Without land-based rowing practice, rowers often fall prey to the sirens ubiquitous to Ivy League campuses before their teammates have developed the strength to restrain them. Build your body and keep your ears clear with today's Groupon to RowZone. Choose from the following options:
- For $39, you get five 45-minute core-workout sessions (a $90 value). Choose from the Manayunk, Newtown Square, or Rittenhouse locations. Classes are scheduled daily, and each location posts its schedule online.
- For $74, you get a one-week summer kids' rowing camp through August for ages 8 and older (a $149 value). Choose between the Newtown Square or Rittenhouse locations. Age restrictions may vary by location.
RowZone seamlessly melds strength training, cardio, and flexibility into a 45-minute group workout built around an indoor rowing machine. Founder and trainer Ian Andracchio pioneered RowZone's singularly structured sessions to offer an alternative to increasingly realistic and expletive-laden boot camps. Experienced instructors helm each session, leading a team of rowers through alternating sets of free-weight curls, crunches, and the torso- and arm-enhancing motion of the row. Unlike right-handed lumberjack-tossing or balancing kettlebells on your forehead, the workout works out an extensive coterie of contiguous muscles, with the average rower burning 450–600 calories per session.
Kids Learn to Row fitness camps keep youth athletes in peak boat-moving condition through a fun and active rowing regimen, two hours a day for five consecutive days. Daily activities bolster both shoulders and self-esteem, as young'uns augment time on the rowing machines with lessons on proper stretching, push-, pull-, and sit-up sessions, and how to achieve certain victory in splash fights. Excellent for beginners, this low-impact, high-output activity requires no prior experience and may foster a lifelong love of arm-based locomotion. Check online or call each location for the most up-to-date summer kids' camp schedules.
Named a top 25 alternative gym by Greatist.com, RowZone's unique blend of rowing exercises and full-body toning techniques to help students of all ages and abilities stave off the boredom and plateaus of other fitness regimens. During RZ Core workouts, instructors provide helpful pointers and encouragement to students as they shape up with body-toning ergometers.
Each structured session presents a total-body workout that incorporates rowing, resistance training, and fitness techniques that solidify cores and improve flexibility. Additionally, free-weight curls, crunches, lunges, and other rowing exercises work to provide an effective strength-endurance workout.