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Getting Older, Staying Fit and Loving It

Hi, I’m the owner and co-founder of Whitehall Rowing and Sail and the designer of the Oar Board® rower that fits onto a stand up paddle board and converts it into sculling rowboat. 
 
One thing I really enjoy about Rowing with the Oar Board® is getting out in fresh clean air and how it keeps me so fit!

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Research has shown that we can stay in great shape indefinitely as we age with low impact, high benefit exercise done on a regular basis.

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There’s no better exercise in the world than rowing a good sculling rig like the Oar Board® because it utilizes around 90 percent of the body’s muscles with little to no strain on the joints or connective tissues.

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I find that I have much more energy after a row than when I started out.

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And one of my greatest pleasures is pulling up on a deserted beach just to have a look around before heading back to my regular day.

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Harold Aune rowing the Oar Board® in Silva Bay.

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Easily row the Oar Board® right up on to the beach.

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Designing and producing the Oar Board® fit-on-top rowing unit has satisfied one of my lifetime goals of making rowing available to everyone.

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About the Author:

Harold loves rowing, sailing, diving, paddling and anything water related. He co-founded Whitehall Rowing & Sail with Marie in 1987. Together they founded the Whitehall Spirit® product line which now includes the Oar Board®. Read more on Harold at HaroldAune.ca “I’ve designed and produced a lot of boats and equipment over the years. The Oar Board has been the most gratifying project so far.”

2 Comments

  1. Michael J. Rawlings September 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    I’m a 63 yr old male with a heart condition! My Cardiologist restricted my heart rate to 130 bpm. I love getting out on the Oar Board and just going for long peaceful rows on the empty Lakes in Central Minnesota. Selling my Alden Star 22 and purchasing a 12ft Fitness package was the Healthiest decision I’ve made in years! Thanks Harold!!

    • Harold Aune September 22, 2017 at 11:39 am - Reply

      Hi Michael, Good to hear! You are a poster guy for the benefits of rowing with the Oar Board®/SUP combo. If you are ever out to Victoria, BC we’ll have to get out rowing together. Thx for your comment. Best! Harold

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