Heart Rate Training


After the successful launch of our new product POWER, we wanted to go into more detail about heart rate training and let you know more about this type of training and explain the benefits of it.

Heart Rate Training is simply measuring your heart rate when exercising to discover how hard you’re working out. HRT is important as it will allow for you to maximise and perfect your workout. HRT is one of the most effective ways to ensure that you are working out at an effective level that will improve your fitness, and most importantly that the effort you’re putting in to your workout is delivering results.

The following percentages are an estimated rate as everybody’s maximum heart rate is specific to themselves:

Zone 1: 60-70% of your maximum heart rate, this is the equivalent to warming up and cooling down, and should therefore feel very comfortable.

Zone 2: 70-80% of your maximum heart rate. This is still comfortable enough to hold a conversation but harder than the workout. The majority of your training is done in this zone.

Zone 3: 80-90% of your maximum heart rate. In this zone you’ll be giving comfortably hard effort, and you may still be able to say some short, broken sentences.

Zone 4: 90-100% of your maximum heart rate. In zone 4 you’ll be giving hard effort, and at the peak pace of your workout. Conversation is only manageable with a few words at a time.

To gauge heart rate during our Power classes we partnered with Myzone to use their heart rate belts. Myzone designed an innovative wearable heart rate based system that uses wireless and cloud technology to accurately and conveniently monitor physical activity.

Myzone works on five color zones. Each of these zones represent a percentage of your maximum heart rate (MHR). This MHR is calculated specifically to you when you start training with Myzone. When you are observed maintaining a higher heart rate than your current max heart rate, the system will update your max heart rate automatically. You will receive a notification from Myzone when this happens. This continually ensures that Myzone is set to you specifically.

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When you sign up to POWER you will be given a Myzone training belt. This will determine what ‘zone’ you are in when working out. The system will gauge the effectiveness of each workout by providing details such as intensity, calorific expenditure and heart rate recovery. 

Immediately after your workout the Myzone Belt will email you information such as your maximum and average heart rate, the time spent in each heart rate zone, and much more. This information will allow for you to analyse your workout and tailor them in the future to help you achieve the best results for you.


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Reducing your Resting Heart Rate is important to your overall health & well-being. Using our new HRT Belts will allow for you to monitor your heart rate over a prolonged period of time to ensure that long lasting results are achieved. HRT can allow for you to save as many as 20,000 heart beats a day.

As well as HRT helping to improve your fitness levels, it can also offer other benefits such as reducing the risk of injury, helping you burn more fat, and aiding your recovery after working out.

To find out more about our POWER classes please click HERE



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