Stamina Avari Easy Glide Rowing Machine Review

These days, you no longer have to go to the gym on a regular basis just to get a total body workout. Right in the comfort of your own home, you can take advantage of the low-impact, total body workout offered by the Stamina Avari Easy Glide Rowing Machine, a glide rower with 12 levels of shock resistance that easily works all major muscles groups of the body. This review will look into this glide rower in more detail, so you will know what to expect from this premium machine from Stamina.

Technical Specifications

  • Resistance Type: Hydraulic cylinder
  • Dimensions: 53x23x26 inches
  • Machine Weight: 34 pounds
  • Weight Capacity: 250 pounds
  • Storage: Upright
  • Color: Blue/Grey
  • Warranty: 1 year on frame, 90 days on parts

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Ease of Assembly

Assembly of the Avari Easy Glide Rowing Machine takes an average of 30 minutes. All parts are already included, so it’s just a matter of putting them all together. Fortunately, the instruction manual on assembly is well-written and easy to understand, except for one step where the photo of one rope is not included. All in all, it is easy enough to assemble that you can do it without help from anyone.


This glide rower is undeniably well-built, featuring a steel frame with an aluminum center beam. One would think that, since it is made of steel, it will be heavy. However, the Avari is lightweight – weighing only 34 pounds – and easy to move around. The construction is sturdy, and it shows; one customer loved how solid it felt. The rowing strap is made from tough, braided nylon, ensuring years of usage. It also comes with manufacturer’s warranty that covers 1 year for the frame and 90 days for the parts.

Ease of Use

The Stamina Avari Easy Glide Rowing Machine boasts 12 levels of shock resistance, which you can easily adjust and customize according to the workout intensity you are aiming for. The aluminum seat rail is designed for a smooth sliding motion, and angled just so, allowing for easy seat return. The molded seat slides smoothly on a ball-bearing roller system. Even the nylon foot straps are adjustable, ensuring an easier – and more secure – fit. This glide rower is so easy to use, that even users as old as 67 years old find satisfaction in using it to work out.

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Stamina has always prided itself on coming up with innovative and cutting edge products, and that is apparent in the engineering of the Avari Easy Glide Rowing Machine. It operates quietly, and adjusting through the 12 shock resistance levels is very easy. Scrolling through all the workout functions can be done through a simple Scan function using the display monitor. This is recommended for use at least three days a week, for 20 minute workouts, and you can rely on all the parts to work very well each time.


Comfort and fit are also factored into the design of this glide rower. The aluminum seat rail, for instance, won’t give you problems about tight fit, since it is oversized. The foot plates are large enough to accommodate even the widest feet, and they also come with nylon foot straps secured by hook-and-loop closure. The molded seat and the rowing handle are both padded, for your added comfort. The floor protectors are also a welcome addition. Not only do they prevent the glide rower from skidding, but they also protect the floor of your workout area, so you can use it with more confidence in any part of your home.


This rowing machine from Stamina has a multi-function electronic monitor display that shows your workout time, your current stroke count throughout the entire duration of your workout and the total strokes you made on the machine. There is also an indicator on how many calories were burned during the workout. All the functions of the Avari can be easily scrolled through by using the Scan function even while you are in the middle of your workout. You will feel more motivated since you are able to track your progress on your workout.

Storage and Mobility

The upright design of the Avari allows for easy storage. Since it is lighter than other rowing machines – it weighs only 34 pounds – moving it from one place to another is very easy.


  • Sturdy construction with high quality parts.
  • Maximum comfort and fit, thanks to padding on seats and handle, and generous sizing.
  • Workout customization by going through all 12 levels of shock resistance.
  • Multi-function electronic monitor display with easy-to-use Scan function.
  • Well-written manual with clear assembly instructions.
  • Great, affordable price.


  • Weaker users may find the resistance to be too strong, so proper adjustment through the 12 levels is important.
  • Feet sometimes slip out of the footplates, despite the straps.

Who is the Stamina Avari Easy Glide Rowing Machine Best for?

Anyone who is looking for a workout machine that will work all the body’s major muscle groups, such as the back, arms, legs, butt, and abdominals, will find their new best friend and workout buddy in the Avari Easy Glide Rowing Machine. It offers excellent results for users as young as those in their teens to those who are well into their 60s. The maximum weight capacity of this rowing machine is 250 pounds, and is perfect for someone within the height range of 5 to 6 feet. Taller users may have to look for other glide rowers.

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