Fluid Rower E520 Trumps Rival in Rowing Machine Market as Health Clubs at Home's First Degree Fitness Rower Tops Survey Results

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A major survey shows Health Club's at Home's Fluid Rower E520 is the preferred rowing machine for gym users. 94.5% of those surveyed after a month long trial involving four large national gym companies said they would recommend the First Degree Fitness rowing machine.

94.5% would recommend the Fluid Rower E520 to a friend

80% of users preferred the Fluid Rower
to the Concept 2 in a recent survey

Health Clubs at Home's Fluid Rower E520 machine has beaten a rival rower in a major gym trial conducted by Gym Kit UK, that proved over 80% of users preferred the First Degree Fitness product to the Concept 2 Model D.

The trial saw four health clubs - Leisure Connection Group, SLM Group, Active Nation and Competition Line Group - put scores of gym users through their paces on the two machines over a four week period earlier this year, and the results were overwhelmingly in the Fluid Rower's favour.

94.5% of users would recommend the Fluid Rower, and 93% would use the machine if it was in their gym.

The First Degree Fitness machines have been winning fans across the board for some time. Men's Fitness magazine recently named the Fluid Rower E520 as "best in test" in their own tests of commercial rowing machines.

Another product in the impressive Fluid Rower product range, the Fluid UBE920 Upper Body Ergometre machine, is now being used by GB Canoeing for talent ID days to help identify potential future elite paracanoeists.
It's no suprise the trial produced such favourable results for the E520 machine. The Fluid Rower has twice the number of resistance levels than the Concept 2 (20 to 10), a built-in heart rate function, it has twice the frame warranty (10 years to 5 years), and has a 48 hour service back-up and a dedicated account manager, whereas the Concept 2 has neither.
These exceptional features were highlighted by the users, with many noticing how much more comfortable the Fluid Rower was, as well as noting the difference between resistance levels, with 89.5% of users agreeing that there were no empty spots in the stroke compared to other rowers.

Other trial members said how solid and well built the E520 was, adding how the Fluid Rower felt smoother and quieter than other rowers, with many preferring the experience and sensation of rowing against water.

The E520 Fluid Rower engages almost every muscle in the body, and the user can keep on top of every stroke with it's ergonomic Interactive Performance Monitor. The IPM displays time, speed, distance, revolutions per minute, calories per hour, watts, level, and heart rate, as well as offering a quick start option, manual programs, interval training, six previous workout memories and a unique pacer system guaranteed to challenge and inspire even the most energetic gym fanatic.

No wonder 85% rated the Fluid Rower as ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’ overall. The following quotes are testimonials from trial members; 'The machine was more interesting than the other rowers'; 'I felt I was getting more of a workout'; 'The fluid rower was smoother and quieter'; 'The catch and drag was better'; 'It was more comfortable to sit on and comfortable to use, with a therapeutic sound'.

Perhaps the most telling statistic of all was the fact that 14% of those surveyed did not normally use the rowing machine - after the four week trial, all of those people said that they would use the Fluid Rower if it was in their gym.

The First Degree Fitness E520 Fluid Rower is distributed exclusively into clubs by Health Clubs at Home, and its sister company, Gym Kit UK. For more information please call 0845 672 061, or visit http://www.healthclubsathome.com/brands/First-Degree-Fitness.

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