Hi – my name is Kim and I live north of Copenhagen in Denmark – Scandinavia. I am born 1960 and have always had an active recreational life.
As a teenager I started flying hang gliders and powered hang gliders. Later I started to windsurf and built my own boards. For a short time I was in a diving club. Today I enjoy running, inline roller skating, kayaking and rowing indoor ergometer.
My indoor rowing debut
I started rowing the Concept 2 Model D in 2004 when my wife established a team of adaptive rowers. The goal was to form a Danish national rowing team with the purpose to participate at the Paralympic World Games in Beijing 2008.
In the following years I joined and assisted their training. The team consisted of visually impaired and disabled people, and they qualified and participated in Beijing.
Spinning in a rowing machine
Our Danish rowing association introduced in 2012 a popular course on how to perform spinning in a rowing machine. The workouts are accompanied with music adapted to various stroke rates. I took the course and since then I have been »hooked on spinning«.
It is very motivating to row and follow the pace of the music together with your rowing team.
For the last 4 years I have been instructing spinning on rowing machines in our local rowing club. I edit the music and put together various training programs of approx. 45 minutes rowing. We row at paces of 20 – 32 strokes per minute.
My best 2K result
I have participated in our national indoor rowing competitions and my best 2,000 meter time is 7:09.3. I hope sometime to go under 7 minutes. The very best on our weekly rowing team just won his class in the 2016 C.R.A.S.H.-B. in only 6:14.3 !
We live near Lake Furesoen in Denmark and in the fall of 2016 we will see guests from all over the world for the 2016 World Rowing Masters Regatta at Lake Bagsvaerd, which is connected to Lake Furesoen.
If you have any questions just contact me.
English is not my native language so bear with me if you read some funny formulations…