Unless you’re a Harvard alum whose college years were spent doing pick drills and stroking down the Charles River, you probably understand very little of what those things are. When it comes to South Florida, beach volleyball and stand-up paddleboarding are a lot more common than the storied sport of rowing.
But rowers do exist in our midst, and the folks at the Miami Beach Rowing Club are about to kick off a new class to teach eager beginners about the joys of oars, boats, and blue water. Miami is a tropical paradise surrounded by H2O, so it only makes sense that people would be into this water-bound sport.
A challenging, full-body workout, this activity requires some know-how, so training classes are a must. The MBRC hosts them on the regular, with four days of both land and water instruction for newbies. You can join other outdoor enthusiasts for fun in the sun that’ll build up your guns.
The class runs four days over two weekends and costs $195 per person. It kicks off at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday at the Miami Beach Rowing Club (6500 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach) and ends between 11:30 a.m. and noon each day. Come rain or shine, you’ll be hitting the water. Visit rowmiamibeach.com or call 305-861-8876.
Aug. 17-25, 9:30-11:30 a.m., 2013