Kettler Stroker Rower and Multi -Trainer Review

Whether you are looking to step up your cardio training, or to specifically target your upper body or even your legs, the perfect rowing motion simulation provided by the Kettler Stroker Rower and Multi-Trainer will give you the results you want. Endurance and strength training are within your reach, thanks to its many unique and innovative features. The magnetic brake system resistance allows for easy adjustments and settings manipulation; with 8 levels you can choose from, you are sure to get the workout you want. Its smooth performance is also coupled with reliable comfort and support, derived mainly from its user-friendly design.

Technical Specifications

  • Resistance Type: Magnetic
  • Dimensions: 86 x 24 x 32 inches
  • Machine Weight:  104 lbs
  • Maximum Weight capacity: 287 lbs
  • Users Height: All heights
  • Storage:  Foldable
  • Warranty: 2 years residential warranty

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Ease of assembly

Assembly of this rower and multi-trainer is very easy and can be finished in under an hour; less than half an hour if you are experienced at putting things together. The Assembly Manual is highly informative and very detailed, covering safety and risk aspects, as well as care and maintenance. There are even illustrations of the parts and the assembly process, which are a huge help in guiding you along.


The Kettler Stroker Rower and Multi-Trainer boasts a highly durable frame that is made from sturdy, powder-coated steel. This allows easy handling as well as folding for storage purposes. The thick padded seat is built with top-grade rollers so motion along the steel track is comfortable, smooth and precise. Aside from the built-in magnetic resistance brakes and biomechanically correct footplates, steel platform accessories are also made available for this unit.

Ease of use

A fulfilling and highly effective training session is always guaranteed by this multi-trainer from Kettler. There are no complicated steps to follow in order for you to get your training underway. Rowing is very easy, thanks to the adjustable magnetic brakes, the natural pivoting action of the footplates, and the smooth-rolling and thickly-padded seat. Portability is another wonderful feature of this Multi-Trainer, which is built with transport castors, so you can easily move it from one place to another.


Operating this stroker and multi-trainer is a breeze. The intensity of your workout will entirely depend on you, since adjusting its resistance is done manually. Its built-in magnetic resistance brakes enable you to apply up to 500w of resistance while rowing, but you can also utilize the indexed settings, ranging from 1 to 8, to make the most of your training session. You do not require any AC power for this, since this unit operates on 2 “AA” batteries.

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Aside from the steel frame, this Kettler rower and multi-trainer consists of several integral components that all contribute to a powerful and effective cardiovascular, strengthening and fat-burning workout. It also has a computer that displays all the data about your workout, as well as your targets or goals for a training session, if any. The footplates have been biomechanically corrected to ensure that the actual rowing motion is perfectly simulated. The steel platform accessories, when attached, provide 10 more exercises you can do on the rower, hence, the “Multi-Trainer” part of the product name.


Just like its kin, the Kettler Favorit Rowing Machine, the Kettle Stroker Rower and Multi-Trainer features a high-resolution LCD display. Its huge screen size and vivid display ensures that you will be able to read it without any difficulties. It can display 6 different functions simultaneously: your workout time/duration, the number and frequency of oar strokes, the current cadence, the cumulative distance you’ve ‘rowed’ over a session, your heart rate and kilojoules. The heart rate data appearing on the display is obtained via a Polar T34 heart rate monitor strapped around your chest. This easy-to-read LCD display also makes it easier for you to configure the settings for your training.


Since this rower’s frame is foldable, storing it is only a matter of collapsing the machine and folding it unto itself. This certainly saves a lot of floor space, since it can be stored in a cupboard, or at a corner of your garage.

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There are a lot of outstanding features that make the Kettler Stroker Rower and Multi-Trainer your ideal fitness equipment. The very user-friendly LCD display gives you more than an overview of your training session and what, exactly, you’re getting from it. It also allows you to set your own limits, so you won’t overtax yourself. Just set your preferred pulse maximum limit, and the moment it is exceeded, you’ll get a warning signal from the machine.

Another great thing about the display is the Recovery feature, which will help you track your improvement, cardio-wise, through its cardio wellness grading program indexed from 1 to 6. The integrated heart rate monitoring feature, thanks to the chest-strap heart rate monitor, is also a very good addition.


Clearly, the Kettler Stroker Rower and Multi-Trainer is no heavyweight, and we also mean that literally. It weighs a fairly heavy 104 lbs (47 kg), so lifting it often is not really a very smart idea. Fortunately, it has transport castors and is foldable, so lifting it can be kept to a minimum.


The versatility and reliability of the Kettler Stroker Rower and Multi-Trainer already makes it a clear winner in our book, and the fact that it is from a manufacturer of great repute as Kettler only makes it even more so. You’ll actually even find yourself having fun while working out!

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