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Drew Tenant - Rowing Instructor BIO

Indoor Rowing "SPIN" Classes

Indoor Rowing 'SPIN' Classes are 60-minute sessions of dynamic indoor rowing, begin November 30 in the “#CRIRowStudio'" located on the second floor of the state-of-the-art Harry Parker Boathouse. CRI is enlisting the enthusiasm and expertise of the city’s best rowing instructors, some of which are nationally-recognized rowers currently training for the United States’ Olympic team, to provide both amateur and advanced rowers a high-energy place to enjoy the sport of rowing as an effective form of exercise.

Booking ahead is recommended so save a spot, preregister at MindBodyOnline! Walk-ins are also welcome.

Community Rowing Inc. (CRI), located on the Charles River in Brighton is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the belief that the sport of rowing, commonly referred to as 'Erging' when indoors, provides unique opportunities to promote personal and community growth through teamwork, discipline and physical fitness. Open to the general public, the proceeds from every Indoor Rowing 'SPIN' Class will directly benefit CRI’s free programming, which has provided education and training for more than 25,000 people, including military veterans, children in the Boston Public Schools, and individuals with mental and physical disabilities from local institutions such as Perkins School for the Blind.


Theo Pritz - Rowing Instructor BIO

Founded in 1985, CRI was the first public rowing club in Boston and remains one of the largest in the United States. Since its inception 30 years ago, the nonprofit has worked to change lives and communities by providing access to the sport of rowing and its profound social and health benefits. CRI is not a club; it’s a community, and with the growing popularity of group exercise, the nonprofit decided to expand its reach and launch indoor rowing classes geared towards the general public. In an effort to educate the public on its mission of making rowing accessible to everyone, regardless of individual ability, background or experience, five dollars from every class will directly support CRI’s free programming.

“It’s been proven that rowing burns more calories than any other human activity, and we are the rowing club for non-rowers!” said Bruce Smith, Executive Director at CRI. “My favorite part about our new classes is that they not only allow rowers to achieve an amazing workout, but they also help to benefit the local community and the hundreds of men, women and children who CRI supports through its programs.”

tryoutsAppealing to both men and women, alike, CRI’s indoor rowing classes provide a powerful full body, zero impact workout that is 70% aerobic and 30% strength. Rowing, which has long been considered the world’s “original” competitive sport, combines both cardiovascular activity and toning, and is the perfect cross training for runners as well as anyone with weak or injured knees. The classes, which run for 60 minutes, will begin with a comprehensive warm-up, including stretching and core strengthening, followed by an intense rowing set to work the legs, core, back and arms. Each rower will be guided through a complete workout that includes aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, finished by a cool down and stretch. Utilizing top-of-the-line Vermont-made Concept 2 rowing machines, which are used around the world by national team rowers, each class will be choreographed to an energetic and inspiring playlist. Classes are all-levels and rowers are encouraged to manage their own speed and intensity based on their personal preference.

Indoor Rowing 'SPIN' Class Information

Address: Harry Parker Boathouse
20 Nonantum Road
Brighton, MA 02135
Launch of Classes: November 30, 2015

  • Class Times: 
    • To see up to date class schedule and sign up for the RowStudio,
      please visit MindBodyOnline.
  • Capacity: 10-12 participants per class, walk-ins are welcome
  • Pricing: $20 per class :: $140 for 10 classes ($5 from every class will directly support CRI’s free programming)
  • Amenities: Complimentary shower and locker room, Body wash and hair dryers available
  • Parking: Complimentary parking is available in the lot adjacent to the boathouse

Class Reservations: Participants can register for classes ahead of time at MindBodyOnline. Walk-ins are also welcomed.