Row with an Olympian! Indoor Rowing Basic Course Comes to Seattle

Heather Alschuler headshotHave you ever wanted to learn to teach indoor rowing – or just perfect your own technique – from an Olympian?  Here’s your chance: Heather Alschuler, a former Canadian Olympian, national teamer and now accomplished indoor rowing evangelist in Seattle, is bringing her talents to UCanRow2’s Indoor Rowing Basic Course.

Heather will be leading the Indoor Rowing Basic Course at Seattle’s Pocock Rowing Center on Saturday, April 13.  Attendees at the rowing cert will have an opportunity to get individualized critiques of their rowing on the Concept2 rowing machine, learn how to put together a class on the machine, and pick up important tips on working with different populations of exercisers.  Want to know how best to take care of your Concept2 rowing machine?  You’ll learn that too.

The course will be led by Heather Mandoli Alschuler, who has been involved in rowing on and off the water since the day someone brought an erg to her high school P.E. class.  As an athlete, she was an All-American rower at the University of Michigan and then went on to row for Team Canada for five years at various World Cup and World Championship regattas. She raced primarily in the women’s pair and eight events, placing sixth or higher in every international race and capped off her career in the women’s 8+ on the 2008 Olympic team.

Particularly well-rounded as a coach, she has worked with everyone from novices to aspiring Olympians to masters.  She is the Erg Ed instructor and coordinator for Row to the Future‘s Erg Ed program, which is setting the bar for other cities to follow in bringing rowing into schools.

The Indoor Rowing Basic Course fee is $275, with an Early Bird rate of $225 until March 23.  Ready to register? Sign up!

Flywheel Frenzy! Indoor Rowing Training for Home Users and More

Fine tuning Web technique with Concept2 master instructor Terry SmytheIf you’re a home or gym user of the Concept2 rowing machine, we’ve got something new coming just for you: A half-day training that will get you tuned up and ready for new (or renewed) action on the world’s #1 indoor rower!  The workshop is part of our Flywheel Frenzy event at Owens Community College in Toledo, OH on April 12-13.

Join us for Indoor Rowing Foundations for Home Users from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, April 13.  You’ll spend a comprehensive morning tuning up and learning new ways to make the most of the Concept2 Indoor Rower.  We’ll focus on:
– Optimizing your rowing technique, including personalized video critique
– Showing you how to keep your machine in tip-top working order
– Showing you new things you can do with the monitor
– Giving you a slew of new workouts, and
– Taking you on a tour of the Concept 2 website’s resources.
– Bonus: Meet the SkiErg!

Registration for the course is $95.  Just note your course and fee on the registration form.

Want more?  Join us the night before for a master class with Concept2 Master Instructor Terry Smythe from 6:30-8:30.  You’ll spend two hours in OCC’s fitness playground, combining the rower, SkiErg and indoor cycling with other equipment like TRX and free weights.

Register now: $45 ($15 for students) Note your course and fee on the registration form.

And for those who are teaching others or working with clients  on the rowing machine, we’re offering our Programming Intensive on Friday afternoon from 2-5 pm.  We’ll show you how to set yourself apart from the competition by mixing up your workouts with on/off erg work. Combine ergs, TRX straps, free weights and more to create a fat-blasting workout your members will rave about.  Have your rowing technique checked by an expert.  Learn how to use social media to get people into your classes – and keep them there.

Registration fee: $115

Here’s the location for the course:

Owens Community College Toledo Campus
Alumni Hall
30335 Oregon Road
Perrysburg, OH 43551

Questions?  Post them to the comments.