Editor’s note: We’ve updated this story to reflect the details of the Hydrow rowing machine sale for Black Friday 2021. Right now, take $500 off the rower through November 29.
Along with the holiday season comes a bevy of deals on everything from mattresses to makeup to fitness equipment. Enter: the Hydrow rower sale for Black Friday. The popular at-home rowing machine is hopping on the Black Friday sale bandwagon by offering $500(!) off—the best Hydrow deal of the year. With the cold winter months ahead, at-home fitness equipment is once again top of mind, and there’s no better time to save on it.
When looking for a rowing machine, you want to gauge its noise level, ease of maintenance, storage options, and range of features. The Hydrow rower includes a 22-inch touchscreen, front-facing speakers, and an electromagnetic drag mechanism that mimics the pull of oars, SELF wrote previously. And, we get it, a rowing machine is not exactly the most small-space-friendly piece of equipment, but the Hydrow handily allows for vertical storage when you’re not using it.
One thing that prevents some folks from starting an at-home workout routine is the lack of community you would otherwise get in a group fitness or gym setting. Hydrow, however, offers an app where you can interact with trainers and other Hydrow users, plus live and on-demand classes. The onscreen visuals are meant to make you feel like you’re on the water with your trainers, and you can also go on solo Journeys where it’s just you and the water. You can choose from locations like Vermont, Arizona, Miami Beach, and even London. Though it may sound dystopian, “traveling” via your Hydrow might be the safest way to see the world.
With all of Hydrow’s bells and whistles comes a higher-level price point. The machine itself is regularly $2,295, plus an additional $38 monthly membership fee that gives you access to thousands of workouts. But through Monday, November 29 (Cyber Monday), you can score Hydrow’s Black Friday deal, which shaves a cool $500 off the indoor rower. What’s more, shipping is free (saving you $150), and the Hydrow comes with a 30-day risk-free trial, so if you buy it, try it, and realize rowing just isn’t your thing, you can send it back for a full refund—but we’re betting you won’t.