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Introducing the Sexiest Rower on Dry Land

This stunning machine uses H2O to get you the body of a crew member without leaving your living room.

You don't have to install an indoor pool to bring the art of rowing into your home. The Water Rower generates calorie-torching, body-sculpting resistance with real water—each pull of the polypropylene strap churns a paddle inside a tank of 17 liters of water—rather than using traditional chain-driven air or magnetic dampers. Resistance is controlled by your stroke speed (unlike with typical models, which apply one resistance level) and stays consistent throughout the motion. The result: fluid movements that mimic the feel, sound, and body benefits of rowing on an actual river. No wonder it's used by U.S. Olympic rower Dan Walsh and Kevin Spacey's Francis Underwood on Netflix's House of Cards. The Natural Rowing Machine, the company's flagship model, has the design appeal to match its fitness chops: Crafted from sustainable Appalachian ash wood, it has a sleek, minimalist look free of unsightly power cords, and with water weighs in at only 103 pounds.
$1,095; waterrower.com

A. The uniform load of the immersed paddle against water eliminates the jerky, uneven feel typical of indoor rowers.

B. A monitor displays stroke rate, heart rate, total strokes, distance, duration, watts, and calories burned per hour.

C. The wood frame absorbs vibration, making for an even smoother and quieter ride.

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A side view of the rower, which is approximately seven feet long and can be stored upright when you need additional floor space.

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Photograph by Victor Prado; Set Design by Todd Wiggins for Mary Howard Studio.
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