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Personal Training in Central Oregon and Online Everywhere

Steve Tague’s Rowed to Fitness offers personal training and metabolic testing for health, longevity and athletic performance.  Located in Central Oregon, Rowed to Fitness is perfect for anyone seeking personal training in Tumalo, Bend, Sisters or Redmond. Online training programs are available anywhere you are. If you’re an athlete or over 50 years old and looking to get fit, healthy and feel better than ever, join us on the Rowed to Fitness.

Specializing in Personal Training for Athletes and Adults Over 50

It’s time for you to start taking care of you again.  When I turned 55, my boys were no longer living at home, work life was slowing down, and I found more time to focus on getting myself healthy again. Through genetics, working out, and playing sports when I was younger, I managed to end up with stage 4 arthritis in my knee and hip, along with 2 severely torn rotator cuffs and disc damage in my lumbar spine. Coming back and living out my childhood dream of being an athlete became my challenge at 55 years old.

Less than 6 years later, I have won 3 gold medals at the World Indoor Rowing Championships, 4 silver medals, 2 US National titles, and have a World Record.

While I can’t promise all of that for you, I can coach you down the same paths that led me to being healthier, fitter, stronger and happier. And if you have an inner athlete that you’re trying to bring out, I’d love to help you with that, too.

Read more about my coaching and programs below and let’s hit the ROWED TO FITNESS!


I’m a personal trainer, fitness and sports nutrition coach that loves helping others get in great shape, feel great, and achieve their goals. I also teach other coaches, trainers, athletes, and people that want to utilize and master the most effective piece of equipment in the gym, the Concept2 Row Erg, or rowing machine.



  • Personal Strength & Fitness Training
  • Indoor Rowing based Training and Coaching Programs
  • VO2 Max Testing and Programming for Rowers, Cyclists and Runners
  • Metabolic Testing for Personalized Nutrition Plans and Metabolic Health



  • National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Sports Nutrition Coach
  • PNOE Metabolic Testing Certified
  • Concept2 Certified Rowing Coach
  • Dark Horse Rowing Certified Coach
  • Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED


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


Accepting new clients for in-person and online personal training, and offering programs with metabolic analysis.

Metabolic Testing for Health, Fitness, VO2 Max, Longevity and Nutrition

I’m excited about the new metabolic testing programs that I am now able to offer! Utilizing the PNOĒ system, a clinical grade metabolic testing device, along with a team of metabolic experts and registered dietitians, Rowed to Fitness now offers resting and active metabolic rate tests. In under 15-mins, PNOĒ analyzes, non-invasively, instantly, and without labwork, 23 biomarkers that assess vital areas, including metabolism, cellular function, heart & lung fitness, fat-burning efficiency, and biological age. With these results we can build precise training and nutrition programs that are designed specifically for your physiology and metabolism.

If you’re an athlete looking for your VO2 Max along with specific training zones, or, someone looking to gain insight on your health, metabolism and receive an effective nutrition plan, Rowed to Fitness has you covered.

Explore program and coaching options and take advantage of our limited metabolic and training packages by selecting from the “Services” menu at the top of the page.


US and World Indoor Rowing Champion, World Record Holder, and Your Personal Trainer

At 61 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 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. Since then, I have won 3 World Championship titles for the 500m, 3 silver medals at the World Championships for the 2000m, US National Championship gold medals, and broke the 500m World Record for Lightweight Men 60 and over.

I’m a certified rowing coach with Concept2, as well as a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutrition Coach. I’m also certified to conduct metabolic testing and analysis which I use to better understand my clients physiology and to help them to understand their own bodies, in order to better achieve their goals.

Whether you want to get in great physical shape, release the inner-athlete you’ve always wanted to be, lose weight and get healthier, or just up your rowing game, I can help you get there and we’ll have fun while doing it!

Indoor rowing world champion and personal trainer Steve Tague with gold and silver medals 2023


Keith S. | 90 Year Old Elite Runner | Metabolic & VO2 Max Testing Client

Although I’ve been fairly active throughout my life, I didn’t start serious running until I was 75. Since, I have run several marathons including 2 Boston’s (3 rd in my age group at 78 and a father/son at 82) and since have been competing in various track meets including USATF Masters and National Senior Games. Throughout, I have relied on running in my zones determined by my VO2 Max results. Recently, I was introduced to Coach Tague and his VO2 Max testing program and have just completed a long overdue VO2 Max test administered by him. I was truly impressed not only with his professionalism, but his obvious personally expressed interest in not only ensuring that I got the most out of the test and making sure that I got the data to successfully establish my new zones, but his interest in staying current with my future efforts. I plan on keeping in touch and would wholeheartedly recommend working with Coach Tague.

Michael L. | Over 50 Personal Training Client

“Steve is truly a game changer in the world of personal training. As a former bodybuilder with joint injuries, finding the right regimen that caters to my specific needs was challenging. Steve has demonstrated exceptional expertise and attentiveness in crafting a program that not only helped me regain mobility but also aided in weight loss. His tailored approach ensures I’m pushed to my limits without exacerbating my injuries. Highly recommended for anyone seeking a trainer who truly understands and respects individual needs.”

Aaron T. | Former Pro Rock Climber & Personal Training Client

“Having been a former professional rock climber, I once believed I had a thorough grasp on training and understanding my body. However, after training with Steve for the past six months, my perspective has completely evolved. Steve’s detailed and tailored approach to fitness has not only transformed my physique, leading to numerous compliments, but it has also deepened my knowledge far beyond my rock climbing days. With each session, Steve provides both guidance and education, delving into the rationale behind each movement and technique. His expertise has been pivotal in my journey towards holistic health and fitness. I cannot recommend him highly enough, even for those who believe they know it all!”

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.”

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20:43 06 May 24
I have never worked with a coach or trainer before, but working with Steve has been a game changer. I struggle with some autoimmune issues and permanent injuries and Steve has been great at helping me build my resilience without overdoing it, something I can't say for crossfit or other programs I've tried. By focusing on VO2 max improvement I'm getting stronger and more resilient with each passing week. Rowing is a great full-body workout when you've got old injuries that will push you without hurting you. Steve will make sure you do it correctly and give you appropriate programs and lots of positive mentoring.
17:57 15 Mar 24
Recently, I was introduced to Coach Tague and his VO2 Max testing program and have just completed a long overdue VO2 Max test administered by him. I was truly impressed not only with his professionalism, but his obvious personally expressed interest in not only ensuring that I got the most out of the test and making sure that I got the data to successfully establish my new zones, but his interest in staying current with my future efforts. I plan on keeping in touch would wholeheartedly recommend working with Coach Tague.
DAVID SpectorDAVID Spector
18:25 09 Mar 24
Steve has been a fellow rowing competitor and I have the pleasure to say he has become a close friend of mine also. His knowledge in the sport and his accomplishments can not be matched. He has helped me to become a better rowing competitor and helping me place second in the 2024 World Indoor Rowing Championships.Anybody who decides to train with Steve will accomplish all their goals.
Brock ClementBrock Clement
19:19 12 Feb 24
Steve has the know how and first hand experience to guide you to and through your fitness goals. He offers an effective and accommodating program, and my personal favorite is the charisma and energy he brings to the table. Steve will have you sweating, laughing, in shape, and looking forward to the next sessions!
makenna taguemakenna tague
04:22 11 Feb 24
I am an avid runner and have been looking for something to compliment that and help me with mobility as well as build strength. Steve has been developing workouts for me that are fun, thoughtful ,and really effective. If you’re looking for an in depth and personalized experience-this is for you!
drew poirierdrew poirier
04:01 11 Feb 24
Steve always has a great workout plan! Catering to your goals, with a focus on form for high efficiency. Awesome to work with and always pushing you to finish strong.
Joel MaddockJoel Maddock
03:23 11 Feb 24
I would recommend Steve to any athlete! As a triathlete my v02 max is something I’m always trying to increase. After establishing my base levels through his metabolic testing, he was able to curate a perfect cross training regimen using the rower that has helped tremendously!
Spencer KeenanSpencer Keenan
01:37 11 Feb 24
Steve is an incredible coach with a large array of knowledge and ability to take your athletic skills to the next level. 10/10!!



Contact me for more information or to signup for a program. I’d like to hear from you and would love to help you reach your goals!