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Winter Training 2018-19

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

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." If you are a guest and don't plan on becoming a member, you still need to sign the Guest/Volunteer Agreement and Waiver

Winter Erging will begin Dec 3rd and run thru March 29th.  There will be a break for the holidays from Dec 21- Jan 6The 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. $200 unlimited sessions for 14 weeks: To sign up for the full season of ergingPurchase here
2. $100 for a 10 session punch card: 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 8-9am


New to Erg Training!

Practices will scalable to any level to ensure that all members are getting the most out of winter training.  We will have access to sliders, that link multiple ergs together to allow practice rowing together like on the water.

There is also a Swingulator, an indoor rowing simulator that integrates the Concept 2 erg with oar handles and rowing stations to create the feeling of rowing on the water in a boat.  It will allow us to have two rowers working on rotation and squaring and feathering while also getting a workout in.

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. Although you may not want to do the full program, please consider dropping in for a few workouts.

Strength Training

A popular program for the last couple years -- Strength Training for Rowers with Advantage Strength & Conditioning (ASC) located at Ann Arbor Ice Cube (above Societé) 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 December 1st and ends March 30th. 


There are 2 options: 

Option 1: Saturday strength training workouts only:

  • Full-season: 18 sessions Saturdays at 7:30am, $270: Purchase here
  • Half-season: Any 9 Saturday 7:30am sessions: $165 Purchase here

Option 2: Saturday team workout PLUS unlimited weekly classes:  Classes are 6, 7, 8am, and 2:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30pm. *only available for members of the Ann Arbor Rowing Club.

  • $149/month for the duration on AARC winter training-unlimited classes including the Saturday classes. ($100 off the standard month-to-month!): Purchase here



Robin Schultz-Purves, owner of Yoga Rising, is back offering a Sunday morning 1 hour, slow flow, heat building Vinyasa class.


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. Props and modifications are offered for proper alignment and ease in postures.


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


Questions? - email

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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