Myzone has a couple of meanings here at Transcend. You may know Myzone as the class that isn’t CrossFit on the other side of the barn, BUT it’s not just the name of our group fitness class. Myzone is one of the newest and best ways to track your performance while training. It also allows us to personalize your workout.
What makes Myzone different?
You’ve probably seen a TON of performance trackers out there such as Fitbit, Garmin, and the Apple watch… So what’s so different about the Myzone tracker? The Myzone tracker shows your performance in real time on the tv screens in our gym. The tracker is in the form of a heart rate strap and monitor that goes around your torso, which then sends the data to either your phone or the screen in the gym. The tracker shows your effort output in the form of percentages and colors. Myzone monitors will also store your workout data so that you can review your workout performance over time.
How to track your personalized workout
You can use your Myzone live tile to track YOUR workout in real time. All of the data used by Myzone are based on YOUR workout effort and your current fitness level. You’ll notice that your heart rate percentage is what takes up most of the screen but not the only thing on the tile. The tile shows how many calories you’ve burned, your current heart rate, and many peoples’ favorite, MEPs or Myzone Effort Points. How do you get more MEPs? By putting in more effort! The higher the “zone” you’re able to achieve and stay in during your workout, the more MEPs you’ll earn. Monitoring your heart rate, calories, and MEPs allows you to put in the amount of effort right for YOU.
What are the different “zones”?
Myzone has 5 zones of tracking displayed by color and percentage based on your max heart rate:
Gray zone: 50-59% of your max heart rate – RESTING
Blue zone: 60-69% of your max heart rate – WARMING UP
Green zone: 70-79% of your max heart rate – MOVING/ LIGHT STRENGTH
Yellow zone: 80-89% of your max heart — MODERATE TO HIGH INTENSITY
Red zone: 90-100% of your max heart — MAXIMAL OUTPUT
The number of MEPs earned per zone are as follows:
Gray zone: 1 MEP/min
Blue zone: 2 MEP/min
Green zone: 3 MEP/min
Yellow and red zone: 4 MEP/min
Next step: Try a Myzone class!!
Our Myzone classes are scalable for members of all levels and abilities. Class size is limitless and incorporates Stationary Bikes, Water Rowers, Bodyweight and Weighted Movements. Myzone has an app that you can download so when you’re done working out your results will be saved to your phone so you can view all of the workouts you’ve done with the belt! Personalize your workout by trying a Myzone class. Want to use the belt outside the gym? No problem, all you have to do is strap the belt on and pull up the app and you’re ready to go! Don’t have a Myzone belt? Visit the front desk to get yours and strap it on the next time you’re working out! Check out our class schedule to get started!