While there will be plenty of opportunity to get fit once you’ve arrived, there are also ways to get ahead. The exercise staple of rowers is the “ergometer”, or erg for short. You can find one at many gyms, fitness studios, etc. These are used to train power off of the water so that technique can be the focus while in the boat. Lifting weights, running, or cycling also translate well into the aerobic fitness and strength used for the sport.