Hello, my name is Kim and I live north of Copenhagen in Denmark, which is part of Scandinavia. I was born in 1960 and have always had an active recreational life.
As a teenager, I began flying hang gliders and powered hang gliders. Later, I started windsurfing and built my own boards. I was briefly part of a diving club. Today, I enjoy running, inline roller skating, kayaking, and rowing on an indoor ergometer.
My indoor rowing debut
I started rowing the Concept2 Model D RowErg® in 2004 when my wife established a team of adaptive rowers with the goal of forming a Danish national rowing team to participate at the Paralympic World Games in Beijing 2008.
In the following years I joined and assisted their training, which consisted of visually impaired and disabled people. They ultimately qualified and participated in Beijing.
Spinning in a rowing machine
Our Danish rowing association introduced a popular course in 2012 on how to perform spinning in a rowing machine. The workouts are accompanied by 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 with your rowing team.
Since the course in 2012, I have been instructing spinning on rowing machines in our local rowing club. I edit the music and put together various training programs of approximately 45 minutes of 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 to someday 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. with a time of only 6:14.3!
We live near Lake Furesoen in Denmark, and in the fall of 2016 we will host visitors 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, please do not hesitate to contact me.
English is not my native language, so please bear with me if you encounter any funny formulations…