Today, Peloton, the brand behind your favorite at-home exercise bike and treadmill, launched Peloton Row, further proof that the brand is ready, willing, and poised to take over the cardio fitness industry. Peloton is on a mission to change the way people think about indoor rowing and turn it into a more fun, popular, and efficient full-body workout.
The highly-anticipated rowing machine is available for preorder now, and is estimated to ship in early December. As your resident SELF shopping writer, I’m obligated to remind you that the timing is *chef’s kiss* for holiday gifting. We’ve gathered all the details about Peloton’s latest launch below.
Peloton Row Specs:
The rower takes up about 16 square feet of floor space, with a nearly 24-inch HD touchscreen, an ergonomic seat, and a folding arm for compact storage. If you’ve got the home gym space, this piece of fitness equipment is decidedly sleek—you might not even want to stow it away.
What kind of workouts can you do with the Peloton Row?
Of course, with the Peloton rower, you’ll get access to hundreds of low-impact, high-intensity rowing classes. You can choose from scenic rides or Row Bootcamp (which combines floor workouts with rowing). Beyond rowing, the All Access Membership grants you access to Peloton’s library of live classes and on-demand workouts across categories, like yoga, Pilates, barre, strength training, and more.
What are the standout features of Peloton’s rowing machine?
Form Assist and Form Rating
Perhaps the least glamorous, but most exciting features of the Peloton Row are the Form Assist and Form Rating. One of the biggest issues with traditional at-home workouts is that there’s nobody around to correct your form, putting you at a higher risk for injury. Form Assist gives visual feedback in real-time based on sensor data, so you know how—and what—to adjust. Form Rating + Insights gives you a post-class breakdown of your form, plus tips to improve, and your overall performance metrics like distance, pace, and stroke rate.
For anyone who doesn’t have a dedicated home gym or a large space like a garage or basement to keep a rowing machine out, this feature is key. While many competing rowers don’t have the capability to be stored upright, the Peloton rower (which has front wheels for easy maneuvering) does. It comes with a handy wall anchor and ties to ensure that your machine stays secure until the next time you work out.
You might be familiar with rowing machines like the Ergatta Rower that use water resistance or air resistance. Both are pretty noisy, though newer models (like the Hydrow) have managed to keep the sound to a minimum. Peloton’s rower is exceptionally quiet, thanks to electronically controlled resistance and an ultra-thin, smooth belt.
Like the Peloton Tread and Peloton Bike+, the Row gives you the option to see the leaderboard for every class. If you’re a competitive person, this feature will help you keep your performance in tip-top shape—and might even earn you a shout-out from your favorite instructor.
The touchscreen swivels to make your jump from the rower to the floor for bootcamp, yoga, barre, and more workouts easier. Plus, there are speakers on the front and back of the screen so you’re never missing out on key instructions.
How much does the Peloton Row cost?
There are four different tiers to choose from when buying the Peloton rower. The rowing machine plus a warranty starts at $3,195 and from there goes up to $3,570 depending on which accessories package you add on. A Peloton All Access Membership is separate and starts at $44 per month. If you already have a Peloton Bike, Tread, or Guide, you can share your membership across equipment.
Peloton Row Basics
Peloton Row Starter
Peloton Row Select
Peloton Row Ultimate