I had to email you and tell you my story because I am so excited! I actually hugged my Concept2 Indoor Rower because I love it!! I was a runner for 7 years and was in the best shape of my life until about 2011 when I let life’s issues get in the way. I weighed 192, at 5' 6" and was 43 years old. I was at my absolute worst for my sister’s wedding in June 2011. After seeing myself in the wedding photos, I decided to join a gym and from 2011 to July 2013, I had managed to lose only 10 pounds. I had an exercise bike at home that broke and needed to be replaced. In my quest to find the best home gym equipment replacement, I stumbled across articles, radios shows, and information about the indoor rowers in the CrossFit Games, and decided to further research the rowing machine. I purchased my Concept2 Model D Indoor Rower in August 2013. Once I got the correct posture and the rhythm down, I began to seriously work at it in September of 2013. The rhythm of rowing and sliding back and forth was somehow soothing and stress relieving. I became so addicted and had developed such will-power to be persistent with it! I began noticing results immediately. By January 2014, I had lost 40 pounds in 5 months, rowing 30 minutes to 50 minutes a day 5 days a week.
In February, I decided to add other activities to my routine like hiking and running again, because I think that the rower has motivated me and has given me such energy, strength and endurance. I began noticing muscle toning as soon as I began rowing in September, and I actually have visible lean muscle mass now! It’s amazing how toned I’m am looking now, just after my 46th birthday. I continue to get compliments constantly on my amazing transformation, and I have become such a spokesperson for Concept2, you have no idea. I think I may have even sold a few. I have continued rowing every other day and plan on continuing to do so forever!!!
The indoor rower became something I really stuck to, and it really worked for me.