What are the Top Rated Rower Machines for Obese People?

Back in the early days, I unfortunately learned the hard way -- that some fitness equipment really isn't meant for everyone -- and ended up making a bit of a fool of myself. So I wanted to create this account overview of the best rowing machines that are meant for the heavier population, being specifically manufactured for heavy duty exercise & being catered with extra large seating, added padding etc. (as well as of course excelling in offering you a decent rowing work out). You will hence, hopefully come across the ideal model for you to slim down and get fit with (and don't have to worry about it breaking) -- or at least get a better idea and understanding of what specific features you are after with a rowing machine for indoor use.

The RW1000 Rowing Machine By LifeSpan Fitness

Dimensions: 90 x 18.5 x 23 inches | Warranty Information: 5 Year frame warranty, 2 Year parts warranty & 1 Year labour warranty | Rating: 3.9 out of 5 (78%) |

This award winning rowing machine (achieving the Gear Awards Seal of Excellence) is built with a solid steel frame & offers a low-impact, smooth, full cardio body work out (meaning legs, arms, torso) through utilising an 'eddy quiet drive system' & 16.6 lb flywheel with brake resistance (offering 5 different levels of magnetic pull back).

User Weight Capacity Up to 300 lbs

LifeSpan RW1000 Indoor Rowing Machine
Amazon Price: $699.99 $499.00 Buy Now
(price as of Feb 19, 2016)

Moreover, the rower is fitted with an LCD monitor detailing all the relevant diagnostics such as: time, distance, calories burned, strokes committed per 60 seconds etc. It also come with extra large & padded seats, ergonomic hand grip bar as well as a fitted foot rest with 'locked' in straps. In all, this rowing machine is bound to serve you well -- built to last and offer you an optimal rowing workout, that will prove key to weight loss.

The ProRower RX-750 Home Series Rowing Machie By H20 Fitness

Dimensions: 78 x 20 x 22 inches | Warranty Information: Lifetime frame warranty, three years on the tank, two years on components | Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars (86%)|

This commercial standard rowing machine (built specifically for home use) is unique as it uses a polcarbonate water tank (as you can see below) and a hydro-power drive system to actually mimic the very effects of 'real-life' rowing (so to alter the "natural adaptive" resistance, it is just dependent on how fast you are rowing -- i) you want a high resistance, row fast -- ii) a smooth resitance, row slower. Pretty clever & looks cool too. 

User Weight Capacity Up to 350 lbs

ProRower H2O RX-750 Home Series Rowing Machine
Amazon Price: $899.00 $749.00 Buy Now
(price as of Feb 19, 2016)

It is installed with an 'oversized' display system that provides you with all your relevant rowing information (speed, distance, calories burned etc. -- it also tracks your heart rate) & work outs. The frame is also foldable & actually comes to less than 20 x 21 inches if you are to store it upright, in a cupboard perhaps (so space conscious too). As you can see, this model is a rather innovative machine and is very well regarded by users -- certainly worth a look at, if you are serious about getting fit &/or training.

The Model D Indoor Rowing Machine (w. PM3) By Concept2

Dimensions: 25 x 33 x 54 inches | Warranty Information: 5 Years on the frame | Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars (98%)|

For me, this machine is the 'ultimate' -- what I regard as being hands down 'the' best rowing machine for heavy people and is the very machine (black) what I used relentlessly for days on end to shed the pounds -- and  wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who is looking to lose some serious weight & just generally feel a whole lot better about themselves. It really, doesn't get better than this -- as I'm sure if it is good enough for Olympians, it is good enough for the rest of us (just check its rating, no other rowing machine is loved as much as this).

User Weight Capacity Up to 500 lbs

Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine with PM3 (Black)
Amazon Price: $850.00 Buy Now
(price as of Feb 19, 2016)

As I am sure you are aware, Concept2 is like the Rolls Royce, the Rolex of the rowing machine world -- they are known for their quality & durability -- and the model D is their best selling model. It offers you an optimal cardio work out and a great base to get toned. It offers a range of quality features such as the advanced performance monitor (PM3) providing you with accurate data, flywheel damper to mimic actual rowing effects and keeping the entire operation practically silent, a low profile (making it easy to get on and off), adjustable aspects -- foot rests, seat (suitable for short & tall people). It really, doesn't get much better than this. If you are really unsure as to what rowing machine to get, I pretty much guarantee that you will have no regrets with this.

But which rower will you buy and why?

Furthermore, if you any issues, questions or remarks/ general experiences regarding either the showcase of the best rowing machines for heavy people or about any of the models that have been showcased above (particularly regarding the model D, as I own one) then please be sure to leave them in the comments section that you will find just below and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.