The Flex Mini® vs. Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine

The Stamina Company makes a number of exercise apparatuses and devices. One of them is the Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine. As its name suggests, this device is a rower. The user sits on a sliding seat while holding onto a pair of oar-like handles. While strapped into two footrests, the user pushes and pulls back and forth with both his or her arms and legs. This motion will work the upper and lower body to varying degrees and will provide a cardiovascular workout as well.

The Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine features a digital display unit that can keep track of distance, speed, number of strokes, calories burned, and so on. The Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine weighs 39 pounds and is nearly five feet long. At least one online retailer sells this apparatus, a website called Rowing Machine Source. They charge $149.99 for the Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine and ship it to the continental U.S. for free. Shipping rates for Alaska, Hawaii, and international orders are not clearly stated. Stamina offers a warranty that covers the Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine’s frame for one year and its parts for 90 days. Rowing Machine Source covers the Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine with a conditional 30 day satisfaction guarantee. No bonus materials are included with the device except an assembly tool kit.

 The Flex MIniStamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine
How much does it cost?The Flex Mini costs $199.99.$149.99 with free shipping and handling for the continental U.S. AK, HI and international S&H costs not clearly stated.
Does it require assembly?No, the Flex mini does not require assembly. It comes ready to go.YES. This rower requires assembly and comes with an assembly tool kit.
Are there any 3rd party clinical trials to back up the claims?YES there was a very comprehensive clinical study conducted. The results showed that 100% of users said it worked in some way. 92% said it was easy to fit into their daily return. 90% were more toned and firmed.NO. There appear to be no 3rd party studies for the Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine.
Is it FDA cleared? Please note that most products are not required to be FDA Cleared. This is a status that makes the Flex Mini unique.Yes – the Flex Mini is the first and currently the only of its kind to be cleared by the FDA for Toning, Tightening and Lifting the Butt and Backs of the Thighs.NO. Yet rowers do not require FDA clearance.
Do you need exercise while using it?NO. You put the FLEX MINI on, turn it on, and it does all the work for you using electronic muscle stimulation to perfectly contract and work all the muscles in your butt and backs of the thighs.YES. As with any traditional exercise apparatus you must actively use it.
Do you need to focus on your form?No you don’t need to even think about form. The FLEX MINI keeps track of the intensity and duration of the concentrated muscle contractions for you.YES. It would seem as though there is a right and a wrong way to use the Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine.
When can you use it?You can get a concentrated rear end workout while you are doing your make-up, at work, watching TV, surfing the net, folding laundry, cooking, talking on the phone, helping the kids with their homework...virtually anywhere and anytime.During set workout times.
Can you tone other parts of the body?YES, you can add accessories to your order that are specifically designed and fitted to be worn on other parts of the body. There is one for the stomach and another for the arms. These accessories are individually FDA Cleared for toning, strengthening, and firming their specific body parts. Click here to learn more about the Flex Range of products.YES. The Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine will be helpful for both upper and lower body toning.
Is it portable? How big is it?YES, is it very portable. It is about the size of a pair of shorts. It comes with a free travel pouch and weighs less than one poundNO. This apparatus is five feet long and weighs 39 lbs.
Is it discreet?YES, the Mini is very fitted to the buttocks and back of the thighs and not bulky in any way. The remote is very small and tucks away in a small pouch on the side. You can wear it discretely under clothing and while doing virtually anything.NO. You cannot be discreet while using the Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine.
Does it require hard work or motivation?NO, you do not need to exercise or break a sweat during a toning session. You don’t need to find time for the gym and it requires no energy to give your entire rear end a very concentrated workout.YES. In order to see results with this rower you must use it regularly.
Does it require batteries?No. It comes with a rechargeable power supply unit.The progress monitor may require batteries.
What is the "Satisfaction Guarantee" period?For a full 60-Days any order can be returned for a full refund.30 Days.
What is the "Product Warranty" period?If there is any problem with your Flex Mini it can be exchanged for a new unit for a full Two Years from your original purchase date.1 year frame, 90 days parts
Do they ship internationally?YES. The FLEX Mini is currently shipped to over 100 countries. Check our order page for a list of all the countries we ship to.YES.
Do they have toll free ordering and customer service?YES: (800) 222-7154. Our friendly customer service staff is available to help you between 9am – 6pm MST.YES.
Is there bonus material with your order?YES! Your Flex Mini Order Comes with a full 1-Year subscription presented by our sponsors to either Fitness or Elle magazines (A Retail Value of $50!).Assembly tool kit (value unknown)
What is the delivery time for domestic orders?1 week or less.One to two weeks