RECOVERY ON WATER WELCOMES ALL SURVIVORS OF BREAST CANCER TO JOIN OUR COMMUNITY.
NO ROWING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. WE OFFER MANY WAYS TO EMBRACE ROWING THAT ALLOW YOU TO MEET PEOPLE AND SURPASS YOUR PHYSICAL FITNESS GOALS.
ALL AGES, ALL STAGES OF TREATMENT AND RECOVERY.
WE ARE A COMMUNITY THAT PROMOTES EXERCISE AND SUPPORT.
To join ROW, attend a ROWpen House or set up a time to meet with Kathleen Behner, ROW Operations & Outreach Coordinator: Kathleen@recoveryonwater.org or 773.620.3258.
Rowing is accessible, safe and fun. Many of the survivors we serve consider ROW® the silver lining of their breast cancer diagnosis. By joining ROW you join a great team of women who support each other while getting fit. While rowing takes practice, we offer many entry points into the sport based on your goals. Check us out at our next ROWpen House.
Current Practice Schedule
All athletes on the ROW team have the opportunity to workout 7 days a week with ROW. You can come one day a month of 5 times a week, it’s entirely up to you!
Indoor Schedule (November - April)
During the winter months the entire team is indoors on indoor rowing machines (called ergometers, or ergs for short). Though subject to change, the indoor options available to ROW members last year were as follows:
Mondays 7 am @ Bluprint Fitness
Mondays 6:00pm @ Eleanor Boathouse
Tuesdays Community Class, 5:30pm @ Eleanor Boathouse
Tuesdays 6:30pm @ Northshore Fitness Studio
Wednesdays 7 am @ Bluprint Fitness
Wednesdays 6:00 pm @ Eleanor Boathouse
Thursdays Community Classes, 5:30 pm @ Eleanor Boathouse
Fridays, 6 am, 7 am @ Bluprint Fitness
Saturdays 8:30 am @ Northshore Fitness Studio
Sundays 8:30 am @ Eleanor Boathouse
Outdoor Schedule (May thru October)
The following is the schedule for the practices we hold on the water:
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6 pm, Novice practice @ Eleanor Boathouse
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 pm, Masters practice @ Eleanor Boathouse
Sundays, 8:00 am, Masters practice @ Eleanor Boathouse
Sundays, 10:30 am, Novice practice @ Eleanor Boathouse
**Please note that the Community Classes are open to everyone in the community and operate on a first come, first served basis. Survivors and non-survivors alike are welcomed to the class**
Addresses and details for these practices
The Eleanor Boathouse is a Chicago Park District building located in Bridgeport at 2828 S Eleanor St (Chicago, IL 60608). Though there is a small parking lot on premises, street parking is free and easy. We encourage anyone parking on the street to park on the Boathouse side of the street to allow for easy parking for our residential neighbors.
Bluprint Fitness is located at 1828 W Hubbard St, Chicago IL.
Alliance Rowing Club (ARC) is a partner program we work with twice a week. Indoor ARC practice will take place at Northshore Fitness, located at 905 Ridge Road, Wilmette, IL.
1. With all this programming how can you get involved? Great question. Every month we hold a ROWpen House for prospective members to come check out who we are, what we do, and why we do it. You're invited! Check out our ROWpen House Calendar for the upcoming ROWpen House and it's related registration form.
2. Unable to make any of the ROWpen Houses? Call or email our Outreach Coordinator, Kathleen. Her information is listed below.
3. Please don't hesitate to call or email us with any questions or concerns. You may visit our FAQ page for more info.
We hope to hear from you any which way to help get your ROW journey started!
Kathleen Behner Devlin Murdock
Operations & Outreach Coordinator Programs Manager
1200 West 35th Street 1200 West 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609 Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 620-3258 (203) 610-0246