Concept2, Inc

Buyer Beware

Mar 31, 2020

FRAUD ALERT: A few stores (who change names as quickly as they are contacted for fraud) are listing Concept2 rowing machines for deeply discounted prices. These are not authorized resellers for Concept2; we believe product will not ship. As always, if it looks too good to be true—buyer beware!

Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.   —Sophocles

We love hearing from customers: your successes, your struggles, your critiques, your accolades. Whatever it is, we value your dedication to get in touch and keep the dialog flowing. Unfortunately, every so often, we hear from someone who has been scammed by an online site selling—or claiming to sell—authentic Concept2 equipment. That one's a love/hate: we're happy you reached out; we're really not happy about why you needed to. Continue Reading ›

The 2020 Spring VIII Series

Mar 27, 2020

When rowing seasons were cut short, we heard from coaches, student athletes and parents alike that continuing training as a team was of the utmost importance. Introducing the 2020 Spring VIII Series—a new virtual team challenge that allows athletes to compete as a crew of eight from the comfort of their own homes. We're hoping this challenge helps athletes to connect to their teams and coaches in an uncertain time.

While this challenge may not replace the thrill of on water racing, it does require similar teamwork to complete. So (virtually) grab teammates or club members and start a team! The series runs for five weeks starting April 6. Continue Reading ›

Getting your Erg in Shape

Mar 18, 2020

Like many of us these days, you are probably spending a lot of time indoors, hunkering down and navigating the "new normal" in these days of Coronavirus. We've been hearing from people who are pulling out their ergs so they can stay healthy and active during this time at home. There are few easy things you can do to ensure your machines are fully functioning and ready to go. Continue Reading ›

5 Workouts from the Concept2 Workout Room

Feb 11, 2020

Concept2 employees are a lucky bunch: We’re able to fit in workouts during lunch breaks, in between meetings, and before and after work. The Concept2 workout room isn’t huge, but it’s a busy and practically-built space for our 80 employees to row, ski, ride, lift and train.

We asked a few employees what workouts they did last week. Here’s a peak of what happens in the Concept2 Workout Room. Continue Reading ›

Employee Profile: Kate Smith

Jan 16, 2020

Kate Smith played a lot of sports growing up: soccer, dance, swimming, basketball, alpine skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, running, yoga… and rowing. Kate’s experience rowing at Tabor Academy and Bates College helps her understand the oar business at Concept2.

As the stroke seat in her rowing career who leads the crew, Kate brings the same leadership skills to the oar team. Continue Reading ›

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