By Angela Audretsch. May 09,2011
Anyone who has ever been to a gym will be acquainted with the standard indoor rowing machine, or ergometer. Bulky, quite noisy and often uncomfortable, it is rare that one of these machines ever really mimics the pleasurable experience of rowing on water. The WaterRower is different though.
The WaterRower has a unique patented WaterFlywheel, which has been designed to use water rather than mechanical resistance technology to emulate the exact dynamics of a boat moving through water. By using the same physical elements that occur when rowing, the WaterRower manages to capture the feel and advantages of rowing on water, offering a much smoother exercise experience and ultimately reducing stress on the body.
The density of water is 800 times greater than that of air and WaterRower uses this natural resistance as the basis for the work out. Unlike traditional indoor rowers, there is no resistance adjustment on the WaterRower. Instead, to increase the difficulty of the workout on the WaterRower, users simply increase their stroke rate or alter the weight of the ‘boat’ by adding or removing water from the drum.
The design of the WaterRower does not merely take into account the importance of an effective, comfortable work out though it is also designed to be significantly more attractive than the conventional rowing machines available. Available in a variety of wood finishes, the most recent model to be added to the collection is the Special Edition WaterRower Oak, with only 150 to be released in the UK. Handcrafted from American Red Oak and finished with Danish oil for a beautiful sheen, it will complement any environment and when not in use, it can be stored upright, taking up as little space as a dining room chair, ideal for a superyacht with limited space or no dedicated gym area.