ProForm 750R Rower
With comfort features built into the seat, handlebars, and pedals, this machine provides a smooth and comfortable ride. Whether you want to take it nice and easy or turn up the intensity, this home rower is a great option.
Includes a 30-day free trial of iFit
Heavy-duty wobble-free steel frame
Super comfortable ergonomic seat
Runs virtually silently
Users can adjust the tension on the line via the onboard display
Adjustable features accommodate most users
Includes pedal straps to keep your feet locked in place
Foldable frame clears up floor space when needed
Media shelf does not block progress screen
iFit requires a monthly subscription fee
Rowing machines are the perfect blend of intense strength training and cardio. For those that want to build muscle while they shed pounds, this machine is a great choice.
What I love most about rowing machines is that by simply adjusting the resistance, you can toggle between strength training and cardio. On days where I want to give my muscles a break and focus on cardio, I set the resistance level down to the lowest setting.
If I want a great compound workout without picking up a dumbbell or bar, I set the resistance level to a higher setting.
What’s great about this rowing machine is that it provides a killer workout that is kind to your joints. Treadmills are great, but if you are recovering from an injury or just don’t have the right running shoes, the impact with the belt can cause your joints to become irritated. By using a rowing machine, you are sitting down and engaging in a fluid motion that won’t strain your joints.
Just because you’re sitting down doesn’t mean you can’t get that heart pumping and those muscles engaged!
It’s important to note that this machine will take up quite a bit of room in your home gym. While it doesn’t stand very tall, it’s a little longer than many treadmills. It measures to be 22-inches wide, 86.5-inches long and is 45.5-inches tall.
The narrow footprint means that you can tuck it up against a wall, but the longer design requires quite a bit of precious home gym real estate.
This machine weighs in at 116 pounds and has a max weight capacity of 250 pounds. If you weigh in at over 250 pounds, it doesn’t mean that your machine will immediately burst into flames, but continued use may cause the rowing rail to slightly bend over time.
The onboard display on this device hosts a 5-inch screen that details all of your important information. It tracks your time, stroke count, distance, and calories burned. You can make adjustments to the tension on the line by utilizing the resistance buttons on the dashboard.
It also has built-in speakers on the bottom of the screen, and you can adjust the volume with the buttons on the left side of the central console.
While this design is built to be used with the iFit app (more on that later) it works quite well even if you decide not to commit to a monthly subscription.
What I also like about this central console is that it also boasts a media shelf that allows you to mount a tablet to watch Netflix or play music as you train. With an adjustable arm, you can move the console to fit that perfect eye level for easy viewing as well.
The onboard screen works just fine on its own, and using this machine does not require the commitment of a monthly membership from iFit. I typically hate adding yet another monthly subscription to my ever-growing list, but iFit packs in so many unique features that it is worth considering.
This unit includes 30 days free of iFit to give it a test run and then will charge your credit card once the trial is up. It’s not a super affordable subscription, but it is a little less than you would pay for a gym membership.
So, what is it about this app that makes it worth a monthly subscription? What I love most about iFit is that it essentially transforms your home gym into a public gym, sans the need to pack a gym bag or hop on the highway.
It offers live fitness classes that you can join (like a real gym) and provides leaderboards that appeal to your competitive nature. It also includes scenic virtual adventures when you are suffering from cabin fever.
Getting inspired to work out from home is a real challenge. When you subscribe to the iFit app, it adds more accountability and more inspiration to lace up those training shoes and fit in a workout. I love the scenic adventures that take me out of my boring garage and transport me somewhere exciting! It may require a monthly fee, but it is well worth it!
With a comfortable seat and adjustable features, the ProForm 750R rower offers a top-notch ride. The very wide seat is made from durable materials that won’t squish down over time. It has a molded ergonomic design that contours to your body’s natural shape that keeps your rear end happy even on those longer training sessions.
The handlebars provide users with a secure non-slip grip and allow you to make adjustments to the pitch of the line for an angle the works best for your frame.
The pedals on this design are nice and sturdy and are wide enough to accommodate almost everyone. It also includes a set of velcro straps to lock your feet in place so you don’t have to worry about your feet slipping off of the pedals as you work out.
Cardio machines have a history of demanding quite a bit of floor space in your home gym, and this rowing machine is no different. When fully assembled, it is quite a big and bulky machine. However, one of the things that I love about this machine is that it is able to be folded up to clear up some floor space for your next plyo or yoga session.
The SpaceSaver design of the ProForm 750R rower allows users to fold the rowing rail in half and tuck it up against the central console. It doesn’t fold so compactly that you can store it in a closet or under a bed, but it cuts the overall footprint of this machine in half.
With a set of transport wheels mounted on the front of the unit, it makes it a little bit easier to roll this near 120-pound machine from location to location without damaging your floors.
When it comes to this rowing machine, the price tag is slightly more expensive than budget-friendly designs out there on the market. If you are like me, I like to invest in machines that run in the middle of the road.
Often, I don’t want to spend the big bucks on the best of the best (I need to free up funds on more gear and equipment!), but I don’t want something so cheap that it will break down after a few years. The ProForm 750R rower hits that sweet spot between performance and affordability.
It’s also important to note that to get the full experience of this rower, an iFit membership is highly recommended. The base onboard display gets the job done, and this machine doesn’t require a monthly fee to get moving.
However, the iFit membership is perfect for those that have a hard time getting inspired to jump on the machine and really push themselves. As a competitive person, I will wring every last drop of sweat and energy from my body to rank on that leaderboard!
I would recommend this rower for users that are recovering from an injury, or for those that just want to give their joints a break from high-impact plyo, running, or CrossFit. Even though you are sitting down, the simple rowing motion is more than enough to light up the muscles in your body like a Christmas tree!
While it’s not required to use this machine, I suggest investing in the iFit monthly membership. It can be hard to get motivated to lace up your training shoes and push yourself to the limit. I am notorious for climbing on a bike or rower and then calling it quits the moment it gets hard. With the iFit app, live leaderboards will keep you engaged.
If you aren’t competitive, the adventure mode videos will inspire you to push a little farther to see more of the scenic views.