Gym User Reviews

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Rating: 4.2/5 (10 votes cast)

When you register your machine with us, we give you the opportunity to send us any questions comments or concerns regarding your experience with the WaterRower. Below, are just some of the great comments that we have received over the years!
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Gym User Reviews, 4.2 out of 5 based on 10 ratings
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    WaterRower testimonial from Michelle Rose

    About 4 months ago, my fiance and I discovered WaterRowers and Indo-Row. Our gym has a full studio of WaterRowers and we decided to try out one of the classes that was offered. From the first class, we were hooked.

    I have tried to maintain an exercise program and routine for as long as I can remember. I suffered compression fractures of my spine twice in my life and the best chance I have of avoiding pain as I get older, is to exercise regularly, keep my weight down and my muscles strong. Being a busy person, like we all are, I have always found it difficult to maintain a well rounded program that gave the results I was hoping for.

    WaterRower provides a full body workout and the IndoRow classes are Amazing! I look forward to classes, the people that I have come to know that attend with me and the results of the workout that I am receiving.

    Shortly after we started rowing, WaterRower, with our gym started a “Longest Row” competition. The distances that everyone aspired to were amazing and the incentive of the contest made it fun to get to the gym as often as possible.

    I mentioned that I had injured my back severely in the past? I have to say, that the first 2 weeks of the contest were difficult. I knew that rowing would help to strengthen the muscles in my back and was just what I needed but it was a difficult goal to reach. It was important to be very careful as it was painful in the beginning to the previously injured areas.

    I specifically asked Jill from WaterRower and the other instructors at the gym to help me with my ‘form’ and to correct me if I deviated from it, explaining my challenge. They were all fantastic at helping me to make sure that I had the proper position throughout and not only did my speed and capability for distance increase, my pain level went significantly down.

    I ended up rowing just over 800K in the 6 weeks of the contest. I did not finish first but I won something very valuable. By the end of the 6 week contest, I could row 30K in one sitting with no pain. I haven’t felt any pain in my back in many weeks and I had to go shopping for some new clothes as my old pants and jeans are now too big!

    The contest is now over but we are still attending every Indo-Row class we can and if there is not a class taking place, we row independently.

    Thank you WaterRower, Indo-Row and Jill from WaterRower. You have an amazing product and program. Thank you for helping me to find a way to become pain free, have greater endurance and be thinner. :) Yay!!!!

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    “I am a 73 year old man, I have Parkinson’s (notice I said “have”, not “suffers from”) and have had my WaterRower since Nov of ’04 (after literally wearing out wind and pneumatic resistance rowers). I row from 30 to 45 minutes everyday, my wife says I am obsessed, I say disciplined. That all came to a crashing halt in Sept of ‘12.

    My Parkinson’s was diagnosed in Sept of 2012 and I went downhill pretty fast, I couldn’t walk, sign my name, much less write and had fairly bad tremors. Some people thought I was drunk all the time because my balance was off. I couldn’t surf, sail, ski or anything. I had stopped rowing because it wasn’t fun and I couldn’t do it. My neurologist said there were four aspects to my treatment and I controlled three of them. They were attitude, nutrition and exercise (my responsibilities) and medication (his responsibilities) and he said if I don’t do my part his part won’t work. The doctor saw me every three months and I just got worse. I used to enjoy rowing so much and I missed it so I started rowing again in July of 2014 and I was way off but struggled anyway, however things started an incremental change, my nutrition and attitude remained pretty much the same but I really worked hard on the rower and things got even better. The doctor was amazed and started seeing me in 6 month intervals, last time I saw him he said “You can’t cure Parkinson’s, but you are living proof you can knock the living s*** out of it, I don’t need to see you for a year”. Of course I autographed my chart with a huge signature.

    I am not back to where I was but it is still a great workout. My dog thanks you (she missed her walks on the beach), my wife thanks you (I am a lot more fun and her walks on the beach), my kids thank you (didn’t like seeing their dad hobbled up), my grand kids thank you (it’s back to the beach).

    I live in San Clemente, CA at the beach. Attached is picture of my WaterRower out on my little deck and a picture of my view as I row, listening to music, yeah I am a lot better. Thanks.”

    -Richard F.