Dr. Jordan Metzl
ROW NEW YORK wrote -Through the discipline of rowing and rigorous academic support, Row New York transforms the lives of New Yorkers, regardless of background or ability. Row New York began in 2002 with the simple idea that competitive rowing paired with rigorous academic support for underserved youth could change the trajectory of their teen years and beyond. Thousands of young people have since learned the sport of rowing, and through it the values of tenacity, focus, teamwork, and confidence.
Row New York teams have medaled at the New York State championships for six years in a row, and regularly hold their own at regional regattas against athletes who have every advantage. Nearly 100% of RNY graduates go on to higher learning, most on scholarship, and virtually all of their student-athletes report an improved lifestyle and newfound pride and purpose.
Ironstrength is a full body kinetic chain strengthening class developed by Jordan D. Metzl, MD, author, athlete, and sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery. The idea of the class is to build strength, meet some awesome people, and have fun! Every fourth Ironstrength class is dedicated to charity. This time around we've selected Row New York!"