Rowing has long been recognized as the perfect aerobic pursuit, with naturally smooth and flowing movements that don't
tax the joints but do boost the heart rate. Now you can take your rowing experience to the next level with the
commercial-quality WaterRower Club rowing machine. Using the same principles that govern the dynamics of a boat in
water, the WaterRower Club 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 WaterRower Club is
remarkably smooth and fluid.
From a fitness perspective, the WaterRower Club 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 WaterRower Club is outfitted with a Series 4 performance monitor that's designed to balance technical
sophistication with user-friendliness. The monitor--which includes six information and programming windows, six
QuickSelection buttons, and three navigation buttons--displays your workout intensity, stroke rate, heart rate, zone
bar, duration, and distance. Plus, the monitor is compatible with an optional heart rate chest strap and receiver, which
helps you optimize your workout and achieve your exercise objectives.
The WaterRower Club is handcrafted in solid ash and stained for color. The wood was chosen due to its marvelous
engineering properties, especially its ability to absorb sound and vibration, which enhances the WaterRower's quiet
performance and smooth operation. Ash, like all woods used in the construction of the WaterRower, 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 and urethane for protection.
Unlike its WaterRower Natural cousin, the WaterRower Club is designed for high-traffic areas, such as commercial gyms,
studios, and rehabilitation clinics. Its dual black rails have been styled to prevent scuffing, while the other wood
components are finished in an attractive rosewood, which is more resistant to soiling than the Natural model. Other
details include four corner wheels on the rails that increase seat stability and reduce the amount of sweat buildup; a
frame that flips upright for handy storage; and a weight capacity of up to 1,000 pounds. The WaterRower Club measures 84
by 21 by 22 inches (W x H x D), weighs 117 pounds (with water), and carries a one-year warranty on the frame and
components (WaterRower will upgrade the warranty to five years on the frame and three years on the components with the
completion of a registration form).