Straight out of the box, I just placed the rowing machine on the two FlowRow Boards without any need for lengthy adjustments. It works great from the start and gives a completely new rowing feeling on the concept-2. At rest, it’s relatively stable, but when rowing, you really need to sit up straight to keep the balance. Fine movements on the toes help to keep the balance of the boat (sorry: concept- 2). I find the body feeling surprisingly similar to rowing, perhaps most when sliding forward and around the catch position. I ordered the board according to the tabulated recommendation of stiffness for my body weight and rowing experience, and the package comes with additional rubber dampers to adjust the stiffness. Without using the additional dampers, it feels slightly wobbly and the focus of training for me is really on technical exercises like balancing or light catches. Adding 1-2 dampers on each side, I find the stiffness suitable for a longer work-out, and the difference to the standard rowing machine is to improve my body control throughout the session. This is a great add- on to the concept-2 rowing machine and fun to use!
I like the FlowRow trainings a lot! The trainings are structured in such a way that makes it easy to stay focused and make the best out of each exercise. Even though each one of us has their own rowing machine, the training setup has the dynamic feel of a group, which naturally helps to inspire and motivate. The training is lead by Andreas who is a very professional and supportive trainer, his knowledge, experience and passion are unique and admirable. Although I have never rowed before, Andreas’ instructions enabled me to quickly learn the basics and enjoy the benefit of the full body training that rowing brings in a fully enjoyable environment. I absolutely recommend Andreas’ classes.
FlowRow is a perfect gentle full body workout with enjoyable and noticeable training effect. FlowRow is a very varied training due to the different choreographies, music and the special core strength part.
The FlowRow program does me good. Already after a few weeks my back pain disappeared and I could do rowing, weeding and carrying around my grandchilds – activities at which previously I would really feel my back. I attribute this effect to the well balanced FlowRow program.
For me the FlowRow training is exactly right. I was looking for something that is increasing my pulse rate. And for that the group rowing program including the interval training part is exactly the right thing. I really like the rowing movement (arms, legs, core) and in the group it is a lot more fun. As we are doing different exercises to the music the training is never boring .
For me as an active senior the regular participation in the FlowRow classes with Andreas are an important part to maintain and improve my fitness. In the team I value the friendly atmosphere and the good mood.
I have purchased the FlowRow Board for my WaterRower. I have no rowing experience on the water. Therefore it took me a bit getting used to the new movement. However, I have quickly learnt it within just a few days. The training is really fun.