I am writing to ask a few questions about the “Faster Masters Program”. My partner and I have been rowing a pair and double for a couple of seasons here. We belong to a small masters club, however, we have no coach. We have picked up some coaching during the past two seasons but it has been inconsistent. We competed in the US Masters in 2016 and the Canadian Henley in 2018, but feel we could improve with some consistent coaching. As such your new program appealed to us after our initial reading of its content. We do have a few questions:
We are both 70+ and thus would like to know if your program would be geared to rowers of our age?
MR: Yes the program is specifically geared to masters and in our program guidelines we do tell how to adapt the program better for your needs if you want to. We also have an athlete’s forum for training questions and support tickets through the website for specific questions you may have.
We sweep and scull, would the program be geared to both?
MR: Yes, each training program workout specifies for small boats and for big boats in the session
The crew program mentions video analysis, would we take the video?
MR: You would send us the video clip, someone can shoot it from the shore or a launch.
We are considering signing on for the month of July. Could you give us a preview of what the July program would include?
MR: The contents of July will be posted on the 1st of July one training and strength program will start the preparation for the fall head races and the other will focus on Masters Nationals in August. So which program you would like to choose will depend on what you are training for. You can see an example of what is in the June and July program on the website and click “Expand All” for the complete list of topics live right now. The content changes on a monthly basis. There will be a new training and strength program and new videos, drill, and articles for each module.
Is payment by the month and can we use a credit card? Would the fee cover both of us and would the info for the month be forwarded to both our email addresses? Would we both fill out the online registration?
MR: The subscriptions is month by month. Because it is a recurring subscription you need to have a PayPal account using a credit card, the way that the program is set up is through PayPal. You can register a credit card with PayPal but it is easier to set up the account first then just sign in to it when you enroll in a faster masters program. You will have one login and password to your account and you both use that to sign in. You need to sign in to access the programs. You can however download the programs to your home computer for reference. You only need to sign up with one PayPal account for your crew and yes the fee covers both of you. If you prefer to each have an individual membership you can do that as well but it does not include some of the specific crew drills or the video analysis.
You create ONE login which all crew members will share.