At Power Hour we use a heart rate monitoring system called FitMetrix during our classes. Clients wear a heart rate monitor and get real-time data on their workouts.
Sometimes all the information and icons can be confusing, so here’s a breakdown of what it all means:
Trophy Icon – Effort Points earned based on the time a member spends in each heart rate zone
Heart Rate Zones:
Zone 1: Very Light 50-60% of your maximum heart rate
Encourages the flow of blood, which is optimal for maintaining a healthy heart and recovering after a difficult workout
Zone 2: Light 60-70% of your maximum heart rate
Enhances endurance and the efficiency with which you use fat and carbohydrates as fuel
Zone 3: 70-80% of your maximum heart rate
Helps to delay fatigue caused by lactic acid. Made up of moderate exercise, which helps to improve aerobic fitness
Zone 4: 80-90% of your maximum heart rate
Should be done in short bouts. Improves maximum performance capacity
Zone 5: 90-100% of your maximum heart rate
Should be done in short bouts. Assist with top-end speed development and performance
Heart Icon – Current heart rate
Flame Icon – Calories burned
Percentage Icon – Percentage of max heart rate. Max heart rate is 220 minus age.
If you have more questions on our monitoring system or would like to get set up with your own heart rate monitor just let us know! We’re happy to help you understand how it works and make your workouts that much more efficient!