Velocity Exercise CHR-2001 Programmable Magnetic Rower : Review

Velocity Exercise CHR-2001 Programmable Magnetic Rower : Review

Rowing a great exercise as it gives you a complete body workout as almost all of the major muscle groups in the body are involved in it. Thus, a rowing machine is a great investment for you to make if you want to get some good cardio and work on your balance and stamina.

There are a lot of diverse types of rowing machines available on the market. One of the leaders of the pack is the Velocity Exercise CHR-2001 Programmable Magnetic Rower. Used often in gyms and other professional training facilities, the machine is one of the industry favorites due to its efficiencly and durability.

The machine is extremely efficient. When used correctly, it can help you lose 800 to 1200 calories an hour. An hour or so on this machine regulary and you won’t have to get a lot of other pieces of equipment for working out as this one machine will take care of most of your workout needs. Setting up the machine in your home gym can be a very good idea because you do not have pay heftyfees every month for gym memberships and you can set your own time for working out.

Product Features

The Velocity Magnetic Rower allows you to choose between 12 preset workout programs that helps you set the level and intensity of your workout based upon the results you want and the level of your fitness. The modes can be switched between using an accessible knob, making the machine fit for both experienced users and beginners.

The machine uses the magnetic resistance mechanism for the workout. As a result it is much quieter than the air resistance models. The magnetic resistance mechanism provides extremely smooth and realistic rowing action. You can choose from 8 different levels of resistance.

The Velocity Exercise Magnetic Rower (CHR-2001) has an LCD screen for displaying the stats of your fitness and workout like distance covered, number of strokes, stroke rate, calories burnt etc. These features help you to not only gauge your current levels of fitness but also whether you are making progress.

Product Specifications

Brand Name: Velocity Fitness

Color: White

Product Weight: 75 pounds

Dimensions: 80 x 20 x 25″

Resistance Type: Magnetic

Number of Programs: 12

Big LCD Display

Transport Wheels

Heart Rate Monitor

Extra Features: Foldable Option

Warranty: 1 year


Comfort and Ease of Use

The model comes with double bearings for extra stability, making it comfortable to use even during strenuous and forceful workout sessions. The machine is very comfortable overall. The handles are well padded, the seats are ergonomically shaped and the machine works almost silently.

The machine is also very compact and can be easily folded for convenient storage. The machine is very durable and can support a user with a weight of almost 275 pounds, which is enough for almost all practical purposes. It is also rather easy to assemble and comes with detailed instructions and tools and takes barely half an hour to assemble and get ready to use completely.


The machine is a very good option for people who want to add rowing as a serious exercise to their workout program and are serious about it. Covering all the bases with great results and easy to use and sturdy frames and a great, realistic rowing action, you should definitely give this a spin if you are considering buying a rowing machine for your home gym.

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