Marcy Tunturi Marcy Regatta Folding Rowing Machine : Marcy Regatta Rowing Machine.

If you are just starting out this rower is great. If however you are already fit and strong it may not have enough resistance for you. I am someone who trains regularly (i’m 30) and is quite strong. I can row on the maximum resistance for a really long time (over 30 mins) and not get tired or achy. The rower is very comfy, strong, well made and so easy to assemble too.

Ok, we are never going to be olympic rowers, but for a great piece of exercise equipment to help with fitness this was a good choice. The unit arrived promptly and was easy to assemble following the instructions. The only instruction change i’d recommend is to fit the two foot rests to the cross bar before fitting the cross bar to the main frame, just easier that way. My wife and i have had the rower for about 2 months now and have both found it perfect for our fitness needs. It is of a solid construction and has a readout of time, speed, strokes etc. As with all exercise, the more you put in the more you get out, however a 20 minute row each day with the adjustable difficulty setting set to your choice has been good at getting ourselves in better shape. Rowing in front of the telly or to music, it’s amazing how quickly the 20 minutes passes. Of course you can do this more than once a day, as i expect we will be soon. So, recommended for a ‘back to fitness’ regime if you’ve let things go a bit :).

Ordered on a wednesday, delivered on thursday. Easy to follow instructions. Only suggestion is to attach foot rests to bar before attaching bar to mainframe. Here are the specifications for the Marcy Tunturi Marcy Regatta Folding Rowing Machine:

  • Flywheel weight: 4kg/8.8 lbs, eight levels of magnetic resistance adjusted via tension dial
  • LCD computer display readout: Time, distance, calories, strokes per minute
  • Quick fold design, large ergonomic seat pad, aluminium seat rail, swivel pedals with security straps
  • Maximum user weight limit: 110 kg/242 lbs/17.3 stone, transport wheels, 1 year warranty
  • Assembled dimensions: L: 191 cm (75 inch) x W: 51 cm (20 inch) x H: 70 cm (27.5 inch), folded: L: 93 cm (37 inch) x W: 51 cm (20 inch) x H: 150 cm (59 inch)

Easy to assemble, easy to read display, already feeling fitter.

A good robust machine at a decent price.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Computer doesn’t measure distance
  • the machine is perfect but for my requirements I find it too low
  • Great way to get fit without leaving home

As with all home gym equipment, invest in a tub of grease. . Worth buying but get a tub or grease. Foot plates squeak after 12 km without this. Runners start to feel rough. But a £10 tub of grease will negate all these issues. Display is nice, has enough info. I have 34′ inside leg and this machine is long enough for my legs.

Great way to get fit without leaving home. Great for the home, not too big and works well. Very pleased with this purchase.

Summary
Review Date
Reviewed Item
Marcy Regatta Folding Rowing Machine
Rating
4.0 of 5 stars, based on reviews
Price
£179.17

One comment

  1. Computer doesn’t measure distance. The product seems good overall, but i was a bit annoyed that despite the description saying the computer measures distance, it does not. This was quite an important feature for me, so am disappointed to have been misled by the description. One part was damaged – i will contact the company and update this review in due course once this has been resolved.
    1. Computer doesn’t measure distance. The product seems good overall, but i was a bit annoyed that despite the description saying the computer measures distance, it does not. This was quite an important feature for me, so am disappointed to have been misled by the description. One part was damaged – i will contact the company and update this review in due course once this has been resolved.
  2. The machine is perfect but for my requirements i find it too low. The machine is perfect but for my requirements i find it too low to get on and off as i have a hip problem. I will have to fashion some blocks to lift it up.
  3. This review is from : Marcy Regatta Folding Rowing Machine

    The machine is perfect but for my requirements i find it too low. The machine is perfect but for my requirements i find it too low to get on and off as i have a hip problem. I will have to fashion some blocks to lift it up.
  4. This review is from : Marcy Regatta Folding Rowing Machine

    Great bit of kit and easy to set up. Set up was not to hard at all and everything was laid out in the packaging easily to be found and used. Smooth rowing and a good bit of kit, perfect to use to get your fitness levels up and also work on getting toned. Myself and my fiancé both use it and she has said too that it is really good.
  5. This review is from : Marcy Regatta Folding Rowing Machine

    Great bit of kit and easy to set up. Set up was not to hard at all and everything was laid out in the packaging easily to be found and used. Smooth rowing and a good bit of kit, perfect to use to get your fitness levels up and also work on getting toned. Myself and my fiancé both use it and she has said too that it is really good.
  6. This review is from : Marcy Regatta Folding Rowing Machine

    Excellent machine, very good price. Unfortunately had slight damage.
    1. Excellent piece of kit for the price. . Box was a bit heavier than i thought so definitely a 2 person job to lift it. Probably took me an hour to put the rower together, it was relatively straight forward to do following the instructions. Been using it every day for 3 weeks now & very impressed. Just as good as the ones i used to use at the gym. Easy timer to use although there is no inbuilt heart rate monitor which i already knew. I therefore bought a separate heart rate monitor in advance for £30 which does the job.
  7. This review is from : Marcy Regatta Folding Rowing Machine

    Excellent piece of kit for the price. . Box was a bit heavier than i thought so definitely a 2 person job to lift it. Probably took me an hour to put the rower together, it was relatively straight forward to do following the instructions. Been using it every day for 3 weeks now & very impressed. Just as good as the ones i used to use at the gym. Easy timer to use although there is no inbuilt heart rate monitor which i already knew. I therefore bought a separate heart rate monitor in advance for £30 which does the job.
    1. Having spent years long distance running (as my exercise of choice). . Then years doing little, using being a new parent as an excuse, i decided rowing to be a good all around exercise to take up. I decided that having a machine at home would give me better flexibility than the gym. All i wanted was a decent quality machine, with different resistance settings that also wouldn’t also take up lots of space. Well built, smooth pull action and easy to assemble. . The copy on the website states all the measurable settings. Ie, strokes count, time, calorie count, distance.
  8. This review is from : Marcy Regatta Folding Rowing Machine

    Having spent years long distance running (as my exercise of choice). . Then years doing little, using being a new parent as an excuse, i decided rowing to be a good all around exercise to take up. I decided that having a machine at home would give me better flexibility than the gym. All i wanted was a decent quality machine, with different resistance settings that also wouldn’t also take up lots of space. Well built, smooth pull action and easy to assemble. . The copy on the website states all the measurable settings. Ie, strokes count, time, calorie count, distance.
  9. This review is from : Marcy Regatta Folding Rowing Machine

    Works as expected, the straps that came with it. Works as expected, the straps that came with it (to hold your feet down) broke down very quickly after daily use and had to be replaced, the plactic protectors for when the seat moves down also broke fairly quickly.
    1. Works as expected, the straps that came with it. Works as expected, the straps that came with it (to hold your feet down) broke down very quickly after daily use and had to be replaced, the plactic protectors for when the seat moves down also broke fairly quickly.
  10. This review is from : Marcy Regatta Folding Rowing Machine

    I was not disappointed and know that this is the one piece of. I researched a lot of makes before i decided on the marcy regatta. I was not disappointed and know that this is the one piece of gym equipment i will keep and actually use – the rest were all just fads and the novelty wore off. This item is very sturdy and does the job. If you are lucky enough to have the space, it’s great in a room with a tv then you can keep fit whilst watching tv. I had not realised it was folding – luckily we don’t need to put it away. I have found no problems, quirks or anything negative about it. It was a great buy and i hope to use it for many years to come.
    1. I was not disappointed and know that this is the one piece of. I researched a lot of makes before i decided on the marcy regatta. I was not disappointed and know that this is the one piece of gym equipment i will keep and actually use – the rest were all just fads and the novelty wore off. This item is very sturdy and does the job. If you are lucky enough to have the space, it’s great in a room with a tv then you can keep fit whilst watching tv. I had not realised it was folding – luckily we don’t need to put it away. I have found no problems, quirks or anything negative about it. It was a great buy and i hope to use it for many years to come.
      1. Can you use this if you are 6 foot tall. . Hi, can anyone tell me if this is suitable for somebody who is 6 feet. As it states it’s only suitable upto 5’11. Hoping it wouldn’t affect it too much.
  11. This review is from : Marcy Regatta Folding Rowing Machine

    Can you use this if you are 6 foot tall. . Hi, can anyone tell me if this is suitable for somebody who is 6 feet. As it states it’s only suitable upto 5’11. Hoping it wouldn’t affect it too much.

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