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Indoor Rowing and Learning

Welcome to the indoor rowing revolution.

These pages guide you through all the potential ways you can use the Concept2 Indoor Rower in your school to help your pupils and staff build healthier lifestyles for the future.

If you know where you are going, please follow the links on the left to get where you need to be, but if you are new to our world or would just like some fresh ideas for what you can do with indoor rowing, just click here.

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Indoor Sport Services Schools News

J14 1 Hour Record

Posted by Concept2 News on the 29th of July 2011

Portchester School in Bournemouth enjoyed another dose of indoor rowing success as their year 9 team broke the British J14 one hour record in front of 400 enthusiastic spectators to mark the opening of the school's new sports hall on July 19th. The team of Rhys Branch, Liam Horswell, Ben Vincent and Danny Welch rowed a whopping 17166 metres averaging 1m 44.9s/500m to surpass the old mark of 14741… Read full post

ST Dominic's Sporting Success Aided by Concept2 Rower

Posted by Concept2 News on the 8th of July 2011

ST DOMINIC'S Catholic Primary School have landed an impressive addition to their crowded trophy cabinet. They have become the Stafford and Stone District Catholic Schools' athletics champions for the first time, to add to their football and cross country trophies in the same region. The Stone school landed the athletics trophy in a hard-fought final at Rowley Park in Stafford. St Dominic's had … Read full post

Indoor Rowing at Summer Fields School

Posted by Concept2 News on the 28th of April 2011

Hinksey Sculling School keeps on extending its Outreach Programme to the community. In the last few months, boys aged from 11 to 13 at Summer Fields School in Oxford have enjoyed Indoor Rowing instruction and activity delivered by Amelia Wright, Hinksey's Rowing Manager and coaches from her team. This is the first time that Indoor Rowing has been available for them. Besides the boys, staff and pa… Read full post

Bradford Grammar School Break 24Hr World Record

Posted by Concept2 News on the 28th of March 2011

The record attempt was the second 24hour ergo that the team had done. In November 2010 as a fund raiser the team did 372,000 metres but on two separate machines as the school would not let us do the whole 24hours in the main school for security reasons! So the overnight section was done in the sports hall and then continued on a separate machine in the main school during the day. Unsurprisingly h… Read full post

Get Going, Get Rowing Results

Posted by Concept2 News on the 25th of March 2011

This year's Get Going, Get Rowing competition came to a very exciting end with new records being set in almost all age categories. After fierce competition between 18,000 students, 192 of the region's best rowers battled it out to become North East Champions in the most exciting competition to date. James Andrews - British Rowing Team Leader (Northern) said: The Get Going Get Rowing North Eas… Read full post

Indoor Rowers Make Waves

Posted by Concept2 News on the 8th of March 2011

Take a huge, new, state-of-the-art Athletics Centre not far from the 2012 Olympic Park. Add in over 1600 young indoor rowers – plus their hoards of enthusiastic supporters, 40 ergo rowing machines, four giant video screens and some of the top names from present-day British rowing. Result: the unique, exciting, day-long competitive rowing festival that was NJIRC 2011. The competitors rolled up i… Read full post

Indoor Rowing - A Great Way For Kids To Exercise

Posted by Concept2 News on the 4th of May 2010

Indoor rowing is a great way to get youngsters interested in fitness and exercising. Many schoolchildren either get bored of, or simply don't enjoy, the traditional team sports offered in school, meaning that if future generations are to be fit and healthy it is important to offer youngsters alternatives that can grab their imaginations and help them develop an interest in fitness. Indoor rowing… Read full post

Nottingham School Holds X Factor Style Rowing Boot Camp

Posted by Concept2 News on the 14th of October 2009

Nottingham youngsters are being put to the test this week to see if they have the 'rowing factor'. Pupils from Dayncourt School in Radcliffe-on-Trent are taking part in a series of timed rowing challenges to potentially battle it out for a place at the 2009 British Indoor Rowing Championship (BIRC), which is taking place on 22 November. In an 'X Factor style' boot camp, each of the pupils from the… Read full post

Sports Leaders UK Partnership

Posted by Concept2 News on the 13th of October 2009

Concept2 has closed a deal which sees it become the first Business4Sports Leaders partner of Sports Leaders UK. The partnership, which was confirmed at Leisure Industry Week, is the start of a programme to pilot a new and unique Concept2 Indoor Rowing Leaders award across the UK. The partnership will give the indoor rowing machine specialists an opportunity to form an award accredited by Sports Le… Read full post