Free Shipping on all orders over £80

Stroke of Genius

February 14, 2019

Stroke of Genius

We are busy. Time stretched. Lacking bandwidth. Whatever you call it, modern lives are hectic. So how do you make sure your workout counts?

Once seen as a solitary and even elitist sport, rowing (and its associated payback) is being thrust onto centre stage through the emergence of a plethora of indoor group rowing classes whilst London’s first fully integrated boutique rowing studio – The Engine Room – opened in September last year.

As one of the oldest-known competitive sports, its historic credentials pale in comparison to its calorie burning abilities. Incorporating rowing into your active routine can quickly improve fitness, burn fat and build lean muscle – in other words the most efficient workout going.  Research by British Rowing finds that rowing uses 85 per cent of the body’s muscles across nine major muscle groups.

And there’s more. Whilst your lunchtime 30 minute workout could be burning more than 300 calories a pop, its also low impact allowing you to condition your whole body while avoiding the stress and possibility of injury that more impactful exercises can bring. The nature of the studio style classes lend a social air, so though you work to the same stroke as your fellow rowers, you can pull at a strength that’s of your own making.

Whilst The Engine Room’s founder Chris Heron says that the programmes he devised are “no punt around a boating lake” he acknowledges that for many, rowing techniques aren’t learnt whilst growing up. Cue a specially designed ‘Row 101’ class which enables new crew members to pick up the fundamentals, a tried and tested way to ensure correct technique whilst training to minimise injury and maximise your output.

A social group setting which improves anaerobic power, aerobic capacity and neuromuscular abilities set to a fun beat and all in a 30 minute session? We are in!





Also in Le Journal

Digging even deeper
Digging even deeper

July 18, 2019

As we head towards the end of Plastic Free July, we shine a spotlight on our partner Digme Fitness who are doing their bit for the global movement and beyond with a roll out of sustainable initiatives within their studios.

Continue Reading

What a Carry On!
What a Carry On!

July 13, 2019

The skill of packing a carry-on bag is something that the La Pochette team have perfected over years of travel as frequent flyers. So where to start?

Continue Reading

Risky Business - The Work Trip
Risky Business - The Work Trip

July 07, 2019

In the UK alone, an estimated 7.1million overseas business trips are taken by employees every year. Whilst wellness in the workplace has become top of the agenda for many companies, the potential risks of work travel on our wellbeing are often overlooked.

Continue Reading

In the loop

Sign up for 10% off your first order plus news & views from La Pochette Ambassadors - all delivered direct to your inbox. #NoMoreExcuses