Dick and Pete Dreissigacker founded Concept 2 back in 1976. While training for the Olympic rowing team, the brothers designed an improved rowing oar.
In 1981, the Dreissigacker’s created an indoor rowing machine that allowed people to train when weather or other circumstances made rowing on the water impossible.
The basic machine design has changed very little since its inception. Concept 2 uses a fan blade to create air resistance. Concept 2 is the top-selling rowing machine brand on Amazon.
One young woman in Hong Kong became so bored with staying home that she began using a Concept 2 rowing machine and broke the world speed record in 2021.
Some people believe that Concept 2 remains popular, despite being created in the 1980s because it is less expensive than other models.
Concept 2 corporate office can be found in Morrisville, Vermont.