Sunny Health & Fitness NO. 077 Upright Row-N-Ride Rowing Machine Review

by Gary Patterson | Last Updated: May 14, 2021

About Sunny Health & Fitness Rowing Machines

Sunny Health & Fitness is a fitness and health company offering an expansive collection of workout equipment— from dynamic cardio machines to handy, durable accessories. The LA-based brand’s goal is “to satisfy your every need so you can maximize your profit and efficiency.” In other words, they want to make you happy, help you save money, and give you all of the necessary tools to have a great workout. 

Sunny Health & Fitness NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine Review

NO. 077 Upright Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine Review

In a Sunny Health & Fitness NO. 077 Upright Row-N-Ride Rowing Machine review of the brand’s website, we discovered that their range of equipment is made in top-notch facilities in Taiwan and Japan. With 10 years in the industry, Sunny Health & Fitness has made vital connections that allow them to offer their products at competitive prices. 

Sunny Health & Fitness’s selection includes machines and tools for the fitness professional and the stay-at-home mom alike, providing a diverse and appealing array of equipment that suits all kinds of budgets. 

The NO.077 Upright Row-N-Ride Rowing Machine is a one-of-a-kind machine that fuses the action of squatting and rowing together, providing a muscle toning, strenuous, full-body workout. It sits proudly nestled amongst their examples in their collection of magnetic, air, water, and hybrid rowers, and is one of their less expensive models. 

This Sunny Health & Fitness NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine review will assess the features and quality of the machine, compare it to other similar products on the market, and answer important questions to assist in your decision of whether this rower is the right fit for your needs. 

Pros

Cons

Technical Specifications

This Sunny Health & Fitness NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine review will give you an overview of what you can expect to find on and with your new rowing machine. 

We’ll start with the basics:

Now we’ll get into the details:

Resistance Type

The NO.077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine uses elastic cord resistance to give you a challenging workout. Unlike pulling a handle then pushing with your legs horizontally, this rower has you seated in an upright position pulling with your arms, as you squat down with your legs. 

Sunny Health & Fitness NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine Review

There are three resistance bands included with your rower, providing, light (22lbs), medium (44lbs), and heavy (66lbs) tension. Use one band to create light, two to kick it up a notch, and three to really challenge yourself. 

What’s great about this kind of resistance is that it’s extremely quiet. Unlike noisy water or air rowing machines, resistance bands are virtually silent. Another benefit of resistance bands is that the machines that utilize them are usually less expensive than other rowing machines on the market.

The only downside lies in the fact that there are only three levels. Light may be too easy, but then medium may be too heavy. 

Price

The NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine is available for the affordable costs of $130 plus tax. It’s a simple machine that offers an extremely challenging workout, targeting a range of muscles from head to toe. 

This machine is unique in that it’s nothing like typical rowing machines on the market. It’s like a rower and a squat machine in one, targeting your back, arms, abs, and legs. 

We actually could not find a comparable model on the market, but, in terms of a rowing machine in the same price range, the NO. 077 Ride-N-Row Upright Rowing Machine blows them out of the water for two reasons:

  1. You get a more intense workout
  2. Machine encounters fewer problems and is easier to fix

To purchase a NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine, simply add it to your cart on the brand’s website and checkout. You can also find this machine at Walmart if you’d rather buy it from there. The price at Walmart is comparable to the one on sunnyhealthfitness.com. You can also find it on Amazon, Overstock.com, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and many other retailers. 

When checking out, you have a few payment options: credit card (Visa, Amex, MasterCard, Discover only), PayPal, or Amazon Pay. The brand does not offer any payment plans for its machines. 

Shipping & Assembly

Order processing takes about 1-2 business days. Any orders over $99 are shipped for free. Free standard shipping takes about 6-7 business days and Sunny Health & Fitness will choose whichever shipper gives them the best deal. They rotate between FedEx, UPS, and USPS. 

If you require faster delivery, you can choose an expedited option at checkout— but you’ll need to pay for it. All shipping rates are calculated at checkout and vary based on your order and location. 

If your order is large, the company may ship it using a freight service. This delivery method requires you to set a delivery time with the freight company and be home for the delivery. 

Sunny Health & Fitness NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine Review

As of right now, Sunny Health & Fitness only ships within the 48 contiguous states. 

When your order arrives, if sent by freight— be sure to check it thoroughly before signing. You can refuse your order if it has been severely damaged during shipping. Once you sign, you cannot return it due to damages. 

Your NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine will come disassembled, so you’ll need to do a little work to put it together. There are a total of 45 different types of parts for this machine (normal rowers have upwards of 60), it should be fairly straightforward to put together. A Sunny Health & Fitness NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine review on Amazon says that this rowing machine is easy to assemble. Others back up the claim. 

Sunny Health & Fitness also sends you the two tools you need to put your rower together, so all you need is an hour of your time (possible less), and a friend to help—just in case. 

Setup

After your machine is put together, you’ll need to adjust the height and seat to fit your body. Once properly adjusted, you then need to attach the resistance bands. Try one first to figure out what feels right. 

The NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine has a small display computer that requires one AA battery (not included). Once you put the battery in, when you start rowing the monitor will automatically turn on— or you can press the ‘MODE’ button. 

There are no elaborate display features—just enough to track your basic stats, so you don’t need to worry about hooking it up to wifi, linking an account, or entering any of your data into the machine. 

Design and Features

The NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine’s design is uncomplicated. It promises a great workout without all of the bells and whistles other cardio machines have. While you row, you also squat—a heart-pounding, strength-building move that pumps up muscles and burns fat. 

This rowing machine is built to last, made of reliable steel that can hold up to 220lbs. It has a cushioned, adjustable seat, and slip-reducing handlebars to help you push past your limits. In this section of the Sunny Health & Fitness NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine review, we’ll go into explicit detail about the build quality, comfort, and capacity of this noteworthy rower. 

Build Quality

Though it’s made of steel, this rower is lightweight and easy to move. 

The machine itself weighs just 24.5lbs. Most users will able to pick it up and move it around the house. You could even try taking your workout outside to your patio. Soak up the rays and let the sweat drip. 

The NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine folds up effortlessly. After folding, the unit measures 9.5”L x 19”W x 56”H. 

Comfort

Sunny Health & Fitness NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine Review

Comfort is key during any workout. Although you’re physically pushing—which can be uncomfortable, the last thing you need is to be sitting on a hard seat, or in a position that feels unnatural. That’s how injuries happen. 

There are a few ways that the NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine provides a comfortable workout. 

  1. Adjustable height and seat. Raise the height and position of the handlebars, and move the seat to a 30, 60, or 90 degree angle for a different position
  2. Cushioned seat. Squishy and comfortable, this seat gives users a more enjoyable squat
  3. Textured foot pedals. Providing grip, these pedals provide a strong base for you to push up against
  4. Durable hand grip. Keeps hands from slipping during sweaty workouts 

Capacity

This machine is relatively strong. It’s made of steel, this Sunny Health & Fitness NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine review needs to note that due to its lightweight nature, it holds an under-average amount of weight—220lbs. That’s not to say this machine isn’t quality— it certainly is, it’s just simply made for those of average height and weight. 

Men tend to be heavier— the average man weighing in at 198lbs. Because of this, the NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine may be better suited for women, or those will smaller statures. 

Sunny Health & Fitness NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine Review

In this Sunny Health & Fitness NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine review, one 5’6”, 190 lbs customers said that this machine feels sturdy when using in a controlled way. Once their movement became unstable, the machine felt as if it became unstable as well. This sounds as if this machine would not be suited for those who are underweight or overweight, but instead fall in the 130-180lbs range. 

Display/LCD

The LCD monitor displays all of the critical stats necessary for you to track your workout. It’s small, but not too small—large enough to read clearly. 

There is just one ‘MODE’ button that controls whether you scan your stats, pause on one, or display them all at the same time. The numbers you see reflect the time in your session, number of calories burned, stroke count, and total count of strokes. 

Membership

There is no membership required for you to use any of the features on your NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine. Climb on and start rowing—it’s that easy. Your workouts are totally up to you. Because of the uniqueness of this machine, you may not be able to find workout videos for it, but you can turn on some music and plan out your workout beforehand. 

Storage

Sunny Health & Fitness NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine Review

One of the most useful things about this machine (second to sculpting muscles) is how easily it can be stored. Once folded the machine measures 9.5”L x 19”W x 56”H. That’s just over a ½ foot long, meaning you can store this unit in any closet, under a raised bed or behind a couch. Just be sure to store it inside as the metal can rust.

Most people will be able to pick this machine up by themselves. It weighs just 24.5lbs (for reference that’s the weight of a watermelon or a 14-month old child.) When folded, the machine is still relatively tall—just under 5 feet—but the frame is slim and shouldn’t be a challenge to handle. 

Warranty

The NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine comes with a 1-year warranty for the frame and a 180-day warranty for its parts. The warranty covers defects in workmanship and materials when the machine is used within the home (not commercially or in a gym). 

The warranties are non-transferable, meaning you can’t pass them along to the new owner if you decide to sell your rower. To make a warranty claim, you’ll need to be sure you have proof of purchase. You cannot make a warranty claim for the following issues:

If your machine meets the qualifications, Sunny Health & Fitness will repair or replace it. If your machine is no longer being made, they will replace it with a similar product. The company does not refund any shipping or labor costs that you originally paid when first ordering your machine. 

If you wish to return your machine, you can do so within 30 days of purchase. This Sunny Health & Fitness NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine will note that customers should keep the box for those 30 days, as the company will not send a replacement box and you’ll have to go out and buy one. Package up your machine properly (disassembled) and send it back. 

Sunny Health & Fitness will pay for the cost of the return if:

You will need to pay the cost of shipping if:

Your refund amount will be deducted a 15% restocking fee. If your item requires freight shipping, $200 will be deducted from your refund amount. 

Final Thoughts

The NO. 077 Upright Row-N-Ride Rowing Machine is a pretty unique machine. There isn’t a similar one on the market that blends rowing with squats. When compared to an assisted squat machine, the squat machine costs about $100 more and doesn’t have the rowing feature.

We appreciate the low cost of this machine, making it accessible for many households. We also appreciate the kind of workout it gives, providing full-body muscle building that also raises your heart rate. 

In this Sunny Health & Fitness NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine review, we found that this machine is definitely different than a normal rowing machine too, allowing for a more vigorous lower body workout that tones and lifts your butt. It’s easy to fold and store and there aren’t many negatives to it—aside from the capacity. 

FAQ

Where can I purchase the Sunny Health & Fitness NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine?

The NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine is available for purchase directly from sunnyhealthfitness.com. You can also find it at Walmart, Amazon, QVC, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and many other retailers. 

Is there a Sunny Health & Fitness NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine discount?

In a Sunny Health & Fitness NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine review of the brand’s website, we discovered that the brand currently has a Spring Savings Sale going on. The company also offers free shipping on orders over $99

Does the Sunny Health & Fitness NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine fold?

Yes! That’s one of the reasons we’re loving this machine. It folds up easily, is light, and can be stored in tons of different locations around the house. 

Can you lose belly fat on a rowing machine?

The NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine provides great cardio, but it mostly helps you to tone and sculpt muscles. Muscles require more energy, meaning the more muscle we have on our bodies, the more fuel we consume gets burnt off. This can lead to weight loss—and a loss of belly fat—if you are in a calorie deficit. 

Is rowing better for you than running?

The NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine is a special kind of rower. We view it as more of a strength training machine, that sculpts muscles—especially on your lower body. 

This Sunny Health & Fitness NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine review reveals that the resistance bands provide an upper body workout too, meaning this machine targets your entire body. Running is more about the legs and abs, giving users a purely cardio session, as opposed to adding in strength. This is what some are after, but for others who would like to add muscle, running isn’t your best option. 

How to contact Sunny Health & Fitness?

If you have any questions about this rowing machine that were not answered in this Sunny Health & Fitness NO. 077 Row-N-Ride Upright Rowing Machine review, you can get in contact with the company by these methods:

Sunny Health & Fitness’s office hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm CST. Their address is 218 Turnbull Canyon Rd., City of Industry, CA 91745