Forget spin, you can now buy an at-home, smart rower and it’s on sale

Back in March 2020, when gyms closed and we were forced to keep fit from the comfort of our own home, many of us took the opportunity to invest in state-of-the-art, at-home gym equipment.

For those that regularly visited spin studios, however, it was hard to recreate the atmosphere of a dark, sweaty studio at home. That’s where Peloton came in and changed many people’s lives with its at-home spin experience, on-demand classes and charming trainers.


Of course, the downside is the eye-watering price which makes it something of a considered purchase rather than an impulse buy.

The good news is Peloton is no longer the only brand on the market and when we heard about Echelon and that it offered many of the same features as Peloton but at a slightly lower price we didn’t take much convincing.

Now, Echelon has launched the Echelon Row, a smart rower that provides an effective total-body row workout. Just like the bike, you can use the rotating console to hold your tablet or smartphone and buckle up for live and on-demand classes.

The best bit? The foldable design and built-in wheels make it easy to manoeuvre around the house and mean it takes up no more room in your home than a static bike would.

YOU’s verdict on the Echelon Row? Digital Editor, Georgia, said, ‘After a few weeks of pounding the streets running, my knees were really feeling it. Switching to the Echelon Row has been a godsend in that I can enjoy a low-impact but effective, full-body workout in my home again.

I was pleasantly surprised by how quiet the machine is to use in my first floor flat but don’t be fooled, toggling between the 32 resistance levels, had me working up a sweat and out of breath before I knew it. Fortunately, the different levels of resistance also mean that there are endless options for people of all fitness levels to challenge themselves too and I could vary the intensity of my training throughout the week.

I also enjoyed the ability to choose between strength, speed or endurance classes depending on my mood and the time I had to spare.’

If you’re looking for variety in your life, an Echelon membership unlocks endless workout methods and classes to match your mood. From strength and boxing to meditation and pilates, there is something for everyone and you’ll receive personalised performance reports and data so you can even track your progress.

And for the cherry on the cake? Echelon is currently offering £120 off the Echelon Row with the code ROW21 until the 28th February 2021.


Smart Rower, £1079 (was £1199), Echelon 

An Echelon membership starts from as little as £24.99 a month.