RZ Signature

This class is taught by:

Kyle O

Kyle is a graduate of the University of Connecticut (go Huskies!) where he was a four-year member of the varsity rowing team, serving as stroke seat for his varsity boat. In everything he does, and especially when he’s on the erg, he strives to give 110%. Kyle brings that same intensity to his teaching and enjoys pushing people to realize their true strength and achieve their fitness goals. Off the erg, he enjoys running on the Schuylkill, boxing, lifting free weights and hiking whenever possible. Kyle looks forward to bringing his intensity and love of rowing and fitness to RowZone.

Anthony F

Anthony is a co-owner at RowZone Rittenhouse and RowZone Manayunk! He is a Drexel University graduate where he was a four year member of the varsity rowing program and served as co-captain. He was named to the Philadelphia Academic All-Area team three times and helped lead the Dragons to multiple first place finishes in the Frostbite, Bill Braxton, Kerr Cup, and Head of the Schuylkill regattas. Currently, he is an assistant coach for the Haddon Township High School rowing program and has helped coach young athletes to podium finishes in the Manny Flick series, Cooper Cup, Stotesbury Cup, and Scholastic National regattas. Anthony teaches group and individual erg development sessions. Sessions are specialized for improving 2k erg scores for high school and collegiate level athletes. Check out one of Anthony's classes to help learn proper rowing technique and really hit those fitness goals!!

Gary B

Gary has been a member of RowZone since June 2012. The minute he finished his first class, he knew he was hooked. He has lost over 20lbs since he started and has taken more than 4 inches off of his midsection. He has been so motivated by the transformation of not only his body, but his mind, as well. So much so, that he became a certified personal trainer, as well as CPR certified for the sole purpose of becoming an instructor at Row Zone. He has a passion and enthusiasm for Row Zone because he knows what it has done for him and is excited to seeing what it can do for others.

Clayton G

Clayton is a multi-sport athlete from New Windsor, NY. He played basketball and rowed at Newburgh Free Academy Public High School (NFA). He won silver for the 4+ and 8+ at the Empire State Games. In the senior 4+, his boat won the first state title in school history and finished 6th in the nation. He attended Rochester Institute of Technology where he played NCAA Division 3 basketball. Outside of RowZone, you can find him in Philadelphia basketball and volleyball leagues. His classes combine his unique experiences from basketball and rowing to get max results in a fun and engaging atmosphere.

Laura F

Laura is a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor with more than 20 years experience in the Fitness Industry. Laura is best known for her ability to develop and deliver highly effective and engaging workouts (for beginners to fitness addicts) that incorporate all the necessary elements for a great physical workout.  Laura provides workout programs that engage, motivate and empower clients; helping them to achieve a sense of well-being that will encompass the mental, physical and emotional.
In an article in the Best of Philly magazine (2009), William Rush wrote that Laura’s Power Pump Rowing Class was “the killer arm workout that we were hoping for, but the twists and turns Laura threw in with the basic strokes got our abs, too.” In the “Do it or Ditch It” portion of the article, Rush recommended, “Do it. Laura kicked our butts. The erg/mat workout was fun and kept us motivated throughout class, and three days later we were still feeling it.”

Chris R

Chris Roberts joins the RowZone team with his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Temple University and is applying to grad school for physical therapy.
Chris started his love for rowing and fitness as a non athletic and slightly overweight 14 year when he picked up rowing at Roman Catholic High School for Boys. He fell in love with the sport and fitness and lost 20 pounds his first year of rowing. Chris continued the sport as a student at Temple as well.
Chris helps coach rowing at both Roman and Temple and has wealth of knowledge about technique on the erg and in the boat. He has a number of metals, including a silver and bronze from the Dad Vails and a Gold Medal at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta, the largest high school rowing event in the world.
Chris has aspirations to try out for the US national lightweight team, and his best 2k score as a lightweight was 6:32. He enjoys high intensity interval and lifting free weights to workout, so he is not only the perfect RowZone client, but the perfect RowZone trainer!  
If you want to build muscle and lose fat with minimal impact on your bones & joints, then our RZ Signature Workout is for you.  Short rowing intervals are paired with body & weight exercises to challenge your resilience and strength.   Enjoy the benefits of running, squatting, and lifting without the wear and tear on your body!   The best part - no experience necessary.  Just be sure to arrive 15 minutes early to your first class.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Dec 19 7:00 am - 7:45 am with Kyle O
  • Wed Dec 19 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Anthony F
  • Wed Dec 19 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm with Gary B
  • Wed Dec 19 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm with Gary B
  • Wed Dec 19 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm with Gary B
  • Thu Dec 20 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Kyle O
  • Thu Dec 20 9:00 am - 9:45 am with Anthony F
  • Thu Dec 20 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm with Clayton G
  • Thu Dec 20 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm with Clayton G
  • Fri Dec 21 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Laura F
  • Fri Dec 21 7:00 am - 7:45 am with Laura F
  • Fri Dec 21 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Laura F
  • Fri Dec 21 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm with Gary B
  • Fri Dec 21 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm with Gary B
  • Sat Dec 22 9:00 am - 9:45 am with Chris R
  • Sat Dec 22 10:00 am - 10:45 am with Chris R
  • Sun Dec 23 10:00 am - 10:45 am with Kyle O