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Velocity Exercise CHR-2001 Programmable Magnetic Rower

Velocity Exercise CHR-2001
velocity CHR-2001
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Magnetic80 x 20 x 2575 lbs275 lbs5 years frame
90-day monitor
30-day parts

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Rowing machines are known to provide users with a full-body workout that engages every major muscle group of the body into training. Indeed, the Velocity Exercise Magnetic Rower is very often spotted in gyms and training bases, especially because of its exceptional efficiency and longevity. With this machine, users can very easily expect a deficit of around 1200 calories per hour on high intensity and 800 on moderate.

The Velocity CHR-2001 is so easy to use that it’s even recommended for beginners. Whether you choose to go for a single-handle machine or one with rowing oars, you can be sure to expect a complete body workout with particular focus on major problem areas like your hips, thighs, waist, calves, glutes and abdomen. Also, since most muscles of your body are engaged into the training session, you won’t even need to invest in another fitness equipment. Similarly, the rower can help you avoid excessive gym fees since you’ll even be able to work out in the comfort of your very own home, hence avoiding the ever-changing weather conditions. Training in your own home can also be more motivating since you can set your own pace and work out according to your personal stamina and fitness levels.

About the Company

With rowers engineered to deliver control, convenience and comfort, Velocity Exercise prides itself on offering exceptional customer service with particular focus on quality. This company also provides budget-friendly machines without ever compromising on quality. The Velocity rowers have been known to last for quite some time with the proper care and maintenance, and with this company you can also expect to benefit from a solid support and warranty if you ever encounter any problem whatsoever. Along with rowing machines, Velocity Exercise also manufactures fitness products such as upright stationary bikes, recumbent bikes, treadmills, elliptical trainers and the likes.

velocity rowerSpecifications

  • Product Weight: 75 pounds
  • Dimensions: 80 x 20 x 25″
  • Resistance Type: Magnetic
  • Number of Programs: 12
  • Big LCD Display
  • Transport Wheels
  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • Extra Features: Foldable Option

Rower Features

The Velocity Magnetic Rower is packed with features designed to render your training session even more enjoyable. For example, it includes no less than 12 preset programs that will add some extra variety to your workouts. Also, you can easily switch from low to high intensity and hence prevent your body from adjusting to the same motions over and over again. This also enables both beginners and more experienced athletes to benefit from this rower. Unlike with lower-quality machines, this particular item boasts of an easy-to-reach knob to help you fluidly switch between settings.

This particular model comes with a magnetic resistance, which makes it significantly quieter than models such as the Concept2 Model D and Stamina Air Rower. Also, magnetic resistance has been known to provide extremely smooth and realistic motions; something that avid rowers will thrive upon. You’ll be able to choose from 8 levels of resistance according to your personal fitness levels. This is one of the reasons why this rower is often recommended to larger families containing individuals of all ages and fitness levels.

velocity exercise rower

The rowing machine is equipped with a wide LCD screen designed to provide you with accurate readouts of your fitness-related data. These include, but are not limited to, the number of calories burned, distance covered, strokes per minute, total number of strokes as well as workout time. Therefore, athletes will be able to keep a close watch on their progress and check whether they manage to meet their fitness goals or not. This is also quite a handy tool for more professional athletes since they’ll be able to watch their recovery time.

Ease of Use and Comfort

The Velocity rower also features double bearings that provide extra stability, preventing it to move during more vigorous training sessions. The double bearings have also been shown to elongate the lifespan of your rower while providing extra comfort. Boasting of smoothness and fluidity, the machine is also known for its uniform motion.

If you like to indulge in other activities during your training session, you’ll be glad to learn that this machine comes with a near-silent feature, creating the perfect atmosphere for you to watch a film or listen to music during your workout. The handle is thickly padded with foam to provide a firm grip and limit the risks of any incidents. As a nice addition, while the seat is one of the main reasons why several beginners usually avoid rowing machines, customers will be glad to learn that this model comes with an ergonomically-shaped seat for extra comfort.

This model is placed elevated from the floor, making it the perfect height for users to easily climb on and off the machine. This item is also easy to store since it comes with a space-saving and foldable option to perfectly suit users who live in cramped spaces.

velocity fitness magnetic rowerAssembly and Parts

The rowing machine is extremely easy to set up, especially because the primary frame comes partially assembled. All you need to join are the seat, handle and monitor. You will also receive the tools and accessories required for this step. All in all, most customers claimed that they only required around half an hour to set it up.


With professional grade features, this item is perfect for avid rowers who, for some reason, cannot row in the great outdoors anymore. However, even if you’re training in your house, you will be able to enjoy realistic motions with very little impact on your joints and knees. Made from Aluminum and featuring a rectangular tubing support, the rower can easily support up to 275 pounds of maximum user weight.

The Velocity Exercise Magnetic Rower is protected by a one year warranty on the frame and parts.