Weight loss has never been so
Because the Concept 2 rowing machine is non-impacting, it allows a
great deal of versatility for people working out. Young, senior
citizens, overweight and even people with some physical disabilities
are able to exercise on it. The machine is also a weight bearing
meaning that the exerciser doesnít support their own weight like a
treadmill for example. This means damage to major joints like knees
and ankles are unlikely.
Overweight people can sit on the machine and get into a rowing
rhythm and watch those calories burn away. This is the reason so
many people use it all over the world. People in their 90s and as
young as 4 years old have used it making the complete family
When rowing many muscle groups are used and also the calorie burn
rate is heavier than when using most other machines. The legs, lower
back shoulders, upper back, shoulders and arms are all used to
condition the body with one single exercise without fear of damaging
Another important consideration, in any exercise program, is
motivation and this really helps your fitness goals when progress is
being witnessed. This can happen in many ways but the Concept 2 has
developed a unique way of watching self achievement. Setting
distance or timed programs and then monitoring your improvements on
the display unit can mean the difference between success and failure
with your own personal fitness and weight loss goals.
Weather you are an athlete or a complete exercise beginner, the
Concept 2 is a unique exercise machine and the reason why millions
of people globally use it.
Begin 2006 with a
resolution for greatest gift of all, better health. Seek advice from
your physician if you feel unsure about starting a fitness regime.
At your local gym a fitness instructor
can initiate a rowing exercise program. Start slowly and gradually
build up a time or distance schedule. Using the new PM 3 monitor
this has never been so easy. The monitor has a memory and a pace
boat so your improvements will stimulate even better results.
Along with a sensible eating program
losing a 0.5 kilo of weight per week will be achievable, that's 2
kilos per month and 12 kilos before summer starts kicking in.
Dave pierce before and after just 3
what he has to say
In early 2004, I appeared on Channel
4's Fit Farm, which was broadcast every week day for 12
weeks, ending in May 2004. Upon entering I was 16 stone
1 pound, which at 5 foot 5" is not impressive!
"After our initial gym equipment
training I knew that the Concept 2 Indoor Rower was the
tool for me to achieve my goals. It works every major
muscle group, so is great for all round fitness. It is
an amazing feeling and you can really feel the
difference in the muscles, especially the legs, triceps,
shoulders and abs (in fact as a direct result of the
rowing machine I have the start of a six-pack!).
"The Indoor Rower is also fantastic
for rehabilitation as there is no impact, which was a
major plus for me as I have bad knees due to skiing
"I would put 70% of my success down to
rowing. The results it gave me were amazing. I lost more
weight as a percentage of my body weight than any other
guest in the Fit Farm. I was also the only one to use
the Concept 2 as my main piece of equipment, which is
probably no coincidence. In all, I lost 22% of my body
weight in total, taking me to 12 stone 7 pounds.
"After coming out of the Fit Farm I
was committed to carrying on with my fitness and rowing.
As well as training by myself I have started up a Sunday
morning exercise club with some friends and they all
come to my house to have a 2,000 metre rowing
competition on my Indoor Rower, which they all love. My
aim now is to lose another 5 kilograms so that I can
compete as a lightweight in the AXA PPP healthcare
British Indoor Rowing Championship later this year.
"I strongly believe that if you only
ever buy one piece of cardio equipment it should be the
Indoor Rower as it is the most effective form of
exercise I know. Quite simply, it's changed my life."
- David Pearce
An IT Consultant from Hawkinge in Kent who lost nine
stone is aiming to continue his fitness regime and
become one of the countryís top indoor rowers.
Nick Gittings is 36 years old and 6ft 5in tall and
has been working out on the Concept 2 Indoor Rower to
supplement his Slimming World programme and has gone
from weighing 27st 11lb to 18st 11lb in only 18 months.
A combination of working long hours and living a
sedentary lifestyle resulted in Nick putting on weight.
His weight steadily increased over the last 10 years
until last year he realised something had to be done
following the need to have a custom-made wetsuit for a
scuba diving trip.
"Iíd learnt to skydive when I was in the Army, and
wishing to try this sport again in civvy street was
devastated to find that my weight was miles away from
the current safety limit," explained Nick.
"I then thought Iíd have a go at learning to fly but
my weight and size were too much for a normal two-seater
training plane. My third ambition was to learn to scuba
dive but not finding a wetsuit to fit was a pretty
Nickís wife was already a member of their local
Slimming World group and was steadily losing weight. He
decided to join her but with a few apprehensions: "I was
expecting to walk into the Little Britain ĎFat Fightersí
sketch but luckily it wasnít like that at all."
After three months of attending the classes, and
losing more than a stone in weight, Nick decided to
start going to the gym to improve his weight loss even
more. He works as an IT Contractor for Fujitsu and
luckily has a gym at his office which heís able to visit
"I spotted the Concept 2 in the gym and thought Iíd
have a go. Once Iíd started training on it, I was
hooked," said Nick.
"Iím now regularly training on the Concept 2 and Iím
working on my times to hopefully become one of the best
indoor rowers in the country. My personal best over
2,000m is 6 minutes 46 seconds which puts me in the top
160 in the country for my age at the moment. Iím going
to try and beat that score at the British Indoor Rowing
Championship later this year.
"Iím even hoping to get an Indoor Rower for my home
so I can really work on my times. By continuing my
training I plan to lose another two stone and get down
to my target weight of 16 stone.
"I donít think I would have lost the weight I have,
and at the pace that I have, without the Indoor Rower.
Anyone who is think of losing weight should use the
Concept 2, the change it brings to your life is
Why Ivan, a 19 year
old economics student loves the
Since I began training on the C2 10 months ago,
my fitness ability has gone through the roof. From a mediocre start
and a few slow 2000 meters, I have gone through levels of fitness I
never imagined I had.
I won the Maltese under 18 indoor rowing
championships 2006 and also the team event. My endurance training
went from struggling to do 5k distances to doing good half marathon
times. I also competed in the British indoor rowing championships
and look forward to this yearís competition
I was born In Russia, my home is in Malta, I go
to a London university but where ever I am, I will always train on
the Concept 2
Why Claudette, a 28
year old teacher of Italian language hates the Concept 2
The Concept 2 is boring and hard work however,
it has also changed my life with the weight I have lost while using
I started using the medieval torture machine a
year ago and since that time I have lost 26 kiloís or 57pounds. My
personal trainer based my work out on the C2 because it is
non-impacting so a lot of the cardio work seemed to go on forever
especially 10,000 meters.
My fitness has become something I only dreamed
about, it is now very good and I have even started jogging for the
first time in my life. I love the results, love what I have achieved
but none of my Valentines day cardís will ever be addressed to the
Concept 2 inventor
Good luck. If you
have the willpower then Concept 2 has the ability to bring you