Indoor rowing at the Clark Park Boathouse
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