No. Rowing machines are not motor driven so will not make much noise at all- let alone anything loud. Should you have a friction/air resistance machine, it will be slightly noisier due to friction. The majority of our machines use a magnetic tension system so are in fact silent. The loudest noise will be from the seat going up the running rail but this is still minimal and smooth.
This is entirely up to the user. Manual machines tend to be lower priced, their training computer is used for read-outs only and the tension is changed using a tension control knob- They are great for a straight forward, un-complex workout and if used on only a few levels.
Programmable machines are usually more popular as the computers control the tension and offer various programs to suit different needs. You can set the level at the touch of a button, and also opt for a specific program of your choice designed for a particular purpose. This is easy, and helps keep momentum when exercising but these are almost always higher in cost.
These are designed to be used at home. Gym rowing machines are far more heavy duty and are around ten times the price. Our machines are very strong and durable, however are not designed to be used 16 hours a day 7 days a week.
It is so important to stick within the maximum weight limit. This is set at a limit for a reason according to the materials used and strength of the machine. Most have high limits of 100KG or above but please always check before you buy as if used over the limit, you are putting excessive pressure on the machine and not using it in line with its designed requirements.
Definitely. Used in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle and diet, rowing machines can be very effective indeed. They exercise the whole of your body, and as you use both your legs and your arms, your stomach and your back muscles.
Yes. They come with full instructions and the main body is already made so you simply need to add on the upright parts and computer. This should take no more than 45 minutes even on the most complex machine.
Yes. Although we would recommend children only use these when supervised and on a lighter setting.
Rowing machines are designed to have a very similar action however you will not have the variations in currents like water rowers, and their strokes may change in depth so the resistance. The general principle is the same and the impact on your body.