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Calibration and Classification are two key parts of the Ergatta experience that make your workouts truly adapt and evolve with you. You interact with these elements every single time you hop on your rower, so we want to make sure their mechanism and function is crystal clear. Let’s break it down. It should be expected …

Prasanna Swaminathan
Prasanna Swaminathan
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NAVIGATING PEAKS AND VALLEYS WITH A MENTAL HEALTH PRO

In accordance with Mental Health Awareness Month, May’s Monthly Challenge—Peaks and Valleys—challenged members to complete at least eight Interval Workouts alongside donations to NAMI (the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization). HIIT intervals are all about give and take — short bursts of more intense effort followed by longer periods of slower, more sustained effort. Similarly, …

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Ergatta
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YOUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS — ANSWERED

Our excellent Customer Experience team is dedicated to making sure you stay in the know — whether it’s your first row or your thousandth. Here we rounded up your top questions for easy reference. If you don’t see your Q here, check out our complete FAQ catalog. Q: How do I set up my rower? …

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INTRODUCING RACE DAY LIVE

Ergatta’s Live Race event — Race Day Live — is your first-ever chance to take on the Ergatta community coast-to-coast in real-time. Live Racing has been a top requested feature from the community since we launched Races years ago, and we are thrilled to bring this highly-anticipated experience to you. What is a Live Race? …

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Ergatta
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INSIDE THE WOODSHOP — WARREN, RI

In the small town of Warren, Rhode Island, craftsmen and women haul in raw planks of cherrywood to saw, sand, stain, and craft into Ergatta Rowers. Each rower is crafted by several hands, each bringing unique expertise, careful precision, and deep pride to their work. Partnered with Ergatta, WaterRower has spent the last 34 years …

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Ergatta
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SPRING BACK INTO YOUR ROUTINE

As the weather begins to warm up, spending time in the fresh air and sunshine is essential for both our physical and mental health. Doing outdoor activities can be a great way to integrate fitness into your routine, reconnect with nature, and get your daily dose of vitamin D. But if you already have an …

Chris Chang
Chris Chang
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MEET CHANG YU, VP OF PRODUCT

Here at Ergatta, we are so lucky to have a senior leadership team that deeply cares about the success of their teams while fostering a culture of openness, collaboration, and respect. Ergatta’s leaders possess the rare combination of brilliance and humility—each being an expert in their respective craft, while being approachable and eager to coach, …

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Ergatta
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ALL ABOUT RIVALS

At Ergatta, we’re all about friendly competition. Besting your own PR feels awesome, but forming rivalries adds a layer of real stakes that takes your competitive spirit and motivation to the next level. Our Rivals feature allows you to connect with and compete against fellow members in the community so you can chase each other’s …

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Ergatta
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HOW MEMBER KERRY L. GOT HER COMPETITIVE SIDE BACK

Since her days growing up as a competitive soccer player and Irish step dancer, Ergatta member Kerry L. hasn’t had much of a competitive outlet. That is—until Ergatta came into her life. “When I got the Ergatta, I saw the opportunity to win,” says Kerry. “The competition is all about the journey, and Ergatta gave …

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Ergatta
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ERGATTA TO PELOTON: WELCOME TO GAME-BASED FITNESS!

An open letter to incoming Peloton CEO Barry McCarthy: Dear Barry, Welcome! Imitation, as they say, is the highest form of flattery, and over at Ergatta HQ we’ve been blushing all week. Jokes aside, I am genuinely happy to have you in the ring. Anyone who helps spread the word about game-based fitness is pushing …

Tom Aulet
Tom Aulet
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TRACK YOUR HEART RATE, REACH YOUR FITNESS GOALS

No longer solely reserved for the pros, heart rate monitors are an incredibly useful tool for anyone regardless of their fitness level. Ergatta has partnered with Polar as our preferred heart rate sensor, which can be easily linked to your rower so you get the most out of every single workout. Read on to learn …

Chris Chang
Chris Chang
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INSIDE THE ERGATTA EXPERIENCES

Know Before You Row Before we dive into the workouts, let’s review a few key elements that apply to each one of the Ergatta experiences — from speedy 100m Races to endurance-building programs. Workouts that adapt to you Because of distinct features like calibration and classifications (more on that later!), our programming makes sure every part …

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Ergatta
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GETTING STARTED WITH ERGATTA

This is your guide to getting started with Ergatta – game-based fitness that motivates you to keep achieving. Get ready to be challenged through competitions, games, and workouts that are intelligently designed to your fitness level.  To get set up for success, the following tutorial articles will cover everything you need to know about the …

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Ergatta
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COMMON ROWING MISTAKES + TIPS TO GET STARTED

These insider tips will make sure your rower is set up correctly and your form is in good shape, plus provide drills to improve your performance. Get Set Up Correctly Seat and Sitting Position Make sure the seat is oriented with the notch facing the tail end of the rower. This notch allows freedom of …

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Ergatta
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UNDERSTANDING SPLIT + INTENSITY ZONES

Ready to get faster and get in the zone? This explainer will explore the core metrics used to convey your rowing power: Split and Intensity Zones.   What is Split? Split is your speed in the form of your pace. It tells you how long it would take you to row 500 meters. This is …

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Ergatta
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INTRODUCTION TO ROWING TECHNIQUE

Having solid rowing form is the bedrock to your experience on the Ergatta rower; this ensures you get the most out of every workout, engaging each muscle group without risking injury. In this video we demonstrate the four phases of rowing technique so you can keep fine-tuning your form. Use this article to solidify what …

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Ergatta
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WHY DO STROKES PER MINUTE (SPM) MATTER?

What do music and rowing have in common? Rhythm matters. Learn about how the rhythm of your rowing affects your performance, which is measured by your Strokes Per Minute (SPM)  About Strokes Per Minute Stroke rate is the number of Strokes Per Minute that you take. This is the cadence or rhythm of your rowing, …

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Ergatta
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YOUR GUIDE TO ERGATTA SELF-ASSEMBLY

See how easy it is to assemble the Ergatta Rower from three boxes shipped straight to your door. Set up is easy and takes less than 20 minutes. For a limited time, use the code SELFASSEMBLE for fast and free shipping here.

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Ergatta
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NEW YEAR, NEW GOALS: HOW TO STICK TO FITNESS RESOLUTIONS

Many people kick off the New Year with a big fitness resolution, but lots have trouble making it stick past January. Why? Whether you don’t have an accountability system or life just gets in the way, committing to long-term fitness goals can be difficult. But this year, why not break that streak and go with …

Chris Chang
Chris Chang
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2021 YEAR IN REVIEW

2021 was an incredible year of growth and games for our Ergatta member community. Have a look at the milestones we achieved and distances we went together. Cheers to new challenges and connections in 2022.

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Ergatta
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MILLION METER MARKER

With every workout, Ergatta offers a different way to achieve and improve, but one of our most important achievements is our Million Meter Marker. When a member hits one million lifetime meters rowed on their profile, they don’t just feel incredible: they also get to create their very own piece of the Ergatta experience. Million …

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Ergatta
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ERGATTA X COLIN KAEPERNICK. GAME ON.

Game-Based Fitness Leader Ergatta Launches New Campaign Featuring Advisor Colin Kaepernick. The legendary athlete joins forces with Ergatta in campaign to reimagine at-home fitness.   Ergatta, the creator of the first connected rowing machine powered by game-based content, announced today a partnership with all-star athlete and activist, Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick, an advisor to the brand since …

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Ergatta
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PRE- AND POST-ROWING STRETCHES

The distribution of muscular tension in your body is a reflection of your lifestyle and training.  If tension is distributed unevenly throughout the body, you may end up with aches, pains, limited range of motion, and impaired movement.  Performing a movement assessment with a qualified professional can be a great way to identify your personal …

Chris Chang
Chris Chang
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REFLECTIONS ON OUR FIRST-EVER COMPANY RETREAT

It’s an understatement to say that the world as we know it – especially as it pertains to the workplace – has changed during the past year and a half. The pandemic has not only asked each of us to adapt to a new way of working, but it’s also forced us to reflect upon …

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Ergatta
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INTRODUCING & UNDERSTANDING CLASSIFICATIONS

Imagine that you’re going to a gym where groups of people are playing pick-up basketball. There are a bunch of courts, each with its own game going on. How do you decide which one to join? You see a few courts with people going really hard—clearly more intense than you’re ready to take it. You …

Prasanna Swaminathan
Prasanna Swaminathan
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LET’S TALK GAME-BASED FITNESS

I grew up immersed in sports. I loved the competition, the camaraderie, and the fact that I could get lost in it. I loved the fact that a simple, arbitrary set of rules could create an experience that was incredibly motivating and engaging. I also love the way sports made me physically feel afterwards – …

Tom Aulet
Tom Aulet