British Rowing is working closely with AOC (Association of Colleges) to encourage colleges and students to indoor row for their physical (and mental) health, as well as to gain valuable qualifications for future careers.


There are three key areas in which British’s Rowing Go Row Indoor programme is currently supporting the college sector:

Go Row Indoor Workshop training for colleges

Go Row Indoor offers college fitness professional training providers a CIMPSA accredited workshop that will teach college student instructors how to deliver a world class indoor rowing offer simply and effectively.

The workshop is highly recommended for entrants into the World Skills Fitness Instructor Competition, in which indoor rowing is a key discipline. Workshops are delivered by a fully trained British Rowing Master Trainer and can be tailored to your college needs, taking account of class timetables, venue, and class size and equipment availability.

We also offer a Go Row Indoor online workshop as well as virtual versions of the above training.

For more information about what is available for colleges, download the Go Row Indoor college offer here.

AoC Sport National Fitness Trainer Competition

Every year British Rowing works closely with AoC Sport to help with the National Fitness Trainer Competition.  The competition challenges aspiring fitness professionals’ skills on industry-driven criteria – developed by a professional technical experts group  – and allows them to demonstrate that they have more to offer prospective employers than just their qualification. Indoor rowing is one of the key judged disciplines with heat and finalist tasks, and an indoor rowing judging criteria. British Rowing provides training opportunities, support and advice for student competitors taking part, helping them excel as far as they can in the competition.

AoC Sport Introducing 

AoC Sport has launched an exciting Virtual Rowing Challenge, alongside British Rowing, as part of the AoC Sport Introducing initiative.

Open to any college, staff and students to sign up for FREE and give it a go.

The Virtual Rowing challenge aims to encourage students and staff of any ability to engage in physical activity, whilst also offering an opportunity to represent their college. Staff and students can compete against one another, or represent their college in the following categories:

  • 1 minute
  • 4 minute
  • 100m
  • 200m
  • 300m
  • 400m
  • 500m

Sign Up To The College Challenge

College Challenge Leaderboard

If you would like to ask a question or find out more about how your college can get involved in any of the above, please email [email protected]

Why Go Row Indoor?

There are many great reasons to Go Row Indoor

Anyone can do it, it is great for core strength, efficient for fat burning and easy to learn and access.

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