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 ›

12 Erg and Body Weight Workouts

Mar 20, 2020

As much as we all love our Concept2 equipment, sometimes we want to mix in other movements. Concept2 employees wrote up a few of their favorite body weight workouts—no other equipment needed besides your favorite Concept2 machine. Some of these workouts may list a specific erg as the ideal one for that workout, but any of them—a RowErg, SkiErg or BikeErg—can be substituted or combined for any of the workouts below. Continue Reading ›

8 Erg Workout Ideas for Kids

Mar 19, 2020

If you have an erg, and kids, there are many fun ways to get those kids active at home. Here are a few of our favorite workouts, suitable for all ages. We also offer suggestions for setting up the RowErg for kids.

  1. Music makes working out fun. Put on your favorite song(s) and take turns rowing, skiing or riding to the beat. Try to match the rhythm of the song. You can try working harder through each chorus or row every other song. (Pop songs tend to be about three minutes long each. Add stretches and additional exercises as you rest.)
  2. Draw a pyramid. What does it look like? Try a “pyramid workout”. Why is it called a pyramid? Workout: 100m row / 1:00 rest / 200m row / 1:00 rest / 300m row / 1:00 rest / 400m row / 1:00 rest / 300m row / 1:00 rest / 200m row / 1:00 rest / 100 row. 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 ›

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