ProForm Sport RL Rowing Machine Review

ProForm Sport RL Rowing Machine Review

Mark’s Summary: The ProForm Sport RL rowing machine gives you access to top-tier tech from this big-name brand at a surprisingly accessible price. You get a free year of iFit, which you use via your tablet. This lets you train with big name instructors – either live or via an extensive library. The Sport RL rower works perfectly with its built-in console if you prefer the retro feel.

The ProForm Sport RL rowing machine has 24 levels of resistance. This gives plenty of flexibility as your fitness levels improve. Ergonomically designed handles and seat ensure comfort as you row. You also get the patented Silent Magnetic Resistance system for a quiet workout. The steel frame and the inertia enhanced flywheel offer a smooth and stable rowing session.

Check out the full picture gallery of the Sport RL now – over on this official product page on the official ProForm UK Site!

Detailed Review of the ProForm Sport RL Rowing Machine

The Sport RL is a solid home rowing machine, with a lot of the same ProForm tech as the higher priced options in their range.  This includes the unique combination of Inertia Enhanced flywheel and Silent Magnetic Resistance. A 2-year parts, labour and frame guarantee gives you additional peace of mind.

This rower has an overall length of 221c, a width of 56cm and a height of 119cm. Designed using the SpaceSaver technology, the unit folds up and takes up a much smaller footprint in your home. Lift the handle and the machine collapses in on itself and then can be wheeled (using the front-mounted transport wheels) to any corner of the house.

This ProForm rowing machine has a total weight of 48kg and is designed for users up to 115kg (approximately 18 stone).

Free iFit with the Sport RL

Free iFit Membership, Display and Audio

When purchasing this rowing machine, you are rewarded with a year’s free subscription to iFit. iFit is a program that interacts with your rowing machine, controlling the resistance levels automatically, based on the current workout.

As you row using iFit you can see the world on the display, with visuals powered by Google maps. iFit will track your progress and the data collected can be used to influence your future. After a year, you have the option of going on to the paid subscription from iFit.

Two Quick Notes: First, you need a tablet to use iFit. Some ProForm rowing machines built in HD monitors. The Sport RL keeps the price down with a regular monitor. Any iPad or Tablet will access the iFit app.

Second: The current page at BestGymEquipment shows 30 days. This is incorrect, scroll down and you will see that you get a full year of iFit Membership.

ProForm Sport RL Rower: Console

All of the action takes place on the 5-inch display. Here you can view stats such as the number of strokes, the time, distance, calories burned and resistance levels. The display is vertically adjustable, which ensures users of all heights have the perfect view. The rower also features dual 2-inch speakers to enhance the sound, with an added audio auxiliary port to plug your headphones into. The Sport RL also features a tablet holder, allowing you to view your workouts and watch movies/TV shows as you train.

Comfort and Design of the ProForm Sport RL

This ProForm rowing machine is solid compared to the rattly ‘no brand’ alternatives. It is also built with comfort in mind. One of the most important factors when it comes to comfort in rowing is the seat. The seat on the Sport RL is moulded ergonomically for maximum comfort. Add the oversized steel rail which adds stability and strength to your workout. With Silent Magnetic Resistance technology, the workout is quiet and smooth throughout.

Soft-touch handlebars, once again, ergonomically designed, are easy on your hands – and a 90 inch pull strap gives you more than you need on every stroke. The final piece of the comfort jigsaw is around your feet. This rower features oversize pivoting pedals and adjustable foot straps that keep you secure whatever the length of your routine.

24 Resistance levels ensure that there is the perfect workout for everyone on this ProForm rower.

Sport RL SpaceSaver Design

Feedback / Reviews for the ProForm Sport RL

The reviews for the ProForm Sport RL are highly positive. The vast majority of reviewers awarded the equipment the full five stars. The ease of set up has been commended, with comments such as ‘set up was straightforward and got it going in no time’ appearing throughout the reviews. The simplicity of folding it and storing it away has featured more than once in the reviews.

As is generally the case with ProForm equipment, there has been mention of the word ‘solid’ multiple times. The Silent Magnetic Resistance system seems to be doing its job, with a review commenting ‘very quiet, a quality rower just what I was looking for’.

Wrapping Up – Is the ProForm Sport RL Right For You?

The ProForm Sport RL is a solid mid-range purchase for both the beginner and those who enjoy rowing at the gym. Being iFit enabled, you and the rest of the family will be able to immerse yourself in the workouts, with those trainer-led sessions. Built for comfort and with 24 resistance levels, the equipment is sure to work the many muscle groups associated with rowing. The SpaceSaver design allows you to pack it away neatly when you’re done – handy for any home.

If you are looking for a brand name rower without the usual price tag – then the Sport RL should definitely be top of your list.

Check out the gallery, technology, and latest pricing now, over on this page on the official ProForm UK website!

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