We define community through the social connections you meet at the studio and the virtual networks you develop through our technology. At ROWViGOR™ you’ll always have friends to support or challenge you every step of the way. Your community will grow and your results will increase. Let’s help you #RespectYourVigor.
ROWViGOR™ is an in-door row house that liberates the fitness experience through full-body, mind blowing and life changing workouts. We use Concept 2 indoor rowers and design fitness routines that are accessible and challenging to all. Together, our hand-selected trainers and proprietary technology will give you the experience you need to get the results you want.
Our user-friendly digital technology is designed specifically for your unique
fitness needs. It connects individual performances and statistics with others directly, virtually
and remotely, and collects your data such as pace and calories burned. After every work out,
we provide a personal data summary that helps track your progress and to visualize new
Our instructors have a strong pulse on fitness innovation. They’re hand selected for their experience, achievements, accomplishments and more importantly, their ability to connect with students. They listen. They truly care about your health, fitness and personal results. Our instructors are readily available to show you how technology and their class will drive your fitness quotient forward.
Rowing enthusiasts have known for years the health and fitness benefits of rowing year round. This low-impact exercise works more body parts than most cardiovascular machines, and offers a fat burning full-body workout for all fitness levels.
-- Mike Dawson, Details Magazine
"Higher rate of fat oxidation during rowing compared with cycling ergometer exercise across a range of exercise intensities."
-- Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science In Sports
"Rowing increases stroke volume and cardiac output to a greater extent than cycling."
-- Institute of Physiology
"30 Minutes of Rowing could be as effective as 90 minutes of cycling."
-- Ben Levine, NASA Scientist
Morning classes require a 12 hour pre-registration and evening classes require a 2 hour pre-registration.
To the Core
Keep your abdominals in beach-ready form all year around. Sculpt, shape, shred with these hardcore functional movements. Reduce lower back pain and stiffness and tighten up your core simultaneously.
Burn major calories while simultaneously improving muscle tone, body composition and strengthening primary muscle groups through a plethora of compound kettlebell movements and killer cardio pieces!
Stroke form and rhythm are key to an efficient rower whether on the water or on the erg. Increase muscular strength, stamina and mobility while perfecting you optimal form and cadence using erg flow.
If you are a runner, cyclist or just wanting to supplement your normal cardio workout with a low impact high result cardio routine, than this is the class for you! Just Row will allow you to increase muscular strength and endurance in one of the most effective ways possible…on the erg!
In our intense combination of yoga and our signature rowing workout, you'll get a satisfying total body and mind experience. You’ll increase your flexibility, relieve your stress, and learn techniques to improve your rowing stamina in this high energy, fun class. Oh, and you get a rejuvenating and well-deserved savasana at the end. Rowing and yoga – a match made in heaven.
Strow is a hybrid class that offers dynamic stretching and erging to improve, flexibility, range of motion, prepare the body for enhanced movements as well as to increase cardio vascular performance.
House of Cardio
House of Cards’ Frank Underwood spends a lot of time on his indoor rowing machine working off all the stress that comes with scheming about politics and world domination. With the premier of the latest season just around the corner (May 30 on Netflix), now is the perfect time to try our "House of Cardio June 1st at 6:30p! This kick ass class will help you relieve stress with a killer workout guaranteed to make you sweat!
HIIT 2 Heart
This is the ultimate in cardiovascular fitness! This very high energy HIIT workout combines an array of cutting edge concepts to produce an extremely challenging, high calorie burning kick butt class! Prepare to be totally drenched and extremely fatigued, all while training the most important muscle of all…your HEART!
Haven’t worked out in awhile? Never been on an erg before but want to learn how to row? Looking for a way to ease back into an effective cardio routine? Say no more! Let’s start from scratch at your own pace to get you where you need to be!
Complete a circuit of functional movements and erg intervals as many times as you can within the designated time frame for a killer full body routine that is ever changing!
Ladies this workout will definitely be your glutes' best friend! Power through calorie-scorching rowing intervals with a mix of moves designed to target every angle of your booty!
Heroes is a special class offered periodically that takes you through a different mission every time it is offered. Whether your are storming a beach, executing a secret mission or a daring rescue be prepared for the unexpected. This class isn't offered every day so register with ROWViGOR here and keep an eye on the schedule and your email to find out when the next Heroes adventure will be taking place!
This dynamic session features intense core strength development, cardio rowing, and progressive stretching sequences. Each class is designed to improve posture and flexibility, while building a strong core to protect against injury.
Pamela Lessard, a former communications professional, turned her love of exercise into a fitness- industry career six years ago. As a personal trainer and group exercise instructor, she brings passion and energy to her client sessions and classes each and every day, sharing her philosophy of staying fit in body and in mind. Pamela has her personal training certification through American Fitness Professionals & Associates, her group training certification through Washington Sports Clubs, and her Level 1 Kettlebell certification through the International Sports Conditioning Association. An avid adventure buff, Pamela has completed two Tough Mudder obstacle runs, one Spartan Race, two Civilian Military Combines, two Warrior Dashes and several other runs. Pamela loves the way rowing complements her fitness program and keeps her in top shape.
Wendy holds a BS in Physical Education from Brigham Young University and is a certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine. Wendy completed her Yoga Teacher Training with Suzie Hurley in 2009 at Willow Street Yoga in Takoma Park, MD. She has been teaching, training and coaching fitness and wellness since 2002. Wendy’s approach to fitness is holistic. She brings elements of every genre of training into her classes and personal training sessions. She is excited to combine two of her favorite types of training, yoga and rowing, with the Rowvigor family.
Sharita is a self-proclaimed "fitness extraordinaire" dedicated to motivating everyone to get active and coming up with endless ways to make fitness fun! Sharita teaches everything from strength conditioning to high intensity interval training classes. She's also a trainer with The North Face Mountain Athletics, helping people prepare for their next big adventure through community workouts. On top of all that, Sharita runs a fitness blog at GetFitLikeThat.com and she contributes to various online fitness publications like ActiveLifeDC and BlackDoctor.org.
With over fifteen years of experience in the fitness industry, Fola has a great understanding of what it takes to facilitate fitness results and how to service clients' needs.
Moving up the ranks from Fitness Consultant to Certified Personal Trainer to Sales Director and finally becoming a Co-Founder has exposed him to the many aspects of the fitness industry which has been paramount in designing individualized and group programs for all fitness and age levels.
Fola looks forward to sharing his knowledge and experience with all who are interested in truly living a healthy and active lifestyle.
Jen, a native to Baltimore City, found rowing as a high school sophomore after excelling in multiple sports. Jen was the captain of her high school and collegiate DI rowing programs. Post-collegiately she helped the USA U23 Women's 8 to a bronze medal 🎖 finish at the World Rowing Championships in 2011. As a coach Jen helped the Georgetown Lightweight women to historic 3rd and 6th place finishes at The Northeast Regional and National Rowing Championships in 2015. Jen is a certified yoga instructor and is really into experimenting with food preparation- ask her what she's doing in her kitchen!
Judith "Jai Marie" Ottley began to perform the art of contortion as a featured partner balancing act with the University of Maryland Gymkana Troupe. Following graduation, Judith continued performing, seeking out formal training in contortion and dance with acclaimed instructors across the country. While recovering from a debilitating back injury
in 2014, she noticed that flexibility and core strength were areas often neglected during the traditional workout. Judith became obsessed with learning about proper stretching techniques for injury prevention, later earning her certification as an Advanced Flexibility Specialist. She's been working with clients ever since, helping them increase body awareness and strengthen the core muscles necessary for improved posture and dexterity.