SkiErg

Employee Profile: Jennifer Wilson

Aug 19, 2013


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 ›

Using the Online Ranking as a Training Tool

May 10, 2013

For those who haven’t discovered it yet, the Concept2 Online Ranking is a very large and constantly growing database of best times for twelve different distance/time pieces on the indoor rower or SkiErg. Results have been submitted by rowers and skiers from around the world. Its thousands of entries can be readily sorted by event, age group, gender, weight class, country, state, adaptive category and more. The online ranking can be a very useful resource and training tool, even if you never choose to post a PR and rank yourself. Continue Reading ›

Birkie Fever

Mar 01, 2013


It’s that yearly craving for the excitement, camaraderie and challenge that can only be satisfied by clicking into a pair of skis and lining up at the start line with more than 8000 other ski pals from around the world. It’s a lifestyle that keeps you fit and healthy year-round. It’s an annual test of personal endurance. And it’s something no skier wants to shake. Some of the symptoms?

  • Your home is filled with Birkie paraphernalia.
  • Your television is permanently set to the Weather Channel.
  • You think about wave placement in the heat of summer.
  • You pray for snow long before winter sets in.
  • You register the first day the new entry form is made available.
  • You train endlessly, no matter the time of year.
  • You notice the “B” word invades conversations within 15 minutes.
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Tags: Racing, SkiErg

The Tour de SkiErg

Feb 04, 2013

There may be a lack of snow here in Vermont but the Tour de SkiErg has been in full swing since Friday, February 1. It's not too late to join.

The Tour de SkiErg is is a great challenge to help you stay focused on your workouts throughout the month--and stay in skiing shape if the weather isn't cooperating in your neck of the woods. The Tour de SkiErg runs from February 1–28 and features a different event each week. Continue Reading ›

Three Lessons

Jan 11, 2013

Jennie crosses the finish line a national champion

1. Maintain a neutral mentality when negativity is present and positivity is difficult. Never surrender to the dark side.

2. Life is unpredictable. You might as well roll with it.

3. A win is a win!

This is coming to you from Midway, Utah, where the US Cross Country Nationals is well under way. It has been quite chilly the past few days, but I’m not complaining one bit, because I would take this over rain any day! Continue Reading ›

Holiday Challenge Round Up

Jan 09, 2013

A new high of $31,434.96 was raised by the participants in the 2012 Holiday Challenge—up about $4000 from last year! This was thanks to the efforts of 2483 individuals who achieved the 200k level, over 5500 who surpassed 100k, and 385 kids and adaptive athletes who rowed or skied 50k—all between American Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve! A total of over 1.3 billion meters was reached—well over 10 million more meters than last year. An amazing nine individuals logged over one million meters each during these four weeks. That’s an average of over 31,250 meters per day! Continue Reading ›

Holiday Challenge Update

Dec 17, 2012

We are closing in on the fourth week of the Holiday Challenge, and the meter tally is really growing! Over 950 million meters have been rowed or skied for the 2012 Holiday Challenge, and we still have until midnight on December 24 to complete meters! The size of our charity donation is increasing rapidly, and it's exciting to watch the progress on the Online Logbook homepage. Continue Reading ›

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