Help your local studio during COVID-19 by purchasing a gift card. - Learn More

Filter By Category
rowing & coaches & coach

Meet the crew: Coach Shira

Meet Shira! She started at Row House Tustin in spring 2018, and moved to New York — and our NYC studios — in September. Catch her classes at Row House Columbus Circle.


What do you do when you're not rowing?
I'm a professional dancer, so lots of dance classes and auditions. I also love lifting weights, doing yoga, taking aerial classes, and reading A LOT to stay up-to-date with the latest in fitness.

What's your favorite music (band/artist, genre, whatever) to work out to?
I love working out to some solid 2000s pop punk (don't judge). Classic rock also does the trick!

What's your favorite class type to teach?
It's a tie between House and Restore! House is a great representation of what Row House is all about and I always feel a little bit more “zen” after I teach Restore.

What's your fitness background?
I've been dancing for more than 15 years so I found a natural home in the fitness industry looking for effective cross-training. Lifting weights and fitness in general have truly changed my life and I'm so grateful I'm able to help others as a coach and personal trainer. I've taught classes all over the city, but none of them felt like home before Row House.


What's your favorite distance to row?
That's a tough one! I'm gonna say 500 meters. Embrace the pain and get it done ASAP!

What's your go to breakfast?
90% of the time, it's oatmeal with peanut butter and a banana chopped up in it. I'll also add egg whites to get some more protein #gainz. I've also been perfecting my poached egg technique, so I'll have poached eggs with avocado on toast when I'm feeling fancy.

What's your favorite TV show right now?
100% “The Office.” I've watched it an embarrassing number of times (Creed is my favorite character). I also love “Hot Ones” on Youtube. Celebrities get interviewed while eating progressively spicier chicken wings. It's the best.

What do you enjoy most about working at RH?
There's A LOT, but one of the No. 1 things I love about Row House is how inclusive we are. We celebrate community and working together to be better than we could be by ourselves. Regardless of your age/gender/fitness level/background, you can come and pull together with our team.


What's a food you can't live without?
I'm from Southern California, so it's got to be Mexican food. Carne asada tacos all day every day.

Favorite book/currently reading?
I just finished reading “Chasing Excellence” by Ben Bergeron, who coaches CrossFit Games champions like Katrin Davidsdottir and Mat Fraser. Great inspirational read about how to develop a champion's mindset and work ethic. Definitely recommend!


Related Posts

Insider, rowingmachine, rowing, fitness, coaches, coach, indoor rowing

Meet your crew member, coach jon

rowing, coaches, head of the charles

Row House is taking on the Head of the Charles Regatta

our crew

Meet the Crew: Tony