Frequently Asked Questions

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Row 17 Loves all your questions! Here are some of the most common ones:

**For those New to Row17 and IndoRow, please do to our Getting Started, where you will find all the answers you need before attending your first class.

Q: What is IndoRow?

A: Celebrated by athletes and celebrities alike and dubbed The Perfect Calorie Burn, IndoRow is a one-of-a kind indoor rowing workout that will truly change the way you think about group fitness.

Created by World Champion Rower, ultra-endurance athlete and acclaimed trainer Josh Crosby and industry renowned fitness educator, trainer Jay Blahnik; IndoRow provides a Transformative total body workout that challenges the body and focuses the mind.

Q: How do I sign up for classes?

A: Rowers can sign up for classes by logging into their account on or through the our mobile apps. Download for Android or download for Apple.

Q: Do I need a Row17 Account to book classes?

A: Yep, Row17 needs to know who is joining us in class and to have your contact information (it’s an insurance thing).

Create your Row 17 account!

Q: Is There an IndoRow Class for First Time Rowers?

A: The great thing about IndoRow is that ALL classes are for EVERYONE, however we understand that the first row can be intimidating. Be sure to check out an IndoRow or Candlelight class if nerves get the best of you!

Q: Can I Row Pregnant?

A: A rowing machine can be safely used during pregnancy into your third trimester. You may, however, need to alter your stroke a bit to accommodate your expanding middle.

Row17 recommends that you decide if rowing is right for you with your doctor first.

Q: How old do you need to be to take a class at Row17?

A: Rowers must be 16 years old. Anyone under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian sign a waiver in person.

Q: How many classes can I take each week?

A: How often you row with Row17 depends on you and your body. How much time between classes you will need to recover will depend on you. Starting with 2 to 3 classes per week should provide most rowers with enough time to recover and get the maximum benefits from Row17.

IndoRow is addictive, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself at Row17 5 to 6 times a week once you get the hang of rowing

Q: Is IndoRow a Good Choice for me?

A: Rowing is low-impact and fluid and it it isn’t limited by age, gender or body type. You are in control = resistance is created by how hard you push or pull, so you control the level of your own workout.

Row17’s Waterrower GX uses 17 liters of water to give you the resistance similar to being on a boat. Simply, the harder you push and pull the faster the water moves and the more resistance you feel. Your time and pace improves as you row harder.

Q: What do I need to do?


  1. Come prepared to have fun
  2. We don’t ban cell phones from the studio but they should be turned to silent during the class.
  3. Shoes – any indoor athletic shoes will do. We recommend a thin soled shoe without too much cushioning
  4. Water bottle – you will want one! Fill it up at our filtered water station.
  5. Jewellery – it is up to you if you want to wear your bling, but you may want to leave your rings at home
  6. A lock for your locker and a towel if you wish to use the showers
  7. We are all about the Glow, but you can wear anything your are comfortable sweating in.

Q: Uh Oh, I missed my class! What happens now?

A: Row17 requires that you cancel your class 8 hours prior if you are not able to attend. Read our cancellation policy.

Q: Does Row17 have lockers?

A: Row17 has a co-ed locker area with private changing rooms.

Bring your own lock, Row17 assumes no responsibility for lost or stolen items.


Q: Showers?

A: We have four showers available here at Row17. Bring your own towel, we don’t do laundry here or at home.

Q: Where can I park?

A: There is tons of street parking around Row17. If you can’t find a spot out there, Row17 is located in Hanson Square which offers ample spots in their parkade. The can be accessed from the back of the building off of 8 Street SW

** Make sure you pay for parking when you park and keep that pticket ( it has a super secret code for getting back into the parkade after hours and on weekends)

Q: Does Row17 offer Group and Private classes?

A: Yes we do! IndoRow is a great team building opportunity for your group Contact Us at the studio to find out more.