What is a Live workout?
In addition to our on-demand workouts, live workouts are broadcast from the water and on the mat in real time. When you join a live row, your Leaderboard show stats of the crew rowing on Hydrow with you at that time! These workouts may later become available on-demand.
How often do Live workouts happen?
You can tune-in to row or train live with our Hydrow Athletes almost daily! Each live block includes a minimum of two workouts and sometimes more.
See our current Live Workout Schedule for up-to-date dates and times.
How do I find and join a Live workout?
Is there a Live workout schedule?
If you want to plan a bit further out, we usually make our upcoming schedule for the week available through the Hydrow iOS/Android App, as a post on the Hydrow Blog, and through the Live Schedule Calendar.
Do I need to sign-up in advance?
No need! Unlike live classes on other platforms, sign-up is not required 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.
Can I join a Live workout after it starts?
Yes! You can join a workout that is already in progress. In doing so you’ll be starting in the middle of an ongoing workout, which may mean you'll be behind the pack on the Leaderboard. For the best experience (and the most competitive edge on the Leaderboard), we suggest joining in the 5-minute window beforehand whenever possible.
How does the On-Demand experience compare to the Live experience?
- As with other live broadcasts, there are no editing or second takes. This is as real as it gets!
- You can tell a workout is in realtime from the Live indicator shown in the upper right of the screen.
- Live workouts have fixed start and end times during the day. On-demand workouts can be enjoyed at any time.
- For Live rows, the Leaderboard will only show other members who are participating at that time.
Do you have Live rows 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 destinations. We’re always looking at exciting new training locations too, so be sure to send in your suggestions!
What happens during adverse weather?
Our Athletes are hardy and determined, and they tough out the weather whenever 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 when a Live Workouts can’t happen, we encourage you to instead enjoy the suggested Athlete's Choice workout (with a fresh Leaderboard for rowing workouts – so you're still with your crew)!
How does the Live leaderboard work?
During a Live workout, the leaderboard shows real-time stats. After the live workout, the workout is added to our on-demand library. When the live workout becomes an on-demand workout, Hydrow provides a fresh leaderboard. This is to ensure our members who were not able to join the live workout are able to enjoy a fresh leaderboard when that workout is posted in our on-demand library.