I have a passion for fitness and rowing, but what excites me the most is to help people achieve things they didn’t think they were capable of doing. Indoor rowing is more than just sitting down on the machine and pulling as hard as you can. When mastered, you can achieve a workout equivalent to going for a long walk or a jog, or, you can challenge yourself to arguably the most physically, mentally, and physiologically demanding sport in the world. No matter what your fitness goal may be, learning to workout on the rowing erg can help you achieve it in a low-impact, full-body, fun and challenging way. I’ve become a World Champion through a lot of hard work and learning from some of the best coaches and rowers in the world. Now, I’d love to share that knowledge with you.
You’ll often hear the Concept2 rowing machine referred to as the rowing erg. Here’s where that term comes from-
er·gom·e·ter/ərˈɡämidər/ an apparatus which measures work or energy expended during a period of physical exercise. Aka; erg, ergo, pain sled 😉
BENEFITS OF ROWING
The rowing erg is one of the most versatile pieces of exercise equipment in the gym. Once you learn to utilize it you’ll find that it fits almost any style of workout that you could want. Whether you are wanting to get in shape, lose weight, rehab injuries, delay the aging process, build muscle, increase flexibility, or compete in a growing sport that is recognized around the world, rowing is for you.
- Recruits 86% of your muscles
- Improves overall fitness
- Builds endurance
- Strengthens your heart
- Increases proprioception
- Provides low impact workout
- Increases mobility
- Great workout for all fitness levels
- Easily track your progress
- Burns a lot calories
- Can be meditative and calming
- Boosts your mood
- Great for abs and glutes
- Improves posture
- Perfect for active recovery
- Can work aerobic, threshold and anaerobic systems
- It’s challenging, fun and rewarding
WHAT I DO
I coach and teach other coaches, trainers, crossfitters, athletes, and people that want to learn to utilize and master one of the most important, effective pieces of equipment in the gym, the rowing erg. I also offer rowing based personal and group fitness training.
- Indoor Rowing Workshops (Beginner & Advanced)
- Personal & Small Group Rowing based Fitness Training
- Staff Training for Gyms, XFit Boxes & Physical Therapists
- Concept2 Certified Rowing Coach
- Dark Horse Rowing Certified Coach
- NASM Certified Personal Trainer
- Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED
At 58 years old I am in the best shape of my life. I have learned to deal with and overcome osteoarthritis in my hip and knee, rotator cuff tissue tears; spinal stenosis, degeneration and a ruptured disc; and severe asthma and food allergies. In 2018 I started training on the rowing erg. It offered a low-impact all-body workout, and was one of the only exercises that my body could handle. After realizing that this was something I could do, and do really well, I started training to compete. In 2020 I won a silver medal in the 500m at the World Rowing Indoor Championship in Paris, France. In 2021 I won the Americas Continental Qualifier and went on to become the World Champion in my class for the 500m and won the silver medal in the 2000m at the World Championships.
I’m a certified rowing coach with Concept2 and Dark Horse Rowing, as well as an NASM certified personal trainer. Whether you want to get in great physical shape, release the inner-athlete you’ve always wanted to be, or just up your rowing game, I can help you get there and we’ll have fun while doing it!
WHAT CLIENT'S HAVE TO SAY
Anne B. | Fundamentals Workshop
It was fantastic! I learned a ton – still lots to learn 🙂
David S. | Fundamentals Workshop
Intimate setting, casual, great knowledge!
Lexi I. | Athlete Coaching
Steve is incredibly knowledgeable, personable, and encouraging. I improved so much in such a short time from his coaching and highly recommend him.
Maren T. | Rowing Coaching
It was great when Steve started coaching me because I got so much faster than everyone else. But now that he’s coaching everybody, they’re all fast!
Travis W. | Owner – Fortitude Fitness Training
After being a fitness trainer for 16 years I now know that I have barely scratched the surface on the techniques and attributes of the rowing machine. Steve has gracefully insrtructed me on not only how to be a better rower but a better coach as well! I trust and value Steve’s experience and achievement to lead my gym’s rowing initiative.
Tenley S. | Rowing Coaching
“I had never sat on a rowing machine in my life before coming to Steve. He was encouraging right from the start and it didn’t take long to find myself challenged in ways I hadn’t imagined. He proved I’m stronger than I think I am, and I do indeed have a beast mode.”