Daytonians the weather has gotten a little chiller this week! Let’s take your physical activity indoors this weekend and continue to try out new forms of exercise to challenge the body as well as the mind. A fabulous event is going down Saturday and I guarantee it’s not your average work out!
The Greater Dayton Annual ERG Sprints Indoor Races will take place on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at The Vandalia Rec Center. Doors open at 7:30 am and the races will begin at 10:00 am. The registration fee is $15.00 per event, and relays are free, hooray! Rowers and non-rowers are invited to compete in various events that will surely challenge even the most elite athlete. All of the indoor rowing races are available for a variety of age and skill levels. Races will be visible on a huge 7’ x 10’ screen.The main event is a 2000 meter race. In addition, quad relay races will be offered where you choose any participants to ‘make up your boat’ and simultaneously row 500 meters against another ‘boat’. There will also be 500 meter sprint races.
Members from The Greater Dayton Rowing Association will be on hand to help navigate the indoor rowing machines, also known as ‘ERG rowers’. Rowing is one of the few non-weight bearing sports that exercises all the major muscle groups. It includes cardiovascular and resistance training at the same time, one stop shopping! This is a fabulous opportunity to learn a new activity, exercise in a new way, and even make some new friends.
Take your training indoors this weekend for a phenomenal workout! Rowing helps build strength and endurance, provides no impact on your joints, and anyone can do it. Let’s get out and get moving Dayton!