rowzone & butternut squash, caramelized onions, sage pesto, and prosciutto pizza

by Mary & Christina on January 29, 2013 · 1 comment

Last week Christina took me along with her to RowZone Manayunk.  It’s basically an indoor rowing studio where they hold erging classes.  It’s a 45 minute class that includes an erg workout supplemented with body exercises.   In case you aren’t familiar with erging, this is what an erg looks like…

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Now, I used to row in high school…and I haven’t really done a workout on the erg since then.  The erg is difficult so I never really had any desire to do a workout on my own.  However, for some reason I decided to give RowZone a try…probably because I got a good deal on the class package through LivingSocial.  I am seriously surprised to say that I liked it.  During the class I was questioning myself as to why I would choose to do this.  The class wasn’t killer but for not being on an erg in 8 years I can’t say that it was easy.  It was definitely a challenge…but not too challenging.  We started off with some short pieces and then got off of the erg for some body circuits.  We then got back on the erg again for a 27-minute piece and ended with more body circuits.  They have the workout written up on their whiteboard and they also have an instructor there leading the workout.  I consider myself to be in pretty good shape and I was sore for days afterwards…my abs and shoulders especially…I guess I have to get myself back into erging shape!

After the workout, I said that it was a good workout but I really don’t know if I’d do it again after my 3-class package is up.  Now here I am days later craving an erg workout.  What is wrong with me?  I love the variety of the workout and I love that it is challenging my body to use muscles I otherwise would not use. It is a great cross-training workout and although I never thought I’d say this, I am excited to bring erging back into my life!  (p.s. I just saw on RowZone Manayunk’s facebook that they are running a deal in February…2 classes for $14–typically classes are $30 each if you pay a drop-in rate)

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