Start Rowing - Workout Coach

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About this app

Start Rowing without any previous experience needed. Get in shape, build strength and burn calories. Our workout plans will train you for the next stage in your rowing journey.

Never rowed before? Start with our beginner plan. In 8 weeks you’ll be comfortable rowing 2000 meters with correct technique.

Experienced erger? Use our intermediate and advanced plans to improve your overall fitness while increasing your Strokes Per Minute.

Start Rowing will guide you step by step, letting you know when to change rowing intensity and when to rest. Each plan is designed to slowly become more challenging so your body can adapt and gain endurance while minimising any risk of injury. It also works great alongside a Concept 2 rowing machine.

Spend just 10-20 minutes a day, twice a week. You’ll be fitter, stronger and a much better rower!


✓ Choose from Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced training plans.

✓ Audio coach to guide you through your rowing workout.

✓ Log your workouts and keep track of your overall progress.

✓ Challenges to really put you to the test.

✓ Share you progress and success.

Coming Soon

Track your calories burned.
Google Fit integration.

Legal Disclaimer

This app and any information given by it are for educational purposes only. They are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always consult your healthcare provider before beginning any fitness program.

Premium content

If you upgrade to a premium Start Rowing subscription, payment will be charged to your google play account at confirmation of purchase. Your subscription renews automatically unless cancelled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. There is no increase in cost when renewing.

Subscriptions can be managed is Google Play settings, under subscriptions, after purchase. Once purchased, the current period cannot be cancelled. Any unused portion of a free trial period is forfeited if you choose to purchase a premium subscription.

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Updated on
Nov 16, 2022

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807 reviews
Carla Geovanis
June 6, 2020
Good App, Suggestions for Improvement The app is clear and does tell you length of workouts, at least in the plan I'm using. My rowing machine is one of the simple ones without a fancy monitor. This app helps a lot with consistency and intervals. It works well. One helpful improvement would be to have the stick figure move at the correct SPM speed, like Metrownome (IOS only). Or, have the option to turn on an audible metronome that tells you how long to take from catch to catch.
16 people found this review helpful
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Vigour Group Ltd
June 19, 2020
Hi, thank you for you review and feedback, the latest update adds new audio to keep in time with the right SPM, hope this helps, happy rowing
Gorge Jara
August 24, 2021
It's getting there. Love the tempo and the visuals! Would like to control the tempo sounds separately from my music as it runs softer than my music, I can't hear it as well and both use the same audio level. Not sure if I'm making sense but this would make it perfect!
9 people found this review helpful
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Vigour Group Ltd
October 10, 2021
Hi, We've forwarded your feedback to our developers. Thank you for taking out the time to send us your suggestions!
A Google user
March 19, 2020
There are times when this app is glitchy. To the point that I have to shut down the app. It will get stuck on the countdown when the workout is supposed to start. Once I get past that, it's a good app, just getting back into rowing so it is fun at this point and this app helps. Better definitions of light to high intensity would be good.
7 people found this review helpful
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Vigour Group Ltd
April 4, 2020
Hi, thank you for your feedback and sorry for the bug causing problems, the latest update should now fix this issue, happy rowing!

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