Learn more about our newest Row House Coach, Yasmine. This Mamaroneck, NY native is a pre-med student and rowed all through college.
Why do you like rowing?
I love how rowing can bring a group of different people all together to row in sync with so much power and rhythm. I also love the tough mentality you have to have in the sport. And, in general, the setting of rowing is beautiful for so many reasons — we're outdoors on the water with the sun beaming when most people are still asleep.
What do you feel is your strength as Row House instructor?
I have definitely had my share of time on the erg, and I know how hard it can be sometimes. Part of the reason why I want to coach is to help people push past their limits and become more confident in chasing after their goals! I want everyone to walk out of my class feeling like they bettered themselves both mentally and physically to get after what they set their mind to. Rowing is super mental!
How do you want your rowers to feel during your class?
I want my rowers to feel the energy of the room and have a great time when they're working hard! I want them to know I'm here for them to help them get more from each stroke they take to get after the results they want.
What are 3 adjectives that describe your class?
Highly motivating, competitive, and fun!
Outside of Row House or rowing, what do you do for fitness?
I love staying fit in so many different ways. CrossFit, Barry's Bootcamp, and hot yoga are some of my favorites.
Did you row in school? Where?
I have rowed since freshman year of high school and was recruited to row Division 1 at Syracuse University on an athletic scholarship for all four years.
What is something goofy about you?
I once ate an entire jar of PB in less than 5 minutes.
Anything else to add?
I'm pre-med and hoping to get into medical school soon!