Stamina 15-9003 Deluxe Conversion II Recumbent / Rower Review
Everyone knows how beneficial rowing and cycling can be, not only to improve your level of fitness but also to get into shape. However, for a quick refresher – rowing utilizes all of the major muscle groups, including the legs, arms, buttocks, abs and shoulders, to deliver a full-body workout; and cycling is an excellent low-impact form of exercise that focuses on toning your thighs, hips and buttocks.
If you have ever wanted to perform both of these activities on one machine, you will want to have a look at the Stamina 15-9003 Deluxe Conversion II Recumbent / Rower.
As mentioned, you can enjoy a full-body workout thanks to the Stamina 15-9003 acting as a rowing machine as well as an exercise bike.
At first glance, the machine looks to be a standard rower but with a more comfortable looking molded, adjustable foam-padded seat and back. However, take a closer look and you will find that the machine has been equipped with pedals and foot straps that securely hold your feet in place as you pedal.
Switching between rowing and cycling doesn’t take any longer than a few seconds, and both the pedaling and rowing mechanism is smooth and quiet when in operation.
Target Specific Muscles
While your upper body can be targeted through rowing, you can also target more specific muscle groups, such as your biceps, triceps and forearms thanks to the top bar. You can even perform light leg presses thanks to the resistance cord that attaches below the seat.
The LCD computer monitor provides you with feedback on your calories burned, time, distance, speed and pulse, via the sensors built into the grips. There isn’t much else to say apart from that the display is bright, oversized, easy-to-read and accurate.
Other features of the Stamina 15-9003 include a maximum user weight capacity of 250 pounds; wheels on the bottom of the machine for easy transportation; and a folding frame to make the storage process quick and effortless.
This rower comes with a 5-year frame and 90-day parts warranty.
74.5 x 25.5 x 10 inches
The Stamina 15-9003 has been very well received, with users praising the machine’s innovative design, allowing them to work out the whole body; the sturdiness of the machine; as well as the quietness of the machine when in operation. However, a few users have also stated that the resistance system could be improved upon.
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As mentioned, some users have found the resistance to be a little weak, even on the highest setting. However, as long as you are planning to exercise at moderate-high intensity, the resistance should provide enough of a challenge
Anything Else You Should Know?
All you need to know is that the Stamina 15-9003 is a great choice if you are looking for an exercise machine that can deliver a total body workout.
When we first heard of Stamina plans to manufacture a machine that acted as a rower as well as an exercise bike, it sounded as if it would be a failed experiment; surprisingly, it is not. While there are a couple of kinks to smooth out which Stamina will hopefully address in future models, the 2 in 1 exercise bike and rower is a welcome addition to the fitness equipment industry.