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Clark Park Boathouse
Splish splash: the new Jeanne Gang-designed facility.

Here it comes, that time of year when you?ll die of boredom if you don?t start mixing up your indoor fitness routine.

Time to take a dip.

Sign up for a mind-blowing class called ?Learn to Row in a Tank? ($60), and for an hour each Tuesday and Thursday for three weeks, you?ll perch on a dry seat in a state-of-the-art indoor pool where even the current speed is adjusted to feel like a natural body of water. (And while rowing seems like an arm thing, this is actually a lower-body workout like none other.) 

The class takes place in the new Jeanne Gang-designed Clark Park Boathouse, which just opened in Roscoe Village, complete with ceilings that mimic the patterns an oar makes in the water.

Several rowing teams and their 65-foot boats have taken up residence in the space, and rowing in the tank is one of many ways the facility will help the non-rowing public plunge into the sport.

Do this all winter and you?ll rule the river like a pro come springtime.

Clark Park Boathouse, 3400 N. Rockwell St.; 312-636-1239 or rowchicago.com

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