What are the Best Budget Rowing Machines?

Updated: Oct 2, 2020

In this article you will discover four excellent budget rowers that will make for the perfect addition to your home gym.

a woman sitting on a rowing machine in a gym

Today you don’t have to relinquish equity in order to finance a home gym. You can have yourself some pretty decent exercise kit without maxing out the credit card or running the risk of bankruptcy. In another Hungry4Fitness article – Best Indoor Bikes – I reviewed 5 incredibly well rated budget bikes the most expensive of which costs less than £300.

Yeah, if you’ve got the green you can have a right fancy set-up and from your £1200 Concept 2 Rower you could climb on to your £1500 Watt Bike Atom and from there finish up with a set of bicep curls on a pair of gold-plated dumbbells.

But as people are starting to realise, expensive is not a guaranteed corollary of quality. They are not inextricably linked and you could pay through the nose for that ‘top of the range’ piece of exercise equipment only for it to breakdown as soon you leave the showroom.

I’m not going to name names but the owner of a gym I used to PT out of purchased a super-expensive scientific stationary bike. Two grand the thing cost. Yet after only a week the computer broke; then the resistance went; then a peddle snapped off. From the day we had it until the day we wheeled it into a skip that bike was trouble.

Lesson? Expensive isn’t always best and it doesn’t guarantee good company customer service either. The gym owner literally had to threaten the manufacturers to send out an engineer to fix their faulty product.

In this article I have reviewed 4 budget rowers that would make a perfect and relatively inexpensive edition to your home gym. Like with all Hungry4Fitness exercise equipment reviews, the rowers featured in this article have had to meet three requirements. They are:

- Received over 100 customer reviews
- Rated 4 stars or above
- Cost under £400