MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C., offers a free rowing program open to any individual with a physical disability. The desire to become competitive is not required; rowing is a good cardiovascular workout for anyone with mobility issues. Each individual is assessed to determine what modifications may be needed to maximize performance, and instruction and coaching are provided by certified coaches.
Rowing is offered year-round, with training on the water April through September, and indoor training November through March. Opportunities for competition both indoor and on the water are available for those interested.
For more info on this and other adaptive fitness programs at MedStar, visit www.medstarnrh.org/our-services/adaptive-sports-fitness.