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Cheap, Light, Portable Rowboat for A Dinky Little Pond

There's a small pond a ten minute walk from my house. I'd like to do some breezy fun rowing, but it would be too expensive and too hard to transport a full-out rowboat, kayak, or canoe there by myself. Is there a not-too-expensive, easily-transported option that's really fun to row around in?
posted by Quisp Lover on Apr 30, 2015 - 16 answers

Sports like Dragon Boat for the colder months?

What sports are similar in the way they work out the human body to Dragon Boat, but can be done during the colder months/when the river is iced over? Even better would be a sport that also has the cooperative team element as Dragon Boating.
posted by GriffX on Sep 10, 2014 - 6 answers

Trying out team sports when out of shape

I want to try a new sport this Fall and was thinking of taking up rowing. I am a bit out of shape, however, and this makes me nervous. Tell me about a time when you started a team sport even though you were kind of out of shape, and what advice you have for someone in my position. And any advice for a novice rower would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by thesnowyslaps on Sep 14, 2013 - 6 answers

Row, row, row your...kayak

I was a (sort of) competitive rower in a former life. I now enjoy kayaking and other outdoorsy water excursions. I want a boat that combines the best of these. Is this a possible thing? [more inside]
posted by DeadliestQuack on Jul 7, 2013 - 8 answers

$500 or Less to a "Summer Body"

Stuck at a fitness plateau. Not weight loss - fat loss. I'm about 5-8% (not exactly sure; I only have inexact measurement options) below where I want to be, which is the 10% mark. Help me get to my goal or as close as possible by the summer (and stay there)! [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Mar 20, 2013 - 12 answers

Crew-Themed Bake Sale

I need ideas for homemade items for a crew-themed bake sale. [more inside]
posted by primate moon on Aug 23, 2012 - 7 answers

Baby, I was born to run-slash-row

Can I integrate my erg into my half-marathon training? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Mar 29, 2012 - 4 answers

Help Me Keep Fit in My New (York) City

Looking for affordable, long-term outdoor group fitness classes in New York City. Or reasonably priced gyms with plenty of rowing machines and free weights. [more inside]
posted by undercoverhuwaaah on Jan 3, 2012 - 3 answers

Rowing race DVD?

Rowing filter: DVD of a boat race to watch while training? [more inside]
posted by superfish on Jul 25, 2011 - 2 answers

Help me find this book

Hello Hive Mind, I'm looking for the title/author of a non-fiction book I read in the last few years. Here's what I remember: Retired professor returns to college as a freshman... Goes to a school that teaches a "Great Books" curriculum, where practically every class is a seminar/discussion group. The school encourages every student to participate in intramural athletics, so the old "freshman" joins the rowing team. The book is the story of his year at the school. Thanks for your help!
posted by takenRoad on Feb 8, 2011 - 9 answers

Should I buy a rowing machine?

Should I buy a rowing machine? [more inside]
posted by Tu13es on Nov 29, 2010 - 15 answers

Rowing simulator: how to measure or build

Looking for a way to measure movement of simulated rowing. Thoughts/advice + possible engineering involved! [more inside]
posted by filmgeek on Oct 16, 2010 - 9 answers

I could do this all day. Is that enough?

Exercise/Weightloss/Rowing filter: Is increased heart rate necessary, or is increased activity sufficient? [more inside]
posted by Netzapper on Jun 1, 2010 - 13 answers

Not just any boat, but at Shel-Ca-yak-atemer-noe

WaterSportFilter: I want to buy a small versatile Kayak like watercraft. I have different (competing?) things I'd like it to do (Paddle AND Row; single and tandem riders) can I get all of this into one boat? Are there available modifications? What should I get? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Nov 1, 2009 - 5 answers

Using the rowing machine for resistance training.

How much of my resistance training can I replace with 15 minutes/session on the rowing machine? [more inside]
posted by arha on Nov 11, 2008 - 7 answers

How do I get my blade home?

Long time listener, first time caller: Any globetrotting rowers or shipping pros out there? I need to transport a rowing oar overseas, and I don't want it damaged. I'm planning to check it on my flight as 'sports equipment', but any advice or alternate suggestions are welcome. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by iona on Oct 8, 2008 - 9 answers

Help my palms survive my love of the rowing machine

I exercise on a rowing machine ~4 times a week and while I love the benefit to my body, I hate what it does to my poor palms in the form of calluses. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Aug 31, 2008 - 20 answers

How can I get out on the water in Portland, Oregon?

How can I get out on the water in Portland, Oregon? When I visited Boston a friend took me out sailing on the Charles river. They had some sort of community program where you could take lessons and then take out boats you were certified for. It was a lot of fun, so I'm wondering if there's anything similar, not too expensive, in Portland. Rowing might be interesting too, or just some way to boat around without actually owning a boat. I have lots of experience listening to Sloop John B, if that helps?
posted by Post-it Goat on Jul 7, 2008 - 7 answers

How can a dangly man scull comfortably?

Please help me solve a problem with the, er, anatomical logistics of men's rowing. [more inside]
posted by kittyprecious on May 7, 2008 - 10 answers

How do you attack a sailing ship with a fast rowing-boat?

How do you attack a sailing ship with a fast rowing-boat? [more inside]
posted by TheophileEscargot on Feb 27, 2008 - 9 answers

What is the most efficient way of exercising on the rowing machine?

What's the most efficient way of exercising on the rowing machine? Got any tips? [more inside]
posted by dragontail on Feb 26, 2008 - 10 answers

Rowing machine for a small area?

Please recommend a good rowing machine for a small space. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Jan 30, 2008 - 11 answers

Rowing Machine Recommendations on a budget

alternative rowing machines to the expensive concept 2's? [more inside]
posted by thelost on Sep 6, 2007 - 15 answers

Don't rock the boat, baby

I want to buy a cheap inflatable boat rugged enough to go fishing in. [more inside]
posted by solotoro on Jul 18, 2007 - 7 answers

Working out at home

What's the best (and cheapest) workout equipment for my small place? [more inside]
posted by johnsmith415 on Feb 16, 2007 - 21 answers

The Paris Crew music

Need to identify the music from a Canadian Heritage minute. [more inside]
posted by aclevername on May 4, 2006 - 1 answer

Desire to exercise + bad joints = ?

Desire to exercise + bad joints = ? . Should I try to find some kind of trainer or sports therapist? Should I look into some kind of machine (I'm considering rowing or eliptical), and if so what do I look for in quality machines? Should I just go to a gym for a few months, try some things on my own and see what feels good? [more inside]
posted by namespan on Jan 7, 2006 - 28 answers

Are post work out shakes and twistched normal?

After a semi hard run or other cardio / muscular endurance excerise I sometimes get the shakes, or muscle twitchs... and not in the muscles you would expect. What would cause this? [more inside]
posted by crewshell on Aug 8, 2005 - 10 answers

row row row your boat

I want to get a boat/kayak/canoe/floaty thing for a nearby small river. Knowing nothing about them, I need some advice about what to get. [more inside]
posted by striker on May 16, 2005 - 18 answers

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