Our Story

Ten years ago, Laura Adams needed to find a low-impact exercise for her injured knee and had the great fortune of discovering Michael Ives' indoor rowing class. It wasn’t the incredible workout that hooked Laura. It was training and racing with a team, learning a new sport and the smooth calming motion.

Many meters and years later, Michael and Laura joined forces to create an indoor rowing experience that takes your mind out of the gym and into a boat.  The EngineRm experience recreates rowing at monumental regattas - Henley, Head of the Charles, The Boat Race (Cambridge vs Oxford),  San Diego Crew Classic and many more.

Our name comes from the seats in the middle of the boat (in an 8-oared shell, seats 3,4,5,6) that are typically occupied by the most powerful rowers and is known as The Engine Room. 

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