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Winter Training 2019-20

We encourage and welcome everyone to participate in the AARC winter training program! It's a great way to stay fit, connected with teammates, improve strength and technique, and be ready to row in the Spring.

If you are new to AARC you please sign Joining Agreement/Waiver. Follow this link and select "Full Member." If you are a guest and don't plan on becoming a member, you still need to sign the Guest/Volunteer Agreement and Waiver

The "erg" is an indoor rowing machine.  Winter erging will begin Dec 1st and run thru April 4th.  The winter training site is located up the hill from the lower dam on Argo just east of the canoe livery at 412 Longshore Dr.  

Two ways to participate...

1.  Unlimited sessions for 14 weeks ($250): To sign up for the full season of erging, Purchase here
2.  10 session punch card ($120): To sign up a 10 session punch card, Purchase here

There will be 6 coached sessions each week. With space for 30 rowers, rowers may attend any session. There will be a signup so that coaches can plan. 

Weekly Sessions:
Monday 5:45-6:45am

Tuesday 7:30-8:30pm

Wednesday 5:45-6:45am

Thursday 7:30-8:30pm

Friday 5:45-6:45am

Sunday 7:30-8:30am


Erg Training

Practices are scalable to any level.  If you are new to rowing, this is a great way to start.

In addition to ergs, the facility includes a 
Swingulator, an indoor rowing simulator that integrates the Concept 2 erg with oar handles to create the feeling of rowing on the water in a boat, and sliders that link multiple ergs together, similar to on-the-water rowing.


The space also features locker rooms, good lighting and ventilation, and mirrors on 3 sides to allow for instant feedback.

If you are interested in receiving a monthly update of the training plan please email  Russ encourages all members to keep in contact with the club during winter training.

Strength Training

A popular program for the last few years -- Strength Training for Rowers with Advantage Strength & Conditioning (ASC) located at Ann Arbor Ice Cube (above Societ√©) 2121 Oak Valley Dr. Ann Arbor.  Brian Sipotz, at ASC, has setup an AARC "team workout" on Saturday mornings at 7:30am. These will start on November 2nd and ends March 28th


There are 2 options: 

Option 1: Saturday strength training workouts only:

  • Full-season: 23 sessions Saturdays at 7:30am, $330: Purchase here
  • Half-season: Any 12 Saturday 7:30am sessions: $187: Purchase here

Option 2: Saturday team workout PLUS unlimited weekly classes:  Classes are 6am, 7am, 8am, 9am and 2:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30pm.

  • $169/month Includes the Saturday classes. If you can make one more day a week, this is the best deal. ($100 off the standard month-to-month!): Purchase here



Robin Schultz-Purves, owner of Yoga Rising, is offering a slow flow, heat building Vinyasa class Sunday morning (9-10am) and Tuesday evening (5:45-6:45pm) at Allen Creek Preschool, 2350 Miller Ave., Ann Arbor. 


Rowers of all levels can increase their mobility & flexibility in a judgment free environment. Classes offer a combination of relaxation and challenge, bring balance to body and mind, and enable students to leave every class feeling better than when they walked in.


Sundays 9 to 10am Register Here

Discounted price for AARC members: $10 class

*AARC Membership
If you are new to AARC you MUST sign the Joining Agreement/Waiver to participate in winter training. Follow this link and select "Full Member."

Members may also bring guests as drop-in participants to particular sessions but they also have to sign this waiver,  Guest/Volunteer Agreement and Waiver



AARC endeavors to make rowing accessible to the broad community.  Scholarships are available to those with financial need to support participation.  
AARC is a 501(c)3 organization.  Donations made to AARC may be eligible for tax deduction.  Please check with your tax consultant.
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