Lifecore R100 Commercial Rowing Machine

If you are in search of a good rowing machine, the Lifecore R100 is what you need. The machine is designed with the latest magnetic rowing technology and is the only commercial rower available that incorporates both electronic and air brake systems. The unique design and technology makes this machine appropriate for both beginners and experienced rowers aiming to improve performance.

Lifecore R100 Commercial Rowing Machine

Lifecore R100 Commercial Rowing Machine 4.5

For the machines in this price range, the R100 rowing machine delivers a complete low impact full body workout on a strong and durable frame. The machine is designed to fold easily for storage and is convenient for quick assembly and dismantling. The machine is designed with 15 preset programs that serve as a great platform for novice rowers. In addition to that the rowing machine very customizable and allows as many as 16 levels of resistance.

The best part of all this is the machine can support user weight of 600 pounds which is the highest of the reviewed rowing machines. The machine is great for tracking progress and stores data for as many as four users, making it a great choice for both home and gym applications. The cooling fan can be a bit noisy but not enough to prevent activity such as watching TV. The combination of technology makes the rowing machine relatively quiet and very comfortable.

Pros – Why to buy this Rowing Machine

  • Large LCD display unit
  • 16 levels resistance
  • 15 preset programs
  • Easy folding for storage
  • Very large user weight capacity
  • Not too bulky
  • Additional heart rate control programs


  • It is a little expensive
  • Heart monitor does not permit very long extensions

Lifecore R100 Commercial Rowing Machine: Rating and Analysis

To arrive at the Lifecore R100 rating we considered value for money, size, weight capacity, value addition and durability. Using these factors, the Lifecore R100 gets top marks for weight capacity, durability and size. Among the top ten rowing machines reviewed none has greater weight capacity. The value addition is also fair given the product comes with a good and comprehensive warranty that covers parts and labour for both residential and commercial clients. The only down side is the price and minor limitations with the heart rate monitor.


Magnetic resistance technology often produces very good quality rowing machines. The machines offer smooth motion, easy resistance adjustment and are not very bulky. The Lifecore R100 is the best in this category of rowing machines and closely matches the best overall.

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