Of the many things I have learned from Aram, the most important lesson was never to lose my goal and to constantly walk towards it. There might be set-backs, but you never stop. No matter how slow your progress might be. My name is Jakob Zwölfer, I am 22 years old and I am high performance lightweight rowing athlete and current silver medallist at the U23 European Championships with a personal best in the single of 6:52. Having started late, at the age of 16, Aram has been my coach ever since. Now, just about 4 years later, I have produced top results at national and international races. He made it possible for me to compete at the U23 World Championships, only 3,5 years after I had first started rowing on a Biorower. On top of many hours of technique training, and his knowledge about physical training, Aram made me discover my mental potential to an extent, of which I had never dreamed it even exists. Another crucial insight I got from him is the fact that I must go my own way if I want to be successful. “If we keep on doing things the way we have always done them, we will get what we’ve always had”. So, Aram helped me discover my own way, based on my personality and based on my individual physical potential. I am looking forward to many more years!
My coach PetterLjungström and I started to work with Aram and the Biorower in 2009 when I was a beginner. We have been working with Aram ever since and with his help and knowledge in human physiology, rowing technique and biomechanics I can now call myself an Olympian. Since I was introduced to sport and rowing as a 22 year old, it was crucial for me to get both individualized and targetbased training. There were many things I needed to learn and develop! With Aram’s help, both on distance (through Skype), and by my side in Vienna (Austria), Stockholm (Sweden), Racice (Czech Republic) and Montemor o Velho (Portugal) I got faster every year. His individualized coaching and mental support helped me to win my first gold medal in the Swedish Championships in 2013, both indoors on the erg and on the water. The following year I was selected to compete for Sweden in the European Championships, the World Championships and also at two World Cups. A big goal in my career was the World Championships in 2015 which also was an Olympic Qualification Regatta. I managed to qualify an Olympic spot for Sweden which Idefended in 2016in a two month long selection period. It was amazing to experience the Olympic Games in Rio – a dream I never would have been able to reach without Aram and Biorower by my side. Anna Malvina Svennung, Sweden
Outstanding, professional and the most productive training program that I have ever experienced… Over the past several years I have traveled all across the U.S. to train with numerous elite level coaches on the water and on two different type rowing machines. In just two training sessions on the Biorower (4-hours total), Aram provided me with more feed-back and critique about how to improve my stroke than 4-days of training on the water with other coaches! The unique and realistic feeling of the Biorower, compared to actually being in a boat on the water, combined with the coaching from Aram is the most outstanding, professional, and most productive training program that I have ever experienced! Lloyd E. Moulton, USA
He showed me that things can be and must be done differently, if I want to excel... I’m National Junior Head Coach. My coaching style and my approach differs form my fellow coaches in my country. I get this “feedback” from them a lot… so it must be true. But the results of my athletes and my progression as a coach are proof that it’s a good way. I was taught like any other athlete and coach the “proper” way to do things, in my country, but my view changed a lot since I began. And I can define one moment that had a very important impact, and helped me finding my way of doing things, my way to success. That moment was when I began working with Aram on effective rowing techique in 2011. His approach to every aspect of the preparation of a rower was singificantly different from those whom I have learnt from previously. He showed me that things can be done differently, and must be done differently if one wants to excel. Since then I look at Aram as my mentor, who pushed me to start building success for my athletes, and also myself. Since 2011 much time has passed, and this way of doing things has resulted in recognition I have not expected in the beginning, even from those who told me previously that this way is not going to work or even tried to hold me back. Now I have a very clear idea of what I work towards and what my goals are, a greater understandig of myself and the people I work with. But Aram reamins a fixed point for me, beacause sometimes even experienced and successful people lose momentum, and then they need advice. I often recieve inputs from him that I know are of quality, and that they can be relied on every time. A friend…Attila Lorincz, Hungary