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Shape Magazine Joins the Indoor Rowing Revolution

We love, love, LOVE that Shape Magazine is so taken with the rowing machine (and a Concept2, even better!).  Their latest tweet on the subject: “OBSESSED with the rowing machine! Works your whole body & cardio? Why weren’t we doing this sooner?” Better late than never we say, and glad to have you!! Shape included…

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Rocking the Row: Music for Indoor Rowing Workouts

Great article from the American Council on Exercise about how to pick music for your fitness class. Good timing, too, since Shape magazine included a rowing playlist in their January 2012 issue. ACE says there are four factors you should consider in putting together the playlist for your class, and they are all important when…

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Concept2 Indoor Rowing Foundations Coming to Florida — and more — in 2012

 After getting more requests than we can even keep track of, we’re starting 2012 off right, bringing indoor rowing instructor certification back to the Sunshine State!  Our host will be Rowland Rowing Studio in Juno Beach (Palm Beach County). The master instructor for the full-day training on Feb. 25 will be UCanRow2’s Terry Smythe, a former…

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Olympic Medalist Sheila Taormina to Offer Clinic for Swimmers, Triathletes

Houghton, MI (Feb. 16, 2011) – Olympic gold medalist Sheila Taormina, the only woman ever to have competed in four consecutive Summer Games in three different sports (swimming, triathlon and pentathlon), is bringing her unique experience and coaching to students, swimmers and triathletes in Houghton in April. Taormina, who won gold in swimming at the…

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Ask the Coach: Correcting Others’ Bad Rowing

UCanRow2’s Terry Smythe, an indoor and on-water rowing coach with nearly 20 years of experience, answers your questions about rowing technique, rower workouts, teaching rowing and training for rowing. Q: I row at my gym, and the “erging” technique some people have is driving me batty! I don’t want to offend anyone and I’m no expert, but…

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Wow, you look amazing! How did you do it?

Wow you look amazing!  How did you do it? My journey to 2 million meters By Sarah Fuhrmann On October 28, 2010, I watched the monitor on my Concept2 indoor rowing machine as it ticked just past 10,000 meters.  Surrounded by the women who have been my constant cheerleaders and companions throughout this journey I celebrated…

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Different Strokes for Different Folks: Indoor Rowing at Sweat for a Vet

(Terry Smythe‘s impressions of her participation on behalf of Concept2 at the first annual Sweat for a Vet event) On November 13th, hundreds of people in fitness centers around the world came together to Sweat for a Vet to celebrate Veteran’s Day and one of the greatest lessons we have to learn from them, their…

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Indoor Rowers Ready to Sweat for a Vet

The flywheels will be spinning nonstop this Saturday, November 13, when a group of adaptive rowers take to the Concept2 rowing machines at Sweat for a Vet, a three-hour indoor cycling, Kranking and rowing event to raise funds to buy fitness equipment for disabled veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical…

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Indoor Rowing Hits Miami

Rowing machines and rowing shells converged this past weekend when UCanRow2 led the first indoor rowing instructor certification at Miami Beach Rowing Club. Participants representing crews from the University of Miami and Barry University, joined with home users and an aspiring elite competitive rower for a day with UCanRow2’s Terry Smythe learning the ins and…

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When the Weather Fails You: Using the Rowing Machine to Train for On-Water Racing

Updated June 12, 2018   Summers in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula are nothing if not variable.  So when UCanRow2’s Terry Smythe was training to race at the 2010 FISA World Masters Rowing competition she knew she’d need a backup training plan for inclement days.   As it turned out there were many days that forced…

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A Weekend to Remember

(A reflection by Terry Smythe on her weekend participating in the Louisville Rowing Club’s adaptive rowing program for disabled athletes) “To love what you do and feel that it matters – how could anything be more fun?” — Katherine Graham I can’t sum up my weekend rowing on water with adaptive athletes at the Louisville…

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FISA Retraction on Adaptive Rowing a Call to Action

The decision by the international rowing federation FISA to keep on-water rowing for cognitively impaired athletes out of the 2012 Paralympic Games should spur supporters of adaptive rowing to work even harder to promote that area of the sport, says UCanRow2‘s Terry Smythe. FISA announced in a news release that it was retracting an earlier decision…

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Keweenaw Rowing Video Now Available on UCanRow2.com

Pulling Together: The Little Community that Could, the documentary that highlights the Keweenaw Memorial Rehabilitation and Fitness Center and its participation in the Concept2 North American Rowing Challenge (now the World Rowing Challenge) is now available on the UCanRow2.com website. The documentary chronicles how a diverse group of residents (including adaptive rowers) of the small…

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Special Olympics Michigan Officials Eye Indoor Rowing

The efforts of UCanRow2’s Terry Smythe to make rowing on an indoor rowing machine an official Special Olympics sport has drawn the attention of Special Olympics Michigan officials.  In a story summarizing indoor rowing at this year’s Special Olympics Michigan Summer Games the Daily Mining Gazette featured the progress that has been made in the…

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UCanRow2 Brings Indoor Rowing to Michigan Special Olympics

For the 3rd straight year, indoor rowing will be front and center at the Special Olympics Michigan Summer Games, being held June 3-5th on the campus of Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, MI. Aspirus Keweenaw Fitness Center and UCanRow2 offer indoor rowing as an open, demonstration sport at the Games, which attract more than…

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Concept2 Trainer Certification Classes Now Available Through UCanRow2

If you’re serious about using Concept2 indoor rowing equipment in your facility it’s important that you know how to teach your students to properly use the rower, identify and correct errors in technique, and maintain the equipment.  Concept2’s one-day Indoor Rowing Foundations basic instructor certification gives you the information you need to build workouts that…

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