Treadmills and exercise bikes are great if you’re looking to work on your cardio at home, but if you want a full body workout, you should consider a rowing machine instead. In addition to helping improve your cardio, rowers are also good for strength training for your arms, legs, back and core. And right now, you can snag some of our favorite models on the market at a serious discount. You can take $300 off Hydrow’s original rowing machine with the promo code CNETMAY300, or save $150 on the more compact Hydrow Wave rower with the promo code CNETMAY150, which drops the prices down to $2,195 and $1,745 respectively. Just note that these promo codes can’t be combined with any of Hydrow’s current Mother’s Day offers and are only valid through May 17.
With an aluminum and steel frame, and an electromagnetic resistance system, this Hydrow rower looks, feels and performs like a piece of premium fitness equipment. You can fine-tune the resistance levels between 1 and 300, and it comes equipped with a 22-inch HD display that you can use for on-demand workout classes (though you’ll need a Hydrow membership to get access). It also features built-in front-facing speakers and Bluetooth connectivity so you can blast your music out loud while you train.
And if you’re short on space, you can pick up the Hydrow Wave, which offers a nearly identical workout in a more compact package. It has a 30% smaller footprint than the original Hydrow rower, as well as a smaller 16-inch display. And both rowers fold upright for easy storage when they’re not in use. You can pick up just the rowing machine, or bundle it with a one-, two- or three-year Hydrow membership, though you’re not saving any money compared to the usual $44-per-month cost.