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.
Larry is the real deal. Not only is he certified NSCA CPT, but he’s also USAW Olympic Weightlifting certified and a Certified Nutritionist. He found rowing like a lot people, through CrossFit. Quickly hooked, he started rowing daily.
But Larry wasn’t always this fit. His journey began when he looked at the scale and weighed over 260 pounds. Determined to make a change, he picked up some weights and started his transformation. Since then he’s conquered powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, barefoot running, parkour, MovNat, jiu jitsu, MMA, hiking, and running, as well as rowing. Placing first in several indoor rowing competitions, he’s also gone on American Ninja Warrior, competed in 10ks, AFM fittest, Nights OPs challenges, True Athlete games, Garage games, and Powerlifting competitions.
His wife (who also happens to be a certified yoga instructor who’s written a yoga curriculum book for the blind) and two young boys love being outdoors and living a healthy lifestyle with him.
He’s real. He’s tough. And he’s ready to row with you
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!
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…