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Beginners & Technique

Catch our Engine Masterclass on the first Saturday of every month.

Designed for people new to rowing and those wanting to get a better understanding. The Masterclass is a perfect introduction to the fundamentals of rowing. That said, this class is not exclusively for first-time customers, even if you know your way around a rower, use this class as a refresher, to perfect your technique and to master the machine!

Our ‘Masterclass’ Coaches are all either rowers, ex rowers or have been fully trained by GB World Champion Mat Tarrant and have competed at the indoor rowing championships.

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The benefits

the benefits of Our Engine Masterclass


01. Do it right

Do it right. We grow up with running and cycling but we know that not many of us have rowed. We’ve designed, tried and tested an easy way for you to pick up all the fundamentals.

02. Learn your numbers

Getting a proper understanding of what the numbers mean on the screen will make sure you always have a great workout and can keep track of your progress.

03. Fully connected

Thanks to the SKILLROW™ App, users can enjoy a more motivating digital experience. It’s like having a virtual cox always close by.

04. Unique feel of rowing on the water

The resistance delivered by SKILLROW was designed to follow the natural curve of the stroke in the water. The handle velocity throughout the active phase of the stroke is closer to the oar velocity in boat rowing than traditional ergometers. It’s called AQUAFEEL.

05. Train for Power and Cardiovascular

Unlike other machines, our rower offers the ability to add a magnetic resistance which gives you the benefit of training not only for cardio but for power improvements.

Technological rowing

Class: Engine Masterclass

Masterclass Instructors

You want the best for your body, and so do we. That’s why we’ve teamed up with World Champion British rower Matthew Tarrant to design our training programme. All of our team have been put through their paces at the Engine Room Academy before stepping foot on the rowing floor, so they know their stuff – just ask Mat! But, he might be a bit busy training for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics so you’ll just have to book a class and see for yourself.

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I invented this madness, say no more! I’ll have your technique locked down in no time. I’m the nicest and nastiest coach all in one!

22 years experience as a PT and Body Transformation Coach. Rowing Coach, Trained by Matthew Tarrant GB World Champion. Also competed in the National Indoor Rowing Championships in Ireland.



This girl has Engine Power! Picked for the GB World Start Programme. Courtnay has a passion and background in rowing. With a 2k time that’s hard to beat you’re in the best hands as far as performance and rowing technique go!



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