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Rowing is one of the best workouts you can do, since it’s a full-body cardio workout that also builds muscle. And it’s low impact, so it’s easier on your joints than running or jumping. If you’re in the market for an indoor rowing machine to add to your home gym, then direct your attention to the Hydrow Rower. As part of the POPSUGAR Fitness team, I had the chance to try it out, and I wanted to share my honest review. I was first introduced to rowing through CrossFit more than five years ago, and since then I’ve spent time on various rowing machines, so I got to see how the Hydrow rower measures up. And I know you want to know: is a Hydrow worth the $2,500 price tag?
Hydrow feels like most other rowing machines, but instead of using fan or water for resistance, it uses patented electromagnetic technology to simulate drag, so you feel like you’re actually on the water. And one of the best features is that it has a huge touchscreen to guide your live or on-demand workouts. With the
$38 per month all-access membership, you can stream any of the 3,000+ workouts from the library. (Without a membership, you can still use the rower, though the screen won’t show any stats.) A Hydrow membership includes unlimited profiles, so your entire family can get in on the rowing action. Keep reading to get my Hyrow rower review, learn about all the best features, and see how the Hydrow inspired me to keep rowing.