Rowing machine

Row into training bliss!

Rowing on the rowing machine is a perfect workout to improve and strengthen circulation and physical fitness. Rowing trains all the main muscle groups like no other sport and does so evenly and in a way that is easy on the joints.

Which parts of the body do you train with a rowing machine?

With each rowing stroke you train your entire leg musculature (calves, front, back and inner thigh muscles, buttocks and hips). Due to the circular motion of rowing, you train your joints gently and thus relieve the knees, ankles and spine. Rowing is one of the few sports that trains your entire torso musculature, i.e. abdomen and upper and lower back, simultaneously and in a balanced way. Fitness experts agree that training your core brings many benefits - from a stronger back to a more upright posture. Rowing strengthens, tones and defines your upper body.

During the rowing stroke, the muscles of your shoulders, upper back and arms are strengthened. The sport of rowing uses many muscle groups at the same time, giving you an ideal workout. This has a positive effect on the optimal functioning of your cardiovascular system and promotes your health.

Is a rowing machine the right exercise equipment for me?

Rowing machines offer an effective way to improve your personal performance and provide a personalized workout that is easy on your joints. Rowing is healthy for men and women of all ages. During rowing training, the large muscle groups are rhythmically stressed in a controlled manner. Approx. 84 of the important skeletal muscles, especially arms, legs and trunk, are trained at the same time. A well-developed skeletal musculature protects against arthrosis, muscle atrophy or postural defects. Training with the rowing machine is easy on the joints and hardly susceptible to injury. Rowing has a positive effect on the entire cardiovascular system and is an excellent aerobic endurance training. So many plus points clearly speak for a fitness training with a rowing machine.

What are the differences in the way rowing machines work?

Simpler rowing machines work with arm bars whose resistance can be changed by hydraulic cylinders. Brands like Kettler offer these rowing models for home use.

Rowers with a rowing handle attached to a pulley and with resistance regulation through a magnetic brake system are offered as mechanical or electronic versions by Tunturi.

The WaterRower brand offers a rowing machine with a water tank. The novelty of the WaterRower rowing machines is that they use the same physical elements as rowing: a paddle against the water. The resistance in the water increases parallel to the force applied by the user. The harder the rowing belt is pulled, the greater the training resistance. Due to the natural, quiet splashing of the water, the WaterRower rowing machines offer a pleasant, relaxing training feeling. The WaterRower is available in different wooden versions and can be raised to save space.

With the Concept2 rowing ergometers, a flywheel is driven by air. The user determines the resistance by using his own strength. The Concept2 rowing machines are robust and low-maintenance and are suitable for use in the private home to commercial use in the gym.

Most rowing machines are equipped with training computers whose user-friendly displays show comprehensive training statistics such as time, distance, rowing strokes, etc..

Matrix Fitness Rower
The Rower from Matrix Fitness offers a workout that is easy on the joints. The versatile, exceptional design makes it easy to switch between sprints, long distances and short, intense intervals in your workout. With comprehensive and accurate performance measurement and playback on the powerless console, the athlete receives valuable training feedback at all times. After training, the rower can simply be stored completely upright to save space.
CHF 2'590.00
Xterra Fitness ERG650W Rowing Machine
Rowing is an effective whole body workout. Thus, almost all major muscle groups are trained with the Xterra rower ERG650: Legs, buttocks, coremusculature, back shoulders and arms. Due to the large mass of trained muscles, the cardiovascular system works intensively and is also trained. Another advantage: The training is very gentle on the joints. The Xterra ERG 650 rower with water resistance offers best conditions for indoor rowing training.
CHF 949.00
Waterrower Ash
The design rower - The classic design of the original WaterRower fits harmoniously into its environment and fits perfectly into any home decor. WaterRower rowing machines are produced with the highest care and attention to detail in high-quality handwork. The WaterRower rowing machines are made of solid ash, oak, cherry and walnut wood. Models in stainless steel and aluminium are also available. For all models applies: Highest quality - whether for training at home, in the rowing club or in the gym.
CHF 1'519.00
Life Fitness GX Rowing Machine
The versatile Life Fitness Row GX trainer is an intriguing full-body cardio option for at-home workouts. The Fluid Technology resistance system provides intuitive, smooth movement.
CHF 2'190.00
Waterrower Oak
The design rower - The classic design of the original WaterRower fits harmoniously into its environment and fits perfectly into any home decor. WaterRower rowing machines are produced with the highest care and attention to detail in high-quality handwork. The WaterRower rowing machines are made of solid ash, oak, cherry and walnut wood. Models in stainless steel and aluminium are also available. For all models applies: Highest quality - whether for training at home, in the rowing club or in the gym.


CHF 1'619.00
Assault Fitness AirRower Elite
The AirRower Elite by Assault Fitness was designed by professional athletes and trainers who have tested the best fitness equipment in the world. The goal was to create a powerful rower that stands out from the crowd. The AirRower's solid steel frame construction and innovative design combined with its load capacity make it one of the best rowing machines on the market.
CHF 1'590.00
Xterra Fitness ERG600W Rowing Machine
Exclusively at Shark Fitness - the ERG600W rower with water resistance by XTerra Fitness - an excellent price/performance ratio and the ideal introduction to rowing training. The ERG600W rower helps to realize the training goals regardless of the fitness level. The rower is ideal for improving your fitness, burning calories or strengthening your cardiovascular system. An easy-to-read training console offers extensive training modes and displays all important performance data. Read the ETM test magazine.
CHF 849.00
Waterrower Performance Oak
The design rower - The classic design of the original WaterRower fits harmoniously into its environment and fits perfectly into any home decor. WaterRower rowing machines are produced with the highest care and attention to detail in high-quality handwork. The Waterrower Performance is a specially developed model made of oak that has a SmartRow installed instead of the S4 monitor. With SmartRow, your training data can now be recorded even more accurately and stored directly via Bluetooth, for example, on your smartphone. The special advantage is that through the technology used all workouts on each WaterRower become comparable. In addition, this model offers a special footboard with professional foot straps, a wider pull handle, XL rails and the WaterRower smartphone and tablet holder (size: 140 - 206 mm).
CHF 1'869.00
Waterrower Club Sport
The design rower - The classic design of the original WaterRower fits harmoniously into its environment and fits perfectly into any home decor. WaterRower rowing machines are produced with the highest care and attention to detail in high-quality handwork. The WaterRower rowing machines are made of solid ash, oak, cherry and walnut wood. Models in stainless steel and aluminium are also available. For all models applies: Highest quality - whether for training at home, in the rowing club or in the gym.
CHF 1'769.00
Waterrower Shadow
The design rower - The classic design of the original WaterRower fits harmoniously into its environment and fits perfectly into any home decor. WaterRower rowing machines are produced with the highest care and attention to detail in high-quality handwork. The WaterRower rowing machines are made of solid ash, oak, cherry and walnut wood. Models in stainless steel and aluminium are also available. For all models applies: Highest quality - whether for training at home, in the rowing club or in the gym.
CHF 1'769.00
Waterrower, walnut
The design rower - The classic design of the original WaterRower fits harmoniously into its environment and fits perfectly into any home decor. WaterRower rowing machines are produced with the highest care and attention to detail in high-quality handwork. The WaterRower rowing machines are made of solid ash, oak, cherry and walnut wood. Models in stainless steel and aluminium are also available. For all models applies: Highest quality - whether for training at home, in the rowing club or in the gym.
CHF 2'069.00
Waterrower cherry
The design rower - The classic design of the original WaterRower fits harmoniously into its environment and fits perfectly into any home decor. WaterRower rowing machines are produced with the highest care and attention to detail in high-quality handwork. The WaterRower rowing machines are made of solid ash, oak, cherry and walnut wood. Models in stainless steel and aluminium are also available. For all models applies: Highest quality - whether for training at home, in the rowing club or in the gym.
CHF 1'869.00
Waterrower, walnut lacquered with maple insert Limited Edition
The exclusive special model in walnut lacquered with maple stripe insert - limited edition - exclusively available at Shark Fitness.
The precious design - Elegant beauty, made of dark walnut wood without knotholes. Blends beautifully with home decor.
CHF 2'669.00
Waterrower M1 Low Aluminium
The design rower - The classic design of the original WaterRower fits harmoniously into its environment and fits perfectly into any home decor. WaterRower rowing machines are produced with the highest care and attention to detail in high-quality handwork. The WaterRower rowing machines are made of solid ash, oak, cherry and walnut wood. Models in stainless steel and aluminium are also available. For all models applies: Highest quality - whether for training at home, in the rowing club or in the gym.
CHF 1'969.00
Waterrower M1 High Aluminium
The design rower - The classic design of the original WaterRower fits harmoniously into its environment and fits perfectly into any home decor. WaterRower rowing machines are produced with the highest care and attention to detail in high-quality handwork. The WaterRower rowing machines are made of solid ash, oak, cherry and walnut wood. Models in stainless steel and aluminium are also available. For all models applies: Highest quality - whether for training at home, in the rowing club or in the gym.
CHF 2'069.00