Row Strong and Live Long

Welcome to Greenville’s FIRST and ONLY venture dedicated exclusively to indoor rowing. Please take some time to browse through our site and contact us with any questions you might have.

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“Row-ga!” – a brand new offering from Greenville Indoor Rowing.
Learn how to use your body and breath to increase strength, stamina and over-all well being.
Laura Caylor, Certified / Registered Yoga Teacher, will lead you in an hour long class of bodywork, followed by relaxation. “Row-ga!” provides the body with mindful concentration and movement on your yoga mat and aerobic activity on the “erg” (indoor rower). Warming and contracting the muscles along with stretching and lengthening the muscles will offer you a complete body workout that is non-impact, non-competitive and less intense than our regular rowing classes. Come see what “Row-ga!” can do for you!

Not Sure What Indoor Rowing is All About?
You are not alone. Unfortunately, it has been a well kept secret at most health clubs. When people get proper instruction and are able to experience the many benefits received from rowing, they wish they had discovered it much earlier.

Indoor rowing classes are similar to spinning classes, except that every major muscle group is involved. Getting proper instruction is vital to attaining the proper technique. Recognized as the ultimate calorie burning exercise, indoor rowing is a great way to boost your metabolism. It provides one of the most rewarding forms of exercise as it works every major muscle group of the body and it is a great cardiovascular workout.

Study Supports Rowing for Astronaut Fitness
Dr. Benjamin Levine, medical researcher working with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute said the following on the Earth & Sky Radio Series:
We looked to the sporting world and asked, which athletes have the biggest hearts, the densest bones, the biggest muscles. And that was a pretty quick answer: it’s rowers. Levine said that rowing is a very unique exercise. He said it’s like a combination of weight training and endurance training. Plus the blood pressure goes up high with each stroke, so it’s a good, solid workout for the heart. And it appears the rowing regimen does keep the hearts, bones and muscles of astronauts fit, while cutting the time spent on exercise by more than half”.
In essence, indoor rowing is a very time efficient workout. Since it uses every major muscle group, plus cardiovascular, all in one exercise, you can accomplish more in less time than with any other form of exercise.

Technique Video Link
Click here to watch an excellent short video on the proper rowing technique

Group Rowing Classes
Join our Group Indoor Rowing class, or sign up for individual private sessions. Class pricing is determined by number of classes desired – you decide what works best for you. Classes are held at various times on most days. View the class schedule to find the times that work best for you.

We Look Forward To Having You Row With Us!

Greenville Indoor Rowing Prices

Orientation Sessions:

Prior to taking your first group class, we require you to attend a free orientation session to learn about the indoor rowing machine and introduce you to the proper rowing technique. If you have previously used the Concept2 indoor rower, then your orientation session will be shorter.

If seats are available in a class that you would like to attend, we can schedule your orientation session 30 minutes prior to that class. Please call us or email us to set up your orientation session. You will be glad that you did.

 

Below is our Current Price Breakdown:

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No-Show Class Policy

Revised “No-Show” Policy What Is Considered A “No-Show”? Crew Member had a reserved seat for a class, but did not attend the class Crew Member did not email prior to three hours in advance to cancel Crew Member did not call or text (498-8608) within three hours in advance to cancel What Is The “Three Strike” Policy? 1) If Crew Member is a No-Show for a class, that reservation will be tagged as a No-Show and it is considered Strike One. 2) When a Crew Member has accumulated three No-Show instances, or three Strikes, they will lose the privilege of reserving seats for future classes. 3) After losing that privilege, the Crew Member will not be allowed to reserve a seat, but they can participate in any class they desire, provided there is an open seat available at the beginning of that class.

Six Million Lifetime Meter Club

The following have rowed over Six Million Lifetime meters (3720 miles):

Brent Collins

Carmel West

Cathy McFadden

Garry Patton

Heather Smith

Janice Smith Wilkins

Kitty Caldwell

Lani Wise

Sandi Smith

 

Half and Full Marathon Clubs

Rowers who row a full-marathon are rowing the equivalent to a runners 26.2 mile full-marathon and rowers who row a half-marathon are rowing the equivalent to a runners 13.1 mile half-marathon. Rowing distances are measured in meters; a full-marathon being 42,195 meters and a half-marathon being 21,097 meters. Below you will see the total time and average split time or pace per 500 meters for our Crew Members that have done a full-marathon, a half-marathon — or BOTH! You can scroll down to see the complete listing.

Crew Member

21,097m
Half Marathon

Average Split/500m

42,195m
Full Marathon

Average Split/500m

Al Dobbs
Alan Hester

1:57:41
1:27:37

02:47.3
02:04.5

Anne Moore

1:34:31

02:14.4

Beth Fortune

1:57:24

02:46.9

Bill Dennis
Bob Mancuso

1:46:29
1:38:49

02:31.4
02:20.5

Brian Henson
Caron Vallance

1:27:54
1:52:55

02:05.0
02:40.5

Cathy McFadden

1:58:57

02:49.1

Cheryl Childers

1:58:01

02:47.8

Dave Carter

1:50:27

02:37.0

Deb Adams

1:47:49

02:33.3

Deb Sloan

1:46:52

02:31.9

Don Gilstrap

1:51:40

02:38.8

Dora Dulaney

1:55:08

02:43.7

Dwayne Alexander
Farrar Pittman

1:58:24
1:48:59

02:48.7
02:34.9

Garry Patton

1:29:26

02:07.1

Gene Rupe

1:50:29

02:37.1

Heather Coe Meuldijk

2:03:16

02:55.2

Heather Smith
Helen Wynkoop

2:04:31
1:50:59

02:57.0
02:37.8

Jason Carden
Jason Scroggs
Jim Beischer

1:26:56
1:35:46
1:41:57

02:03.6
02:16.1
02:24.9

2:57:39

 

2:06.3

Joan Nell
Joe Rickman
John Barth

1:55:21
1:35:46
1:41:12

02:44.0
02:16.1
02:23.9

John Moore
Josephine Oakley

1:48:06
2:05:28

02:33.7
02:58.4

Joyce Hunter
Judy Widmer

2:03:13
2:21:38

02:55.2
03:21.4

Kathy Gettys

1:56:39

02:45.8

Katie Broderick

2:04:07

02:56.5

Lance Ferrill

1:38:50

02:20.5

Larry Wisler
Lisa Littleton

1:37:03
2:01:27

02:20.5
02:52.7

Lisa Robb

1:43:24

02:27.0

Lowell Caylor

1:31:18

02:09.8

Mark Dease
Mark Wessel
Monique Cain
Morgan Stewart
Myra Bonner

1:30:22
1:42:20
1:57:00
1:35:15
2:06:06

02:08.4
02:25.5
02:46.3
2:15.4
02:59.3

 

3:33:22
3:13:48
2:31.6
2:17.7

Olga Layfield
Pam Lizanich
Paula Wynn
Philip Floyd

1:46.38
1:52:03
1:54:25
1:40:28

02:31.6
02:39.3
02:42.7
02:22.8

Phillip Gold
Rachel Reed

1:46:04
1:51:49

02:30.8
02:39.0

Retha Fields

1:44:32

02:28.6

Rhonda Barth

2:00:23

02:51.1

Robin Meuldijk

1:46:22

02:31.2

Ron Meuldijk

1:39:48

02:21.9

3:27:46 2:27.7

Ross Nell
Sandi Smith

1:49:43
1:54:35

02:36.0
02:42.9

Siobhan Rose-Innes

1:38:27

02:19.9

Susan Garren
Thom Hansen

2:02:47
1:28:16

02:54.6
02:05.5

3:11:46 2:16.3

Tom Odle

1:41:11

02:23.8

Van Clanton

1:33:12

02:12.5

3:42:43 2:38.3

Vicy Wilkinson
Ward Bursley

1:40:21
1:39:09

02:22.7
02:20.9

3:35:45

2:33.3

Wendy Behlke

1:47:29

02:32.8

Will Edwards

1:49:59

02:36.4

4:16:50 3:02.6

 

Atlanta Erg Sprints – 2014

On February 1, 2014, a team of 13 GIR members went to Atlanta to compete in the Atlanta Erg Sprints, a regional indoor rowing competition. The GIR Team Atlanta 2014 was composed of the following people:

Amy Buxbaum, Brian Henson, Carolyn Glosek, Debbie Busbey, Doug Nelson, Edmund Woo, Jason Carden, Jean Horney, John Obermeier, Lowell Caylor, Robin Meuldijk, Thom Hansen and Ward Bursley.

We came away with a total of 8 medals, grabbing Three Gold, Four Silver and One Bronze. Our ladies did especially well. They took the Gold in the 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and Over age groups. Well done, Team Atlanta 2014 !!

Three Million Lifetime Meter Club (1860 miles)

The following have rowed over Three Million Lifetime meters (1860 miles):

Anne Moore

Bill Dennis

Carol Denson

Colleen Hinton

Fortrail Chiles

Glenn Hilliard

Joan Nell

Judy Kadlec

Kendyl Urgo

 

 

 

 

Laura Nunamacher

Lucynda Moore

Mike Gibbs

Mike McGregor

Monty Jacobs

Myra Bonner

Patrick Deligny

Sandra Jones

Susan Sheeks

Vicki Willard

 

 

Benefits of Rowing

Benefits of Rowing Whether you already row or are considering indoor rowing to get in shape, lose weight, cross-train for another sport, compete on the water or rehabilitate from injury or surgery, rowing is the complete exercise for you. Arms, legs, chest, back, abs—even your mind. Your whole body gets a complete workout from the efficient, rhythmic motion of rowing. Rowing is a great exercise in many different ways. * No impact / no pounding / no soreness * Ultimate calorie burning exercise * Great for joint health and flexibility * Builds long, lean muscle mass * Complete upper and lower body workout * Works the back and the core very well * Superb aerobic fitness (great for cardiovascular fitness) * Relieves Stress (for overall health and well-being) * Very time efficient workout / Accomplish more in less time * For all ages and all fitness levels More Reasons To Row (Submitted by customers using the Concept2 indoor rower) o Reduces stress and anxiety o To keep in shape for swimming, running, cycling and mountain climbing o “Makes me feel great” – promotes well-being and self-esteem o Weight loss and blood pressure reduction o For relaxation and meditation, to clear one’s mind, to help one sleep o Perfect exercise for rehabilitation due to injury o As a warm up for running or weight lifting o The movement is inherently satisfying o For the challenge of improving, competing against oneself o Camaraderie, to meet nice people o For the FUN of it! Rowing burns an average of 500 calories per hour and can burn double that in a high intensity workout. Below is a chart that breaks down average calories by weight.

Level Of Intensity

130 lbs

155 lbs

190 lbs

Rowing, stationary, light effort

413

493

604

Rowing, stationary, moderate effort

502

598

733

Rowing, stationary, vigorous effort

561

669

819

Rowing, stationary, very vigorous effort

708

844

1035