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Meet Anthony Minero of Row House in Granada Hills

Today we’d like to introduce you to Anthony Minero.

Anthony, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Richard and I have been running multiple businesses and consulting small to mid-size companies together for the past 8-10 years and individually for many years prior to working together. As experts in improving operations and the bottom line we decided it was time to venture out and take a shot at running our own businesses. After searching for about eight months we landed on the Row House. We instantly fell in love with the brand and the concept and knew this was a winner from day one. After 6-8 months of searching for the ideal location we landed on Granada Hills and could not be happier with this community. Everyone has been so welcoming from our members to surrounding businesses, and we are grateful to have found such an amazing place to call our home.

Row House is run by our General Manager, Trevor Banegas, who is a longtime fitness industry professional. Trevor is also a certified personal trainer who has been training clients for eight years and is a big advocate for the rowing machine as an optimal workout for his clients, regardless of their fitness level. Like Richard and I, Banegas is passionate about what Row House offers as a fitness solution to the amazing the Granada Hills community.

“Row House provides the opportunity to participate in a boutique fitness class that no matter what physical fitness level a person is at, what is put into the workout is what they get out of it,” said Banegas. “In any given class, there can be a 70 years old rowing next to a 23 years old and they are both going to get a great workout that will protect their bodies and improve their health.”

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The main struggle has been construction in obtaining permits and inspections. Took three months longer than expected and our founding members that joined before we opened were getting antsy. We held pop ups in the park and sent out updates to ensure they knew we were still there 🙂 Luckily for us they were extremely patient and understanding of the delays and ultimately they have been very happy with the result. Check out our reviews on Yelp and our Instagram page for feedback. Our members are loving the experience and word is spreading. “Those Who Know Row” 🙂

Please tell us about Row House.
Row House is the fastest growing boutique fitness gym with a Rowing Concept. Row House classes build strength, endurance, and confidence with our six different class types. Each class has a different focus and programming varies to help you progress throughout the week to avoid plateaus.

Whether you’re a newcomer or seasoned athlete, there’s something for everyone. We know you’ll love being immersed in our inclusive and extraordinary community of Row House crew members. We are the change you want to see. We can’t wait to meet you!

We unite people of all shapes, sizes, and cultural backgrounds through their love of rowing. By offering a variety of classes, those of different strengths and abilities come together for a synchronized group fitness experience in an environment that is always welcoming.

We love a challenge and one that provides lasting results. Optimize your performance with each stroke through our recorded data provided to each rower, so that you can achieve your own personal fitness goals.

Each synchronized group fitness experience champions a sense of purpose; one that provides a fun, team-oriented environment that encompasses a true sense of community.

Leading with authenticity, Row House thrives off providing rowers with an experience that fosters a genuine connection to the sport of rowing.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
I don’t know if I have a favorite but I do have fond memories of playing many sports growing up. Baseball was my main focus and I still get reminded of those days every time I smell freshly cut grass, or a watered down infield. I have always been active and have tried many fitness solutions. I realize that I am a bit bias in my thinking now 🙂 but this new venture has led to a new appreciation not only of rowing but also of the boutique fitness concept. Taking classes with motivated and knowledgeable coaches and being welcomed by an amazing staff has increased my personal motivation and as a result I am in the best shape I have ever been in. And I am hearing many similar stores from our members.

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