Wearable fitness trackers have experienced a boom in popularity in recent years. At David Lloyd Clubs we work with Myzone, an innovative wearable system that uses wireless and cloud technology to accurately monitor your physical activity. Simply strap on the belt during a workout and it monitors your heart rate, calories burned and time spent exercising. The tracker then converts these into Myzone Effort Points (MEPs) – so in fact, the focus is on effort rather than fitness, giving you a more accurate view of how effective your session has been.
The belt is connected to an app. You can stream your activity, upload your data, and review your results from your smart phone. You’ll be able to monitor your activity calendar and workout graphs, and set challenges, as well as upload personal before and after photos.
When would you use Myzone?
On your own or with a friend
One of the great things about Myzone is that you can use it on your own for motivation (as well as to see how much effort you’re putting in). Or you can use it with a friend, as the app allows you to set goals along with other users, so you can encourage and monitor each other’s progress. The social accountability alone is enough to keep you on track, and the possibility of earning badges and climbing status rankings also keeps you focused.
Working with a personal trainer
Using Myzone with a personal trainer is extremely useful as it allows your trainer to monitor your progress and effort even in sessions when they aren’t with you. Information is streamed directly to your trainer, so they can access your information remotely when they need to.
The tracker is also very useful for your personal trainer as it allows them to track your effort levels over a long period of time, offering accurate data to compare against previous workouts and see how you are improving.
In a group exercise class
In Blaze classes at David Lloyd Clubs, participants wear a Myzone belt (which we loan to you for your first class) that is hooked up to the club system, allowing your information to be streamed onto a screen alongside other class members. This is extremely motivational as you are able to track your effort levels and heart rate throughout the class.
You can also use Myzone playing tennis or any other sport. Blaze is where you’ll be guided by instructors to work at the correct intensity within different zones or segments, but you can still use Myzone during any class or workout to track your progress.
Visit your local club where one of our friendly members of staff would be happy to discuss Myzone and Blaze with you.