Open to adult beginner to intermediate rowers though all are welcome, including adaptive/para and able-bodied/non-para rowers! The class will be the details, subtle shifts, and development of technique to improve one's stroke efficacy and endurance. Classes would utilize ergs, breaking down each element of the stroke to focus on perfecting each individually, then building toward putting those elements together. Upon advancement of stroke technique, we would start working on the efficacy of force - where to push harder, where to keep your body relaxed. We will work on hard pressure, race pace, recovery pace, etc.
to improve endurance while maintaining effective positioning and coordination of movement for rowing.
There are several Para programs offered at CRI that suit the needs of new, recreational, competitive & elite rowers with a wide range of physical and/or cognitive abilities. The first step of joining a CRI Para program is the intake process with our CRI Intake Specialist. Intake is required prior to participation in CRI Para programs. An intake may happen over three sessions (fewer if necessary) and allows the specialist to determine which program is appropriate for the athlete, and introduces the athlete to the rowing stroke before joining a group session.
Join CRI and Adaptive Sports New England for a fun winter training program to prepare you to row on the Charles come spring! The Para Teen Rowing Winter program is for teens with disabilities who wish to learn to row or continue training on CRI's indoor rowing ergometers in a team environment. Athletes will be offered the opportunity to compete in virtual indoor rowing regattas. This class meets once weekly and is designed for all levels of ability and rowing experience. Participants new to CRI should schedule an intake interview prior to joining the class.