What is a Live Workout?
Live Workouts are broadcasted in real-time directly from the water or on the mat as they happen. And you can join in!
How often do Live Workouts happen?
You can tune-in to row or train live with our Hydrow Athletes daily! Each live block will include a minimum of two workouts and sometimes more!
See Our Current Live Rowing Schedule - for up-to-date expectations on when these will happen.
How do I find the Live Workouts?
1. On Hydrow's "Home" tab, scroll down by swiping from bottom to top.
2. On your Hydrow iOS device's "Home" tab, the "Live Schedule" in the upper-right will become a red "Live Now" when a workout is available to join!
We have an illustrated article on where they're located here: How Do I find Live Workouts?
Where is the schedule listed?
Do I need to sign up in advance?
No need! Unlike live classes on other platforms, sign-up is not required beforehand for live workouts. You can just hop on your Hydrow Rower or Hydrow iOS App and join us for one of the blocks on our Live Rowing Schedule.
How do I join a Live Workout?
You will be able to join the Live Workout five minutes before it starts and see our crew out on the water or mat – that’s Live Outdoor Reality ™ for you!
The countdown timer will begin five minutes before the workout and then your workout will kick off with a quick one-minute introduction from the Instructor. We strongly encourage you to join in early for a few minutes to hang out with our Athletes before the workout starts!
Can't find where to join on your Hydrow or iOS App? Click here.
Can I join a Live Workout after it has already begun?
Yes! You can join a row that is already in progress, however in doing so you’ll be starting in the middle of an ongoing workout which means you will be behind the pack on the leaderboard and have less overall time to row. For the best experience (and the most competitive edge on the leaderboard), we suggest joining in the 5-minute window beforehand whenever possible.
What are the differences in the experience between On-Demand and Live Workouts?
- As with other live broadcasts, there is no editing or second takes. This is as real as it gets!
- You can tell a workout is in real-time from the Live indicator shown in the upper right of the screen.
- Live Workouts have fixed start and end times during the day.
- For Live Rows, the leaderboard will only show other members who are participating then!
What happens in the Winter?
While Boston and the Charles River are their home turf, our Athletes do pack up and travel south for the winter to keep training for your benefit year-round. You'll see them rowing live from Miami Beach several months out of the year. You will also see them journeying around the world to bring you content from other beautiful rowing destinations. We’re always looking at exciting new training locations too, so be sure to send in your suggestions!
What happens in the case of adverse weather?
Our Athletes are hardy and determined and they'll tough out the weather wherever they reasonably can. But, of course, we value their safety very highly! When the weather is bad enough to make being out on the water dangerous, our Live Workouts may be ended early or cancelled before they begin. In the rare cases where a Live Workouts can’t happen we would encourage you to instead enjoy an On-Demand workout from our extensive library.