I’m nervous, excited, curious, and most of all…. Ready to sweat!
Because all through the month of May I’ll be channeling my inner Frank Underwood since the majority of my workouts will take place at CityRow, a new exercise studio here in New York that offers high intensity exercise sessions centered around, you guessed it, the rowing machine.
My first class is on Tuesday, and while I’m a little bit apprehensive because my current level of fitness is based on half-marathon training (aka moderate-intensity endurance cardio), I’m also excited because I know I can accomplish any workout I put my mind to and it’s been far too long since I’ve incorporated high intensity cross training into my routine regularly.
Throughout May I’ll be working out at CityRow 2 to 3 times per week as a part of their #Sprintfor30 campaign. Their 50-minute classes incorporate cardio and strength using water-based rowing machines and alternate between rowing and mat exercises.
They describe the workout as “high-interval sweat with low-resistance burn to scorch up to 600 calories in one session.” Sounds like I’m about to get my butt kicked into serious shape!
You can read more about the workouts and the studio on CityRow.com. Below is a breakdown of the two different types of classes that are offered.
Signature Row is a high in intensity but low in impact, it takes you through alternating intervals of rowing and sculpting, targeting your legs, core, and arms. This is full body cardio and strength training at its finest and catered to all fitness levels and expert as well as novice rowers! Be prepared to sweat.
Row & Flow begins with a high intensity cardio session on the row machine followed by vinyasa flow yoga, this class gives you that cardio burst that you want with the stretching and focused breathing that you know you need.
I’m looking forward to trying out both and can’t wait to give you guys firsthand details about all things rowing!
Have you ever incorporated rowing as part of your workout routine? If not, would you consider trying it and is there anything you’d like to know about it?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments section!