On the weekend of June 12 and 13, Concept2 hosted a CrossFit Certification on Rowing. Fifteen CrossFitters from around the U.S. and Canada, came to Vermont to perfect their rowing skills both on and off-water. Below is a report on the event from Terry Smythe.Terry is a Master Indoor Rowing Instructor and longtime rower. She is the owner and founder of UCanRow2, an organization dedicated to bringing rowing to athletes of all ages and abilities. Terry has recently taken on the job of coordinating indoor rowing instructor certification for Concept2 CTS. Terry has worked with a diverse range of rowers, both on-water and off, for over 30 years. She has also been known to row well over a million meters single-handedly for the World Rowing Challenge.From Terry:What do you get when you combine Concept2, Master Trainers, CrossFitters, and Craftsbury Sculling Center? You get a CrossRow experience like no other! The Concept2 CrossFit Certification June 12 & 13 was an action-packed weekend of incredible instruction and leadership by Master Trainers Angela Hart and Jon Gilson.
It was a privilege to observe and work side-by-side with these master trainers and witness the transformation of an awesome group of CrossFitters from novice indoor rowers to real rowers both off and on the water!
Throw in a couple WODS (Workouts of the Day) on Saturday to add some “Hoorah” to the certification process then top it all off with video review and on-the-water rowing at Craftsbury on Sunday. Just when you think you can’t have any more fun, along comes the grand finale: racing (shells up or down—its only water!)! Holy Whaaaa you got yourself one awesome one-of-a-kind weekend in the Green Mountains of Vermont! Whew! It’s a workout just thinking about it all. Life is good! This master trainer had a blast and hopes she gets invited back! Thank you everyone!