What is a Live Row?
Live Rows are workouts that are broadcast in real-time directly from the water as they happen. And you can join in!
How often do Live Rows happen?
You can tune-in to row 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.
We can’t wait to see you on the water rowing with us live!
How do I find an upcoming Live row?
On Hydrow's "Home" tab, scroll down by swiping from bottom to top. One of the first sections below your recommended row will be the “LIVE” category which will list the next few upcoming events and when they will begin. Like On-Demand videos, these will list the type of workout that is coming as well as the athlete(s) who will be leading the workout.
If you want to plan a bit further out, we usually make our upcoming schedule for the month available as a post on the Hydrow Blog
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 and join us for one of the blocks on our Live Rowing Schedule
How do I join a live row?
You will be able to join the live row five minutes before it starts and see our crew out on the water – 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 I join a Live event 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 rowing?
- 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.
- The leaderboard will only show other members who are participating in the live row alongside you.
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 events may be ended early or cancelled before they begin. In the rare cases where a Live workout can’t happen we would encourage you to instead enjoy an On-Demand workout from our extensive library.