Roowing offers traditional forms of rowing trainings and preparation in combination with current trends in fitness.

About Us

The main idea behind Roowing is to get people outside and show them that training in the fresh air is much better than being locked in a fitness centre, as is often the case today.

Roowing combines traditional rowing training and exercise with new trends in fitness (such as Yoga, mindfulness, a healthy lifestyle and much more), thus making the beauty of rowing and other sports accessible to the general public. Under the guidance of experienced and successful coaches, you have the opportunity to improve your physique, shape your body into your swimsuits, or just learn a new skills that you’ve always wanted to try, but you did not know where to start.

During our training, you’ll not just acquire new skills but will also meet new people, discover new places, learn something new about yourself and especially – you will enjoy it and have a lot of fun!

“We are building a community, not just training people!”

Our Coaches

David Vandas

David is a former oarsman from the Czech Republic having rowed in the Czech eight at the world junior championships, before joining the Czech Republic National team from 2008 to 2011 where he rowed lightweight coxless pair, coxless four and eight. He also competed in the University World Championship at Szeged, Hungary in the lightweight coxless four. Since 2012 he has turned his hand to coaching and coached in France at ACBB rowing club as well as coaching juniors at his home club, Bohemians Praha in the Czech Republic. Last year, he came to Australia and started coaching at All Hallows’ School and University of Queensland Boat Club in Brisbane. David has extensive cross training experience with athletes in the gym (weights), cross- country skiing, cycling (road and mountain) and triathlons. He is also curious about connecting classic training methods with elements of yoga and mindfulness like basic breathing exercises and meditation.

Our Trainings

Rowing:

Rowing also know as “Symphony in motion” is one of very few exercises that uses all of the major muscle groups in the body at the same time – upper and lower back, abdominals, arms, legs, chest and buttocks. For this reason, it is strongly recommended for daily activity to improve overall physical fitness.

Training Session

Includes:

One training session includes approximately 60 minutes of activity, and consists of:

  • preparation – preparing oars, boat set-up, etc.
  • warm up – according to conditions on the bank or in the boat
  • workout – technical exercises, power or endurance exercises, etc.
  • cool down
  • washing boat and put it back on the racks
$50

Individual Session

Includes:

Individual sessions are designed for clients who want to improve in short period of time, want to embrace more training in one day or just prefer an individual approach. We can guarantee all of this during our individual 1-on-1 sessions.

These sessions are 1-2 hours long, according to your time options and include complete training preparation, workout and cool down, feedback and technical analysis of the session at its very end with the coach and stretching lesson.

$100

Starter Pack

Includes:

10 Sessions

The main purpose of this package is to provide “newcomers” with the basic information on rowing sport.

  • Explain the basic technique – in boat and on ergometer,
  • Explanation of different rowing styles and boats, and explanation of terminology (there is a lot of rowing jargon).
  • Evaluate individual skills and determine common training goals.
$400

10 Sessions

Includes:

Sessions for those who have already completed the “starter pack” and are interested in improving their technique, performance or just exercise in the fresh air. Training sessions are designed same as individual lessons:

  • preparation – preparing oars, boat set-up, etc.
  • warm up – according to conditions on the bank or in the boat
  • workout – technical exercises, power or endurance exercises, etc.
  • development of skills according to level of progress made
  • cool down
  • washing boat and put it back on the racks
$450

20 Sessions

Sessions for those who have already completed the “starter pack” and are interested in improving their technique, performance or just exercise in the fresh air. Training sessions are designed same as individual lessons:

  • preparation – preparing oars, boat set-up, etc.
  • workout – according to conditions on the bank or in the boat
  • training content – technical exercises, power or endurance exercises, etc.
  • more advanced skills developed as progress is made
  • cool down
  • washing boat and put it back on the racks
$850

Indoor Rowing:

Rowing can be done not only outside but also inside, especially when the weather is bad. To this end, we use the Concept 2 ergometer, on which we prepare special fitness rowing programs.

Sessions held one every Wednesday from 17:00-18:00 and 18:00-19:00. Book your spot by email or by phone on 0452 115 380. Only 16 spots available!

Starts June 19th

Individual Session

Includes:

Training session includes 60 minutes of activity, and consists of:

  • Warm up
  • Workout
  • Cool down or short stretching
$15

10 Sessions

Includes:

10 training session. Includes 60 minutes of activity, and consists of:

  • Warm up
  • Workout
  • Cool down or short stretching
$120

Running:

The easiest way how to improve your endurance, lose excess pounds and get back into the shape – and it is always better in group with friends.

1 Session

Includes:

Our running training sessions will always be organized according to the capabilities of the participants, so every session will be different – from long endurance runs to short athletic sprint training focused on dynamics and explosiveness.

$10

Cycling:

As confirmed by Damir Martin, a silver medalist at the Olympic Games in Rio, cycling is a very important part of rowing training. It helps to improve endurance, burn calories and compared to running, is very gentle on the joints.

1 Session

Includes:

Our cycling training sessions will always be organized according to the possibilities of the participants, so every session will be different (time/length/difficulty). We will try to prepare the most interesting tours in Brisbane and the surrounding areas for you, complemented by time trials, sprints and hill climbs.

$10

Stretching:

Stretching is an integral part of fitness routine, helps increase flexibility, range of motion and helps with injury prevention. Unfortunately, it is often neglected and omitted, so we decided to offer you a unique opportunity of a 30 minute stretching session led by our experienced coaches.

30min Session

Includes:

30-minute stretching session with one of our coaches, during that you will pass a thorough stretch routine from head to toe. !After training activity!*

*these activities are performed only as a complement to the previous full-fledged training lesson. It can not be ordered separately.

$10

Special Events:

In this section you will soon learn about our upcoming events – training camps, one-day trips and etc.

Training Camp Maclean

From 15th to 20th of November
No matter if you are beginner or experienced rower, here you will have a great chance to improve your rowing skills under the supervision of experienced coaches in an environment praised by the members of the US and Canadian Olympic rowing teams who trained in Maclean back in 2000 before the Sydney Olympic Games.

Includes:

  • Two rowing sessions a day
  • 3 meals a day
  • Supervision of experienced coaches
  • Techniqual analysis
  • Great environment
  • X-training sessions
$650

Training Camp New Zealand

Training camp in the land of Lord of the Rings. You can join us for training at magical lake Karapiro where world rowing championships were held. Doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or skilled rower, trainings will be modified to your needs and your capabilities, under supervision of experienced coaches.

Includes:

  • Two rowing sessions a day
  • 3 meals a day
  • Supervision of experienced coaches
  • Technical Analysis
  • Great environment
  • X-training sessions
$TBA

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