Glider 1050 Rowing Machine
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Compact two-oar rowing machine with gas shock resistance, fitness monitor, and durable construction

The Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 is a compact, gas-shock resistance rowing machine that uses two oars instead of tugging. It’s a perfect workout machine if you have a smaller home or an apartment. It also provides twelve levels of resistance and durable construction so you can gradually (or quickly) strengthen your body and grow into the harder workouts. This review will go through the various advantages and disadvantages that the Stamina Body has.

Gas shock resistance

The Stamina Body draws its resistance power from the rower’s gas shock, which is on the machine’s base. Gas-shock is particularly effective because the hydraulic piston-resistance makes for very challenging exercise. You have twelve resistance settings to choose from, so you can gradually build up your strength or experiment with easy and difficult levels.

Fitness monitor

In order to measure your progress and set goals, your rower needs to have some sort of monitor. The Stamina Body’s fitness monitor shows distance, workout time, strokes, speed, and calories, so you get a complete idea of where you are and where you want to go in your workouts.

Compact design

The Stamina Body Trac Glider is compact at only 23.5 by 46-inches. That’s only about 2 feet by four feet, so even if you have an apartment or a small workout room, the rowing machine will fit easily for comfortable use.


Easy to use

The Stamina Body is very ease to use. It feels like real rowing because of the two oars, instead of the tugging design that many rowers have. The seat is padded for added comfort, so you just take a seat, take an oar in each hand, adjust the Velcro straps to your liking, and row. Anyone can do it without having to follow along in an instruction book and you’ll start to feel the burn right away.


Rowing machines need to be made of durable materials in order to last. The Stamina Body 1050 rower is made from steel and aluminum so nothing wears down after frequent use. Despite the sturdy construction, the rower is still lightweight, which is convenient.

Easy storage

The rower is already compact, so storing it isn’t a problem. It also folds down so you can keep the rower in a tight closet space or in the corner where it’s out of the way. You don’t have to devote an entire room for this piece of equipment; it works with your environment.


Tricky assembly

Assembly can be hard. There are a lot of little screws and knobs you have to put together, so if you aren’t experienced with building things, you might need to set aside an hour or so to get everything fixed right. You do get a wrench included with the rower, so you don’t need to go out and buy a bunch of tools.

Overall Review

The Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 is an effective, durable rowing machine that’s ideal for smaller living spaces like apartments. You get very strong resistance from the gas-shock feature, and you can easily track your progress and goals using the fitness monitor. Whether you plan on using the rower every day or just want a low-impact exercise option, the rower’s sturdy construction will last for years to come.