A 2020 testimonial from one of our Freedom Rowers:
I just wanted to tell you that I’ve been on the rowing machine consistently for the last month. It’s hard to remember what you taught me, but I’m trying hard to row correctly.
After rowing with the club, I kept reading literature and research on rowing. This raised my interest a lot to get back in to rowing. I already knew rowing was a good exercise, but did you know that rowers have the highest VO2 Max of all athletes. I started getting interested in this topic after seeing a young man (Jovanni Stefani) of San Francisco emerge as one of the best cyclist in his area. After “Googling” him, I found out that he was a world competitor in rowing. Go figure!!! Anyway, would you believe I’m already seeing big results on my bike after rowing a month? Beside the bike, my body is feeling better, and I’m sleeping better. I guess the worst thing I’m going through is that I’m always hungry. Literally, I need to eat every hour!
Well, needless to say, rowing put a new spin on my life. Knowing the health benefits, learning how to row from the club, and experiencing the beauty of rowing on the water, I actually see myself rowing, not cycling, the rest of my life.
Pat, I will never forget what you taught me, and I will never forget all of the kind people I met. Thank you