Kettler exercise equipment has broken ground in multiple fields the years, from road bikes and ping pong tables, but its corporate line of rowers is indeed tough to beat. Given the rowing rage sweeping the world of late, the Kettler line-up brings a strong offering with the full range of high-tech offerings at extremely competitive prices.
Rowing consistently ranks among the top full-body workouts around as it incorporates every major muscle group. With superior caloric burn rates to even spinning, rowing also brings a strength-building function to the home gym. Whether young or adult, in shape or not, the home rower has become a staple among fitness fans around the globe.
Top Kettler Rowing Machines
One of the great aspects of rowing is the variety of workouts one can perform. Whether long, slow-distance burn, or a High Intensity Interval Training, rowing programs can be tailored to suit about any goals. Typical workouts feature either distance, or time, as the key variable. An example would be to set the rower for 2,000 meters and then sprint every 45 seconds, then slow down for 45 seconds, until the distance is achieved.
Rowing also makes for a terrific dynamic warm-up before a heavy chest and back workout, as the upper body is stretching out to its full limits with every stroke. After squats or deadlifts, rowing can be also be used to cool down the swell and prevent post-workout soreness.
With home fitness growing by leaps and bounds, more folks around the world are finding that rowers make for a perfect addition in that one can row every day without too much fear of overtraining. Buying the right machine is always a key step, and the Kettler brand is well known for quality.
1. Kettler Coach E Rower
A step up from the more basic Coach M, the Kettler Coach E rowing machine boasts frictionless electromagnetic resistance and 12 preset workouts. Its resistance range will challenge a wide range of trainees, from beginners through to advanced rowers. Built to last, the Coach M rower’s high-carbon steel and powder-coated frame has a lifetime warranty against breakage. At 80″ long by 20″ wide, it’s an average sized rower. Although not foldable, you can move the Coach E rower from room to room with the help of the attached caster wheels. It’s one of the best budget-friendly electromagnetic rowing machines on the market.Read the Full Kettler Coach E Rower Review
2. Kettler Coach M Rower
The Kettler Coach M resembles the popular Coach E, but offers less programming and uses manual resistance control. It features a near-silent magnetic braking system with resistance options to suit beginners through to stronger rowers. Although it does not offer preset workout programs, its console displays a wide range of exercise data and supports wireless heart-rate monitoring. It is also shipped with a backboard and front footplate to support 16 different exercises. Measuring 81” long by 21” wide, it’s a medium sized rowing machine. It does not fold, but it can be stored upright or moved into another room for storage with the help of the attached caster wheels.Read the Full Kettler Coach M Rower Review
3. Kettler Stroker Rower
The Kettler Stroker rowing machine is an interesting offering in the entry-level rower category. Using magnetic resistance, the Kettler Stroker comes loaded with a fairly detailed console, and even sells with an included wireless heart rate monitor—something pretty much unheard of in a rower under the $700 mark. It’s well suited to taller and heavier rowers too, which doesn’t happen often in this price bracket. Additional attachments (included) allow the unit to also be used for strength training exercises. It’s also worth noting that this machine is very quiet on account of its magnetic resistance and nylon belt pull mechanism. Though air resistance has its perks, this makes the machine a favored choice for those not wanting to disrupt their household with the sound of their daily workout.Read the Full Kettler Stroker Rower Review
4. Kettler Kadett Rower
Measuring 59.06″ x 66.93″ x 18.11″ and weighing in at 66 pounds, the Kettler Kadett Rower features a high-resolution LCD digital display with Time, Distance, Energy Consumed, Strokes, Pulse Rate, and Frequency.
Resistance levels are changed using adjustment knobs with settings 1-12. Two industrial strength hydraulic pistons provide resistance within the powder coated steel machine. The manufacturer offers a lifetime warranty on the frame.
5. Kettler R220 Programmable Magnetic Rower
Measuring 70.5″ x 20.5″ x 31.5″ and weighing 81 pounds, the Kettler R220 Programmable Magnetic Rower features non-wearing, balanced magnetic brake system, and a center-pull oar.
The machine is equipped with an LCD monitor displaying Time, Oar Strokes, Strokes per Minute, Distance, 500-meter pace, Resistance Level, Heart Rate, and Energy Consumption.
Sturdy and durable, the rower has a weight capacity of 245 pounds and folds easily for storage. The manufacturer offers a lifetime warranty on the frame, with one year on parts and accessories.