Rowing changes you from the inside out!

23 Feb

Ask anyone from the CRS Crew what our mantra is and the answer will be “Rowing changes you from the inside out”.

This fact is so evident that even after one class most people will tell you they agree wholeheartedly.   It might be because they are a little out of breath or maybe it’s because they can “feel’ the muscles that were just worked – which happens to be about 85% of your muscles.  Whatever their individual experience, they know they have just had a great workout.

Dragon Boat Charleston cross-training with a FitRow class.

Although most of us want to see changes immediately on the outside, it is often the internal changes that have the most profound effect on our health and fitness.  Because rowing is a full body strength and cardio workout, you will see the physical changes you are looking for such as increased endurance and strength and decrease in body fat but what people often notice first is the internal changes.

There are many internal benefits to rowing.

As you row, your body releases endorphins.  Endorphins are the chemicals released during exercise.  These are your feel-good hormones.  In addition to creating feelings of euphoria, they also interact with brain receptors to help limit our perception of pain or discomfort.


Rowing regularly can:

Increase energy

Reduce stress

Increase self-esteem

Aid in sleep

Lower visceral fat levels

Our bodies are a lot like a good book, the words are usually written before the cover is designed. So, set you mind on more than just your “cover” – choose to become healthier from the inside out.

Not sure where to start?  Contact us for a free assessment.  We will be glad to sit down with you, help you define your goals, and create a well-rounded program that will enable you to achieve those goals.

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Discover Why Others are Calling Rowing the Perfect Exercise

16 Jan

We all know that there are many different aspects to being physically fit. Cardio endurance, muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility, and mobility are all important.  Doing separate workouts for each would take a lot of time, which most of us don’t have.

People often refer to indoor rowing as the perfect exercise because it addresses many types of fitness at the same time.




  • When done properly, rowing uses about 85% of the muscles in your body. In one workout you have effectively worked you upper and lower body as well as your core.
  • Rowing provides resistance training which builds stronger bones and muscles.
  • Rowing challenges your aerobic and anaerobic systems for a well-rounded cardio workout.
  • This low impact exercise makes it a great choice for people with joint issues.
  • You can burn up to 800 calories per hour (maybe more) making it a great workout for weight loss and fat burning.
  • Rowing is a full-body, multi-joint workout that can help increase your flexibility and mobility.
  • A rowing workout it adjustable making it great for all fitness levels.

Sound to good to be true? Don’t take our word for it, come give it a try.

Your first class, Rowing101 is free.