The Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine with PM3 Display is a perfect choice for the novice or experienced rower, people trying to stay in shape, compete in rowing, or cross train for other sports. Rowing offers these benefits over other cardio training that you could do: It exercises the entire body, it is low impact making it easy on the knees and ankles, it burns loads of calories as a result of working so many muscle groups, and it helps to relieve stress.
The Model D features a quiet fly wheel designed to provide the smooth feel of rowing on the water while minimizing the noise level. The spiral damper allows rowers to choose the feel of a sleek, fast boat or a slow, heavy boat.
The Model D has a sliding seat, which compresses and extends your legs with every stroke, in addition to the more obvious work being done by the back and arms. This promotes both strength and flexibility throughout the wide range of leg and arm motion, while challenging the back in the middle of the stroke and the abs at the end. An added benefit is that the rhythmic movement of rowing eases stress.
The Model D comes with a PM3 performance monitor that accurately tracks your distance, speed, pace, calories, and watts, with five display options for rowers--all data, force curve, rowing with a pace boat, bar chart, and large print. The monitor also provides easy menu-driven operation, letting you access a powerful list of features, including preset and favorite workouts, trials against a previous performance or pace boat, FISH games, animated rowers that teach techniques, and multiple language options. You can really get motivated with the Concept2’s online challenges, Million Meter Club, and online ranking.
The Model D is comfortable, featuring an ergonomic handle that allows for a natural arm and hand position; an aluminum rail capped with a stainless-steel track for smooth seat movements; and adjustable Flex-foot footrests. Other details include a removable LogCard that stores your workout data and personal preferences; built-in heart rate monitoring with an optional Polar receiver (sold separately); a USB interface for easy data transfer to a PC or Mac; caster wheels for quick mobility; and a collapsible design for efficient transport and storage.
The Model D requires a space of 9 by 4 feet for use and has a weight capacity of 500 pounds. Peace of mind is guaranteed with the five-year warranty on frame parts and two-year warranty on moving parts and the monitor.
Now sit down and row yourself to fitness!
The invention of brothers Dick and Pete Dreissigacker, Concept2 was conceived in 1976, after the siblings returned from Olympic training, eager to create the finest composite racing oars. Their oars eventually became a top choice for rowers worldwide, as did their indoor rowers which are now used around the globe by users ranging from cardiac rehab patients to Olympic athletes.
Though the company’s employees have increased from two to 50, Concept2 still remains dedicated to innovate and create the best rowing products and programs for their customers.