Widely recognized as the most realistic rowing simulation, our Wooden Rowing Machines have been manufactured in the USA, with the utmost care and passion for detail, for more than 25 years.
Made using hardwood from only replenishable sources, our designs stand for timeless appeal and prestige in your home interior, at the workplace and in the fitness studio.
The A1 meets the high standard of quality that you can expect from any WaterRower model. Each of our rowing machines has been hand finished with three coats of Danish Oil giving a deep lustre and warmth to the wood.
The WaterRower A1 is handcrafted in premium Ash hardwood with a sleek aluminum monorail design. It also features the A1 Monitor, so as to offer you an incomparable full-body workout.
The WaterRower was invented by John Duke in 1988. The American rower developed the rowing machine’s easy function and timeless design from the basic idea, that dry land training should simulate the given conditions on water as closely as possible.
Timeless appeal and prestige: the WaterRower rowing machine received the PlusX Award for its unique design and was also the only piece of sports equipment on display at the Design Museum of London.
The WaterRower blends the tranquility of moving water, the warmth of wood, and the rhythm of motion. These qualities combine to provide a naturally pleasurable activity. Invigorating the body while relaxing the mind and involving little to no impact on the joints. Composed to capture the aesthetics of rowing, the WaterRower is enjoyable to use. The calming tones and smooth action encourages the user from stroke to stroke. The symphony of these elements engage the user with a satisfaction which should be experienced!
The rowing stroke uses 84% of the Muscle Mass and is able to burn over 1000 calories per hour. From the tips of the fingers holding the handle/oars, to the balls of the feet connected to the footboard/boat, all the muscles between these two points contribute to the rowing stroke.
There is no jerkiness or jarring which is often associated with conventional mechanical rowing machines making the exercise unpleasant; only smooth even load, kind to the body, and relaxing to the mind.
The WaterRower’s unique WaterFlywheel has been designed to reproduce the precise physical dynamics of a moving boat; the surest way to replicate the physiological benefits and aesthetic pleasure of rowing.
Like rowing, the WaterFlywheel does not apply resistance to you, you apply work to it; you are the engine! By the “rule of cubes”, the amount of work you apply dictates the speed at which you row. Because water is 800 times more dense than the air, the more work you do, the more resistance/drag you can overcome and the faster you move.
The WaterRower’s resistance is generated in its unique water tank element. No manual adjustment is necessary to increase/decrease resistance, it precisely adjusts to the user’s movement and strength input.
The A1 Monitor can calculate and display important workout data, such as time, distance covered, intensity and strokes per minute.
In an upright position, the WaterRower occupies no more space than a chair. Its center of gravity lies at the water tank which enables you to lift it effortlessly at the rail-end. In any position, the water remains safely in the tank.
The extremely durable, rubber feet provide protection and skid resistance for all types of flooring. The frame is made of solid wood, capable of withstanding the toughest of workouts.
The foot board offers the highest level of flexibility when in an optimal rowing position. The ergonomic foot pads and straps are both individually adjustable, guaranteeing maximum comfort.
Our Rowing Machines are functional fitness furniture, designed not to be hidden away like other unsightly gym equipment, but to look at home in your living room.
Storing in an upright position no wider than a dining room chair, our rowing machines can be easily laid out for a quick indoor rowing exercise session.
For 30 years our wooden machines have been handcrafted in the United States, using only verified sustainable hardwoods from the Appalachian region. Our goal is making rowing machines of superb quality and beautiful design, while keeping our commitment to protect the environment.
|Number of Rails||1|
|Monitor version||A1 Monitor, without USB port|
|Material||Ash hardwood and aluminum|
|Laptop Stand compatible||Yes|
|HiRise Adapter compatible||No|
|Heart Rate Display compatible||No|
|Fitted Cover available||No|
|Length||215 cm (84.6")|
|Width||56 cm (22")|
|Height||53 cm (21")|
|Weight||28.0 kg (61.7 lb)|
|Seat height||26 cm (10.2")|
|Max user weight||130 kg (286.6 lb)|
|Max water limit for the tank||20 lt (21.1 qt)|
|Home use||Frame: 5 years, Parts: 2 years|
|Semi-commercial use||Frame: 2 years, Parts: 1 year|