where you purchase from and what type of delivery you prefer. However, some retailers, such as, will provide free shipping.

It takes 14 bolts and screws to put the BodyTrac Glider 1060 together. Stamina provides a step-by-step, illustrated assembly manual along with three wrenches to help with the process of putting this machine together. You can easily complete the 11 step process in about 45-60 minutes by yourself.

What We Love About the Stamina BodyTrac Glider 1060:


One thing that we like about the BodyTrac Glider 1060 is how they equipped their resistance system. Hydraulic resistance systems typically get a bad rap because they tend to lose resistance as the oil heats up. When hydraulic systems use rowing arms, you get even more complaints that you can’t maintain the same resistance in both arms. Stamina seemed to recognize these issues and designed this machine to solve the problems. First, both arms are connected to the same hydraulic cylinder so they are pulling at the same resistance. One issue solved. Second, they equipped the BodyTrac Glider 1060 with 12 levels of resistance. This is far more than other models in this price range that offer 4, 5 or 8 levels at the very most. With these design features, Stamina is looking to eliminate the typical complaints that people have with hydraulic resistance systems.

Rowing Experience

When you get into these entry-level price ranges for exercise equipment, you should be expecting the very basics and not much more. Well, the Stamina BodyTrac Glider 1060 is actually going to give you a little more. They provided some nice upgrades on this rowing machine including a larger seat and foot plates. They also provide 12 resistance levels that are sure to get you the intensity that you need to burn fat and improve your cardiovascular fitness. While the monitor only has basic readouts like every other console you’re going to find on rowing machines in this price range, Stamina added a tablet shelf for you. This is a nice little upgrade that keeps you connected to the outside world and can make exercising a little more enjoyable.

What Isn’t So Great:


When considering a budget-friendly, entry level rowing machine for purchase, there isn’t much we can find wrong with the Stamina BodyTrac Glider 1060. But if we going to try and find something, I guess we could point out that Stamina is only providing a limited one year warranty on this rowing machine. While this is common for the competition, Stamina usually provides a little better warranty than the rest. Some of their other rowing machines will have 3 and 5 year warranties. That being said, Stamina is a well known company and they’re known for making quality, budget friendly exercise equipment. So, we don’t think you have anything to worry about.

Final Word on the Stamina BodyTrac Glider 1060:

For the price, we really like the Stamina BodyTrac Glider 1060. It is everything you’d expect for an entry-level rowing machine with some really nice surprises. Stamina designed this rower with the user in mind by trying to eliminate the typical complaints you hear with hydraulic resistance systems. This machine features a high intensity setting so you’re sure to get a good burn while rowing. Stamina also provide some nice comfort features to keep you motivated and to help you extend those workouts. If you are looking for a quality rowing machine for a good price, this is a solid choice.