Come one, come all to Canada’s first dedicated indoor rowing studio, conveniently located on 17th Ave. Row 17 (919 17th Ave S.W.) offers the Certified Indo-Row Program, which provides a full body low-to-no impact cardio and strength workout. Praised by the fitness industry as an innovative workout program, Indo-Row gives members “a workout they can’t find anywhere else” but one that appeals to all people, beginner to advanced.
Owner’s Theresa Freeman and Reese Risdon are meshing their business savvy to bring Calgary a new way to get fit in the city with the first and largest indoor rowing studio in the country.
Indo-Row’s co-creator, Josh Crosby shares the unique format of the class “captures all the elements of competitive, on-water rowing, creating a class that is fast-paced and engaging from the first minute.” With Risdon’s passion for fitness and Freeman’s eye for success, this duo was destined to create something dynamic, innovative and fun together. For Freeman and Risdon, 17th Ave was the perfect location for their studio.
It only made sense to open this unique studio in the heart of Calgary’s most dynamic community.
Row 17’s specialty rowing classes use an exclusive WaterFlyWheel that mimics the dynamic resistance of a boat gliding across water. Here, the high-energy classes work 84% of your muscle mass with little to no impact. As a result, the fitness experience is available to every age and every fitness level with no special additional equipment required. With commitment and support, Row 17 promises a transformative total-body workout that challenges the body and focuses the mind in quick 45-minute classes.
Indo-Row 101 classes run Sundays and Wednesdays, with a free class waiting for any first time rower to Row 17. You can also catch a free class in Tomkins Park during Summers on 17th on Fridays at 4pm until August 26th. Or for a soothing change of pace, they also offer Candlelight Row described simply as ‘a mind body experience like no other.’ After your transformative experience, hit up Freeman’s Ave fav The Coup or newly opened Trolley 5 and indulge in a food beverage experience like no other, minus the guilt. Way to row!
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