a q&a with health house ceo jon knopke
It’s no surprise to anyone that gyms had to shift gears due to the pandemic. All closed their doors and many opted for online classes to keep up with the ever growing demand of people working out from home. One such gym is Health House, group fitness classes focused mostly around rowing. We caught up with Health House CEO Jon Knopke to chat about how Health House got its start and how their online classes are connecting their community. Here’s what he had to say.
What was your inspiration for starting Health House? Why rowing?
Simply put, my inspiration for creating health house was to build a better body, backed by science. In doing so, this would lead to a better quality of life for our members, enabling them to live the life they want to live!
Why rowing over other forms of working out? What are some of the health benefits?
We chose rowing because of the science behind it. It’s full body, low impact, and generally burns 2-3 times the amount of calories compared to the alternatives.
What sets Health House apart from other group fitness experiences?
Aside from the unique methodology of Health House, what truly sets it apart is the community. It’s men and women coming together as one family that genuinely wants their neighbors and everyone else to succeed before they do! In 18 years in the industry, I’ve never seen anything like it…it’s that special!
Tell us a little more about the Health House at-home workouts.
The Health House At Home platform allows our clients the ability to tune into our live classes 5 days a week, or they may elect to choose their own workout from an extensive library of pre-recorded formats. The music and energy in the live classes is unmatched, it truly feels like your doing an actual HH workout from the comfort of your living room.
Rhone readers can take advantage of a free at-home Health house class once weekly. How can they sign up and participate?
Rhone is graciously sponsoring access to 4 of our recorded classes ( 1 per week), so that you get a sense for what a Health House format offers. This is not just a great sweat, this is a lifestyle. We encourage our members to sweat with us 5 times a week. If you'd like to join our community, and we hope you will - your first 30 days are free when you sign up, and Rhone is sponsoring your second month, so that will be complimentary as well. That gives you 60 days to commit to changing your body and changing your life!
Use the code RHONEHH when signing up for your first two months free.
Can you do any of the workouts without a rower?
Majority of the Health House At Home workouts don’t incorporate the rower, rather, they are muscle specific classes designed for people to do everyday, using weights and resistance.
Current favorite online class Health House offers?
Everyone’s favorite class is either Penthouse or House Of Cards, both HH exclusives. If you haven’t tried them, it’s a no brainer!
Favorite item of Rhone clothing?
The spar joggers are in a class all by themselves, nothing else compares.
What’s a song you’ll likely hear during a Health House class?
to hear some of the most iconic remixes of songs like Drop It Like It’s Hot, God’s Plan, Billie Jean, expectUproar, etc…