Introducing Pause

Amanda Crawford

We’ve all been there: you’re in the middle of your workout and all of a sudden you hear the doorbell ring, or perhaps your kids call you from the other room. These interruptions are bound to happen, but they shouldn’t prevent you from finishing a workout you can feel great about. Whenever you need to take a break, for whatever reason, you can just pause.

You can pause any on-demand workout by tapping the center of your screen once to bring up the pause button, then tap again to confirm you’d like to pause. Take a moment to connect with your family or answer an important call and return to your workout where you left off—stress free!

When you pause a workout, the video and your stats will freeze for up to 30 minutes. When you’re ready to return to your routine, just press the play button on your screen or give your handle a pull. After you resume, you’ll see a pause indicator instead of a rank in the leaderboard as well as in your workout summary and workout history. This is to remind you that your workout was paused so you can still accurately track personal bests or improvements. 

Don’t worry, paused workouts will still contribute to your progress and Hydrow milestones. You’ll also be able to earn badges and complete Programs the same way you would normally. We know life happens and when you need to take a pause, your Hydrow crew has got you covered. 

Have questions? We’ve got answers:

Can I pause live workouts?

At this time you can only pause on-demand Hydrow workouts.

How will paused workouts affect the leaderboard? When you pause a workout, you will no longer be ranked on the leaderboard. This means that you will no longer see a number ranking next to your screenname and other Hydrow Members will not see you on their leaderboard. 

Will paused workouts be included in Racing results?

Paused workouts will not be included in official Racing results and any meters earned during paused workouts will not count for your team. (Don’t worry, your meters still count towards your personal milestones, just not for race results) 

If you are participating in an unofficial or community race using Invitations, your paused workout will appear as unranked at the bottom of the Invitations leaderboard in the Hydrow app.

Can other people see if I paused a workout?

No, when you pause a workout it will not be visible on the leaderboard to other Members. Only you will be able to see the pause indicator in your workout summary and workout history. Workouts in your profile, which are visible to other Members, will not show a pause indicator.

Will pausing a workout affect my progress?

Don’t worry, paused workouts fully count towards Hydrow milestones, earning badges, and Program progress.

Can I pause a workout more than once?

Yes, you can pause a workout as many times as you need, for up to 30 minutes each time.

Tell us what you think 

Do you have feedback on this feature? Click the feedback button on your Hydrow or in the app and share your thoughts!