Last Updated on March 7, 2018 by Assistant Editor
The Sunny Health and Fitness Rowing Machine (SF-RW1205) is without a doubt one of the cheapest rowers you can find, but it delivers a lot of bang for your (few) bucks. It’s sturdy, stable, and simple – great for working out at home without having to break the bank. Just like all the best rowing machines, the Sunny rower is designed to work all the major muscle groups with every stroke, and in a low-impact way.
This popular rowing machine has 12 different levels of hydraulic resistance. You can easily adjust it to find the perfect one for your current fitness level. It’s great for beginners and intermediate users alike, but people with advanced workout needs might find even the max resistance insufficient. With the rower’s robust construction, it can withstand up to 220lbs of user weight. It has a basic digital screen so you can see how your workout sessions are going and track your progress. The monitor displays time, rows, total rows, and calories burned. Because the machine is incredibly lightweight (20 lbs), and thanks to its dimensions it can easily be moved and stored in a closet when you’re not using it.
- Height: 21.5 inches
- Width: 20 inches
- Length: 53.2 inches
- Weight: 20 lbs
- 12 level adjustable resistance
- Smooth-running seat
- Pivoting footplates
- Electronic monitor
- Maximum User Weight: 220lbs.
- Calories Burned
- Total rows
- Scan Feature
- 1 year on the frame
- 90 days on parts
Shipping and Assembly:
The Sunny Health and Fitness Rowing Machine comes neatly packaged in an excellent box. Assembly is simple and takes no more than a few minutes. The product comes with the necessary tools for assembly. The console is easily plugged in and connected.
- Height: 13.5 inches
- Width: 7.5 inches
- Length: 53 inches
- Shipping weight: 23 lbs.
Based in Los Angeles, California, Sunny Health and Fitness is an importer and distributor of affordable exercise equipment from manufacturers in China and Taiwan. They’ve been operating for over a decade and have gained a reputation for delivering quality at low prices.
What We Love About the Sunny Health and Fitness Rowing Machine:
Inexpensive but Durable
You can’t beat getting a rowing machine (or any piece of exercise equipment) for around $70. At a cost almost anyone can afford, the Sunny Health and Fitness Rowing machine is a no-frills hydraulic rower that, is durable, proves excellent for home workouts, and is suited for people of various ages, sizes, and fitness levels. It’s an excellent budget solution, allowing you to train all major muscle groups and to control the level of resistance to suit your needs.
Along with the sturdy construction, durable piston for resistance, the machine has a really very simple design. It’s easy to assemble, and even easier to use. Anyone can put it together in no time and operate it without a problem.
When it comes to storage, the Sunny Rowing Machine easily folds flat. So when you’re not using it, you remove a couple of bolts, and slip it under the bed or throw it in the closet. Thanks to the lightweight design, it’s easy to move it to wherever you want it.
With the 12 levels of resistance to choose from, it’s easy to find the one that fits your fitness level the most. The adjustments cover the needs of most people, aside from really advanced users. It’s perfect for beginners and intermediates.
What Isn’t So Great About the Sunny Rowing Machine:
Console is Limited
For the price, Sunny Health and Fitness Rowing Machine is an amazing product and it’s hard to find things to complain about. However, the console is really limited and doesn’t provided nearly as much information as products in a higher class, such as heart rate and distance covered. That being said, those products also cost a lot more, so for its price range the information you get is decent.
Final Word on the Sunny Health and Fitness Rowing Machine:
Sunny Health and Fitness Rowing Machine will definitely help you to get the work out you want in the comfort of your own home, no matter what your budget. For a really low price, you get a rowing machine that can deliver excellent results. You can use it to lose weight, keep in good shape, do cardio, train your muscles, and more. It’s sturdy, lightweight, and efficient. You don’t need much more than that for a great workout. More advanced users may want to level up to a higher end rower, but like the “Little Engine that Could” the Sunny Rowing Machine will do the trick if you’re on a tight budget.
Here’s a video illustrating proper rowing form to help maximize your workout: