I would like to congratulate your club and in particular the teachers of the course for making me feel welcome and safe and for their clear instructions and frequent encouragement. It is a great achievement to put together a group of strangers and make them do something together in such a limited time while having fun at the same time.
I have thoroughly enjoyed it and I have now signed as a member in order to access to the improver's sessions. Also, as a mother of a child of one of the schools which benefits from your scheme, I feel very proud to be able to support it.
Teresa Redondo-lópez, London, Thu, 28 Jun, 2018
My experience with the club and Learn to Row course has been fabulous! Club facilities are great and our coaches are exceptional. I will definitely be continuing. Anyone who intends to take up rowing should definitely consider Fulham Reach.
Mahbano, Fulham, Wed, 23 Nov, 2016
I really enjoyed my Learn to Row course at Fulham Reach. Matt and Steve were brilliant instructors who made my first experience of rowing enjoyable and informative. I would like to keep rowing and this is down to their fantastic Learn to Row sessions. And rowing on the Thames at Hammersmith is a real pleasure too.
Kenny, Fulham, Wed, 23 Nov, 2016
It may seem naïve, it may seem unattainable and perhaps it is foolish to think that every day something will inspire me at work. Still, I’m rarely disappointed. And today, was a standout in the inspiration department. A few weeks ago, I sent out a call to action through an email message addressed to all colleagues based here at the Ark in London. I asked for eight willing and active learners to power a boat in a race against another corporate team for a good cause. It took a mere matter of minutes to fill the boat. Even after they heard it would mean pre-dawn practice sessions in icy water and frigid temperature.
Today was race day and it was a thing of beauty. The sun was shining and the water was calm. The team was in fine form. They carried their boat and launched it into the water like champs. And more than 30 of our office colleagues showed up riverside to cheer them on.
I’m an avid rower so I know what it takes to make the boat move and I was so impressed that after only three sessions they had the skill and confidence to race. Was I surprised? Not one bit.
Rebecca Lowell Edwards, London, Mon, 14 Mar, 2016
I wanted to take up a new hobby that challenged me and kept me fit, so I thought I would give rowing a try. I was apprehensive, as I presumed a club would be interested in somebody who had experience or background in rowing. I was welcomed at FRC as a complete novice, the instructors are patient, knowledgable and encouraging. They have a great knack of making you feel comfortable with what may seem daunting to a newbie on the water. The atmosphere at FRC is great, friendly and fun. I really enjoy my 1:1 sessions with the instructors and also taking up the row-fit course - which has given me a new sense of motivation and really feeling part of a great team!
Tessa Van Der Vord, London, Wed, 17 Feb, 2016
From a young age I have always loved rowing, but only ever being able to participate as a spectator as it was not accessible for just anyone (well not easily anyway). At the age of 35 I thought my opportunity had passed, but then I saw FRBC advertised online. So I took the plunge and joined and it's the best thing I ever did. The learn to row course is hugely enjoyable, the coaches are lovely and being subject experts make you feel very safe in what could otherwise be a scary situation. I am now able to say "I can row" and though I'm probably a fair way off saying "I can row really well" at least I'm getting there and having lots of fun along the way. I've met some lovely people, the facilities are lush and there is no better feeling than being out on the water. What Fulham Reach are doing and indeed have done is wonderful, especially their work with kids.........Very proud to be able to say I am now a member of Fulham Reach Boatclub. If you are looking for a fun and worthwhile sport to take part in then join....... You won't regret it :-)
Leanne Davis, Earlsfield, Tue, 16 Feb, 2016
The learn to row course proved to be hugely popular, with 70% of the office taking part. The positive vibe post-rowing every week was tangible and made the office environment much more relaxed and enjoyable. Being such a team-focused sport; requiring perfect coordination in the boat resulted in improved communication between everybody and allowed newer staff members to integrate and meet everybody at a far more rapid rate than usual. The coaches were remarkably patient given the variety of rowing talent on display each week, and allowed even those of a nervous disposition to feel perfectly safe when out on the river. All in all a fantastic way to learn a new skill in a safe environment with top class coaches and equipment.
Thomas Murray, Fulham, Wed, 25 Nov, 2015
I have absolutely loved my time at Fulham Reach learning to row and getting to know you all - I am really going to miss my rowing but hope to see you very soon.
Anon, Fulham, Thu, 19 Nov, 2015
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