The indoor rowing scene is literally exploding in New York. Thanks in part to the cross fit obsession, rowing has slowly become everyone’s favorite cardio. Or mine, at the very least! Enter Row House NYC, a cool new boutique fitness studio, dedicated wholly to indoor rowing. Row House is owned by the husband-wife team of Eric Von Frohlich and his wife Debra Frohlich, and is part of EVF Performance’s second crossfit box location on the far west side of the city. The studio was demoing free classes this weekend so I found myself signed up for the first demo class. Typically opening day is not one when studios shine. Audio equipment malfunctions, water runs out and instructors are still figuring out their flow. So I didn’t go in with high expectations. They were giving free classes and so I was game. Although must give them major props for the free trial classes. You don’t see new studios do that anymore so already I gave them one star for that.