Q: Are classes only for adults? Do you offer classes for children? A: Our Learn to Row classes are designed for adults 18 years and older. We have youth programs, including summer camps and team rowing during the school year. If you're interested in individual or family private lessons, we can do that too! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Do you row all year long? A: Our "on-the-water" seasons are spring, summer and fall. During the winter, generally November - February, we are inside and row on our state of the art Concept 2 rowing machines, aka ergometers, or ergs for short.
Q: Are classes really for beginners? A: Yes. Our classes are designed for those who have never touched an oar in their lives as well as anyone who has rowed before and would like freshen up on their skills.
Q: Do I have to be in shape to row? A:. If you have a desire to learn, we have the desire to teach you. The great thing about rowing is anyone can do it. No matter your current fitness level, if you're 5’2 or 6’4, have rowed before or have never been near a boat, our classes and programs can accommodate you. Our boats can hold individuals up to 285 lbs and any height.
Q: What kind of workout will I get? A: Rowing is a full body workout, focusing on the legs and core. Classes focus on learning proper technique, and it's really up to you how much of a workout you get.
Q: What should I wear? A: You shouldn't have to purchase anything special to participate in our Learn to Row camps or classes. But you'll want to dress weather-appropriate:
Layers of cool-max, polypropylene or fleece
Bike or running shorts and a fitted shirt - baggy clothes will get caught in the equipment
Athletic shoes and socks
Hat and sunscreen
And remember your water bottle!
Q: What are my chances of ending up in the water? A: It is our goal to always be ‘on’ the water and not ‘in’ the water. That said, rowing is a water sport and occasionally rowers end up in the water. Our coaches are equipped to handle these situations quickly and safely.