It’s very common for people to measure how fit they are by the way they look, how hard or even how much they work out. But, the best measure of how healthy and fit you are goes a bit deeper than that. In fact, your heart rate is the best indicator and MYXfitness makes it easy for you because we integrate heart rate training into everything we do!
Despite all other metrics (amount of weight lifted, sets and reps, RPM, distance, power) your cardiovascular activity before, during, and after exercise sums up how effective your workout really is.
We build custom heart rate zones for you, when you complete your Zone Calibration Ride. We build these zones using information from your profile, combined with the heart rate data we collect throughout your Zone Calibration Ride. Together, this information creates the three Heart Rate Zones that you will see and use when you work out with our trainers.
We keep it simple, by using only 3 Heart Rate Zones and, as each one is personalized just for you, these zones enable you to work out as efficiently and effectively as possible.
ZONE 1 - BLUE
Light to moderate intensity
Very sustainable- like you could be there for hours
For active recovery and many of the mindful practices in your MYX Library
ZONE 2- GREEN
Moderate to hard intensity
Includes “the fat burning zone” but also takes you to almost to your lactate threshold
When you work out with MYX, you’ll get to know your ZONE 2 really well!
ZONE 3- ORANGE
The zone where high intensity and maximum effort live
Sustainable only for very short bouts of time
Increases your ability to utilize oxygen better
Burns calories the fastest
The more you work out with MYX + Openfit, the more familiar and comfortable you will get understanding heart rate zone training and how to gauge your fitness with the most accurate measurement. We encourage you to re-take your Zone Calibration Ride every 6 weeks so you keep your heart rate zones accurately customized. There is no magic wand or special potion to help you get fit and feel energized. Instead, knowledge is power, and MYX + Openfit will arm you with the knowledge, workouts, and training you need to get real fitness results.