Hydrow Announces Partnership With PBS Docuseries ‘Hope in the Water’

In celebration of the captivating three-part documentary series featuring Shailene Woodley, Martha Stewart, José Andrés, and Baratunde Thurston, at-home rowing brand to offer expert-led workouts on iconic waterways seen in the series


Through the partnership with Hydrow, ‘Hope in the Water’ will reach a broader audience who cherish and appreciate the waterways shown on Hydrow screens. In tandem with the series premiere in June, Hydrow is set to release ‘Hope in the Water ‘-themed rows for its members, adding to the existing trove of more than 5,000 full-body workouts available to Hydrow members. Hydrow athletes traveled to the coast of Maine to film these workouts, where entrepreneur, tastemaker, author, and conservationist Martha Stewart filmed Episode 2, “Farming the Water,” with Andrew Peters, a young fisherman who took on scallop farming as a more sustainable alternative. Episode 2 of ‘Hope in the Water’ will premiere on Wednesday, June 26 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings), and the PBS App. More information can be found at

Celebrated environmental enthusiasts Shailene Woodley, Martha Stewart, José Andrés, and Baratunde Thurston reveal hidden underworlds jeopardized by climate change, overfishing and exploitation, and habitat destruction. They are each authentically tied to a particular story, featuring champions who are working on intelligent food solutions and how they have an essential role to play in the shift towards healthy, equitable, and sustainable food systems from our waters. The impact of the docuseries is furthered by a science-led education campaign called Fed by Blue that inspires ocean lovers, activists, early adopters, foodies, and consumers with the knowledge and materials to help participate in creating a responsible blue food system.

Hydrow’s mission is to improve communities by making rowing accessible to all, nurturing connection, total body health, and contributing to a better world. “Water is essential to humans – and as a former rowing coach, I’ve seen firsthand that it not only enhances physical and mental well-being but fosters a sense of responsibility towards our planet,” said Bruce Smith, Hydrow’s Founder. ‘Hope in the Water’ showcases those championing a sustainable future, and we are proud to contribute to this journey through our partnership.”

Hydrow is committed to keeping waterways clean and safe. For every workout with Hydrow, the company donates to, an organization that brings clean, safe water to the developing world. Hydrow has helped over 124,000 people around the world with lasting access to safe water or sanitation.

For more information on ‘Hope in the Water,’ including clips, images, and episode previews, visit the PBS PressRoom.

About Hydrow:

Hydrow is the leading connected rower that leverages innovative technology to bring the on-water, outdoor experience of rowing to the home. Engineered by rowing experts, Hydrow recreates the feeling of rowing directly on the water via an algorithm-based, patented electromagnetic, and computer-controlled drag mechanism. World-class athletes lead members through challenging rows that engage 86% of the body’s major muscle groups – twice that of cycling or running – as well as yoga, Pilates, functional movement, and strength training for a full-body, full-service fitness solution. With the ability to harness the visual, auditory, and emotional components of rowing, the connected fitness rower delivers a best-in-class, full-body workout. Hydrow, Inc. was founded in 2017 by Bruce Smith, a former US National team coach and former Executive Director of Community Rowing, Inc. Headquartered in Boston, Hydrow is focused on creating whole health solutions that allow people to feel more connected to one another and live healthier lives on a daily basis.

About PBS:

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Michael Braun

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