Every Concept2 machine is grounded in a 30-year legacy of rowing excellence. In 1976, Concept2 founders Pete and Dick Dreissigacker were competing for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Rowing Team. Eager to shave precious seconds off their time, they applied their engineering backgrounds to oar design. They missed making the team that year but were right on target with their oar design concepts, which quickly developed into Dreissigacker Racing Oars. Since then, their blade designs have changed the face of the sport, and have been used by Olympic and world champions around the globe. In 1981, they applied their rowing experience and engineering expertise to the creation of a stationery exercise machine that could replicate the extensive fitness benefits and exhilaration of on-water rowing. Today's Concept2 Indoor Rowers are found in health clubs, homes, schools, and Olympic training centers around the world. Overall Description Of Roworx Fitness! Visit WWW.ROWORX.COM For More Information, Class Schedules, And Directions. Roworx Fitness Offers One Location In Long Beach At 5750 Boathouse Lane, In Long Beach!!! Come In And Recieve Your First Class FREE!!! How does the Concept2 Indoor Rower compare to water-resistance rowers? With both air and liquid resistance rowers, the user is in complete control of the resistance, because the harder you pull, the more resistance you will feel. If you row intensely you will get an intense workout; if you row easily, you will get an easy workout. There's no need to worry that you will be forced to work too hard. Indeed, the Concept2 Indoor Rower is used and enjoyed by everyone from cardiac rehab patients to Olympic level rowers worldwide. It's the feel of the resistance that is important if you plan to row the recommended minimum of 30 minutes. The Concept2's wind resistance is responsive and exhilarating. The flywheel has been carefully engineered to make it feel like you are rowing a sleek racing shell. We tested many drive systems and found that the chain drive mechanism provides the most direct connection to the drive -- no wrapping, no corners, no tendency to wear out, as may exist with belts and straps. It's easier to take stroke after stroke, because it is smooth and rhythmic and feels so much like rowing on the water. The Concept2 makes it easy to fine-tune the feel of the stroke. Just slide the damper to allow either more or less air to get into the flywheel. No need to add or remove water. This is especially advantageous when several people in the same household or club are using the machine and prefer different feels. It's important to understand that an exercise machine with water resistance won't necessarily feel more like on-water rowing than an exercise machine that uses air resistance. In fact, in the confines of a small tank, water behaves quite differently than in a lake or river. Concept2 made the decision to use air resistance rather than water or electrical resistance because it made it possible to achieve the on-water feel. The Concept2 Indoor Rower is suitable for all ages -- from kids to seniors. More and more schools are introducing rowing as a sport that kids will be able to enjoy for the rest of their lives. Older athletes like it because it is easy on their joints, but gives them a full body workout. It's also a terrific choice for the blind or visually-impaired. The Concept2 fits every body. As with most other rowing machines, there are just three points of contact: the seat, the handle and the footrests. This makes it easy for the indoor rower to work for a wide variety of sizes and body types.The Flexfoot (flexible footrest) can be easily adjusted to fit a range of foot sizes. Perhaps the most powerful feature of the Concept2 Indoor Rower is its Performance Monitor (PM), which sets the indoor rower apart from virtually all other exercise equipment.The PM is not a mere revolution counter; it actually calculates the energy that you put into the flywheel when you row, using the acceleration and deceleration of the flywheel on every stroke. It is also self-calibrating to take into account local differences in conditions. Every flywheel is carefully calibrated at the factory to have the correct moment of inertia. This is what makes it possible to compare results from one Concept2 Indoor Rower to another. This makes it possible to have our Online Ranking. This makes it possible to have competitions. This is why Concept 2 scores are used to help select school, collegiate and national team crews around the world. Other machines may have monitors, but if they aren't accurate and self-calibrating, none of this is possible. Visit www.powerhousefit.com for indoor rowing classes on the Concept 2 and or www.concept2.com for more information on how to purchase this machine.