Terry Smythe

Terry has been a master trainer with Concept2 since 1999, and has focused particularly on applying rowing to adaptive audiences, including seniors, the overweight and obese, and physically and cognitively impaired rowers. Her career in the fitness industry spans more than 30 years in both the United States and Norway, including 18 years as Fitness Director for Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Houghton and Laurium, Michigan, where she also serves as race director for numerous events, including the Aspirus Keweenaw Copperman Triathlon.

A former elite level rower, Terry trained for the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games. She founded the Michigan Technological University Rowing Club in 1995 and remains its head coach today. A passionate advocate of indoor rowing as well, in 2007 and 2008 she led residents of her small community to victory in the month-long World Rowing Challenge. Her community work has been recognized with numerous state and local awards and she has served on a variety of health and fitness-related boards, including the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports.

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