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RowActiv – your personal Indoor Rowing trainer!

British Rowing is delighted to announce the arrival of RowActiv, a free-to-download iPhone and iPad application for Indoor Rowers. RowActiv means everyone can now have their very own personal rowing trainer in their pocket.

The new application, developed by a team of British Rowing experts, has video demonstrations, instruction on warm up routines, and advice on how to perfect rowing technique. RowActiv is your perfect training partner, ensuring you get the most out of your rowing training at home, in the gym and on the water.


Whether your goal is to improve your health, fitness or technique, RowActiv offers a training programme to suit all abilities.

“Thousands of people use rowing machines in the gym or at home as part of their regular exercise routine,” says Rosemary Napp, British Rowing National Manager. “At the moment a high percentage will be using incorrect technique and just don’t have the level of knowledge needed to be able to tailor their rowing programme to match their fitness and health goals. This is where RowActiv can really help.”

RowActiv offers a range of training programmes which can be synchronised with iTunes so rowers can listen to training instructions while being motivated by their favourite songs.

The application works for all levels of rower, from beginners through to competing athletes. New training programmes will be added on a regular basis to keep content fresh and make sure that rowers are receiving up to the minute and inspirational training materials.

RowActiv will also deliver the latest news from British Rowing and a ‘club finder’ facility so that those who fancy moving from land-based rowing to water rowing can easily find details of their local rowing club.

RowActiv will be available for download from Monday 19th March. The basic application is free and there will also be an option to upgrade to a version which opens up an even wider selection of training plans.

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