Set New Year rowing goals with asensei

Set New Year rowing goals with asensei

Alex Burgar Alex Burgar
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Maybe you’ve been trying to get back into a fitness routine. Maybe you’ve smashed all your goals and want to push further. Maybe you’re keen to integrate exercise into your day as a way of improving your mental health. With the new year upon us around the corner, asensei can help you achieve your fitness goals and work towards being happier and healthier in 2024. So read on and find out how to set New Year rowing goals with asensei.

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Before you start, it’s worth sitting down and working out what you want to get out of exercise. asensei can help all levels of rower, as we believe if you have a body and a coach, you are an athlete, and as such, can help you achieve any goal you want. But to achieve a goal, you have to know what it is. Here are some ideas:

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When you set New Year rowing goals with asensei you might want to think about some of the following different aspects:

  1. Support your mental health

    Exercise of any sort is great for your mental health. You don’t have to be smashing records or beating your personal best every month. Aerobic exercise has been proven to help with anxiety and depression. Get those endorphins flowing and clear your head by moving your body!

    But this on its own isn’t a very measurable goal. We believe you’ll see the benefits of regular exercise if you build it into your daily life. Laying the groundwork for improved mental health in 2023 will help you build a solid base for when things are tough, and having an existing exercise routine will help when you lack motivation.

  2. Build a routine

    The best way to build a habit is by attaching a new habit to an existing one. If you want to build exercise into your daily routine, a good way to start is pairing it with something you already — non-negotiably — do. For example, in 2022, every day, you got out of bed, brushed your teeth, and got on with your day. In 2023, why not integrate a quick workout with asensei? You get out of bed, brush your teeth, and hop on your WaterRower or Concept2 for a 20 minute session with one of our coaches. Or maybe you’re a night owl and would prefer to combine your exercise with winding down for the night, or fit it into your lunch break? Whatever way, having a steady regular activity can help you feel a stronger sense of routine and structure in your daily life, as well as reaping the many other benefits of exercise. With a new workout available to you every time the app it's really easy to set New Year rowing goals with asensei.

  3. Save money

    Personal trainers or coaches are expensive. Trying to book a session with a coach around both your schedules can be tricky. And that’s if you can find a good coach in your local area! With asensei you’re not limited by time or geography, and the financial saving is huge. Benefit from Olympic wisdom, and coaching at the highest level, wherever you are in the world, and save some money while you’re at it.

Achieving Your New Year rowing goals 

So now you've decided what your rowing goals are, how can you go about achieving them? Working out your barriers to success will help you. If you’re feeling unmotivated, try to discover the root cause. Motivation tends to come in waves, and is very subject to your environment and circumstances. If you can identify why you’re unmotivated, and take steps to change the factors causing it, you will already be on track to achieving your goals. If you’re tight on time and the feeling of being busy is putting you off, maybe you could look at asensei’s shorter workouts? HIIT workouts tend to be quicker and mean you get lots of bang for your buck in terms of time. And if you’re worried about aggravating an old or recent injury, rowing is great for rehab and recovery!

Whatever kind of workout is relevant to help you set New Year rowing goals with asensei it's possible to find one quickly through the workout search function in the asensei rowing app:  

💡Did you know that you can search for a workout by coach, duration, name and more?

Hit the menu button in the top right of the Up Next screen, choose PROGRAMS and then hit the magnifying glass Search icon in the top left of the screen that appears. Find out more.

Close-up shot of a man using an indoor rowing machine.

How can asensei help you?

Whatever your reasons, asensei can help you achieve your goals in the new year. With a wide range of workouts and programs, and designed to adjust to your needs and speeds, asensei is well-suited to working in partnership with your requirements.

Where asensei rowing really shines is removing that all-important friction: the app recommends a workout for you automatically, connects to your rowing machine easily via Bluetooth, and automatically tracks your workouts, syncing them to the Concept 2 Logbook and Apple Health and more.

In collaboration with world-class coaches, asensei builds a personalised multi-week program for you, based on your stats and needs, guides you through your workouts, and goes beyond tracking your exercise, to teaching you how to improve by understanding your body and its requirements.  

There are dozens of training programs in the asensei app, why not start looking into Our Favorite Training Programs to find out more.  There are warmups, cooldowns, drills, stretches, off-erg exercises and much more that will all help complement your rowing.  There are also loads of free workouts on the asensei youtube channel and a new livestream every week, so there's bound to be something suitable for you to help set New Year rowing goals with asensei rowing!

You set the goal, but let asensei set the work

What are your goals for the New Year in 2024?  


The asensei rowing app is FREE to download and with no commitment you can trial numerous workouts from RECOMMIT, MASTER THE BASICS, (RE)FOCUS, SWEAT FACTORY and BE A DARK HORSE.  This allows you to try a range of workout styles and different asensei coaches.

All you need is an iPhone or iPad and access to an ASENSEI-compatible rowing machine from Concept 2, WaterRower, or FluidRower with a bluetooth capable monitor.  You won't need to give any payment details, just an email to sign-in and create an account.

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