Row House NYC and EVF Performance are privately owned by husband and wife team, Debra Strougo and Eric Von Frohlich. Both are experienced fitness gurus with a track record of building successful businesses and fitness communities. Learn about their inspiration for building Row House here.

Eric and Debra have pulled together a corporate team to help expand their brands - and can often be seen in the media speaking about why rowing for fitness is on the rise


Andrea Mihaylo, Business Development Manager - Row House

Dre, as we know her, comes to Row House with experience at JL Racing where her passion for rowing parlayed the retail brand to be the main rowing retailer. Originally from the west coast, Dre rowed for UC Davis. Dre brings her entrepreneurial spirit, her love of the sport and her ambitious drive to Row House where she intends to help us bring "rowing to the masses." A recent New Yorker, Dre knows that if we can make it here, we can make it anywhere. 

Julia Zygnerski, Director of Sales - EVF Performance

Julia Zygnerski found CrossFit a few years ago, and has been drinking the Kool-Aid ever since.  She has grown the community for two different locations - and tailored programs to adults and youth of all levels.  Julia's passion and commitment to a healthy lifestyle fuels her each day.

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Nicole Lee, COO, EVF Performance 

Bio Coming Soon.