WHAT WE DO
WHO WE ARE
WE ARE A FITNESS COMMUNITY OF SWEAT JUNKIES, WHO CELEBRATE LIFE ON AND OFF OUR ROWERS. ADDICTED TO OPTIMISM, WE EAGERLY ACCEPT THE CHALLENGES AHEAD.
EAGER TO SHARE THE SECRET, OUR CREW HAS DISCOVERED THE WORKOUT WITH THE HIGHEST RETURN ON INVESTMENT FOR YOUR TIME SPENT IN THE GYM.
FROM ONE CLASS ONCE A WEEK, IN A SMALL CORNER OF A GYM TO A BOOMING COMMUNITY OF CHICAGO’S BEST AND BRIGHTEST.
EFFECTIVE | EFFICIENT | SUSTAINABLE
Unlike other forms of cardio, rowing works the entire body at the same time Legs, Core, and Arms. Combining rowing with muscle sculpting weight exercises we have created a workout that challenges every part of your system.
As the most joint friendly type of workout, unlike spinning rowing works what’s called your “full range” of muscles so you are lengthening and strengthening muscle at the same time.
Work more muscles than spinning, get better cardio than yoga, and less impact than running. Rowing is the best way to burn calories without sacrifice losing lean muscle. Work every muscle in your body and burn more than 700 calories in one 45 minute class.
You’re never to far from your rower during this 45 minute sprint to the finish. Our Signature Row combines rowing shorter intervals combined with off the rower dynamic sculpting exercises using free weights and bodyweight.
IRON + OAR
Iron+Oar gives gives equal attention to cardio and strength-training with dynamic sculpting exercises that are designed to build lean muscle. This heart-pumping, sweat-drenched, total-body burn is as fun as it is effective.
This 50 minute active workshop will introduce you to rowing and teach you all that you need to know in order to get an amazing full body rowing workout. By keeping the class size small we keep the focus on form and have the ability to provide individualized attention when needed.
Roga starts with 20 minutes of a heart-pumping, total body cardio and sculpt workout on our indoor rowing machines, and then get into a 40 minute vinyasa flow, focusing on aligning your breath to your movement.
“Never having done it before, I went to a Chicago hot spot, Iron & Oar, and was given a full-body workout that didn’t feel like you were working at all because it was so much fun.” -Hapers Bazar
We recommend trying to take an intro row class but if you can’t make it don’t worry. We keep class sizes small so you can receive additional instruction if necessary.
Also check out our youtube channel for more information on learning the basics of rowing.