We’ve developed our class spotlight series to give you a little insight into the objectives and programming of each class offered at Coastal Rowing Studio.
FitRow: Indoor Rowing + TRX = 1 Killer Workout
The third class in our spotlight series is FitRow.
You already know that indoor rowing gives you a great full-body workout. In this class, we take it up a notch by adding TRX exercises to further work your core, upper body and lower body.
First, let’s learn about the TRX (Total Body Resistance Exercise) system.
TRX uses your body weight and gravity as resistance to build strength, balance, and coordination. Because you are partially suspended, your core is working all the time, providing stability. The TRX Suspension Trainer can be used to achieve any fitness goal and is adaptable for all fitness levels. By adjusting the placement of your feet, you can leverage your body weight to make the exercise more or less difficult. With the TRX you can perform hundreds of exercises, giving you a full body workout.
What happens when you add suspension training to indoor rowing?
When you combine these two forms of exercise, each delivering a serious full-body workout on its own, you have hit the workout jackpot.
Let’s start with your core. Rowing primarily uses the muscles that help you bend (rectus abdominis) and straighten (erector spinae) your body. Adding TRX exercises allows us to also work the muscles that give us stability and allow us to rotate and bend side to side for a strong, stable core.
The same holds true for the rest of our body. Rowing uses all the major muscle groups in our legs, arms and back. Adding TRX exercises allows us to further target these muscles & more for strengthening and stabilization.
So whether you are just beginning an exercise program or are a seasoned athlete, FitRow is a class you don’t want to miss!
See what others have said about FitRow
Just completed my first FitRow class. I thought I was in decent shape as I’m a competitive paddler, surfer, and outdoor circuit training kinda girl. Tonight I kinda got my butt whooped (in a good way). If you are wanting a full body workout that will push you to your limits, then this one is for you. – Jessica K
Tonight’s class was just what I needed to work out my frustrations and get my stress level down. Intense rowing for aerobic benefits with a TRX arm and abdominal workout that I will be feeling tomorrow. – Doug C
Love this class! Great cardio and endurance training on the rower, and strength training using the TRX system. Cheryl keeps a watchful eye on us so we get the maximum benefit and less risk of injury. Lots of fun! – Kathy K