Row online, row a training plan, or participate in regattas or challenges - whatever works best for you
One of the easiest ways to get started with Online Rowing is to join an organized online group, for example:
There's also a free online rowing club named Oarbits, where RowPro users schedule and join online rows, view online rowing results, and send messages to each other.
If you've never rowed online, look out for the Beginners Group rows in the Oarbits Session Schedule, or contact Pam at PamL@digitalrowing.com for help and advice.
You can intuitively feel the difference between asking "Will I row today?" vs. "What am I scheduled to row today?" That difference is one of the core secrets to sticking with your rowing over the longer term.
RowPro has hundreds of plans for all levels from beginners to elite rowers, and a Wizard that tailors each plan to take into account your personal profile and rowing experience.
RowPro training plans are created by training guru Jon Ackland of Performance Lab International. Jon is one of the world's foremost experts in plans for "remote training" situations where a training instructor is not present.
Rowing to a plan gives you a much better chance of getting the results you want from your rowing, whether that's to maintain a healthy fitness, or get back in shape, or lose weight, or get stronger or faster for competition.Learn more
RowPro is also designed to be a gateway to a number of organized offline activities:
Rowfiles are small portable XML files used to record and play back rowing sessions in RowPro. Rowfiles are created by exporting entries from your RowPro Rowing Log.
This opens up a whole range of possibilities:
Want some competition? Improve your team's training and compete with other teams either online or offline
RowPro can connect to up to 16 Concept2 Indoor Rowers (ergs) and can organize them into 1x, 2x, 4x or 8x boats.
This opens up huge possibilities for groups such as:
Group training and racing, both online and offline, is now within easy reach. Here are some example activities:
RowPro enables groups to engage in rowing competitions online, eliminating the need to physically travel to other locations. This fundamentally changes what is possible in group training and sports competitions. For example:
RowPro also supports group rowing offline, so-called venue racing and group training. For example:
Use RowPro to enhance rowing for rehabilitation, motivation and competition
Adaptive rowing groups can use RowPro to great advantage in a number of ways:
RowPro provides adaptive rowing coaches with tools to quickly create fitness programs, teach rowing technique, and record and analyze results.
This makes it easy for adaptive coaches to make individual rehab and fitness programs tailored to each adaptive rower's specific situation, and to monitor changes and progress over time.
RowPro Online Rowing enables adaptive rowing programs to hold live group rowing sessions in real time involving adaptive rowers anywhere in the world. Up to 16 locations can participate in the same session with one boat each.
These sessions can be for specialized group coaching or just for group fitness. The built-in online chat function enables adaptive rowers to build relationships before and after online rowing sessions with people they could otherwise not meet or engage with due to logistical and financial challenges.
This fundamentally changes what is possible in creating bridges between widely dispersed adaptive rowing groups.
RowPro Online Rowing enables adaptive rowing groups to hold live rowing competitions in real time regionally, nationally and internationally.
This transforms adaptive indoor rowing into a worldwide sport by making it practical to arrange competitive sporting activities between adaptive athletes of similar capability levels in real time anywhere in the world.