The new Power Rowing studio is making waves in Brookline
Village, truly differentiating itself amid a sea of Boston fitness studios —
none of which have quite the same level of rowing expertise that owner and
instructor Bryan Fuller brings to the sport.
We were intrigued to find out what the Row 1:1 Abs class was all
about, which was deemed an entry level class. The 50 minute total body, low
impact work-out delivered on its name, structured as a 1:1 ratio of rowing vs.
abs & active rest periods. Equipped with a mat, light hand-weights, and a
medicine ball next to our Concept 2 Rower, we went through a long warm-up that
was very active and took up the first 20 minutes of the class. Instructor Bryan
Fuller had us alternating sets between short bursts on the rower (focusing on
form) and 3x minute-and-a-half ab series – ranging from V-ups and flutter kicks
to twists and bicycle crunches. The class concluded with 3×3 minutes rowing
sprints, separated by squats and biceps curls, etc. With so many short sets,
the class flew by and left us feeling accomplished with the balance between
strength and cardio. As Bryan proved, despite common misnomers, rowing relies
heavily on power from the legs and core.
Calling owner & instructor, Bryan Fuller, an expert rower
would probably be understating his resume. Aside from competing in Boston’s
Head of the Charles, there’s also his feat of rowing 3,000 miles across the
Atlantic – yep, from the coast of Morocco to Barbados. While he has an
intensity & passion for the sport that is evident in his build & studio
space, we found his calm demeanor to bode well for all levels of fitness &
experience. You can expect 1:1 coaching and attention with just 15 total rowers
in the studio.
While very unassuming on the outside, we were digging the modern industrial feel that Power Rowing brought to the 2nd floor of a Brookline office building. Exposed brick and plenty of natural light made for a space that was welcoming and had character. For added motivation during class, two flat screen TVs face rowers, playing past Olympics rowing competitions. Lockers were available in the classroom to store your gear, with towels provided as well. Given that they just opened their doors, the current class schedule leans heavily toward entry-level classes but intermediate, advanced and extreme options are also on the schedule.
62 Harvard Street Unit B. Brookline Village, MA 02445 Brookline Rowing $$$
Brookline Rowing, $$$
62 Harvard Street Unit B. Brookline Village, MA 02445
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