A rowing machine mimics the muscles that are used to row a boat; it strengthens and conditions all the major muscle groups, legs, glutes, core, back, arms and shoulders. It is low impact and places little stress on your body/joints. Because one uses their whole body vs. a stationary bike, substantially more calories are burned.
What to wear: This is a cardio class, dress in layers and be prepared to get your heart rate going. Please bring a water bottle.
What to expect: Classes will include warm up, strengthening, stretching and cardio segments. Alice will teach you proper technique so you can maximize your workout and the benefits of a rowing machine.
Everyone is welcome, no experience required!
Note: the rowing machine seat is about 10 inches above the ground; part of the class will be done on the floor.
About Instructor Alice Henderson
Alice Henderson started coaching over 25 years ago. She has coached all levels of athletes from middle school, college, people in their 70s to adaptive athletes, from novice to national champions. Alice can tailor the equipment to almost anyone, traditionally those who have CP class 4 or higher-level spinal cord injuries (T12 and up) can participate.
Alice tried rowing in 1982 and has been involved in the sport in some capacity ever since. She won national championships for the University of Washington, competed for the USA, was a full time coach, has been a US referee for over 20 years and passed her international exam a three years ago. Last year Alice was classified as a US Technical Clinician for Para-Rowing. Alice teaches an adaptive rowing class, on the water, in Redwood City.