MyZone® is a unique fitness and exercise monitoring system that accurately tracks your effort levels during physical activity to keep you focused and engaged. Make fitness fun through goal-setting, social accountability, challenges, and the opportunity to earn badges and climb status rankings. Get in your zone and improve your quality of life.
Step 1: Workout
Put your MZ Switch or belt on.
Step 2: Track
MyZone tracks calories burned, heart rate, duration of the activity, and much more. More importantly, it measures your effort via MEPs, or MyZone Effort Points. Rack up MEPs for each minute of activity you spend in the five intensity zones, which are based on your maximum heart rate. The math is simple: Put in more effort, reap more points.
Step 2: Sync
Strap on your MYZONE prior to any physical activity, inside the gym or away from it. If you're in The Y, you can keep track of your exercise intensity in real-time through our live display (available at our Doylestown, Warminster and Fairless Hills branch (coming soon!) If you're outside the gym, your belt can track and store about 16 hours of activity or you can connect via Bluetooth through your Smartphone and data is automatically and wirelessly uploaded to your own personal account page.
Step 4: Review
As a user, you'll receive your own cloud-based account. Your personal account will allow you to access current and past activity either online or via the MyZone app. This will enable you to keep a log of all your efforts and set specific goals that you want to achieve. Your personal trainer can also view the data to monitor your progress and help you with the goal-setting process.
Step 5: Achieve
Once you've set your specific goals, that's when the real work begins. Make fitness fun for you, your family, and your friends through goal-setting, social accountability, MEP challenges, and the opportunity to earn badges and climb status rankings. Share your results and progress online via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. After you've reached your first set of goals, set some more!
(Warm up) 50–60% of maximum heart rate; the best zone for people just starting a fitness program. It can also be used as a warm up for more serious walkers. This zone has been shown to help decrease body fat, blood pressure and cholesterol. It also decreases the risk of degenerative diseases and has a low risk of injury. 85% of calories burned in this zone are fats!
(Fat Burning) 60–70% of maximum heart rate; this zone provides the same benefits as the healthy heart zone
but is more intense and burns more total calories. The percent of fat calories is still 85%.
(Endurance Training) 70–80% of maximum heart rate; the aerobic zone will improve your cardiovascular & respiratory system and increase the size and strength of your heart. This is the preferred zone if you are training for an endurance event. More calories are burned with 50% from fat.
(Performance Training) 80–90% of maximum heart rate; benefits of this zone include an improved VO2 maximum (the highest amount of oxygen one can consume during exercise) and an improved cardio-respiratory system and a
higher lactate tolerance ability which means your endurance will improve and you’ll be able to fight fatigue better. This is a high intensity zone burning more calories, 15% from fat.
(Maximum Effort) 90–100% of maximum heart rate; although this zone burns the highest number of calories, it is very intense. Most people can only stay in this zone for short periods. You should only train in this zone if you are in very good shape and have been cleared by a physician to do so.
MyZone switches are available to purchase at our Welcome Center. To purchase your belt or for questions, contact us!