BodyCraft VR500 Rower
- Easy to Read Black Mask LCD w/LED Backlit Display and Keys.
- Electronically Controlled Air and Eddy Current Magnetic Resistance with 32 levels.
- Ergonomically Correct Comfort Grip Aluminum Handlebar with 4 Button IR Remote Resistance Controls.
- Deluxe Adjustable Heel Rest with Quick Adjust Foot Straps. Heavy Duty I-Beam Mono-Rail made with High Strength T13 Aluminum.
- Easy Fold and Roll System with child safety lock. Folds for storage in less than 3 seconds.
The VR500 Pro Air and Magnetic resistance rower represents over a decade of research and development and incorporates all the latest technology and long standing consumer requests resulting in one of the finest rowing machines ever created. Along with the wireless handlebar resistance control, the ultra smooth industrial grade bearings housed inside the friction free rollers combined with the ergonomically designed contoured seat and precision extruded aluminum track provide even the most seasoned professional rowers one of the best “out of water” rowing experiences available.
Reviews of BodyCraft VR500 Rower
Review 1: It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made
I have a home gym and wanted to add a rower to my collection of machines that are effective toward my physical goals. Sure, you can find rowers that are inexpensive, but, I learned a long time ago that, if you buy a cheap product, you are going to get even cheaper quality. And, especially for workout equipment, if you don’t buy quality equipment that moves smoothly and is enjoyable to use, you’re simply not going to use it.
After a lot of research and reading every review I could find on every rower considered, I decided to purchase the BodyCraft VR500. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It was delivered in a big box strapped to two wooden pallets. Understanding the assembly directions was not difficult. However, some of the pieces are heavy and have to be held at an awkward angle to assemble so, when I got to that point, I asked a neighbor to come over to help hold a piece in place while I attached it. I couldn’t possibly be happier with my BodyCraft VR500. This is the most amazing piece of equipment on the planet.
The BodyCraft VR500 is a beautiful piece of professional quality equipment. It is belt driven instead of chain driven which makes it very quiet to use so you can watch tv while you are conveniently torturing yourself. I’ve learned that, no matter how ‘in shape’ you are, this rower will prove to you very quickly that you’re not quite there yet, but it can sure get you there. If you’re looking for a quality rower, the BodyCraft VR500 is an excellent choice. There isn’t a better rower, anywhere, at any price. It is worth every penny and you will not be disappointed.
Review 2: Great Product
I bought this Bodycraft VR500 rowing machine at a local retailer a couple of weeks ago and I could not be happier with my purchase. After giving up my club membership (tired of the rat race) I decided to take my workouts to the house. I wanted to have a low impact type of machine that would get my blood pumping and get me sweating.
Having decided that the $4000 elliptical was not in my budget the sales person asked me if I have ever rowed before. I told him I had used the rower at the club but since they only had 1 it was hard to get on it much. He suggested I take a look at this Bodycraft and assured me it was every bit the quality of the one at the club.
I tried it out in the store and he was not lying. This rower is awesome!!! It has a ton of programs and the resistance is no joke. After like 100 strokes on half resistance I am already beading with sweat. It is very quite and just as smooth as the one at the gym. I would definitely recommend this product for anyone looking to burn some calories at home.
Review 3: Best Of The Best By Far!
After weeks of research on all the different types of rowers, I finally decided on the BodyCraft VR500. I live in a condo and the top priority was a whisper quiet rower, that I could use any time of the day or night, and not disturb the wife or neighbors. This rower passed the test with flying colors!
The second priority was a long rail, as I am 6′ tall, with a 32″ inseam. The BodyCraft VR500 rail is designed for users up to 6’6″ tall.
Another priority was seat height. The VR500 has a 19″ seat height that is much higher than most rowers. It is very easy to get on and off.
The on board computer is awesome! Very easy to read the display while rowing. The seat is VERY comfortable as well.
The steep price of $1899.00 was a big concern, until I went on the BodyCraft website. They are selling it for $1499.00!
The only thing better than their rower is the customer service. I would like to thank John (1-800-990-5556 at ext.15) for being so helpful and courteous whenever I called. Top notch customer service all the way. (You get what you pay for) 🙂
I paid for inside delivery and was not charged for it! The rower was a bit of a challenge as far as assembly. It took my wife and I almost 3 hours. The build quality on this thing is amazing! The only light weight piece is the seat. Everything is high grade steel and very heavy. It definitely takes two people to assemble it. This a high quality piece of fitness equipment. I’m looking forward to many years of intense workouts.
If you’re looking for a high grade commercial rower that’s whisper quiet, that folds for easy storage and comes with superior customer service, you won’t regret the BodyCraft VR500.