About Us

What is Capitol Row?

Inclusive - Capitol Row is Iowa's first indoor rowing facility. We provide full body, low-impact, trainer-led classes in a team environment. People of all abilities will find a home on the Capitol Row Crew.  Our classes are safe, self-paced and FUN!  

Engaging - At Capitol Row, we connect with our Crew members and the community through classes, social events, charity rows, and home/away competitions. So, whether you are just getting started or looking for a challenging addition to your training routine, come join us! 

Challenging - Are you motivated by competition? Indoor rowing is not just a workout, it's a sport! Every member will have the opportunity to compete in home and away indoor rowing competitions. These events are positive, fun and growing in popularity.

Complete - Rowing works 85% of the muscles in our bodies, head to toe. Rowing is recognized as one of the most effective forms of full-body exercise. Benefits of our program include:
— Burning more than 750 calories in every class
— Increased strength and endurance
— Improved fitness levels and overall health
— Increased motivation and mental focus
— Measurable progress and performance

The centerpiece of every Capitol Row class is the Concept2 Erg; the world-wide standard for on and off-water training and competition. The Concept2 is used by many modern fitness programs because it works.  Plus, rowing is fun! 

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Capitol Row provides an inclusive, challenging environment designed to build our bodies and spirits. We believe in inspiring our crew members and connecting with our community.







  • Concept2 Model D

  • Concept2 Model E

  • Stretching/Warm-Up area

  • Interval training equipment

  • Locker Rooms

  • Showers 


Full Body Workout

Indoor rowing is one of the best FULL-BODY workouts, working 85% of your muscle groups. Each stroke uses your upper and lower body engaging your quads, hamstrings, glutes, abs, shoulders, back, triceps and biceps.  


Low Impact

Because this workout is performed in the seated position, indoor rowing is  LOW-IMPACT. This non-weight bearing exercise eliminates the pounding on your joints that you get from other cardio workouts such as running.


Calorie BURN

Get ready to feel the burn as indoor rowing is ranked among the best exercises for burning calories and, over time, improving cardiovascular health. 

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For Everyone!

No matter your age, race, gender, experience or hair color: Indoor rowing is for EVERYONE.