Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5515 Magnetic Rowing Machine Review

Suitable for all fitness levels, this magnetic rowing machine is ideal for working out in the comfort of your own home.

Rowing utilizes all the major muscle groups of the body, strengthening and toning your entire body in a low-impact way.

This rower is a mid priced, well constructed machine and is perfect for home fitness.

Here is the lowdown on why it is the ideal machine for you: 


  • Smooth, quiet, magnetic tension system
  • 8 levels of resistance
  • Simple to use adjustable resistance turn-knob
  • Large LCD console displays workout stats:  time, row count, total count, calories burned, & scan
  • Non-slip grip handlebars
  • Fully-padded seat
  • Large anti-slip foot pedals with adjustable straps
  • Heavy-duty steel frame construction
  • Space-saving folding frame design
  • Built-in transportation wheels
  • User weight capacity:  up to 220 lbs
  • Dimensions:  approx.  82” x 19” x 23”
  • Weight of rowing machine:  approx.  59 lbs 


This rower is solidly built with a heavy duty steel frame for long-lasting durability.  It features non-slip grip handlebars, a fully-padded seat for comfort and large anti-slip foot pedals with straps for safety.

The large LCD display which shows your workout stats to keep you motivated as you exercise.  Workout stats displayed include time, row count, total count, calories burned, and scan.

The sunny rower offers 8 levels of adjustable resistance so you can start off at your own pace and gradually increase the intensity of your workouts to keep yourself challenged.

The rowing machine’s folding frame design helps to save space when not in use and it comes with built-in transportation wheels for easy portability and storage. For more information, take a look at a great website:


It has a simple construction and easy to use display monitor.  The functions on the display are basic but efficient.

The seat is very comfortable and the rowing action is smooth. Generally speaking, use of this machine is quiet.

If anything goes wrong, customer services is very helpful. 

Any Downsides? 

The machine looks basic and there are not many exercise programs. After prolonged use it can start to squeak.  So be sure to but a warranty that covers you for parts, just in case. 


Rowing is a great low impact cardiovascular and aerobic exercise for burning calories and fat and strengthening and toning your entire body, so it is not just your arms and back as many of you would think and how many calories you will burn will very much depend on the intensity of your workout but you can expect up to 230 for women and 270 calories for men in 15 minutes of rowing (and even more if you’re going very intense).

This rower offers decent quality and functional yet quite affordable products as one of the fastest growing fitness equipment companies and you are also guaranteed some of the best customer support in fitness industry.