This year’s Holiday Challenge will benefit four not-for-profit organizations that help people in different ways. Three of them use sports and fitness in their work. In combination, they improve the lives of countless people around the world. We hope you’ll join in and help us meet our goal of raising over $30,000 total to support these causes! Continue Reading ›
If you need a winter training goal, perhaps you should think about training for a 2000 meter race on the Concept2 Indoor Rower. There are races all over the globe and you don’t have to be an elite athlete to participate. Find a race near you—or in a place that you’ve always wanted to visit!
To help you prepare for racing, we’re bringing back some ageless training advice from our archives. Read on to spice up your training diet. Continue Reading ›
A total of 268 teams, composed of 3696 people, logged 378,686,163 meters on the indoor rower and SkiErg between September 15 and October 15. Continue Reading ›
It’s a short, sweet challenge: Row and/or ski at least 31,000 meters between October 25 and October 31.
Our seven tracking solar PV arrays have pretty much exhausted the available space on the ground here in the Industrial Park, but only provide about a fourth of our electricity needs. Conveniently, we have plenty of south-facing roof space. And with the cost of solar panels coming down over the past few years, we decided it was time to explore the possibility of rooftop solar. We crunched the numbers, and they came out well.
Another World Championships has come and gone, and there is no doubt athletes and attendees will look back at this as one of best rowing events held this past year. Upon arrival at the course, you can’t help but notice the newness of the venue, which was completed in 2012. Early in the week, the final touches were being installed to fully prepare the grounds for the World Championships (I even watched a crew lay the final pavers in the walkway connecting the main building to the brand new boat bays). Continue Reading ›
The 2013 Fall Team Challenge begins September 15! It’s time to form a team and start recruiting team members. Challenge dates are September 15–October 15, 2013. Continue Reading ›
Racing at this year’s World Rowing Championships begins on August 25 in Chungju, Korea. Most crews arrived at least a week before the start date to allow plenty of time to adjust to the time change—it’s 13 hours ahead of Concept2’s Eastern Time! There were also rental boats to locate and rig, custom oars to decorate with national colors, and some very hot humid weather to get adjusted to. From all the reports we’ve heard to date, the venue is outstanding, the people are friendly and enthusiastic, and it promises to be an excellent regatta—if a little too warm. Continue Reading ›
Jennifer Wilson joined Concept2’s Customer Service Team in 2003 after learning about the job from long-time friend and one of the first Concept2 employees, Bob Beeman. She grew up in neighboring Hyde Park, but now boasts the “Lives Closest to Work” title, living only 3/10 of a mile from our offices in Morrisville, Vermont. “Sure makes walking or biking to work easy!” she says. Continue Reading ›