“I think, for me, the stroke is built around your body being in the right position… It has to be properly supported, especially the catch and the transition from the catch into suspension. You’re always trying to set it up such that, when you’re putting everything you have into the stroke, it’s translating into boat speed rather than just wailing on it.”
– Esther Lofgren (February 28, 1985- ), Rower, Olympic Gold Medalist 2012.
“From pushing off with your feet to the explosive press of your legs to the final upper-body pullback, all these movements start with an engaged core and midsection. Even 10 minutes of rowing can strengthen your core unlike any other sport.
– Nick Karwoski, Triathlete, rower and trainer.
“You just have to do the best you can with what you’ve got and sometimes magic strikes.” 💫
– Sally Field (b. November 6, 1946), Actor, Director, Author, Academy Award recipient 2x, Primetime Emmy Award recipient, Golden Globe Award recipient 2x, Screen Actors Guild Award recipient and nominee for both the Tony And BAFTA Awards.
“For me it was all about independence and proving I can get on without needing anyone… But I’ve decided that’s a load of hogwash.”
– Michelle Lee, first Australian woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean solo (Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2019), fastest woman to row one million meters (2017).
“Drills are kind of a balance of, I don’t want to say ‘comfort,’ but a way to find stability while really zeroing in on what’s happening at the catch, and experiencing that in a couple of different ways. A good catch isn’t always the one that feels the lightest, or the most explosive… It’s the one that’s the most effective.”
-Esther Lofgren (February 28, 1985- ), Rower, Olympic Gold Medalist 2012.
“Anyone who has achieved excellence in any form knows that it comes as a result of ceaseless concentration.”
– Louise Brooks (November 14, 1906 – August 8, 1985), Actress, dancer, author, flapper icon.
“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.”
–Oprah Winfrey, (January 29, 1954-), Media executive, talk show host, television producer, actress, philanthropist and avid reader.
“We fought through it more so than anything and it’s unbelievable to win this game… we just kept fighting, and finally got a touchdown and the defense played the best game of the year.”
– Tom Brady
“The water-rower has been an addition to my year-round training. It”s a full-body workout that allows me to get a great sweat while keeping my heart rate up… All without putting stress on my joints.”
-Rob Gronkowski, (May 14, 1989- ), New England Patriots tight end, 2× Super Bowl champion (XLIX, LI), 5× Pro Bowl (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017), 4× First-team All-Pro (2011, 2014, 2015, 2017), NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2014), NFL receiving touchdowns leader (2011), Third-team All-American (2008), First-team All-Pac-10 (2008).
“Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better. ”
– Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968). Humanitarian, Activist, Baptist Minister, Civil Rights Leader. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (1964), Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977) and the Congressional Gold Medal (2004).