I started rowing when I went to college and I have been rowing races for several years. During this period I have also been coaching. After I graduated, I stopped rowing and, of course, gained some weight. To get back into shape, I first visited a fitness center for a while, but then decided to buy a Concept2 Indoor Rower of my own. I'm now at a healthy weight and train on the erg 4-5 times a week. I prefer the long distances the most and hope to do a marathon next year. I joined the concept2 Forum because it's fun and stimulating.