The Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine is an exercise unit that one should consider when searching the market for a new rowing machine. The unit, grey and metallic, was released in 2013 and comes with a variety of features. This device measures 58.2 by 42.5 by 18.1 inches and weighs approximately 39 pounds. The machine is listed at $230.00 but is on sale for $159.00.
The machine is meant to have a footprint that is only 23.5 inches by 46 inches. It is meant to be compact and “out of the way.” The frame is made of steel and aluminum. It is meant to be tough and withstand rigorous use. Rowing is a generally low-impact form of exercise. Exercising with this machine should not cause users much joint pain or swelling. The seat is padded and designed for comfort. This allows users to row for long periods of time without feeling uncomfortable.
The Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine features a display module that shows information like speed, distance, calories burned and more. The unit is fairly easy to assemble. Most users have reported that it takes somewhere between 15 to 45 minutes to fully assemble the machine. Unlike some rowing machines, the Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine has two separate handles, simulating actual rowing. This is unlike units that have one, single rowing device. This unit is meant to make the user feel like he or she is in an actual boat.
In order to use this machine, a person must weigh 250 pounds or less. People weighing over 250 pounds may want to reconsider before purchasing this unit. The machine does not feature a water bottle holder. This unit does not feature wheels on the base. This can make it a bit tougher to move from room to room.
The rowing machine is powered by batteries, not AC adapter. The machine is not particularly quiet. Occasionally it squeaks and creaks until it has been “warmed up.” The unit does not come with instructions on how to properly row when using this machine. For people not used to rowing with a device such as this, this could be a point of confusion.
Some users have complained that they have small feet that will not stay in the footholds. This seems to be a rare issue. Others have also said that the foot straps do not adequately hold feet in place while rowing. They complain that their feet slip out of the straps in mid-workout. Despite the fact that the seat was designed with comfort in mind, some users still complained that the seat did not fit well with their body. The pistons on the unit can heat up when working out for a long period of time. Occasionally, this can cause the machine to stop until it cools.