Concept2, manufacturer of the Concept2 Indoor Rower and new SkiErg, released a Facebook application designed to help friends track and share rowing or Nordic skiing workouts back in January. The application currently has over 2,100 monthly active users.
“Seeing your friends’ workouts is motivating,” explains Concept2’s Meredith Haff, “because you can see what your teammates or fellow competitors are doing, and support each other while you try to improve.”
To use the application the user must have an account on both Facebook and the Concept2 Online Logbook. The application enables the user to add a box on their Facebook profile that shows the details of their last workout and a summary of past workouts. A special Logbook tab can be added to a Facebook profile that shows recent workouts in greater depth, and allows for the viewing of workouts of Facebook friends who have also added the application.
The Concept2 Online Logbook is a free web-based application that allows you to record your workouts, track your total meters and, if you choose to, compare your times with other athletes from around the world. You can also participate in the many individual and team rowing or skiing challenges throughout the year.
The application works for all the different types of workouts entered in the Concept2 online logbook, so whether it’s on-water rowing, indoor rowing or skiing on the new SkiErg, friends and family can keep up-to-date with what you’ve been doing.
Adding the application is easy. Just log on to concept2.com/facebook and follow the instructions.
Concept2 was founded by Dick and Peter Dreissigacker in 1976. Fresh from Olympic training, the two brothers designed and manufactured carbon fiber racing oars, then went on to create the world’s first air-resistance indoor rower. The SkiErg, launched in 2009, builds upon Concept2’s years of experience in designing and manufacturing high-performance training equipment. For more information about Concept2, visit concept2.com.