Concept 2 and StairMaster

For over forty years, Concept2 has been designing and manufacturing innovative, high-quality products to help you achieve your fitness goals—for better health, training for the Olympics, or anything in between.

Concept2 was founded in 1976 by brothers Dick and Peter Dreissigacker—two engineers with a passion for the sport of rowing. Since then, the brothers have applied their experience and engineering to design, manufacture, sell and service unique products for the benefit of the entire Concept2 community.

Regardless of what training machine you choose, you can expect superior products from one of the most well-established companies in fitness. The Performance Monitor 5 (PM5) helps set our machines apart, reliably measuring workout data to allow for fair comparisons with users anywhere in the world. All of our products are manufactured in Vermont; they are built to last, offering commercial-grade quality and durability.