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Jannifer joins the Row On Austin crew with a humbling amount experience.  With a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, and ACE and TRX certifications, Jannifer has been in the fitness industry for almost fifteen years.  As a personal trainer, she enjoys watching her clients get stronger, as a wellness coach she enjoys helping them find more balance in their lives. From developing a wellness program, to starting her own fitness company, Health Nut Fitness, Jannifer now loans her energy, knowledge and enthusiasm to Row On Austin.

Abigail rose  Musician, artist, actress, trainer, Abigail is all these things wrapped in to a tiny, forceful being. Hailing from the east coast, Abigail brings her spirit, strength and fierceness to everything she pours her heart in to, including her classes at Row On Austin. Part workout, part immersive experience, each class with Abigail will leave rowers lighter, stronger and ready to take on the world. As both an instructor and manager at CYC Spin Studio, Abigail mentored Row On Austin's own Katy Rothfelder. When she's not coaching on a rower, Abigail is the driving force behind the new group experience, Splash.  Blending the driving beat of music with paint and physical movement, Splash releases the inner artist in everyone who attends.

Abigail rose 

Musician, artist, actress, trainer, Abigail is all these things wrapped in to a tiny, forceful being. Hailing from the east coast, Abigail brings her spirit, strength and fierceness to everything she pours her heart in to, including her classes at Row On Austin. Part workout, part immersive experience, each class with Abigail will leave rowers lighter, stronger and ready to take on the world.

As both an instructor and manager at CYC Spin Studio, Abigail mentored Row On Austin's own Katy Rothfelder. When she's not coaching on a rower, Abigail is the driving force behind the new group experience, Splash.  Blending the driving beat of music with paint and physical movement, Splash releases the inner artist in everyone who attends.

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Veronica spans the full fitness spectrum: from fitness, yoga and wellness educator to kickboxing and strength training group fitness instructor and nutrition consultant.  She has studied yoga and exercise science for over a decade. Veronica has a Bachelor's degree from Texas State in Exercise and Sports Science and has been teaching group fitness and yoga since 2006. 

She has developed and maintains a wellness program for UT students, who live at the Scottish Rite Dormitory: a private, non-profit educational dorm. Her program focuses on implementing the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for health and fitness, improving nutrient density and nutrient timing by using mindfulness practices, and practicing yoga to improve overall wellbeing. 

Veronica fell in love with rowing after taking Stacy's amazing Rapid On Row class at Row On Austin: it's such a great full-body work-out! She's bringing her breadth of knowledge to Row On Austin and can’t wait to blend rowing intervals with a fusion of mat Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, and weight training.

Perks to taking her rowing classes: low-impact cardio, balanced muscular strength and endurance, improve power and range-of-motion safely.

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BRIAN MINZENMAYER Brian found rowing his freshman year at the Naval Academy. New to rowing he quickly fell in love with the sport, its peaceful intensity and the satisfaction rowing brought to his busy schedule. By senior year he was a 4-year varsity letterman and team captain of Navy's Lightweight Crew team. Rowing up to 100 miles a week and running up to 50 miles, he learned to be disciplined and enjoy the benefits of incorporating exercise as a way to keep a calming balance to his otherwise hectic life. To his delight he found an ergometer on his first ship and soon began teaching others proper rowing form, creating teams, and showing others how to enjoy an intense, fun workout. He's been an avid out-doorsman enjoying swimming, rowing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, running, hiking, cycling and strength training. During his 30-years in the Navy, he kept active and competed in numerous running races, from 5K's to marathons. After incurring several running knee injuries, Brian retuned to his roots, using rowing as a way to bring back intense, low-impact and satisfying workouts. He's taught hundreds of people over the past 30+ years to enjoy rowing, and he looks forward to showing you how to have a fun, intense workout too!

BRIAN MINZENMAYER

Brian found rowing his freshman year at the Naval Academy. New to rowing he quickly fell in love with the sport, its peaceful intensity and the satisfaction rowing brought to his busy schedule. By senior year he was a 4-year varsity letterman and team captain of Navy's Lightweight Crew team. Rowing up to 100 miles a week and running up to 50 miles, he learned to be disciplined and enjoy the benefits of incorporating exercise as a way to keep a calming balance to his otherwise hectic life.

To his delight he found an ergometer on his first ship and soon began teaching others proper rowing form, creating teams, and showing others how to enjoy an intense, fun workout. He's been an avid out-doorsman enjoying swimming, rowing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, running, hiking, cycling and strength training. During his 30-years in the Navy, he kept active and competed in numerous running races, from 5K's to marathons. After incurring several running knee injuries, Brian retuned to his roots, using rowing as a way to bring back intense, low-impact and satisfying workouts. He's taught hundreds of people over the past 30+ years to enjoy rowing, and he looks forward to showing you how to have a fun, intense workout too!

tracy walker We like to say that Tracy is a little bit of sugar with a lot of spice!  She's sweet and kind on the outside, but inside Tracy openly admits she loves burpees.  So watch out!   With over 18-years experience in the fitness industry and an AFAA certified instructor, her high-intensity strength, cardio, running, and yes, even mambo, classes have a cult-following.  Up-beat and smiling, Tracy will plow on the intensity without you even knowing it.  We're excited to have her as part of the Row On Austin team!   Learn more about Tracy on her personal blog: http://www.blogbytracy.com

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We like to say that Tracy is a little bit of sugar with a lot of spice!  She's sweet and kind on the outside, but inside Tracy openly admits she loves burpees.  So watch out!  

With over 18-years experience in the fitness industry and an AFAA certified instructor, her high-intensity strength, cardio, running, and yes, even mambo, classes have a cult-following.  Up-beat and smiling, Tracy will plow on the intensity without you even knowing it.  We're excited to have her as part of the Row On Austin team!  

Learn more about Tracy on her personal blog: http://www.blogbytracy.com

 

KARA KOPECKY

Kara Kopecky has worked full time in the fitness industry since 2010. She is a certified personal trainer through the NASM, a certified comprehensive Pilates instructor through Body Arts & Science International, and is certified in The Bar Method technique. Kara's true passion resides in the world of weight and interval training, and teaching Row On Austin classes is the perfect balance of the two training methods. Kara's experience teaching Pilates and barre adds an awareness to her classes which focus on form and control. Kara is excited to be a part of the Row On Austin team and can't wait to spread her love for rowing throughout the Austin fitness community!  

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RP STUART

RP is a rare sighting these days: a native Austinite. Growing up, he played football, baseball and ran track at Anderson High School. He left Texas, but only briefly, to play Wide Receiver at Louisiana Tech University. 

His love of the physical prowess of the game led him to a degree in Exercise Sports Science, and to a career in getting adults and kids healthy and fit. Finally back in Austin, as an ISSA Strength and Conditioning Specialist, RP’s had the privilege of working with adults and young athletes for the last four years, building their confidence and physical strength. And has now added rowing to his long list of skills. 

When he’s not coaching rowing, or spotting a client in a heavy lift, he’s hunting down Austin’s newest hot restaurants. A self-proclaimed foodie, he’s all too happy to hop in the gym the next morning to burn off the extra calories. So join RP! He’s always looking for someone to burn a few calories with…

KAty rothfelder A natural athlete, rowing is just another check off the list for Katy! Growing up, Katy competed competitively in volleyball, basketball, and softball, and went on to play college ball at Southwestern University. After stepping off the field, Katy has never stopped looking for her fitness fix. For the last two years, she brought her passion for fitness to a bike, teaching spin at Cyc Fitness. With her love for movement, endorphin rushes, and community, Row On Austin is the perfect fit for her next life adventure! When Katy’s not taking you past 10,000 meters, you can probably find her hitting up the trail at Town Lake, or searching for the best coffee and brunch spots in Austin. Katy works full time at Helping Hand Home for Children, where she helps raise funds for children who have suffered abuse and neglect. Katy strives for passion in all that she does, so it’s no doubt you’ll find it in her energizing, class!

KAty rothfelder

A natural athlete, rowing is just another check off the list for Katy! Growing up, Katy competed competitively in volleyball, basketball, and softball, and went on to play college ball at Southwestern University. After stepping off the field, Katy has never stopped looking for her fitness fix. For the last two years, she brought her passion for fitness to a bike, teaching spin at Cyc Fitness. With her love for movement, endorphin rushes, and community, Row On Austin is the perfect fit for her next life adventure!

When Katy’s not taking you past 10,000 meters, you can probably find her hitting up the trail at Town Lake, or searching for the best coffee and brunch spots in Austin. Katy works full time at Helping Hand Home for Children, where she helps raise funds for children who have suffered abuse and neglect. Katy strives for passion in all that she does, so it’s no doubt you’ll find it in her energizing, class!

stacy christie A certified yoga and spin instructor, Stacy has been teaching dynamic flow yoga as well as spin classes in Austin for ten years.  With an eye for details and a energetic spirit, Stacy works to ensure students find strength in their flexibility, fusing high energy drills with dance-driven music beats for maximum fun. Stacy loves being active and has been described as a verb--she has a background in dance, gymnastics, running, yoga, and cycling and generally enjoys moving. In addition to being a 200 hour RYT and Madd Dog Athletics certified Spinning Instructor, Stacy also has both a BA and an MFA in Creative Writing. Outside of the fitness studio Stacy also teaches English and Writing courses to college students; she has taught at both Texas State University and St. Edward's University and currently works for a writing program at The University of Texas. And now she's bringing her creativity to Row On Austin!

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A certified yoga and spin instructor, Stacy has been teaching dynamic flow yoga as well as spin classes in Austin for ten years.  With an eye for details and a energetic spirit, Stacy works to ensure students find strength in their flexibility, fusing high energy drills with dance-driven music beats for maximum fun.

Stacy loves being active and has been described as a verb--she has a background in dance, gymnastics, running, yoga, and cycling and generally enjoys moving. In addition to being a 200 hour RYT and Madd Dog Athletics certified Spinning Instructor, Stacy also has both a BA and an MFA in Creative Writing.

Outside of the fitness studio Stacy also teaches English and Writing courses to college students; she has taught at both Texas State University and St. Edward's University and currently works for a writing program at The University of Texas.

And now she's bringing her creativity to Row On Austin!