April 23, 2021
So excited to bring you today’s post all about my love and obsession for our Hydrow plus a look into our new home gym! I’ve gotten so many questions about what equipment we’re going to have, so I thought I’d first show Michael and I’s favorite piece and the one we’re most excited about. If you haven’t heard of Hydrow, you’re in for a treat because like I said, it’s Michael and I’s absolute favorite way to work out!
A little background – Hydrow is the newest and state-of-the-art interactive rowing machine on the market. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind piece of equipment and lets you row with world-class athletes on waterways around the world. You can head to their website for more photos and a closer look at the technology, but as you can see, there’s a screen on the rower itself, which is what enables you to row interactively far outside the bounds of your indoor workout space. Hydrow’s tagline is “Live Outdoor Reality” and that’s truly the experience you have while rowing – like you’re actually out on water!
Personally, for Michael and I, we’ve always loved rowing as a workout. We used to go to gyms that had rowers, which is what initially got us into it, and after learning what an effective, full-body workout it is (it hits 86% of the muscles in your body), it was a no-brainer to have a Hydrow in our home gym. Using this machine we can burn double the calories we would in a cardio workout out in HALF the time. I usually clock around 500 calories burned in just 30 minutes on the Hydrow. My arms get toned so much faster when I’m rowing, it’s low impact so it’s easy on joints and there’s no jumping necessary. My parents actually bought a Hydrow after coming over to try ours because they were so blown away at the effectiveness and how fun it is to have the interactive experience.
Lately, I’ve been tuning in for the weekly live rows on real waterways in a variety of locations around the world. All workouts are available on-demand too so if I miss one, they’re always there to do when I can fit them into my schedule. And there’s a community within Hydrow as well and you have the opportunity to connect with other rowers and work toward goals together. Honestly, it’s been so amazing to feel that community and connection all from our home gym!
Needless to say, we’re obsessed with Hydrow in our house and highly, highly recommend it to anyone looking for an effective full-body workout you can do at home. If you need more reason to give it a try, Hydrow also donates to water.org for every 60 days rowed! It truly doesn’t get any better!