NRTA Live & Learn, September 11, 2008
Staying Sharp, Rowin’ on the River
Flex your muscles and your mind. Why 50+ rowing clubs are taking off.
“For a lot of people, [rowing] is a new thing to learn,” says Judy Geer, co-owner of Concept2, which manufactures oars and indoor rowing machines. Geer was also a member of three U.S. Olympic teams. “You have to think a lot when you’re doing it. In a team boat, you’ve got to be watching the people in front of you, you’ve got to be doing the same thing they’re doing, and you have to listen to what the coxswain is saying. Then all together you’re greater than the sum of your parts.”
MizFit, September 9, 2008
Kickin’ it OLD SCHOOL. Rowing style (and, alas, sans Will Ferrell).
People, I haven't used an indoor rower since Bush Sr. was in office. Since (and I kid not) the *first* Beverly Hills 90210 was on TV (Dylan McKay how I adored thee). Since the freshwoman 25 or so was still firmly wrapped around my waist. You get the idea. Recently, however, I decided to shake things up a bit (if by shake things up you mean I was kinda desperate for a toddler reprieve so I took advantage of the DAYCARE at the gym—which I do) and revisited my old friend.
DMXS Radio, September 3, 2008
This clip features Rob Beam of motoendurance.net as he talks with hosts David Izer and Kevin Kelly about why the Concept2 Indoor Rower is "the perfect warm-up tool" for motocross riders because "no muscle can escape that workout".
Audio file. Length: 10:30. Size: 9.6 MB.
DMXS Radio, August 27, 2008
Listen as Tim Crytser of RacerX Virtual Trainer is intereviewed and describes rowing as training for motorcross with hosts David Izer and Kevin Kelly.
Audio file. Length: 16:43. Size: 15.3 MB.
FitSugar, August 22, 2008
Get It Up, Your Heart Rate, That Is: Rowing
The Olympics have been full of inspirational moments. One being the US Women’s Rowing team winning gold in the Eight. The powerful synchrony of those eight bodies moving together in unison is pretty impressive. Even if you don't have access to a boat and seven friends available for a workout, you can row at your gym. Former Olympic rower Judy Geer, co-founder of Concept2 Rowing created this rowing pyramid interval workout to help move your Olympic spirit from the couch to the gym.
Vermont Public Radio, August 18, 2008
Vermont Edition: Judy Geer &
Serena Eddy on Olympic Training and Competition
The athletes competing in the Olympic Games arrived in Beijing with years of training behind them, and it all comes down to their performance in this one unique event in sports. For most of us watching, we can only imagine the determination, focus and emotions of the athletes in competition. But for several Vermonters, Olympic-level competition isn't just a day-dream or a vicarious experience. VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with Summer Olympians Judy Geer and Serena Eddy Moulton, who both competed in rowing in the 1980s about what it's like to train for and compete in the Olympics, and how athletics have shaped their lives since.
The Washington Post Express, August 12, 2008
From Lab Coat to Boat: Jamie Schroeder
It's one of the few sports left that you can just walk onto the team and make it," says Judy Geer, co-founder of rowing machine company Concept2. After joining the team at Dartmouth, she went on to compete in three Olympics (1976, 1980 and 1984). But how do you know whether you have an inner rower?
WCAX-TV, August 8, 2008
Made in Vermont:
It may have been 32 years ago, but the 1976 Montreal summer Olympics still play out vividly in Geer's memory. Pointing to a picture, she says, "This is the view from the Olympic ceremony in the stadium."
Forbes.com, August 6, 2008
Dick Dreissigacker, who rowed with the men's U.S. team in the 1972 games, and his brother Pete (who tried out for the team but didn't make it) built a business around their Olympic dreams.
Burlington Free Press, August 4, 2008
Vermont Company Racing in Beijing
Concept2 in Morrisville will provide racing oars for nearly 350 rowers competing in China. More than 60 percent of the crews rowing at the Shunyi Rowing Park will be pulling themselves through the water with equipment developed by Concept2 founders Dick and Peter Dreissigacker.
NECN, July 23, 2008
Vermont Oar Business Booms Ahead of Olympics
When entrepreneurial-minded brothers, Pete and Dick Dreissigacker, headed cross-country 32 years ago looking for a cheap spot to launch a business, they had no idea they'd end up in Vermont let alone build a company that would have world-wide success.
DMXS Radio, July 23, 2008
Listen to the DMXS "Loretta Lynn's Preview Radio Show" interview Greg Hammond of Concept2 CTS as they discuss rowing as training for motorcross with hosts David Izer and Kevin Kelly.
Audio file. Length: 13:44. Size: 12.6 MB.
American Fitness Magazine, July/August 2008
Rowbics Classes Open Coast to Coast
Former Olympic hopeful Victoria Draper is taking the country by storm with Rowbics Indoor Rowing, the popular group indoor rowing class.
The Fitness Factor, July 2008
Product Review of the Week
This is simply the best rowing machine on the market. And there are very few exercises that will work as many muscle groups as hard as rowing.
(Click Product Reviews, then click the Concept2 Indoor Rower video.)
Forbes, July 8, 2008
How To Train Like An Olympian
Ever watch an Olympic athlete row, run or ride across the finish line of an event and think to yourself, "I could do that?" If so, you've likely never met an Olympian, let alone spent a week in his or her sneakers.
Talk Greenville, July 1, 2008
Home Sweet Home Gym
You've done the step aerobics classes, toughed it out in boot camp, even reaped the rewards of sweat equity with a personal trainer. You've tried the health club route and worked every angle, used every amenity and tried every machine. Been there, done that, left with a sweaty T-shirt. Now, all you want to do is go home... to work out in a gym of your very own.
DirtWheels, July 2008
How To: Train to Race, Tips From the Pros
The ultimate indoor endurance training weapon, the TX-IV from Man and Machine and Concept2 is an endurance training system that focuses on proper body position with intensity equivalent to, or exceeding, actual sport conditions.
Emediawire, June 20, 2008
Personal Trainer Certification Students Learn from Olympic Gold Medalist at CNI College
CNI college, a highly accredited vocational school offers a premiere Personal Trainer Certification program in Orange County. Xeno Müller, Switzerland gold metalist, instructs the CNI students on how to row. Rowing training is one of many areas students must complete for certification.
The Bachelor Guy, June 12, 2008
Row, Row, Row Your Bloat
If you want to get rid of that beer and corn dog gut, you've got to include some cardio in your workout. ...strap yourself into the least used piece of equipment in the gym, the rower.
The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, June 8, 2008
Born To Move
Three rowers—all former Gentle Giant employees—hope to make it to the Beijing Olympics. At the annual August company party, Gentle Giant founder Larry O'Toole sets up a Concept2 rowing machine. Employees race to see who can row the farthest in one minute.
Pit Pass Radio, June 2008
Listen to the Pit Pass Radio Show interview Greg Hammond of Concept2 CTS as they discuss rowing as training for motorcross with hosts Tony Tice, Tony Wenck, Scott Casber, Jack Deleon and Ed Kuhlenkamp.
Audio file. Length: 13:02. Size: 11.9 MB.
The New York Times, May 22, 2008
From a World-Class Rower, Tips to Sharpen Technique
UNLIKE the teammates who power a quad or an eight-boat and rely on one another for rhythm and timing, a single sculler has no other rower to look to. He or she is a solitary person in a narrow shell of a boat no more than 12 inches across at its widest point.
DMXS Radio, May 21, 2008
Listen to the DMXS Radio Show interview Greg Hammond of Concept2 CTS as they discuss rowing as training for motorcross with hosts David Izer and Kevin Kelly.
Audio file. Length: 15:49. Size: 14.5 MB.
Eyewitness News, ABC7 Los Angeles, May 16, 2008
Exercise program prepares firefighters
A fitness program has changed the way firefighters train in Orange County.
Florida Magazine, May 4, 2008
Do Your Duty
Uncle Sam wants you to energize the economy by spending your IRS stimulus payment wisely.
Sno-X, Spring 2008
Train to Win
Races are won or lost in the off-season. It's time to think of next season! Training on the Cocnept2 Indoor Rower can help.
Masters Athlete, May 2008
CRASH-B and Burn: Indoor rowing championships produce six world records
Want to make eight minutes feel like an eternity? Hop aboard a Concept2 Model D ergometer rowing machine with 70 or so of your closest friends and try to rip through 2,000 meters as fast as you can.
Newsweek, April 7, 2008
Back to the Body Shop: Rowing instructors hope to make some big waves
For those who enjoy rowing but don’t have the discipline to go it alone, Rowbics, a 50-minute full-body fitness class on rowing machines, is spreading to gyms nationwide.
Experience Life Magazine, April 2008
Reap What You Row
The humble rowing machine can play a powerful role in propelling your cardio fitness. By David Lindsay
Long Beach Unified School District, March 7, 2008
Rowing Machines Boost Fitness
The Long Beach Unified School District is creating innovative fitness centers at local high schools.
Schenectady Daily Gazette, October 17, 2007
Erg: Saratoga YMCA Team Members Pile up the Meters
Saratoga facility ranks first among 78 teams from around the world in fitness competition.
KONP Radio, August 2007
Excerpt from the Todd Ortloff Show
Listen to Joan Van Blom, PE Curriculum Leader (Long Beach Unified School District), discuss rowing in schools with KONP radio talk show host Todd Ortloff. Audio file. Length: 17:41. Size: 4.1 MB.
Space Medicine: To Keep Fit In Space Best To Train Like An Athlete
Go Magazine, Greenville, SC, June 2007
Former NFL Player Rows His Way to Good Health
Dirt Rider, July 2007
"Travis' Hell," a reader's question in the Letter Rip section of the magazine "Hey guys, my buddies and I were wondering if you could find out what row machine you were talking about in your April '07 issue with Travis Pastrana—the one on which he whops up on everybody in the workout contest. We're always looking for something to stud out on and improve our stamina., Line Crew, Pittsburg, CA"
"The workout contest you are referring to is Pastrana's "five minutes of hell" challenge, in which he put up $1000 and a set of signed gear to anyone who could beat his high scores on the row machine, recumbent bicycle or StairMaster at his House. TP's rower is a standard Concept2 machine, just like what most gyms use. As I remember it, Pastrana busted out a crazy 120 calories in five minutes that sent him crawling to the pool in exhaustion. I managed 102 calories, far short of the high score but enough for sixth overall on that machine and only four calories ahead of Travis' dad, Robert. Most of the freestyle crowd and a few pro racers ended up in the 75 to 90 calorie range, so if you beat that, you're doing pretty well. Pastrana recommends that in order to beat him, you should try to keep your watts at more than 1200/per minute and burn 25 calories in the first sixty seconds—and don't be worried if your head is still pounding three hours later. Good luck! —Chris Denison"
Star Tribune, April 9, 2007, Minneapolis, MN
Row, Row, Row to Fitness
For rowing classes the fitness benefits make it more than an either/oar proposition.
Dirt Rider, April 2007
Surviving Pastranaland, Nine Tips for Surviving the Nitro Circus
"Beating (Travis Pastrana's) row-machine record will make you $1000 richer. No one has done it yet."
"Inside Travis' personal home gym, this challenge was issued: Anyone who could beat one of his five-minute calorie-burning records would get $1000 and a full set of gear. One by one, TP completely beat everyone to a miserable pulp, laughing the entire time. He may not be in his best-ever racing shape, but Travis' level of conditioning is still impressive and was enough to wipe the floor with everyone else."
The Daily Aztec at San Diego State University, March 8, 2007
Row, row, row your way to a better body
Concept2 Indoor Rower, Model D was selected as Health Magazine's "Most Innovative Fitness Product of 2005"
Men's Health Magazine, "Best Fitness Gear of 2004"