December Workout Challenge and Giveaways!

Join us in our Winter Workout Challenge as we take on a workout per day throughout the month of December. Participate in our weekly giveaways for your chance to win free WaterRower gear!

Here’s how to enter:

  • Row the daily workout
  • Post a photo on Instagram with the tag #31DaysofWaterRower. Must be a post to count!*
  • We’ll randomly pick an accessory winner every Monday and Friday. Monday’s drawing will include entries from the weekend; Friday’s drawing will include entries from the week. More workout posts = more entries.

Grand Prize: All participants throughout the #31DaysofWaterRower Challenge will be entered in the Grand Prize drawing to win a WaterRower Oxbridge Rowing Machine. Drawing will take place on January 2, 2019.

Follow us on Instagram to participate!


*Instagram profile must be public in order to participate.


Winner will be announced every Monday & Friday in the month of December 2018. One winner per WaterRower item giveaway. Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on the Sunday or Thursday before announcement day each week. Multiple entries welcome. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, promoted or affiliated with Instagram or Facebook. Free shipping within the 48 Contiguous States; additional shipping fees apply to Alaska, Hawaii, Canada and other regions. #Winning entrant will be chosen at random.

Workout Types

Below are the explanations of the types of workouts you will encounter during rowing.

Before completing any workout, be sure to check out this stretching guide

Steady State Workouts

  • Continuous rowing at a consistent intensity and stroke rate for a set time or distance.
  • Stroke rates are usually around 20-24 strokes per minute (spm).
  • Speed is dependent on technique, such as stroke length and power application of user.
  • Intensities are kept within 60-70% of the users maximum heart rate.
  • Duration depends on the users fitness level and can be based on time or distance.
  • Steady state rowing is particularly good for endurance training and fat burning.

   Look for the green triangle in the workouts below for Steady State Workouts

  • Low Intensity
  • Medium Intensity
  • Low Intensity

Interval Workouts

  • Interval training involves, shorter periods of work at higher intensities followed by periods of “rest”.
  • Work and rest periods can be time, distance or stroke count based.
  • Intensity of work pieces can vary between 75-95% depending on fitness level of the user.

   Look for the blue triangle in the section below for Interval Workouts

  • Warm up
  • Work
  • Rest
  • Work
  • Rest
  • Work
  • Cool down

Pyramid Workouts

  • Pyramid Training involves a gradual increase in work done followed by a gradual reduction in work done.
  • Pyramid workout durations can be based on time, stroke count or distance.
  • Half Pyramids are popular workouts.

   Look for the red triangle in the section below for Pyramid Workouts

  • Low Intensity
  • Medium Intensity
  • High Intensity
  • Medium Intensity
  • Low Intensity

Platform Workouts

  • Platform training is similar to Steady State training but is of a slightly higher intensity (around 75-85% of MHR). This is usually around the user’s lactate threshold.
  • Platform training is usually based on distance; the user records their time to try and better their time each time they repeat the session.

   Look for the purple triangle in the section below for Platform Workouts

  • Low Intensity
  • High Intensity
  • Low Intensity

Choose Workout

We upload new workouts each week under a workout type, and every Monday we post the Workout of The Week. To chose a workout use the filter below to narrow your search.

6 Week Program

This is a 42 day cycle and there are 3 levels of difficulty you can select from below.

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