First Degree Rowers

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Over the last few years, rowing machines have made a significant ‘comeback’ as a workout of choice. Whether it was ‘President Frank Underwood’ (from Netflix’s House of Cards) or their regular appearance at the CrossFit Games, rowing is back on the radar for a lot of people as a great option for people of all […]

by Fitness Professor
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Over the last few years, rowing machines have made a significant ‘comeback’ as a workout of choice. Whether it was ‘President Frank Underwood’ (from Netflix’s House of Cards) or their regular appearance at the CrossFit Games, rowing is back on the radar for a lot of people as a great option for people of all ages and fitness levels.

The challenge when shopping for a rower is to find one that is comfortable, easy to use, and that offers the features you need / want. For 2017 we have selected three different rowers as our 2017 BEST BUYS at three different price points (which can be viewed here) however during our review process we noticed something interesting. Something that we have noticed almost every year of FIT PROF. There was a company that produced fantastic rowers but never seemed to earn a Best Buy ranking.

The reason this company never seemed to ‘make the grade’ was not due to their aesthetic, construction, ergonomics or versatility – as they always scored exceptionally well in these categories. It was because of their warranty. Unlike most manufacturers who offered a longer warranty for home use, and a lesser / shorter one for commercial use, this company typically applied the same warranty for both. And as a result, their overall score was lower than it should have been even with many superiors models.

With that in mind, we have decided to do something special this year to highlight this brand’s commitment to offering not only one of the largest number of rowers of any company, but most importantly, manufacturing some of the very best rowers on the market today. That said we are happy to announce that . . .

First Degree Fluid Rowers are the 2017 FIT PROF Rower Brand of the Year!

Offering both metal and wood frame designs, and models ranging from entry level home through to olympic training facility quality, First Degree has a unit for nearly everyone. What separates them from most of the other rowers on the market are two key design features;
1) Adjustable Water Resistance
2) Real World Smoothness

When it comes to rowing, nothing feels more natural than water resistance. Unfortunately most water based rowers do not offer adjustable resistance other than rowing harder / faster (unless you plan on changing the water level during your workout). In addition, most rowers (whether they use air, magnetics or water) seem to have a noticeable ‘lag’ between the end of one stroke and the beginning pull of the next. Neither make the rowing experience as beneficial or enjoyable as it should be. First Degree has solved both of these challenges.

First Degree rowers use a unique and patented twin tank system that transfers water between a passive holding tank and an active tank, where the water is moved by a multi-bladed stainless steel impeller. This helps eliminate that annoying ‘lag’ in resistance. In addition, their unique design allows you to adjust the resistance from beginner to olympic level with the simple turn of a dial. Coupled with computer monitors that can take into account the resistance level selected, First Degree has you covered.

If you are looking for an adjustable, comfortable, and natural feeling rower, we highly recommend you schedule a workout on a First Degree Fluid Rower.

For more information visit www.FirstDegreeFitness.com