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Stamina Avari Programmable Magnetic Exercise Rower

Avari Programmable Rower
Stamina Avari Programmable
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Magnetic81 x 20 x 2480 lbs275 lbs3 years frame
90 days parts

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Manufactured by Stamina Inc., the Stamina Avari Programmable is a comfortable and professional rowing machine that will help you enjoy the benefits of an intense workout without investing in excessive gym fees. This is a highly efficient and professional rower, that features a solid build quality and a comfortable seat to help you make the most out of your workout. Designed to mimic the natural movements of outdoors rowing, this model is brimming with a variety of health benefits including a vast improvement in the lung and cardiovascular areas, weight loss as well a noticeable strength improvement in all main muscle groups.

Rowing has been shown to largely ameliorate specific parts of your body such as the abdomen, abdominal, triceps, biceps, thighs and calves. Most importantly, this machine is guaranteed to boost up your metabolism, hence promoting calorie deficiency even when you’re not working out. Best of all, Stamina Inc. is backed by several well-known trainers for its highly durable products.

This company has showcased, since 1991, a plethora of gym equipment designed for both heavy duty and personal use. And it’s due to the quality of its products that we have taken the time to review not only this rower, but also the models 1215 Orbital, Avari Easy Glide and ATS Air Rower.

Product Specifications

  • Product dimensions: 81 x 20 x 24.5”
  • Machine weight: 80 lbs
  • Resistance type: Magnetic
  • User weight capacity: 275lbs
  • Storage: Foldable
  • Materials: Steel and aluminum
  • Product color: Brushed Aluminum, black


avari monitorThe Avari Programmable features a solid base which doesn’t budge, even under pressure. This is an added bonus for anyone who wants to indulge in an intense and lengthy workout. This rowing machine certainly lives up to its name and provides four fully programmable slots which can come in quite handy when planning your fitness routine. Compared to other rowers, this machine gives the user full rein over the resistance without interrupting training and even provides a heart belt for a more accurate reading of your fitness levels. The belt is actually designed to protect old or clinically obese users, as well as anyone with a heart disorder because it allows you to know your limit and not strain your body beyond the point of endurance.

The rower features a magnetic resistance which is often considered as one of the best types of tension. The product is also equipped with twelve resistance levels that include no less than six cardio profiles, one heart rate program, four customizable user programs and one manual setting. This rowing machine even features an advanced In-Touch Fitness Monitor which displays a variety of information related to your training such as rowing strokes, time, calories burned and distance covered. The Display is equipped with a backlit system to provide you with an optimal view of the screen, even from a distance.

The magnetic resistance assures a completely smooth and silent glide to imitate the sensation of moving across an actual stretch of water. This is an added bonus for users who enjoy listening to music during their training sessions.

Assembly and Parts

This rowing machine is surprisingly easy to assemble. The boxed packaging comes with a fully detailed and illustrated instructions manual in various languages. While the booklet claims that users will need around one hour to attach the parts, the assembly process was so easy that I personally only needed thirty to forty minutes.

Every single tool, knob and screw needed is included with the parts. Since the rower only comes in three parts, even novice users will be able to put them together with perfect ease. Other than the different tools and screws, the boxed packaging also includes:

  • Ball bearings
  • Aluminum frame
  • Main Magnetic Resistance Unit
  • Handle and Bungee Cord
  • Allen Wrench

Ease of use

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Stamina Avari Programmable

This rowing machine is equipped with everything you need to facilitate your workout and make sure that you lose the extra pounds in all comfort. As someone who tends to train for several hours at a go, I was extremely appreciative of the foam padded seat which has been shaped to mold itself to the user’s body shape. The seat is also placed a few inches above the ground to exert a stronger gravitational pull, hence maximizing the benefits of your gym session. This also makes it easy for anyone- including old people- to climb on and off the rower.

This item also comes with a series of wheels which guarantee full portability while facilitating storage. Athletes who are short on space can very easily release the monorail pin and push it vertically to fold the rower and place it against a solid surface, ready for the next training session. Users will also appreciate the ergonomically shaped handle which is thickly padded to prevent blisters while providing a sturdy grip.

While the maximum tension setting can be quite challenging for novice users, the first levels are quite doable. In fact, the first three resistance levels are gentle enough to allow inexperienced athletes to adjust to the intensity and slowly build up their strength before moving on to the next setting.

Thanks to the reliable aluminum and steel materials, this rowing machine doesn’t require much maintenance other than the occasional dusting and lubricant.


Most users claimed to be quite satisfied with this rowing machine. In fact, the only downside reported was by a novice athlete who had some trouble adjusting to the seat at first but the uncomfortable sensation apparently went away after a few days.

An absolute investment for your health

Thanks to its affordable price, fitness-oriented features and exceptional quality, the Stamina Avari Programmable is an absolute must-buy for anyone who wishes to tone up problem areas and boost up their metabolism. Conceived for both home and commercial use, this is definitely a heavy duty model that will last for years.

All in all, we really liked this machine’s performance since we appreciated the stimulating and enjoyable workout it gave us, although it’s worth mentioning that we consider that a two-oar rower also have its advantages, as it makes for a more challenging and diverse uper-body workout. On this light we’d recommend to also check the Kettler Kadett, which is also a very sturdy- high quality rower. If you’re more concerned about the comfort level, then we recommend you to check the similarly-priced ProForm Hybrid Rower / Recumbent Bike.