Fight Melanoma Cancer – Work Out: Meters for Melanoma 2018 is Here!

Last updated March 31, 2018


Fight melanoma cancer and get your row on at the same time!  METERS FOR MELANOMA, our annual fundraiser to support research and education by the Midwest Melanoma Partnership is back for a second year, bigger and better than ever.
We’ve added prizes – ERGS! – for top fundraisers and, thanks to a $20,000 challenge grant, your donations are worth even more this year.

row a little – row a lot
REGISTER NOW to either row as an individual, or get your small team (25 or …

Swing It Out: Rowing + Kettlebell Workout #2

Updated Sep. 25, 2018



Today’s rowing and kettlebell workout at the UCanRow2 Bodyshop.  All you need is a rowing machine and a kettlebell and you’re good to go sweat!  Makes it easy to hold on to the rower at the gym, too.  We know what it’s like to work out at a gym where you can’t leave a machine for fear someone else will come and grab it.


[Need to find an erg near you? Concept2 has a list here.]


This is also a great kettlebell workout to …

Workout 5-4-2016


This workout is designed to be done alternating between the rowing machine and the SkiErg.  If you don’t have access to a SkiErg you can row the whole workout. Or, if you want a bigger challenge, make it an all Ski Erg workout.  If you do that aim for the lower number of rounds.



Row for a Cause at Meters for Melanoma

Melanoma is one of the deadliest cancers there is. Someone dies every hour from the disease. Sun-baked on-water rowers are especially at risk for the cutaneous form of melanoma. Meters for Melanoma was created to support the Midwest Melanoma Partnership’s work to support research to find a cure. Read on to find out how you can take part…

SkiErg Strategy for a 2K Sprint

Just the thought of a 2000 meter race strikes fear in the heart of indoor rowers. Indoor skiers often have a similar reaction. Fear not, intrepid athletes! With a good SkiErg strategy, hopefully paired with a strong training plan, the 2k ski is an entirely doable distance for most people.

Valentine’s Day Playlist

Need a Valentine’s Day playlist for your indoor rowing workout? We’ve taken the work out of it and put one together for you. It’s a digital mixtape of upbeat songs about love, although not necessarily “love songs.” A pretty eclectic mix, we’re happy to say. Give it a listen and tell us if you have additions. Read more…

4 SkiErg Sprint Tips and a Race Strategy

Have you tried the Concept2 SkiErg yet? Short-distance pieces and sprints on the SkiErg are one of the best ways to get comfortable on the machine. It’s a great way to get your blood pumping, and a nice change of pace from a lot of the other equipment you’ll find in the gym. So if a sprint piece (like 100, 250, 500 or 1000 meters) is on your workout agenda, we’ve got some tips for you. Read on…