Product Review: Sunny Health & Fitness Row and Ride Squat Trainer

Let me just start off by saying that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a good workout in. In fact, most of the time I do at home workouts that I find for free online via Instagram or Pinterest. Being a mom of two young girls, one of those girls being just 18 months, it makes going to the gym really difficult. I much prefer to work out at home, in private, without the ick of sweaty germs from peeps that I don’t know, where I can remain close by if they need me.

I really hate squats, but as we all know, they are one of the most effective exercises that you can do for your lower body and I think we all like to make sure we pay extra attention to that asset. I was looking for something that would help me to maintain good form, when I came across the Sunny Health & Fitness Squat Row and Ride Trainer. I read through countless reviews and before long, they had me convinced that I needed to add this to my collection, so I ordered it. The shipment arrived maybe 2 days later via Prime and I excitedly put it together in a jif! I think it took maybe 20 minutes to assemble, which I did on my own. It was time for the moment of truth…was this $99 a waste or not?

Not a waste at all; this training unit is awesome! I literally was dripping sweat in just a handful of minutes, which doesn’t normally happen to me so quickly. I can’t believe that a machine that cost under $100 is this effective. The trainer comes with three resistance bands to either increase or decrease intensity; I started with all three and have kept it that way to remain consistent, ensuring that I am getting the best workout possible. Holy moly, my legs were so sore for like 3 days after using this the first time. It’s literally my favorite machine and I have a few. I try to rotate my routines between quick full body cardio workouts, to free weights and this machine to help keep things balanced and from me getting bored with doing the same thing over and over again. I use this in ten minute increments and repeat the period four times, taking a 2 minute breather in between each. I like to use it while I watch my shows, particularly the ID Channel. It’s my only “me time”, so I make the most of every second.

The unit folds down nearly flat, which is nice if you don’t have the space to store it upright. I just take it out to the garage when I’m done; it’s light enough to move back and forth. Needless to say, but if you happen to be in the hunt for a squat / rowing machine, then this comes highly recommended by me and thousands of others on Amazon. I’m all about affordability and this bad boy fits the bill.

Cheers to keeping a healthy heart and wallet!


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