The Daniel Rowing Centre in Tel Aviv caters to disabled Israeli athletes, breast cancer survivors and at-risk kids, but is open to anyone looking for an effective and fun way to get fit.
Many of the 53 members of the Daniel Rowing Centre in Tel Aviv began rowing as part of their physical rehabilitation program and turned it into a competitive sport.
One disabled former soldier who began at Daniel went on to represent Israel in the Beijing Paralympics. Now he's in training for the 2012 London games.
Others were referred to the center after breast cancer surgery as a way to strengthen arm muscles weakened by treatment and surgical procedures.
Opened in 2003, the center also has a Sea of Friends program for children at risk. But its latest task is getting the word out that rowing is beneficial to just about anyone. See the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O_eiueFHHg