#Crewlove: Meet Nick Wolny, COO


Q: Hi NIck! Where are you from?

I'm originally from downstate Illinois! I've been in Houston for eight years. I did my undergraduate work at University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, and my grad school at Rice. Both my degrees are in classical music. 

Q: How did you find out about ROW Studios?

I had come here several times over the years while managing community programs for lululemon.

Q: What do you do at ROW Studios?

I'm the Chief Operating Officer - it's my job to ensure our members, staff, and coaches are inspired and taken care of as we grow. 

Q: How do you keep up with your health and nutrition on a busy schedule?

I try to get my sweat on somehow every day - it helps me to decompress.

Q: What’s your pump up jam right now?

M83's Midnight City gets me going. Also, I taught spin for a few years, so I'm a sucker for remixes... 

Q: Who were you in your past life?

Past life? Not sure. Earlier in this life, I was 105 pounds heavier. I've lost all that weight and kept it off for 14 years - so health and fitness is a celebration of what my body can do today.

Q: What are you obsessed with right now?
This new Indian place opened up down the street from my apartment, and I've basically my whole paycheck goes to them now.

Q: What is some advice that you would like to share with our clients?
Meet the person next to you! Some of my best friends in Houston now are people that I met in a workout class years ago.