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What is MYZONE?  A highly developed heart rate strap that makes your workouts more MOTIVATING,  EFFECTIVE,  and FUN!

Put on your MYZONE Physical Activity Belt, and you’re immediately plugged into an online system to track your workouts and your daily physical activity. Check your stats on the large-screen MYZONE monitor in the LizFit SPIN room at Spinnaker Recreation center while you workout. MYZONE users will also be able to Log-on to the free MYZONE app or website to track their progress anytime, not just at Spinnaker!

Try a DEMO belt!  Interested in trying out this new HR technology before buying?  Simply e-mail Liz ([email protected]) to reserve your DEMO belt 24 hours in advance of class, starting in May.   Once reserved, you MUST arrive at least 20 minutes prior to class to receive necessary information on how it works.  One DEMO per person only.

What is the cost, and who do I contact to buy one from?  Starting April 1st – May 13th,  MYZONE belts will be sold for $69 to a CURRENT LizFitter.  Not a LizFitter?  Buy a 1 month unlimited and receive your belt for $69.  After May 13th, The price will go up to $99.  After May 13th, there will be an option to purchase a MYZONE belt for $69 if you purchase a 3 month UNLIMITED class pass.  Contact Liz to purchase your belt: [email protected]

Live Feedback  MYZONE provides live motivational feedback during your workout by providing personalized, color-coded information about your effort, heart rate, calories burned and points.

 

MEPS (MYZONE Effort Points)

MYZONE uses color-coded heart rate zones to establish a percentage of maximum effort (intensity) based on your heart rate. Every minute of effort above 50% earns you MEPs. More effort means more MEPs.

Measure Results As a MYZONE user, you can track how your effort is helping you to achieve your goals. Your personalized account will track improvements in weight, body fat, muscle mass and other vital stats, giving you ongoing motivation.

 

MYZONE App!

 

 

 

The free MYZONE app provides an easy way to review all your MYZONE account activity in the palm of your hand. Using your smart phone, you can monitor your live feed, activity calendar, workout graphs and challenges. You can even upload personal before and after shots and keep a picture food diary.  For more details, visit myzone.org.

How to fit your Physical Activity Belt

Step 1. Register your belt at myzonemoves.com and click on the “Register my belt” button. Further instructions are provided on how to register at this site. Enter the unique MYZONE Activity Belt ID – the 10 numbers following “SN” on the reverse of the belt module eg SN 000000XXXX. You will also need your unique facility code: LIZUS001

Step 2. Adjust your belt so that it fits comfortably across the center of your chest, with the MYZONE logo facing away from your chest. You can adjust the strap size using the plastic adjuster. The belt should be firm or tight around your body, ensure it is comfortable. To set your resting heart rate please wear your belt for 10 minutes prior starting your first activity, You only need to do this once.

Step 3. Just prior to concerted activity it is advised to moisten the 2 black sensor tabs on the fabric strap then connect the plastic module to the fabric strap, you will hear 1 beep to confirm the belt is on. If you’re in a monitoring environment and have access to live feed you will hear no more beeps. If your away from your facility you will hear three more beeps to indicate storing has begun.

Step 4. While you are wearing your belt, your data will upload into your account when you are in range of a MYZONE Console. This range will differ from location to location. If you have exercised away from the facility where you received your belt, your data will store on the memory chip. The memory chip will store a total of 16 hours of activity.

Step 5. Each time you return to the facility where you received your belt, your stored data will upload to your online account as long as you are wearing your belt or holding the belt between your thumbs, and within 10 meters of the Console. You will hear 1 (if not already heard) beep to indicate your belt is on, 4 beeps at the start of your upload and 2 beeps at the end of a successful upload. If the upload fails you will hear 1 long beep. In a busy facility it may take several attempts to upload.

Step 6. Further to this you will hear 1 beep if you move out of range of the console. You will also hear 1 beep to single that you have taken off the belt and it has now switched off.

Step 7. Once you have uploaded any activity data, you can view this data at any point by logging into your online account at myzonemoves.com For any more information on using the MYZONE system please look at the FAQs section of your online account via myzonemoves.com.

Medical Guidance. If you have a heart condition, are on medication which affects your heart or have an implemented electronic device (i.e. Pacemaker) consult your physician prior to using the MYZONE Physical Activity Belt. If you feel faint, dizzy or uncomfortable during activity stop and seek assistance.

 

MYZONE frequently asked questions!

Q:How do I use my MYZONE Physical Activity Belt?

A: Your MYZONE Physical Activity Belt picks up electrical signals generated by the contractions of your heart. To be effective your MYZONE Physical Activity Belt must be worn under your clothing and make good contact with your skin. Adjust it so that it fits comfortably across the center of your chest, with the MYZONE logo on the transmitter facing away from you. The MYZONE Belt should not be firm or tight around your body, ensure it is comfortable.

Q: How do I adjust the size of my MYZONE Physical Activity Belt?

A: You adjust the strap size using the plastic adjusters. To shorten it, use both hands to pull the adjusters apart. To lengthen it hold one end in one hand and use your other hand to pull the upper adjuster downwards.

Q: When should I use my MYZONE Physical Activity Belt?

A: You can use your MYZONE Physical Activity Belt during any concerted physical activity, whether that’s at a gym or sports facility, out walking or anything that makes your heart work!

Q: Can I use my MYZONE Physical Activity Belt outside of my MYZONE facility?

A: Yes. One of the unique features of the MYZONE Physical Activity Belt is that it will record any concerted physical activity that you undertake, anywhere. Once your workout data is automatically uploaded to your account it clears the MYZONE Physical Activity Belt memory to enable you to store more activity data.

Q: How do I know my MYZONE Physical Activity Belt is working?

A: i) If you are exercising away from a MYZONE Receiver your MYZONE Physical Activity Belt will beep 3 times to tell you it is storing your activity data. If you do not hear this try and reposition it and ensure it is positioned correctly. You can also moisten the contact pads of the fabric strap slightly to increase conductivity.

ii) If you are exercising within your MYZONE facility, and are within range of the MYZONE receiver, your MYZONE Physical Activity Belt will beep once and your details will appear on screen – this is called “live streaming”.

If you are not in range of the receiver you will go into “store mode” (this is when data is stored inside your MYZONE Physical Activity Belt) until you move into range of the receiver. You can move in and out of range and your MYZONE Physical Activity Belt will move from “stored mode” to “live streaming”.
If you have gone out of range of the MYZONE receiver (into store mode) and then return within range of a MYZONE receiver, remember to upload any remaining stored data from your MYZONE Physical Activity Belt (within 10 metres of MYZONE receiver).

Q: How is my heart rate displayed on the screen in my MYZONE facility?

A: Once you have created your MYZONE account at www.myzonemoves.com your MYZONE Physical Activity Belt is automatically detected by the MYZONE receiver in the facility when within range. On the screen you will have a dedicated tile that shows your Alias name, calories burnt, current heart rate in beats per minute, MYZONE Effort Points and in the centre a % of your maximum effort.

Q: What do the beeps mean?

Summary of MYZONE Physical Activity Belt “Beeps”

Storing data:

Start – belt is activated: 1 beep
Start – Begin recording: 3 beeps
End – there has been 15 seconds of inactivity: 1 beep
Uploading stored data to the MYZONE Console:
Start – belt is activated: 1 beep
Start Upload – you are back in range of a Console: 4 beeps
End Upload – the upload of stored data is complete: 2 beeps
Upload Failed – try again move nearer to the MYZONE Console and stand still: 1 long beep

Note: Remember to be within 5-10 metres of a MYZONE receiver to successfully upload your workout.

Battery/Belt reset:
The battery has been taken out and refitted: 1 long beep (this will erase any stored workouts remaining on the belt)

Q: How does my workout data upload to my MYZONE account?

A: Your personal workout data is wirelessly updated to your MYZONE account provided you are within 5-10 metres range of the MYZONE Console.

Q: How do I know my data has been successfully uploaded?

A: You will hear 1 beep to signify the belt is activated, 4 fast beeps to tell you your upload has started and then 2 short beeps if it is successful.

If unsuccessful you will hear 1 long beep. Ensure the MYZONE Physical Activity Belt is connected and positioned correctly on your chest or you have both thumbs connected to the conductive ovals on the fabric strap, again with the belt connected.

Q: When will I receive my reports and be able to view my data online?

A: Within 30 minutes of your upload you will receive an email report to your nominated email account of your latest session. On the email there will be a link to myzonemoves.com. Data will be immediately available on your myzonemoves.com account.

Q: How many hours worth of data will my MYZONE Physical Activity Belt store before I have to upload it at my MYZONE facility?

A: The MYZONE Physical Activity Belt has a unique MYZONE memory that allows approximately 15 hours of activity (this will vary on exercise intensity) to be stored whilst exercising away from the MYZONE centre. It is recommended that you upload your activities as often as possible.

Q: Can I upload my data at home?

A: No, you can only upload your activity data at your MYZONE facility. Your belt still stores data away from your MYZONE facility, but will only upload when in range of the MYZONE console.

Q: How secure is my personal data?

A: Your data is stored on multiple MYZONE servers using data encryption. This ensures that the data is stored safely and can only be viewed by you, MYZONE and possibly your MYZONE facility. See privacy policy for further information.

Q: Do I need my own MYZONE Physical Activity Belt?

A: All MYZONE users own their MYZONE Physical Activity Belt. This allows you to create your own MYZONE account online and view your personal activity data over time.

Q: Can I have more than one MYZONE Physical Activity Belt?

A: You are only able to register 1 MYZONE Physical Activity Belt per MYZONE facility.

Q: I have a hairy chest. Can I still wear a MYZONE Physical Activity Belt?

A: Yes. You may however need to moisten the contact pads located on the fabric strap to improve the conductivity of the pads.

Q: I have a heart condition, should I take any special precautions when wearing my MYZONE Physical Activity Belt?

A: Yes. You should alert your instructor/teacher or person who has issued your MYZONE Physical Activity Belt of any heart condition you have or medication that you are taking. They will then be able to advise you appropriately about what intensities to exercise at. The MYZONE Physical Activity Belt is not a medical device.

Q: Can I use my MYZONE Physical Activity Belt with gym equipment and other heart rate watches?

A: Yes. The MYZONE Physical Activity Belt has an analogue 5.3 KHz frequency radio which is compatible with most brands of traditional cardiovascular equipment. This will also allow connectivity with most analogue heart rate watches.

Q: Are the MYZONE Physical Activity Belts waterproof?

A: No. Although they are water resistant and it is ok when you sweat on them, they are not waterproof. You should not submerge the belt in water or use it when swimming.

Q: How do you replace the battery in a MYZONE Physical Activity Belt ?

A: The MYZONE Physical Activity Belt uses standard CR2032 lithium batteries. You can change your battery by unscrewing the battery cap anticlockwise on the reverse of your belt module, then fit the new battery into the recess, making sure that the positive terminal (indicated by “+”) is facing upwards. Replace the battery cover then screw back clockwise tightly into position. You will hear a long single beep to indicate the belt is reset and working

Understanding Heart Rate Training.

Q: What is Max Heart Rate?

A: Maximum heart rate is the highest heart rate an individual can safely achieve through exercise stress, and depends on age.

Q: How does MYZONE calculate my MAX heart rate?

A: MYZONE uses a formula derived by Londeree and Moeschberger (University of Missouri) to automatically establish your MAX HR based on your age
Max HR = 206.3 – (0.711 x age)

This is based on population norms. If you are able to push your maximum HR past this limit your MYZONE profile will automatically adjust to this new limit. You can also ask your coach/trainer/teacher to adjust your maximum heart rate if it does not appear to be accurate or if you have completed a maximum heart rate test.

Q: Will my MAX heart rate change over time?

A: Your maximum heart rate will reduce as you get older. It will not change aside from this although your ability to maintain a higher heart rate will increase with training.

Q: What is resting heart rate and will my resting heart rate change over time?

A: Resting heart rate is the number of times your heart beats per minute at rest. It is best to measure this first thing in the morning. As you become fitter your resting heart rate will reduce as your heart becomes more efficient.

Q: How does MYZONE establish my resting heart rate?

A: MYZONE sets your resting heart rate to 100bpm (beats per minute) as standard. When you first register your belt it is recommended that you perform a resting heart rate test. This involves sitting or lying comfortably while wearing your belt for 10 minutes, ideally in the morning. When you next upload your data at the MYZONE Console your resting heart rate will recalculate to your actual resting value. You can also ask your coach/trainer/teacher to adjust your resting heart rate if it does not appear to be accurate or if you have completed a resting heart rate test.

Q: How does MYZONE calculate the 5 intensity Zones?

A: MYZONE uses five colour-coded Heart Rate Zones to establish the effort that users exert based on their maximum heart rate (Max HR). The effort is expressed as a percentage of the user’s Max HR.
The five Heart Rate Zones are:
• Grey = 50% to 60% of Max HR
• Blue = 60% to 70% of Max HR
• Green = 70% to 80% of Max HR
• Yellow = 80% to 90% of Max HR
• Red = 90% to 100% of Max HR

MYZONE also allows facilities to establish target heart rate zones taking into account the users resting heart rate. This is known as the Karvonen Formula.

Q: What are MYZONE Effort Points (MEPs)?

A: MYZONE Effort Points (MEPs) are earned based on the effort exerted by the user. Time spent in each Heart Rate Zone earns different numbers of MEPs:
• Grey = 1 MEPs per minute (50 – 60% of effort)
• Blue = 2 MEPs per minute
• Green = 3 MEPs per minute
• Yellow = 4 MEPs per minute
• Red = 4 MEPs per minute

Q: How does MYZONE calculate calories burnt?

A: MYZONE calculates the number of calories burnt by taking into account a number of personal details including your sex, weight and heart rate.

Q: Is it important for me to update my body metrics regularly?

A: Yes. As calories burnt are calculated based on your weight it is important that you regularly update your weight. You can do this either manually in your Personal Health Report or by using approved compatible MYZONE scales. For more information on using compatible MYZONE scales see the “more info tab” within your account under health report.

Q: What’s the best way to determine if my fitness has improved using heart rate?

A: By measuring your resting heart rate over a period of time or by repeating an identical exercise session and comparing your average heart rate in your MYZONE Activity report. When your resting or average heart rate goes down your heart is becoming more efficient and therefore you are increasing your level of fitness.

Q: What affects my heart rate response day to day?

A: Many factors affect your resting and heart rate during exercise including the amount of sleep you have had, stress, nutrition, hydration, heavy training, fatigue, adrenaline, competition, and mental focus.

Q: Why is it so important to monitor heart rate and how much effort I am putting in?

A: Knowing what intensity you are working at is essential to ensure you get the most from your exercise sessions and get the results you want. It also assists you to train safely and effectively when not under the guidance of a trainer or coach.