News from 2009
Mail Tribune, September 29, 2009
Locals take on the world in indoor rowing competition.
Yachting, September 8, 2009
Stay fit and ready for adventure in your next port of call with exercise gear you can use en route.
Seattle Martial Arts Examiner, July 18, 2009
Looking to try something new in your workout? Consider this.
Adding a new Concept2 Model D Indoor Rower to your gym/dojo is a great way to "attack" your fitness regime with a whole new "weapon".
Vermont Public Radio, July 16, 2009
Luskin: Vermont to Vegas Challenge
Two Vermont companies—Cabot Cheese and Concept2—are sponsoring the Vermont to Vegas Challenge for people over fifty—and commentator Deborah Luskin is taking part.
The Boston Globe, July 12, 2009
Hope is a River
David Estrada lost the use of his legs, but not his will. Now, at Spaulding hospital, he and other paraplegics are learning to row, strengthening body and mind as they wait for a cure.
Runner's World: Footloose, June 28, 2009
Here's a New Sport for You: The Row-Bike-Run Triathlon
Sometime about 10 days ago I "invented" a new sport, at least I think I did. Of course, I knew this was highly unlikely. Everything that's going to be invented has already been invented, right? I figured Google would toss me out like a week-old salad. Only it didn't. Big G produced a number of hits, of course, but none of them proved particularly helpful. I couldn't find any clear evidence that someone else had already invented my sport.
Motocross.com, May 12, 2009
Interview: Greg Hammond—Concept2
Concept2 is a small company out of Morrisville, Vermont, that makes indoor rowing machines that are proving to make a huge difference in the fitness and general physical preparedness of our sports top athletes (think Stewart, Dungey, Voss).
Greg Hammond handles the motor and action sports training for Concept2. He's been doing some great things for the motorcycle industry in the last few years so I thought I'd take a minute to catch up with him and see what's next.
UVM Today, April 29, 2009
Itís a Good Way to Row
Imagine, for a moment, that a space alien lands at the UVM Fitness Center. It's a busy day and the treadmills, elliptical trainers, and exercise bikes are all in use. Looking around, the alien shakes her head and asks: who has enslaved these workers and what are they making in this factory?
Hybrid Fitness Blog, April 13, 2009
IHRSA Episode #9
This is the latest installment from the IHRSA videos series. Here we talk about the Concept2 Rowing Ergometer.
Only a Game, March 7, 2009
The Indoor Adaptive Rowing Challenge
The Indoor Adaptive Rowing Challenge is a competitive event designed for disabled people. Their disabilities range from partial paralysis to blindness to mental disabilities. Bill Littlefield was on the scene to cover the competition.
The Biggest Loser, February 17, 2009
Youíre looking at a line of rowing machines. Each one is connected to a light. Your job is to make sure you row fast enough and make your light turn green. If you lose power, your light will turn yellow. That is a warning to get your power back up because if your light turns red, youíre out of this game. And because this is a team challenge, not only will you be out, but your teammate is out as well.
The last team with both players remaining wins tonightís Challenge.
WPTZ-TV, February 17, 2009
Local Manufacturer Is ĎBiggest Loserí
A Vermont company gets some exposure on NBC's "The Biggest Loser" Tuesday Night.
New England Sports, February 16, 2009
World Indoor Rowing Championships Coming to Boston
More than 2,000 athletes will meet on February 22 to compete in this yearís World Indoor Rowing Championships, also known as the "CRASH-B Sprints." The 28th annual event will take place at Boston Universityís Agganis Arena.
Eating Well, February 2009
A Delicious Way to Diet
Learn how nine readers lost weight on the Eating Well Diet and how you can too.
For Mark Catalana, meeting his exercise goal was the most difficult part of the program. A teacher who was attending graduate classes at night, Mark worked in exercise by going for long bike rides on weekends. He also hopped on his Concept2 Indoor Rower—which tracked calorie expenditure for him—whenever he had a half hour free. (Concept2 lent indoor rowers to several Diet Challenge participants).
Yankee, January/February 2009
First Light—Seasonís Must-Haves
Who among us hasnít made a New Yearís resolution to lose that holiday flab? Well, hereís Yankeeís secret workout weapon: the Concept2 Model D Indoor Rower. Rowing is the ultimate fitness routine: it works all the major muscle groups, itís low-impact, and it combines strength training with cardiovascular conditioning.
Washington Post, February 3, 2009
Ask the MisFits
I think you can get a much better than decent workout on a rowing machine. Somehow they're not as popular as the elliptical/treadmill/bike triumverate, but they're total body, low-impact and pretty great for almost anyone of any fitness ability.
Edmonton Sun, February 1, 2009
Martha Stewartís Good Vibrations
As the ďDiva of Domesticity,Ē Martha Stewart strives to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest in household trends and gadgets. Itís no surprise then that the how-to guruís openness to new ideas and innovations extends to her fitness regimen, too.
Long Beach Post, January 26, 2009
Local Rowing: The Beach Sprints
When we started this website, we knew some sports would surprise us. Rowing is one of them. I pride myself on knowing a lot about the world of sports. The rules and regulation. The nuance. The story lines. Iíll even watch the occasional cricket match just to brush up on my vernacular. Itís a bit of a sickness, but we've covered that already.
Long Beach Post, January 7, 2009
Local Rowing: The Business, The People, The Future
Victoria Draper, owner of Rowbics Indoor Rowing Inc., had the best problem ever. Her business was doing too well. After starting a rowing machine-based exercise program at the Long Beach Boathouse, the program's popularity went through the roof and she was just plain running out of room. Renting 20 ergs a few hours from the Boathouse just wasnít cutting it anymore. Thatís when the pickle factory came into play.
Cape Cod Chronicle, January 1, 2009
Seniors Can Row Their Way To Flexibility, Strength and Endurance
Itís no secret that regular exercise improves health, but some exercise regimes are better suited for certain age groups and body types. A study underway at the Chatham Health and Swim Club points to indoor rowing as a promising workout for people over age 60, improving muscle flexibility, physical endurance and strength.
Recreation Management, January 2009
Fitness & Exercise: A Family Affair
How often have we witnessed our children wanting to do the same things we do as adults? If the ultimate goal as a fitness facility is to promote wellness, why not involve entire families working together toward a balanced and healthy lifestyle? Teaching children good habits while they are younger will benefit us all in the long run.