What is dryland rowing or erging?

BRC offers dryland rowing sessions for community members (youth – adult) to keep and improve overall fitness off the water. Participants are guided to use the ergs (Concept 2 indoor rowing ergometers) with additional warm ups and cool downs by trained rowing coaches. The sessions are offered at varying intensities and at different times during the week and sometimes on weekends.

All community members and Barrie Rowing Club members are invited to register and participate. No experience rowing on the water or erging is necessary. Bring a friend and row on land within view of Kempenfelt Bay!

All Covid-19 health recommendations from the local health unit of the province of Ontario are followed.


Interested in Joining? 

Goals for each indoor/fitness camp are flexible and may be modified to accommodate individuals.  All participants are encouraged to work at their own level. The class sizes are capped at 16 participants.  

Cost of 6-week camps: 

First time participants – $70. Returning participants and additional camps – $50.  Annual BRC members – free.

Payment can be made by etransfer to barrierowingclubtreasurer@gmail.com or by cash/cheque at the first session.  Please complete and submit the new updated BRC online registration form.

Inquiries & registration:  info@barrierowing.org 

OUTdoor Dryland Rowing/Fitness Camps Beginning May 17th, 2022

Tuesday Evenings 6:30-7:30 pm                May 17 to June 21, 2022

  • OUTdoor High Intensity Interval Training with Cheryl (16+)
  • Beginner/Intermediate: fitness training with some rowing workouts. Minimum of 5 required.

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Thursday Evenings 5:00 – 6:00 pm           May 19 to June 23, 2022

  • OUTdoor dryland rowing with Elaine (16+; youth 12+ welcome if accompanied by a parent)
  • Beginner/Intermediate: rowing workouts with yoga stretches. Minimum of 5 required.


Indoor Rowing Technique