True Rowing, now indoors
The S1club is designed to bring realistic rowing indoors.
Created by professional rowers and highly experienced engineers.
Used by rowers and non-rowers alike.
Both, the cockpit dimensions and the adjustability of the S1club precisely match the rowing shell.
The feel of the resistance during the drive is the most realistic experience ever developed by a manufacturer.
The patented, ultra durable high precision transmission inside the body of the S1 grants exceptionally realistic rowing feeling.
Sensors measure and send biomechanic data from the left and the right side independently to a tablet by Bluetooth.
Welcome to 21st century indoor rowing.
Adjustable foot stretchers
The foot stretchers (foot plates) are adjustable in height and length.
This feature is found in every good rowing shell, and certainly is a must on the Biorower S1club.
Body sizes differ from person to person. Therefore, your Biorower S1club comes with adjustable foot plates.
People with longer legs put their foot plates farther away from the rail than those who have a bit shorter legs.
It is not your height that makes the difference, but the joy you get from rowing.
Flexible handle height
The Biorower S1club adjusts naturally to your individual upper body height.
The handle height is continously variable. If you have a tall upper body, you will naturally pull a bit higher,
while people with shorter upper bodies will naturally pull a bit lower.
Rotating oar handles
The S1club features rotating handles to replicate the realistic rowing motion in every possible detail.
Although rotating your handles at the catch and at the finish position is not mandatory, for many of our customers it is an essential part of the real Biorower experience.
Biomechanic Feedback – insights on your symmetry
Angle sensors and straingauges on both oar handles precisely measure how much force is applied at which position of the stroke.
The data is forwarded to your tablet, which functions as a screen, by Bluetooth®.
The Biorower S1club provides elaborate data such as the stroke length and the applied force, left and right separately.
In addition to the natural rowing feeling, the Biorower helps you to improve your symmetry.
Optional Equipment: The Slide Frame
As you row, your S1club naturally moves back and forth on the slide frame.
# less impact on the entire body
# the rowing motion feels more realistic, and compares even better to the boat
# can also be used without slides (system is interchangable)
Watch our short video clip. You’ll see that the Biorower moves effortlessly back and forth as you row.
Compare the motion: Biorower vs Boat
The catch phase
At the start of a rowing stroke, the hands are wide apart. The seat is moved all the way forward towards your heels. The upper body leans a bit forward, and your back is straight. Everything is prepared to start working.
The legs start to apply force, and instead of pulling backwards with the hands, they rather go inwards, as it is the case in the boat. This means more mobility and strenght for your shoulders.
The first drive phase
With the first push of the legs, the force transfers through almost every muscle of your body to the hands, which actually never pull straight, but in semicircles.
The middle drive phase
The legs keep on pushing, and the hands are coming more and more together.
The upper body is still in a wait, hold and transfer force position.
The final drive phase
With the final drive of the legs, the upper body is pivoting backwards to add extra momentum to the increasingly quick moving boat.
The hands are now pulling crossed over, where the left hand is moving above the right hand.
The finish phase
In the last part of the drive, the arms are now working together with the upper body (and sometimes also with the last centimeters of the leg drive) to continue accelerating the boat.
During this phase, the arms are pulling outwards, which results in increased mobility and strength of the shoulders.
Why is rowing so healthy?
- improves your strenght + your endurance
- this specific workout helps to prevent burnout
- clears your mind
The real rowing is one of the healthiest, most comprehensive workouts you can possibly do. It gives you both – strength and endurance. The rowing workout helps many people to clear their minds, make themselves tired, and catch a good sleep.
While the increased strength improves your muscle structure, the endurance training eliminates certain hormones which are required for stress related burnout symptoms.
Who is this rowing machine designed for?
Rowers, Gyms and Home-Fitness
It is specifically designed to make natural rowing possible for as many people as possible.
I am not a rower – will this work for me?
Yes.First up: With the purchase of your S1club, we now include a remote instruction session with a professional rowing coach (Video call)
Tests we have carried out have shown evidence that the realistic rowing movement is easier to learn than rowing on linear drive ergs. (like the example in the picture below) All people tested proclaimed that rowing effectively on a Biorower appears to be more intuitive, logical to the body, and therefore easier to understand and apply than rowing on conventional ergometers, where rowers pull linear, which was perceived as “difficult” and “involving stiff muscles”.
Can I row the S1club with one oar only as well?
No. The S1club is a dedicated sculling device.
Is the tablet included?
No. In order to connect with the included sensors (Bluetooth), and to use the Biorower App (included) you will need an android tablet with the following specs:
# Android 5.x or higher
# Bluetooth 4.0 or higher
# Screen resolution 1280 x 800 or 1366 x 768 (the app is currently optimized for these resolutions, with the next updates, the list is planned to be enhanced)
Is the assembly difficult?
No. There is a clear cut manual. The assembly is a simple set-by-step process.
The assembly should be done by 2 people, and it usually takes roughly 20-30 minutes.
How long is the warranty?
We offer a 2 year warranty.
What if something breaks – how do I get my Biorower fixed again?
The entire concept of the Biorower is made for easy maintainance and service. Problems occur rarely, but any mechanical product will have faults eventually during its long product life.
If you are located in a country where there is no dealership, we provide video chat customer service and express shipping of spare parts.
Length without slide frame 164cm / 64,6 in
Width without slide frame 175cm / 68,9 in
Length with slide frame 230 cm / 90,6 in
Total weight of the unit 70kg / 155lbs
Shipped in one crate per unit.
114cm x 76cm x 80cm
45in x 30in x 31,5in