Here in Austin, we don’t need an ocean to surf or a lake to row.
Now we’ve got an other option for folks who want to row but can’t – or don’t want to – get on the water. Row On Austin opened recently inside Body Business gym on Anderson Lane.
The new studio offers four types of classes – Row On Strength, Row On Stability, Row On Stamina and Row On Mobility. Each 55-minute session combines time on a rowing machine with strength training sets. Students use water rowing machines, which staffers says offer a smooth, quiet experience akin to actually rowing on the water.
Teri Taylor, an avid runner, says she opened the gym because Austin needed more low-impact cross-training options. Indoor rowing, she says, appeals to all types of people, not just serious athletes.
Drop-in rate is $22 per class ($21 for packages and $20 for Body Business members). The first class is always free. For more information go to http://www.rowonaustin.com.
Row On Austin is located at Body Business Fitness Club, 2700 West Anderson Lane.