After two severe cancer operations and x-ray treatment I wanted a better condition, so I searched for all kind of sports. Before that I liked to run three times a week, but I searched for a more complete way of training. I noticed an advertisement of a Concept2 machine, and I also noticed that it was possible to row online with other people. I immediately bought the Concept 2 with the PM2+ monitor. It's the best thing I bought the last few years. I started rowing in January 2000 and I rowed 6k three times a week. It became a habit, and I am now a rowing-junkie. I row nowadays 10 km a day, and when it's not possible to row I miss it. Especially the online rowing is very nice.