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  • Take advantage of an new, evolving market and increase your income as an instructor
  • Stand out as a trainer, provide more value to your clients, and maximize their results
  • Teach ANYONE at any level how to use the rower safely and effectively
  • Get more out of your C2 rowing machines
  • Earn continuing education credits for your fitness certification
  • Learn structured systems for consistent classes and coaching, instead of a "Frankenstein" model
  • Develop proper cues for your athletes
  • Create new class experiences as a gym owner or trainer to attract new clients

Course Curriculum

  Module 7 - PRO Course Indoor Rowing Foundation Instructors Manual Specifics
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  Module 9 - PRO Course Evaluation
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  • Learn to simplify rowing and build better humans in your community
  • Dedicated guide to walk you through the multiple choice test and submitting your video lecture in order to pass the exam
  • Once you pass, joining the Dark Horse network of alums who maintain the highest standard of coaching around the world
  • The full Concept2 Instructors Curriculum + added Dark Horse curriculum to enhance and build on top of what Concept2 is teaching, including:
    • Programming
    • What it means to be a coach
    • Our own refined lectures for in gym coaching
    • Dark Horse specific drills
    • Exclusive access to our insiders Master Study Group
    • 8 CEC’s for CrossFit or Equivalent ACE CEC’s
  • Lifetime Access
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee


This course is designed for anyone looking to develop mastery over rowing technique, coach their colleagues, clients, and communities, and understand how to reach an elite level of indoor rowing proficiency.

Course takers are often health and fitness professionals, but a wide-ranging clientele has successfully completed the evaluation.

Examples of past course takers include:

  • A marathon runner in their 70's who wanted to bring better rowing knowledge to his age group
  • An athletic facility owner looking to expand his offering
  • A rowing enthusiast who wanted to bring erg-based training to her water rowing community
  • A Kinesiology major in junior year, looking to upgrade their athletic training and client work
  • A personal trainer who transitioned out of the military and wanted to take the next step in their coaching career
  • A coach based in Latin America who translated the material into Spanish in order to better teach non-English speaking clients
  • A police officer looking to increase force member fitness levels to be better prepared on the job

What they all had in common was a passion for rowing and a high level of commitment to their personal development:


This course requires your active participation and commitment. Be prepared to apply yourself in order to maximize the value you get from it.


  • With the PRO you can test to become a Dark Horse and Concept2 Indoor Rowing Instructor.
  • The PRO carries the same CONTENT as the Foundations course.
  • Earn more CEC's. With CrossFit you will earn 8 CEC's for the PRO vs 4 for the Foundations.



Rowing change my life.

I was a terrible student, sub-par athlete, and I honestly had no clue what I could do with my life. But finding rowing in college after sleeping through baseball tryouts turned into the thing I needed to kick my life into gear. I found self-confidence, discipline, camaraderie, and I was the strongest I'd ever been.

Since 2005 when I started rowing, I've taught over 60,000 people to row through video alone. You can even see our current numbers by checking our youtube channel.

Rowing can be done the wrong way, or it can be done the right way. I've learned what works and what doesn't, and I want to use that knowledge to teach you how you can turn rowing into a profitable, usable tool in your training..

If you've been struggling to figure out the rower, you have the machines at your gym, and you want to be able to coach one of the fastest growing pieces of fitness equipment right now, COACHING ROWING - PRO is for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
As soon as you enroll in the course you can get started. Being online you control when you start and finish and having lifetime access, you can take or retake lessons as many times as you like.
Can I be anywhere in the world and take this course?
ABSOLUTELY! We take pride in working with coaches from all around the world to build their knowledge base, become certified indoor rowing instructors, grow new communities, and create new revenue streams.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I'm unhappy with the course?
We want you to love the course. If you're unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Do I need access to a rowing machine
This course is all about helping you understand the Concept 2 Rowing Machine. So we would say YES it would certainly be in your interest to have access to a machine either in your home or via your gym or club.
Is this course run by Concept 2?
Dark Horse Rowing is Concept 2's preferred education partner. Dark Horse Rowing has been working along side Concept 2 for years and we collectively have decades of experience in the education and training of rowing.
How do I get recognized as a coach on the C2 website?
By purchasing the Pro version of the course, you'll go through the assessment protocol which involves quizzing at the end of the course, coupled with a practical video demonstration submitted by you and assessed by us. Passing the video submission with a 90% or better is required to become certified.
Can I really learn to coach the rower online?
Absolutely! In fact, we feel that having the course online will increase the quality of your learning experience. We've removed the stress, cost, and lost time of traveling to a venue for 2 days of intense training where you may only retain 20% of the content. This way you can go at your own pace, always have access to the content, and the community is here to support you every step of the way.
What if I need support?
We have some of the best support systems in place for you to ensure you feel completely supported and encouraged throughout the program. You can post questions and comments in every lecture which alerts our support team straight away. You will have a dedicated academy email address as well as access to our coaches community on Facebook.
What currency do you work with?
We accept almost all currencies that Paypal or Stripe accept. We charge in USD however, so your native currency will be converted accordingly and VAT if applicable will be added.