"Are you a Dark Horse? Someone who wants to make a change but needs help with the first step? Everyone in the Dark Horse community had an individual motivation, but we all took a collective first step. Rowing enhanced our lives. Make it the next step in enriching yours." - Shane Farmer
"This program is just what I needed to stay in shape. I learn a lot and get pushed to higher training limits. Excellent stuff!"
"Great training regime. This program is what rowers need!"
"It really is the best rowing coach packed into an app. If you row at all, then you must try it."
A structured program of strength, mobility and rowing workouts will have you leveling-up 6 times a year.
You are not alone on your journey. Become a Dark Horse and gain the support of a community of individuals who will steer you along the way.
Balance your work on the indoor rowing machine with strength training and mobility training designed for recovery and range of motion.
WORKOUT // 01
Meet Shane Farmer, Founder of Dark Horse, and get things started with your first workout.
WORKOUT // 02
20 minutes. 4 pyramids. Changing your power and rate every minute on the minute.
WORKOUT // 03
Named after Shane’s old neighborhood, this one goes from low and slow to fast and furious and back again. Bring it home.
WORKOUT // 04
This one gets technical. Dial down the intensity on three 2k rows to work on the push and connection from our drills.
Shane is the original Dark Horse. Through this program you'll learn his story and see the similarity to yours. How all he knew about himself was "this wasn't it" and he had the courage to make change. How rowing found him, and then how he found himself. And how he's now inspired to help others unlock their potential, by first tapping into their athletic potential.
Introducing a new connected coaching app that lets world class coaches guide and monitor your practice on a Concept 2 rowing machine.
More than a workout, this is a series of lessons – build strength and fitness alongside skill and technique as you are guided, monitored and corrected through these programs by your very own personal coach, asensei.
asensei talks to the performance monitors on your Concept 2 rowing machine. She reads force curves. She analyzes your performance and uses that to inform your practice. To inform the intent of your practice. Losing power at higher stroke rates? Losing length when tired? Rushing the recovery? Compensating for poor leg drive with over-use of your arms?
asensei knows. And she’ll be sure to let you know.