I agreed I would go and see what it is all about.
Pretty self-explanatory when you think about it. You can also either kneel, sit or stand on the board.
To get in the water, we knelt on the board and then were gently pushed off the shore. It was so strange at first and it did take a little while to get used to it.
You don’t realize how strenuous it is on your arms to be constantly using the oar to propel yourself forward. Itt wasn’t painful but just ached your arms after a while.
Elena was straight on her feet and made it look as easy as walking. I decided I wanted to give it a go but I didn’t find it as easy, to say the least.
I did manage to get on my feet but with every slight movement of the water, I felt like I was going to lose my balance. It took a lot of concentration not to end up in the water, but I did it.
I managed to stay on my feet for a total of about 15 minutes before my body ached too much. Most of the time I just let the board take me where it wanted as I found it hard to row while standing.
I spent most of the time tangled in the reeds by the side of the lake.
We all managed to get to our feet at some point. Laura did really well and she stood for well over half an hour before Emma was caught by the current and accidentally crashed into her.
Safe to say, Laura ended up a little wet in the water.
By the time the 90 minutes were up, we were all definitely ready for it to be over. It is a good workout session and targets the bingo wings, ladies.
*** This post has been written solely by me and all opinions are my own. All photos are my own or have been credited.