Let’s face it, most of us could train all day everyday and never make it to the upper echelons of elite sport. This inimitable talent is why athletes are revered on the field. But they’re often equally admired off it for their mental composure, team ethos and winning mentality. Which is why there was palpable excitement across the London fitness scene when ROWBOTS, backed by international footballer Gareth Bale, announced its launch: if you want to act like an athlete, you’ve surely got to train like one.
Like most sports teams at the start of the season, ROWBOTS makes some strange promises – aiming to “programme your mind and power your body.” How? Through carefully plotted 45-minute rowing and mat work classes that focus heavily on recalibrating your mental wellbeing while delivering a seriously good workout. The reality is one of London’s most exhilarating interval level training workouts that takes place on the rower (many a sport’s favourite pre-season torture device).
You may think you know how to row but here form is paramount, so don’t be surprised if your posture and technique are given an overhaul. The upshot is a better work rate (who sounds like an athlete now!?) and faster results. Within the space of a few classes arms are quickly toned, weak cores are strengthened and your mood – thanks to being pushed physically to the max becomes rejuvenated and clear.
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