At iROW Fitness Studio we believe that rowing is simply the best sport one can learn and practice. It is a full-body workout that will also challenge your mental toughness and can be adapted to fit your needs and abilities. Whether you seek recreational or competitive rowing, individual or group learning, the comfort of your home, or the openness of the Marina, iROW Fitness Studio is your best resource for rowing related services!
iROW Fitness Studio is the only one of its kind in the Los Angeles area.
Our Commitment to Your Health:
In these unprecedented times, the community is more important than ever. We are committed to keeping our community together while still ensuring that our athletes are safe and cared for. We abide by all social distancing laws in our water and studio lessons. Additionally, we offer opportunities for those who can’t get to the studio. We provide Zoom and Skype lessons, which allow us the flexibility to cater around any specific circumstances you may be dealing with in this pandemic. You will still have access to high-quality coaching no matter where you’re located. Together, we will emerge from this crisis united and stronger than ever.
You can inquire about online lessons or ask other COVID-related questions by emailing email@example.com.
WHO WE ARE
Highly qualified & experienced team!
Following a successful rowing career of her own, owner Iva Boteva has been teaching indoor and on-the-water private rowing lessons since 2003. The persistent demand for expert and quality rowing instruction led to the growth of Iva’s private coaching practice and eventually to the foundation of the iROW Fitness Studio along with the recruitment of additional rowing coaches.
In 1997 at the Junior Worlds Championship in Belgium, Iva was recruited to row in America for the University of Southern California. With the help of a translator, she accepted the chance to come to California and row for USC. Iva led the team to several USC victories including a win in the Cal Cup in the San Diego Crew Classic, as well as a win in the coxed four at the NCAA National Championships in 1998. In addition, Iva had some major individual accomplishments while at USC, including a world record setting win at the CRASH-B World Indoor Rowing Championships in Boston, where she won the open women’s race with a time of 6:37.9 at the age of 18.
Iva turned to coaching in 2002 as an assistant for the USC team and their coaching staff. Through coaching the novice women at USC she discovered a love and talent for teaching and ever since then coaching has become a permanent part her life, initially through coaching groups and private lessons for the former Lions Rowing Club in Marina Del Rey, then expanding to other clubs and teams such as the Marina Aquatic Center, California Yacht Club and Sports Club LA, to eventually opening iROW Fitness Studio in 2009 and establishing her own practice for private clients of all age groups and skill levels.
”Iva's coaching is exceptional on many levels but the overall most significant factor in my mind is Iva's contagious belief in people and their abilities.Pamela A. AbrahamHappy rower