Indoor Rowing Hits Miami

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Rowing machines and rowing shells at Miami Beach Rowing ClubRowing machines and rowing shells converged this past weekend when UCanRow2 led the first indoor rowing instructor certification at Miami Beach Rowing Club.

Participants representing crews from the University of Miami and Barry University, joined with home users and an aspiring elite competitive rower for a day with UCanRow2’s Terry Smythe learning the ins and outs of indoor rowing.

The session included individualized critiques of rowing technique, discussion of the best ways to teach on the Concept 2 rowing machine, critical tips for erg maintenance and pointers for teaching to special populations.  The participants also got to try several rowing workouts first hand, including interval, steady state and pyramid formats.

As indoor rowing grows in popularity and people look in increasing numbers for fitness facilities offering the sport, certifications such as the one in Miami will become an important distinguishing factor.  Those locations whose instructors are certified will stand out as offering classes and personal training sessions that are safe, fun and effective.

More trainings are planned around Florida and elsewhere in 2011, for more information on those or other locations visit the UCanRow2 instructors page.

Wondering about certification?  Leave a comment and we’ll answer your questions here.  Are you a certified Concept2 rowing instructor?  Did you find it valuable?  Let us know!


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  2. Kelley Jackson on December 28, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    I am a nurse practitioner and certified johnny g spinning instructor(7) years. I have been involved with CrossFit in fort lauderdale since their opening and have been introduced to rowing and finding it to be a challenging workout. I am also a marathon runner and currently training for Boston 2011 and thought rowing could be another cross training exercise to engage in addition to spinning.

    With that said, I went to the C2 website and found you offer certifications for rowing…..would I be able to attend a workshop to become certified in light of not being a certified personal trainer? Please advise as I would love to move forward with this opportunity if it is possible.

    Thanks in advance,

    Kelley Jackson

    • admin on December 29, 2010 at 12:13 pm

      Hi Kelley,

      You do not need to be a certified personal trainer to take the indoor rowing training, although we do offer ACE (American Council on Exercise) CECs for fitness professionals. In fact, many home users and other fitness enthusiasts do the workshop to improve their own rowing technique and times for WODs, sprints and other workouts or races. We’d love to see you or any other lovers of rowing, including prospective indoor rowing instructors, in a training in 2011!

      Row on!!

  3. Marcos lamazares on January 28, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Hi,I’am interested in becoming indoor row instructor I live in Miami ,I want to known if you have any instructor available near this area (within 100 miles).please let me know I about to open a indoor row center and I need my certification, thank you

    • UCanRow2 on January 28, 2013 at 2:41 pm

      Congratulations on your studio, Marcos! We’re definitely interested in doing another training in Florida and are working on the date. Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for more info!

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