Fitness

Row House Is Coming to the North End with Premium Indoor Rowing Classes

It will be the franchise's first Boston location, situated right along the water at Lovejoy Wharf.


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Just when we thought we had a handle on all the new gyms and fitness studios coming to the city in 2019, news of one more broke. This one will make the city’s rowing enthusiasts smile.

Row House, a boutique indoor rowing studio, is getting ready to swing their doors open in late spring/early summer of this year at Lovejoy Wharf, a 15-story luxury residential property in the North End. You’ll be able to row from the sheltered warmth (or chill, depending on the season) of a studio while looking out at the harbor in this 45-minute all-levels group class. The workout pairs resistance training with both rowing intervals as well as technical drills on the rower. You’ll get the chance to feel like you’re actually in a boat on the water with a team as you row in sync with those in the class. Each class is set to high-energy music, and your stats from each class are recorded so you can come back to your data to see your progress.

“We fell in love with this location,” Gyee O’Malley, co-owner of Row House Boston, said in a press release. “And we can’t wait to add to the growing sense of community at Lovejoy Wharf. Our goal is to create a positive fitness experience and introduce an inclusive atmosphere that builds a sense of camaraderie among members, in an area that is constantly welcoming new residents and employees.”

The area, situated right on the waterfront of the North End, is booming with not only new gyms, such as fellow indoor rowing studio Row Republic and strength and conditioning gym Redemption Boston, but also Central Rock Gym’s newest outpost, and Converse’s retail store. Also, in the coming months Night Shift Brewing will open a new taproom and kitchen in the area—perfect for post-workout brews, obviously.

This will be the first Boston location of Row House, which was founded in New York in 2014. Their objective, according to their website, is to give people of all different shapes, sizes, and abilities an efficient, effective full body workout. And you can expect a friendly environment: the studio prioritizes building bodies up instead of breaking them down.

25 Lovejoy Wharf, Boston, 857-702-2769, therowhouse.com