After two years, I quit the team - a ruptured back disc providing the incentive I needed to give up on competitive college sports. But I'll never forget how much those workouts kicked my butt. And now it seems the rest of the athletic world is starting to pick up on the benefits of crew-related exercise. I was thrilled to recently see an online discount for a fitness studio in Atlanta now offering aerobics-based rowing classes. Yes, I went and bought it so I'll let you know if it's worth trying. But I have high hopes! And once I get through that set of classes, I just might have to look into joining a coed crew team!