OUR STORY


The  studio row philosophy

Welcome to 'studio row', where our philosophy is harmony and well-being.  Studio row was created to offer a whole body, high-intensity workout, all while having fun in a motivating and team-oriented environment.  The goal is to provide a safe environment for all ages, fitness levels, and backgrounds, while providing a unique workout experience.


The history

When Nadya and her husband, Shawn, decided to move to Prince Edward Island in the summer of 2016, it was to leave the hustle and bustle  of the big city and get a fresh start.  Nadya had obtained a diploma in Physical Fitness and then subsequently a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Calgary, and had always been active in sports and outdoor pursuits.  She put this aside to pursue a career in health care, and continued in this field for the next decade.  A few years ago, she met her husband - at a GYM!  They realized they each had a dream of one day owning their own gym/studio, and so it became a joint pursuit after they married.  

Nadya has always used exercise as a means to be able to move better and continue to do the things she enjoys, such as mountain biking and running. She is an ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer, with certifications in Schwinn® Cycling, Indo-Row®, and ShockWave®.

Shawn has been an avid gym-goer since his teens, and has a vast knowledge in weight-lifting.  He also loves the outdoors, and doing mostly anything with his hands.  That makes him the go-to guy for all of the studio renovations and maintenance.


The idea

So why rowing, you ask?  Having always appreciated the freedom of being on a bicycle or running outdoors, Nadya finds it difficult to use stationary cardio equipment - except for the rower.  It always provides a great workout, and so she started to think how that could be adapted into a group format.  And so the idea was born.

It took no time to find out that, surprisingly, rowing is sweeping across the U.S. and more recently into Canada, and that programs like Indo-Row® and ShockWave® existed.  Indo-Row® is one of only a handful of rowing certification programs.  We are proud too be the only studio in Canada certified and licensed to provide both programs. This makes it so much more unique and specialized.


The space

They finally found the perfect spot.  It's a well-known landmark to the islanders as Myron's, and holds a lot of nostalgia for many people.  Shawn, having grown up on the island, had himself frequented Myron's in his youth.  The space is perfect for a studio, with it's funky charm and beautiful hardwood 'dance' floor.  Studio row is located just above the Hopyard, so why not go and burn your calories at the studio, and then stop in to the 'beer bar' below for a post-workout bite.