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Great Question! Rowing is as easy as strapping your feet in, driving with your legs, hinging at the waist, and pulling your arms to your chest, before reversing back to the starting position. We always advise that noobs come in about 10 minutes early in order to get acclimated with your equipment, fire questions at your helpful instructor, and practice a few strokes. One rule to follow…Don’t feel embarrassed as a first-timer…we all started somewhere, and we are here to help you! Need a more thorough explanation? Watch our instructional video here.
Even better question! Rowing is a phenomenal workout for a few important reasons: (1) Rowing is a complete exercise, working 9 major muscle groups and burning up to 900 calories an hour; (2) It is zero impact, meaning you can delay that knee replacement surgery a few more years; and (3) Anyone can do it, as our WaterRowers respond to your effort, making the workout as hard or easy as you want.
What, you have a problem with rowing? OK, so everyone needs a little spice in their life, which is why we offer 3 other classes that are not strictly rowing. Our TR 45 and TR 30 classes are about half rowing, and half total body, HIIT-style exercises that utilize kettle bells, slam balls (so fun!), and your own body weight. TR 45 is a 45 minute class, and TR 30 is a…you guessed it, 30 minute class. We also offer a 45 minute circuit class that utilizes the rowing machine as only one station among up to 7 others. To learn more about our classes, go here (please).
BOOKING A CLASS
It’s very easy; this is what you do:
- Go to our schedule page
- Choose what class you would like to enroll in
- Follow the prompts to enroll in this class. Our software will recognize this is your first visit, and will make sure whatever class you choose is on the house!
I love your enthusiasm. Here is exactly what you need to do:
Yes. We HIGHLY encourage you to take our Indo-Row class as your first one. It gives you the basic progression from skills and drills, all the way through a fun, simulated race at the end. Once you get your feet wet here, try our TR 45 class to incorporate off-machine exercises that utilize kettle bells, slam balls, and your own body weight.
If you are looking for an excellent primer on rowing mechanics, please visit our Rowing 101 page for a great introductory video.
So let’s talk this through. We actually offer THREE ways that you can take a class with us:
- Drop-ins: Want to buy classes one at a time, or just use rowing as a supplement to your normal workout? We’ve got you covered. This option lets you buy as many, or few classes as you like.
- Packages: This is one level above buying a single class. Our different packages contain a certain number of classes (at discounted prices), and you are free to use them as quickly or slowly as you like. We are not going to harass you about time limits, but do ask that you use them within 6 months if possible. If you call and say “please,” we will possibly (read: always) extend them for you.
- Memberships: Now we are talking. Memberships offer the deepest discount on classes, and come in different levels of CLASSES PER MONTH. Memberships require a direct deposit. Run out of classes in a month? You can buy more at a deeply discounted rate.
As always, if you want more information or help in determining which is best for you, Contact Us or visit our Pricing page.
Our system allows you to reserve your spot in advance. With great power comes great responsibility. If you need to cancel, please do so at least 4 hours in advance so as not to incur a penalty (and feel the wrath of fellow crew members).
Sometimes you have to feed the elephant in the room, and yes, we are on Class Pass.
TAKING A CLASS
For your first class, please arrive at least 10 minutes early. Our instructors will make sure you are properly set-up, and they will also give you a brief demonstration. We want to not only ensure you understand the proper mechanics and safety procedures, but also allow our trainers not to be distracted from the rest of the class. If this is not your first class, please be courteous of other members and be on time and ready for the class to start.
Yes. We have one full shower, and two separate bathrooms. We also provide complementary chilled towels to help you cool off.
Besides a positive attitude and closed-toed shoes? No. We will provide your mat, equipment, and a towel. We also have a water fountain in the studio, but you are obviously welcome to bring whatever extra refreshment you need.
Anywhere that is marked for “Tuxedo Festival” parking is OK for our class. Please be aware that if you are taking one of our world-famous lunch time classes, the parking lot does get full – so you may want to arrive a few minutes early. If the main lot is full, parking is available in the lot adjacent to Flip Burger (and is also marked as Tuxedo Festival Parking). Running late and need a last minute option? The parking lot does have a valet for use during peak hours, but it is operated separately from Total row and we do not control pricing.
NO!! Oh wait, sorry…no. We pride ourselves on being a motivational, but fun and community environment. We will never try to hard sell you on anything, or barrage you with constant emails and phone calls. If this ever does happen, or you feel uncomfortable in any way, please let our #squadgoals crew know immediately. Learn more about our friendly team here
While nearly the same thing, we are “technically” not doctors, and you should ALWAYS consult one before starting any workout program. With that legal disclosure out of the way, one of rowing’s primary benefits is that it’s inherently low impact. This is great for pregnant women, as well as anyone recovering from a surgery, or that has just been out of the game for awhile. Our Water Rowers and class style allow you to set your own tempo, and we welcome anyone to come in and give it a shot.