: Hydrow Full-Time Athlete
14 Arrow St 4th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Hydrow is looking for a Full-time Athlete to join our team!

New to market, incredibly innovative and already recognized as one of the Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work, Hydrow is the Live Outdoor Reality (LOR)™ rowing machine that delivers on-river experiences at home with workouts led by world-class athletes. Engaging two times more of the body’s muscles than cycling (86%, in fact), Hydrow’s interactive technology delivers challenging virtual fitness programs, including On the Mat offerings like yoga and Pilates, from gorgeous locations around the world. 

Hydrow connects users with an entire community of fellow rowers, experiencing the rivers and waterways of the world together in synchrony. You, too, can be part of that community. At Hydrow, you’ll have the chance to shape a company that is disrupting the fitness industry while creating engaging content unmatched in the marketplace today. Sounds exciting? That’s because it is! 

JOB OVERVIEW

The Instructor is responsible for communicating the values and identity of Hydrow to the public at large, and to foster long term daily engagement with the Hydrow Live Outdoor Rowing (LOR) rower and the workouts that the whole team delivers live and on-demand. The primary role of the Instructor is to create compelling live and recorded workouts that inspire people to be healthy and engage daily with Hydrow. The Instructor needs to have a high level of authenticity and enthusiasm. Dedication to the team and the success of all rowers and instructors, and a desire to make rowing genuinely interesting and exciting to others are key attributes.  The Instructor is responsible for the music, language and choreography of each workout and will work closely with the production team to create workouts that meet the goals and requirements of Hydrow. Whenever possible workouts will be filmed and broadcast live from the water. Workouts may also be broadcast from other locations, including studios, as required.  The Instructor is also responsible for connecting with potential and current subscribers via social media channels and other channels as agreed to and share their knowledge of Hydrow’s mission, including our dedication to safe water, with everyone.

IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • Prepare for and teach compelling workouts as assigned; Minimum of 4 and up to 8 classes weekly.  Target is 5 classes per week but recognizing the nature of a start-up requires flexibility on the number of weekly sessions taught.

  • Create workouts that are transformational experiences for rowers through use of music, language, theme, motivational techniques, and psychological research

  • Include essential elements for all Hydrow workouts including expectations of teaching concepts and personal grooming

  • Prepare hair and makeup for each workout

  • Complete workout documentation in a timely fashion including film logs and playlists

  • Play an integral role in the recruitment and support of other instructors by contributing to an inviting team-based environment throughout the entire film team

  • Collaborate with Senior Instructor, Chief Experience Officer and production team to establish and meet regular production schedule goals for quality and quantity of workouts

  • Review feedback and workout metrics weekly on personal performance

  • Engage in regular content review sessions of Hydrow workouts and competitors

  • Use market research to inform accelerated development of workout structure

  • Participate in Hydrow workouts and competitor workouts to continually learn

  • Engage Hydrow rowers on social media channels on a daily basis including recognition for performance, milestone achievements, coaching tips, etc.

  • Maintain consistent company messaging on all social media postings

  • Promote Hydrow  through media placement, marketing and other events 

  • Daily care of equipment, including careful storage of boat and other equipment as necessary 

  • Able to drive safety/filming boat

  • Travel to advance Hydrow brand as assigned

  • Other Hydrow  initiatives as assigned

REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to share and inspire others to love rowing.

  • Knowledge of instructional formats for classes.  

  • Good understanding of physical movement and fitness. 

  • Ability to scull and sweep with proficiency. 

  • Competency with current media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, etc. 

  • Flexibility with schedule and travel. 

  • Awareness of safe water initiatives and Hydrow  partnerships.  

REPORTS TO: Athlete Manager

About Hydrow

Started in November 2017, Hydrow is growing by leaps and bounds. In fact, the company has received multiple rounds of major investments, bringing the Series A total to an impressive $52M - most recently led by L Catterton, the largest, most global consumer-focused private equity firm. Other investments include prominent names in sports and technology, including Rx3 Ventures (co-founded by Greenbay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rogers), Wheelhouse, The Raptor Group and The Yard Ventures. This funding will further fuel Hydrow's already impressive trajectory, focusing on content expansion and marketing outreach. The Hydrow experience will soon be promoted to hundreds of thousands of new customers. 

Hydrow is a community of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate individual differences and recognize that unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and more successful. Hydrow actively seeks applicants who can bring a variety of experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds to the team. Hydrow provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sex, pregnancy, pregency-related condition, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, qualified handicap, gender identity, results of genetic testing, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Hydrow offers competitive salaries, benefits, and early stage equity:

  • Full-time access to HUDSON training single and oars outside of Hydrow filming hours 

  • Support with training program for the World Championships and Olympics / Paralympics 

  • Quarterly clothing ($400) and makeup ($100) budget for new attire / supplies

Full-time

Employee Testimonials

Current Employee
Manager

Fun, productive working environment that's constantly growing and evolving. The team-centric environment is extremely productive and it's amazing to see all of the core parts of the company collaborate to achieve a common goal.

Current Employee
Director

Collaborative, dynamic and team-centric environment. Team members are dedicated, passionate and eager to take on new challenges. It's a compelling product with enormous potential, making it an incredibly exciting time to be a part of the organization. Start-up vibe -- high-energy, all-hands-on-deck mentality -- but guided by talented, highly-experienced (yet approachable) leadership.

Current Employee
Trainer

I have worked with Start ups before and the best part about working for Hydrow is that everyone on the team puts peoples' best interest first and foremost.
The team is experienced and supportive both personally and professionally.
The environment rewards hard/smart working people while being clear about targets. Company meetings every Friday to put everyone in different departments on the same page. Great food options for meetings and daily snacks/coffee.