Weight Loss Testimonials

I can't thank you enough for inventing such a great product and marketing it so that it's widely accessible to almost everyone. Your rowing machine is by far the best piece of gym equipment available. I will continue to work hard and use your erg for the rest of my life and make sure I share the benefits of using one to my friends and family. Read More ›

—Jonathan Doyle

I've lost the weight I wanted to lose and I've gained a habit that will benefit me for a lifetime. Read More ›

—Sandra Jones

By January 2014, I had lost 40 pounds in 5 months, rowing 30 minutes to 50 minutes a day 5 days a week. Read More ›

—Carolyn Watson

I've struggled with my weight for my entire life, swinging from 362 pounds, down to 230 pounds in 2000, and more recently got back up to 330 lbs in March 2013 when I hit "critical mass" yet again. I decided on March 15 to put the pedal to the metal and go full steam ahead into a doctor-supervised aggressive weight-loss program changing my diet to mostly soup originating from Healthy Choice entrées cooked in a microwave then tossed into a blender with spices. Read More ›

—Bill McGowan

I have lost over forty-five pounds and reached my first goal—the weight I had when discharged from the Army sixty years ago. Read More ›

—Wally Many

I am sure you get letters like this all the time, but I wanted to say thanks for saving my life. Read More ›

—A. M.

I bought a Concept2 Model D about a month ago, after my WaterRower sprang a leak. I am 64, and am rowing to help lose weight (30 pounds so far) and improve my fitness. I really enjoy the Workout of the Day. Read More ›

—Pierce McMartin

I am 47 years old and self employed, running a number of online businesses from home. As my work life involves a lot of sitting down behind a computer screen, I have been seeking a way of keeping fit and maintaining a healthy weight.

In the past, I have used an exercise bike but, when it broke, I looked to find a better alternative. I came across the Concept2 website and decided that I would give indoor rowing a go! I liked the idea that rowing would exercise my upper body as well as my legs, and would burn a greater number of calories per hour than an exercise bike. Read More ›

—Mark Heath

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. Read More ›

—Gerjo Reinkingh

Thank you all at Concept2 for your website and the information on weight loss. Read More ›

—Robin Sweet

My experience with rowing was very sporadic until June 16, 2002, when I started rowing regularly. Two and a half years ago, I was diagnosed with diabetes. Both my grandmothers died from complications of diabetes and my dad and three of his sisters are diabetic so, it is rampant in my family. Walking had been my main exercise until I got back on my rower and found out how it lowered my blood sugar readings. Read More ›

—Diane B

I am a 57-year-old man who was a distance runner for fifteen years. About two years ago I began looking for alternative exercises as a way of staying in shape and not pounding my knees, hips, and back. I went back to rowing because it was an old piston type rowing machine that got me started on the fitness trail twenty years ago. In January, my doctor told me that I had developed a pre-diabetic condition and suggested that I lose twenty pounds and get back on the exercise path. So I (dragged) out my old rower and started to watch what I ate. Read More ›

—Bob J

I was worried about rowing because I never saw women doing it at the gym, only men. Also, I was skeptical that it would be a good workout because it was fun!

But, I got up the nerve one day and after I finished 5 minutes my body ached and I thought I would never do it again. But, when I got home, I did some research on the Concept2 website and realized I was rowing incorrectly. Also, I realized that my body just wasn’t used to those motions and so naturally, my body would ache until it would get used to it. Read More ›

—Adrianne Rondon

Without rowing, I know I would not have lost the weight I have… and I would not be in such better shape. Read More ›

—Jennifer Curran

I had a Concept2 Model C from a long time ago; I set it up in the basement in front of an old TV and would row 40-50 minutes most nights while watching ESPN. I started slowly, but gradually built up, making each session just a little longer or harder than the last. I would make sure that I was breaking a sweat ten minutes or so into the workout and kept it there for the remainder.

Rowing was the best way to start because it was non-impact and I could go as easy or hard as I wanted with every stroke. The Concept2 Forum was also a tremendous source of support. Read More ›

—Thomas Bartman

I got into rowing just within the last 6 months as a way to get in shape to be a bridesmaid in a wedding. During the first 3 months of rowing I lost enough weight to fit into the dress! Now I'm sticking with it to continue that weight loss as well as because it's the only form of exercise that I can seem to stick with. Read More ›

—Sarah Mordan-McCombs

I really enjoy rowing, I've managed to loose 5 stones of blubber. Read More ›

—Andrew Shuck

I purchased my C2 machine in April 2005. My primary purpose for rowing was weight loss. I use my C2 in combination with a treadmill and an elliptical machine. I have lost 20 lbs. by exercising and the C2 machine has helped me keep that weight off. I have recently been rowing 30 minutes a day 5–6 times a week. My 2008 goal will be to row at least 2 million meters. Thanks C2 for producing a great machine. Read More ›

—Al Masino

I try to average at least 60,000 meters a week, and just passed 7 million meters. It is the best thing in the world for my overall physical well-being. I lost some 20 pounds, increased my wind power (great for my trumpet playing), and I feel great. Thank you again to C2!! Read More ›

—David Adams

Having been inspired by these rowers and having knackered my knees through running, I bought a Concept2. I try to bash out about 3 x 10,000 metre rows each week and in doing this I lost nearly three stone in nine months. My MS has been in remission for 5 years, and I feel sure that keeping fit must help. Read More ›

—Robert Platts

I'm pretty sure you guys saved my life. Read More ›

—David Englander

I decided to get a Concept2 machine to get in shape and lose weight via a low impact exercise. My son of two years is my primary source of inspiration, one day I decided that I needed to get into shape to be able to keep up with him in the years to come. Although, I have had my rowing machine for over two years, it had been collecting a fair amount of dust. Then in late June of this year I finally decided to take the jump and have not looked back since. That was 550,000 meters ago. Prior to Christmas, I am aiming to break the sub-200 pound mark and the million meter mark. Read More ›

—Stephen Anderson

Thank you for making such an excellent product, and giving all the encouragement opportunities online. Read More ›

—Mike DuBois

I have lost 10 pounds in a year (and can eat anything that I want). It is a great workout. Wish I had started sooner. Read More ›

—Michael Vigoda

The health benefits were unbelievable. Read More ›

—Rich Kellner

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