Q: I’m looking for a new way to workout and improve my fitness. I’m so bored with the whole running, biking, swimming thing, but it’s all I know. Any suggestions? – Floundering in Fitness

A: Suggestion? You betcha! Indoor Rowing! As you probably know, Ruth & I are huge proponents of the benefits of indoor rowing as a fitness activity and competitive sport. I have been rowing for fitness for 10+ years, and competitively for the last 4 years, so I can attest to the effectiveness of rowing on ones fitness level compared to other endurance activities. But rather than blah, blah about it from my own mouth, I want to guide you to another resource, the first of its kind in Greenville. If you wanted to row, you had to join a health club, (if you could find one with rowing machines that actually worked), or buy your own rower. But no more! Lowell & Laura Caylor, owners of Greenville Indoor Rowing now run indoor rowing classes. Check their website for class times and costs. This is a super way to get into the fun and excitement of indoor rowing. Lowell is a competitive rower with 20 years experience on the erg – (ergometer; rowing speak for the rowing machine). Oh, I didn’t mention that he is also 67 years young!! So rowing is also a fitness activity and competitive sport for all ages!! Check these guys out – you won’t be disappointed. Tell them the guy with the beard & earring sent you.

– Bob Mancuso, Licensed Massage Therapist; Certified Sports Massage; Certified Personal Fitness Trainer – Blue Ridge Sports & Therapeutic Massage, Greenville, SC (864-271-0442)