I was lucky enough to learn to row from
Jose. I had never rowed before and did not realize how technical the
sport of rowing is, and what I also didn't know was that Jose is THE
BEST technical rowing coach around!!
have had the pleasure of rowing with Jose for about 2 years, roughly once
weekly. This is the best mixed aerobic and strength exercise I have ever
done. I row a single training scull, and Jose follows in a motorboat,
giving patient and constructive advice. Jose is forever patient, even
though I am a bit klutzy, and sometimes pant like a fish out of water.
With his tutelage, I have developed some style and strength and am
continually improving. He is a superb coach. If you are interested in
fitness, this is the exercise for you. Given we live in South Florida,
outdoor exercise on the water is a must. All I can say is do it! You
will never regret it.
I am an adult intermediate rower, and
wanted to get in some practice and while on vacation in Miami. Happily, I
on Google. It was a great break – I rowed with Jose every morning for a
week, focusing on several problem areas for me, as well as general
technique. Jose was fantastic . He focused on what I wanted to improve,
and he added a few additional items based on his observation. His low-key
but highly focused approach was perfect. Over the course of the week, I
was able to fix several key problems, and to improve my overall style and
technique. I strongly recommend Jose to anyone who is looking for
instruction, or wanting to sharpen up your “game”. He a great observer,
and provides very clear and useful feedback. His training set-up is
excellent, and there was no extra charge for rowing with the manatees (a
real treat for this visitor). I look forward to coming back.
Jose Arellano is a rowing coach with an acute eye and a true ability to
see the slightest nuances in one's rowing style. His keen eye and coaching
strategies impressively improve one's technique on the water. If you have
been rowing for years and want to perfect your style, he knows how to
explain the corrections in numerous ways to help you truly understand what
needs to be changed. Jose, himself, has been rowing for years and it is
apparent in his understanding of the sport. He offers numerous locations
for training and makes each session fun and different. I always work up a
good sweat-and you can't be the ambience!!
When I first started rowing I was very nervous but really wanted to try, I
knew what a great full body workout it could be. Jose, my trainer, put me
at ease from the beginning and was very patient and explained what I
should expect and as the lessons continued... I became more and more
confident ! Jose's rowing instruction seemed to be in stages, not
overwhelming me with too much information at one time, letting me progress
at my own pace and as my form and balance etc. improved, he would bring me
to the next level. With his well guided instruction I was able to progress
with proper form and balance and have fun at the same time. There have
been times when I'm lazy and not trying hard enough so that's when Jose
pushes a little harder, that's what coaches are for... I have seen a real
improvement over the past 6 months not only in my rowing abilities but in
my improved physical fitness and cardio capacity. I love rowing and plan
to continue training with Jose for a long time !! Thanks Jose you're a
great teacher !!
I've been rowing with Jose for a little over a year now. I
went from a training boat into a sleek scull in no time. I started once
every two weeks, then once a week, and now I am rowing twice a week…at
least. Every step of the way has been fun, but always an emphasis on
technique. My cousin rows in Israel. When she first saw my rowing video,
her first remark was, "Wow, your coach is really good. Your technique is
great." I may never win a race, or even be in a race, but I will continue
to row as long as I live. It's great exercise, you get to be out on the
open water in Miami, and I lost 20 pounds. A win win situation for sure.
I have been training with Jose for only 4 months and I already feel like a pro. He has the patience to teach the technique and also the energy to push my limits. I trust him a lot and I am sure that that allowed me to improve so much is such short time. Today I can't wait for the day to end so I can go rowing again!
Having Jose as my coach, I feel quite fortunate! His teaching approach is amazing, very calm and gives you confidence straight away. After just a few lessons I am now in a single scull. Not only would I highly recommend him for anyone that is a beginner, but also anyone that would want continues training. Thanks Jose!