Meet The YMCA With The Most Meters RowedThe West Side YMCA in New York City has one of the longest-standing indoor rowing programs in the country. In fact, it could probably be called the place where it all started. In 1996, as Concept2 began to strengthen its support for health clubs and other group fitness facilities, Chris Ives became Concept2's first Master Instructor. Since he had been training himself at the West Side Y, he chose to start his first program there, and it's been going strong ever since.
WEST SIDE YMCA's 17 team members rowed the most meters for participating YMCAs in last year's North American Rowing Challenge with 5,003,050 meters!
Westside YMCA Team left-to-right:
- Back row: Chris Ives, Gabe Slotnick, Brian Macy
- Middle row: Joe Meyers, Maggie Stack, Martha Schulman, Geneva Conaway Bennison, Todd Wyche, Michael Ives
- Front row: Amy Weinstein, Jamee Ard
- Not shown: Jonathan Miller, Barbara Hultay, Tobin Schmuck, Pat Steele, Gwen Wallace, Doc-oh! Burke and James Perry