CrossFit Specialty Course: Rowing (Water and Erg)

This course gives participants the opportunity to spend two days maximizing skill and familiarity with rowing, an important component of many CrossFit workouts. The first day will be spent learning rowing technique for optimal power and efficiency, and programming CrossFit workouts will also be covered. The day features lectures, practical skill sessions on Concept2 indoor rowing machines, video analysis and two CrossFit workouts. Knowing how to row correctly and teach rowing to one's clients are invaluable skills in the CrossFit community.

The second day allows participants to take their rowing skills to on-water racing boats. Transferring the skills learned on the indoor rowing machine to the water helps participants to further refine their technique, particularly for sport application.

Learning objectives

The Rowing (Water and Erg) Course teaches participants:

  1. Rowing technique, technical error analysis and correction, and verbal cues.
  2. Rowing physiology and kinesiology.
  3. How to structure a CrossFit rowing workout.
  4. How to maximize rowing power and efficiency, thereby increasing rowing power output for better workout performance.
  5. About the Concept2 indoor rowing machine, video analysis and participating in CrossFit rowing workouts.
  6. How to transfer the skills learned on the indoor rowing machine to an on-water rowing experience.




Sent electronically 1-2 weeks after course completion to the email address used for registration.


The default language for this course is English. Any course with a translator are specified in the "Language" section from the event registration link.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upon successful completion of this course, a Certified CrossFit Trainer may claim 13 CEUs towards their continuing education.


Currency Course Price**
USD $595
CAD $800
AUD $735
GBP £455

** CrossFit reserves the right to update pricing at any time. Pricing is applicable at the time course registration is opened. Applicable local taxes are additional.

CrossFit does not accommodate refunds or transfers.

Email for discounts for active duty or retired military personnel (upon 20 years of service or permanent medical retirement) and first responders.


Reading Materials

Links to the Seminar Guide provided in confirmation emails upon course registration.

What to Bring

  • Printed version of the registration receipt.
  • Government-issued photo ID.
  • Seminar Guide (sent with course confirmation emails) with pen/pencil.
  • Suitable clothes for working out (including tennis shoes and socks). Especially for Day 2, a change of clothes is recommended.
  • Snacks and fluids, as well as a meal if you do not plan on going off site during the lunch break.


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To receive a Rowing Trainer Certificate, one must:

  • Hold a valid and current CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate (or higher); and
  • Attend and participate in all parts of the Rowing Specialty Course.

If you do not meet these requirements, you are issued a Certificate of Attendance. Attendees may also choose to become a Concept2 approved provider; details are in the seminar materials sent with the confirmation emails.

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Please arrive at 8:45 a.m. on Day 1 to check in.

    (9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

    Lecture and movement
    Workout No. 1
    Lecture, movement, video analysis
    Workout No. 2
    Test (to be a Concept2 approved provider only) and closing remarks

    (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)

    Technique review and power application
    Brief before on-water session
    Training in boats
    Pre-race preparation
    Elimination races
    Distribute prizes and certificates

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