Beyond metrics. Beyond miles. Beyond expectations. asensei is the coach who sees everything, misses nothing and programs your very own path to perfection.

Introducing a new connected coaching app that lets world class coaches guide and monitor your practice on a Concept 2 rowing machine. asensei for rowing allows athletes to commit to engaging and effective coaching programs created and delivered by world-class athletes and coaches. More than a workout, this is a series of lessons - build strength and fitness alongside skill and technique as you are guided, monitored and corrected through these programs by your very own personal coach, asensei.

asensei talks to the performance monitor on your Concept 2 rowing machine. She reads force curves. She analyses your performance and uses that to inform your practice. To inform the intent of your practice. Are you losing power at higher stroke rates? Are you losing length when you’re tired? Do you find it hard to hold lower stroke rates consistently? Are you rushing the recovery? Compensating for poor leg drive with over-use of your arms?

asensei knows. And she’ll be sure to let you know.

Practice. Perfected.


ROWING, PERFECTED: row better, sooner. Every stroke, asensei analyses your performance and assesses your form. She coaches expertly and programs perfectly.

COACHING, UNPARALLELED: Say hello to the world´s best coaches. They set the work; asensei makes it work for you. Watching, responding, adjusting, encouraging - just as they would.

ANALYSIS, DELIVERED: Row - record - watch - rewind - remember. The old ways are over. asensei watches you move, as you move, responds in the moment and evaluates over time.

YOUR TEAM: Shatter a PB. Lead your crew. Make the games. Whatever training means to you, asensei will assemble the experts. Structured around your life, paced according to your progress, and with specialists on hand when you need them - every single session, every moment, every input is specific to you.


* High-school or college athletes who wish to get win a seat in the boat, get recruited, or compete nationally and internationally.
* Indoor Rowers or Crossfit (TM) athletes who wish to improve their indoor rowing technique and scores.
* Those who want to get fitter and stronger with the excitement of a studio fitness class and the attention of a personal trainer


* Requires a Concept 2 rowing machine with a PM5 performance monitor


“I was fortunate enough to have great coaches from the very beginning of my rowing career. This meant I wasn’t taking thousands of bad rowing strokes, ingraining bad habits. The potential for asensei to provide quality feedback before bad habits are formed is really exciting", Helen Glover, 2x Olympic Gold Medallist and World #1 Rower.

"Just when you thought (sports) technology couldn't get any cooler, along comes asensei", CBS Television

"... the next frontier in the fitness tech revolution ... a wildly ambitious goal ... able to guide you through everything from form and recovery to metrics and goals while improving your individual results ... future of personal training", Men's Health

Here's what beta testers had to say:

"someone keeping an eye on you the whole time is really cool because ... it keeps you honest, keeps you on track in a way that I don't think a coach normally can unless you are doing a one on one session, so it was the benefit of a one on one, with the class dynamic, which I really like!"

"It's a cool product. I've never ever seen anything like that. In 5 minutes I learned how to row, I thought I was doing it right, but I wasn't"

"(asensei) said don't worry there's a bunch of exercises I'm going to give to you afterwards that are going to help you on that. ... that's amazing. ... this is not just about now, it's like building a relationship."

We connect to to monitor heart rate on some workouts.

What’s New

Version 1.8.0


You told us you wanted to play your own music, so now you can. As well as our existing integrated music you can now choose a playlist from Apple Music; music, podcasts or radio from an external service such as Spotify, Soundcloud or Pandora; or you can turn off music altogether if you want to be completely in the zone!

To choose your own music, hit Hey asensei [+], then choose My asensei and you'll see a new section, titled Music. Tap the text underneath to make your choice of music source. Choosing or Apple Music will play music under control of asensei; choose Background if you want to allow a 3rd party app to continue to play music while asensei is open; or choose None if you want no music.


You can now swipe left on a workout from the list if you want to free up some storage on your device.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

PeterBlackMill ,

Amazing training App

The way the app is built it interacts with the rower based on the rowing machine information provided by the PM5. The app monitor your paste and sets targets accounting to your performance. I have never seen a rowing or training app so well built. Hopefully it will stay free!!!

Mcman316 ,

Overall good guide for training

Just got feedback from Asensai. I am very pleased that what I had posted on my comment was taken into consideration (probably many more reviews included these comments). If they pull through with the features I will update to 5 stars.

I’m new to rowing and just bought a concept 2 with a PM5. Very easy to set up, application is very easy to follow.

Did the 6 week program with Eric and had fun. Workout plan is well guided and I did improve very much.

Very happy with the program.

Future recommendations:
-Allow user to move the time bar to skip certain parts of the training (ie the warm up comes repetitive).
-allow for choice of music or allow Spotify or Sirius XM to play in background.
-hopefully add more programs for training.

Developer Response ,

We definitely want those five stars!

Update to latest version of app; you can now skip many parts of a workout including titles, warmups and rests. We don’t let you skip the hard work though!

If you visit you’ll see over 40 new lessons from Shane Farmer of Dark Horse Rowing. Eric Murray is working on new programs with as we speak and we will be releasing some new workouts from Coach JQ!

Music — we’re collecting customer preferences from Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music and/or local music on your iPhone to prioritize what we do next!

We so appreciate your support and encouragement! You make asensei better, she will make you better!


ASensei Inc
338.9 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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