Rowing has long been recognized as the perfect aerobic pursuit, with naturally smooth and flowing movements that don't tax the joints but do tax the heart rate. Now you can take your rowing experience to the next level with the Indo-Row Home 130 indoor rowing machine. Made by WaterRower--one of the leading rowing machine manufacturers in the world--the Indo-Row is specifically designed to save space, with a lightweight, vertically stackable design that fits easily in a corner.
Using the same principles that govern the dynamics of a boat in water, the
Indo-Row is outfitted with a "water flywheel" that consists of two paddles in an
enclosed tank of water that provide smooth, quiet resistance, just like the
paddles in an actual body of water. As a result, the machine has no moving parts
that can wear out over time (even the recoil belt and pulleys don't require
lubricating or maintaining). More significantly, the water tank and flywheel
create a self-regulating resistance system that eliminates the need for a motor.
As with real rowing, when you paddle faster, the increased drag provides more
resistance. When you paddle slower, the resistance is less intense. The only
limit to how fast you can row is your strength and your ability to overcome
drag. And unlike conventional rowing machines, which tend to be jerky and
jarring, the Indo-Row is remarkably smooth and fluid.
From a fitness perspective, the Indo-Row works 84 percent of your muscle mass, helping tone and strengthen your muscles while burning far more calories than most other aerobic machines. The exercise is also low impact, as it removes all the body weight from the ankles, knees, and hips, but still moves the limbs and joints through a full range of motion--from completely extended to completely contracted.
The Indo-Row is outfitted with a patented monitor that's designed to balance technical sophistication with user-friendliness. The monitor--which includes three information windows--displays such details as distance covered, time covered, calories burned, current stroke rate, current speed (in mph), pace per 500 meters and 2 kilometers, watts, and kilocalories per hour. The monitor was actually designed for the Indo-Row group rowing class, a one-of-a-kind, full-body rowing workout taught by instructors throughout the U.S.
The Indo-Row is handcrafted in premium ash hardwood. The wood was chosen due to its marvelous engineering properties, especially its ability to absorb sound and vibration, which enhances the rower's quiet performance and smooth operation. Ash, like all woods used in the construction of the rower, is a premium hardwood with incredible longevity and dimensional stability. In addition, the wood is harvested from replenishable forests and is hand finished with Danish oil to provide a deep luster.
Other details include a freely supported bungee that reduces wear and tear, an ergonomically designed seat for unrivaled comfort, a light and durable aluminum monorail, front wheels for easy maneuvering, and easy-adjusting footpads. The Indo-Row measures 84 by 21 by 22 inches (W x H x D), weighs 80 pounds, and carries a three-year warranty on parts and a five-year warranty on the frame.