Anna-Marie is a two time Olympian in the sport of rowing. She competed in Athens 2004 in the Women’s 8+ (Eight) and in Beijing 2008 in the Women’s 4x (Quadruple Sculls). In addition to those regattas, she raced for Canada at three World Championships and multiple World Cup and International Regattas in a number of different boats including a single and a double. She also experienced quite a bit of success on the indoor rowing machine, affectionately known as the Erg. She won the Canadian Indoor Rowing Championships twice (2007 & 2008) as well as the World Indoor Rowing Championships in 2007 & 2017. In 2018 this indoor “World” regatta changed it’s name and sponsor and became the World Rowing Indoor Championships, now a branch of World Rowing. Anna-Marie won the first ever World Rowing Indoor Championships in early 2018. It should be noted that she won in ‘her age category’ (& is in the early years in this particular 10-year age category!)
Having retired from competitive sport in 2010, Anna-Marie now enjoys teaching people a basic rowing technique on the erg. She teaches Erg Spin fitness classes in Victoria and her classes are continuing to expand. Currently she hosts Erg Spin Classes at the Victoria City Rowing Club boathouse at Elk Lake and at the Gorge Narrows Rowing Club/ SMUS Community Rowing Centre. There are still spots available and no experience is necessary. Go to the Erg Spin tab at the top of the page or click here for more information on these classes.
Anna-Marie also leads Stretch & Mobility classes in addition to Erg Spin. These 30 minute classes take place immediately after some of the Erg Spin classes, but attendance in the Erg spin is not a requirement to participate. Go to the ‘Stretch & Mobility’ tab under ‘Rowing & Fitness’ or click here for more information about these unique offerings.