Ever heard of the Concept2 Holiday Challenge?

The challenge, officially organized by Concept2, is to row 100,000 meters between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is the 9th year CrossFit Roots will offer a designated and coached program to hit that 100K mark!

The organized and coached program at Roots is led by none other than our very own Lauren Rubini.

Space is limited so sign-up soon. Must be a member of CrossFit Roots to sign-up.

The 4-Week Program

The program consists of 4 coached workouts, access to the regularly scheduled erg classes, and programmed workouts for you to complete on their own. In addition, athletes can use Open Shop hours to get in additional time on the erg.

Please note, Open Shop attendance does count toward a 3x/week Membership attendance and sign-up is required.


November 28th to December 24th at midnight

Program Details

  • Four coached workouts led by Lauren – These sessions meet on Sundays at 9:00am beginning December 1st, and will consist of 6-8,000 meter workouts.
  • Two additional programmed workouts emailed out each week for completion on your own or through Open Shop attendance.
  • Weekly erg class on Tuesday and Saturday for additional meters



About Lauren

Lauren Rubini began rowing on the east coast in 7th grade. She raced for her local high school, T.C. Williams (Remember the Titans), in Alexandria, Virginia as well as at the Olympic Festival and Junior World Championships.

She attended Boston University on a full athletic scholarship for rowing while pursuing her dream of making the US National Team. During her time at Boston University, she was invited to both National Team Sweep and Sculling training centers.  

Lauren also participated in the infamous erg competition (infamous if you spend and enjoy time on the erg and want to take it to the next level), C.R.A.S.H.- B. Sprints in Boston qualifying for the women’s open final event.

Lauren continues to race in both sweep and sculling events and has coached at all levels.