Row 17

Processed with VSCOcam with f1 presetCome one, come all to Canada’s first dedicated indoor rowing studio, conveniently located on 17th Ave. Row 17 (919 17th Ave S.W.) offers the Certified Indo-Row Program, which provides a full body low-to-no impact cardio and strength workout. Praised by the fitness industry as an innovative workout program, Indo-Row gives members “a workout they can’t find anywhere else” but one that appeals to all people, beginner to advanced.

Row_2_resizedOwner’s Theresa Freeman and Reese Risdon are meshing their business savvy to bring Calgary a new way to get fit in the city with the first and largest indoor rowing studio in the country.

Row_1_resizedIndo-Row’s co-creator, Josh Crosby shares the unique format of the class “captures all the elements of competitive, on-water rowing, creating a class that is fast-paced and engaging from the first minute.” With Risdon’s passion for fitness and Freeman’s eye for success, this duo was destined to create something dynamic, innovative and fun together. For Freeman and Risdon, 17th Ave was the perfect location for their studio.

 It only made sense to open this unique studio in the heart of Calgary’s most dynamic community.

Processed with VSCOcam with f1 presetRow 17’s specialty rowing classes use an exclusive WaterFlyWheel that mimics the dynamic resistance of a boat gliding across water. Here, the high-energy classes work 84% of your muscle mass with little to no impact. As a result, the fitness experience is available to every age and every fitness level with no special additional equipment required. With commitment and support, Row 17 promises a transformative total-body workout that challenges the body and focuses the mind in quick 45-minute classes.

Processed with VSCOcam with f1 presetIndo-Row 101 classes run Sundays and Wednesdays, with a free class waiting for any first time rower to Row 17. You can also catch a free class in Tomkins Park during Summers on 17th on Fridays at 4pm until August 26th. Or for a soothing change of pace, they also offer Candlelight Row described simply as ‘a mind body experience like no other.’ After your transformative experience, hit up Freeman’s Ave fav The Coup or newly opened Trolley 5 and indulge in a food beverage experience like no other, minus the guilt. Way to row!

Stay up-to-date on all things Row 17 by following them online below:

Twitter: @Row_17
Instagram: @row_17

5 Responses to “Row 17”
  1. Theresa Freeman -

    Thank you 17th Ave for this amazing write up. If you work on 17th Ave, Let us know at Row17 for our Friends of 17th Ave discount.

  2. Kevin -

    I’m interested in trying rowing classes but am having trouble accessing info on your website. Think it may have something to do with our security settings.
    Could you email me a schedule? Is there a phone number I could call if I have questions?
    Thank you.

    • 17th Ave -

      Hi Kevin,

      Thanks for getting in touch. You can reach Row 17 directly at or call 403-245-1701. Also attached is a link to their class schedule.


  3. Marie-Anne -

    Hi I am very interested by your rowing classes; if I am a first time user, which course should I take ?
    1- IndoRow 101
    2- First Row
    3- Drop In Row?
    I hope to see you tomorrow!

    • 17th Ave -

      Hi Marie-Anne,

      You can get in touch with Row 17 directly at or check out their website for details on their classes at Happy Rowing!

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