Getting Started with MyZone

After purchasing a Myzone device the first thing you’ll want to do is plug in your device and download the app. When registering your device, you will use our facility code: PPUS005 to connect with us. Your Myzone is unique to you, so in order to get the most accurate results, you will want to make sure you fill out your body metrics properly. You should also wear your Myzone around for a day or two so that it can detect your heartrate patterns and balance accordingly. It will take a few workouts to calibrate and adjust to your individual movement patterns.

The Zones

Generally speaking, the lower the intensity of your exercise, the longer you can keep going. The higher the intensity or the harder you’re working, the less time you can maintain that level of activity.

The Gray zone (50-59 percent of your Max HR) is very low intensity. Essentially this is light activity or recovery and something you can do all day. This is where you would be in the warm up or cool down, closest to your resting heart rate.

The Blue zone is moderate intensity (60-69 percent of your Max HR). Endurance athletes will stay in this zone for one to four hours at a time when training for long distance races or events. If you’re new to exercise, you’ll quickly pass through the blue zone as your heart rate rises to adjust to the new activity. If you’ve been training for some time, you’ll have to put in more effort to get up to the higher intensity zones.

The Green zone (70-79 percent of your Max HR) is a moderately high intensity training zone and if you’re used to exercising, you can stay in this zone from 90 minutes to two hours. The green zone is the lower middle of the high intensity range and is the ideal zone for improving your fitness at a comfortable effort.

The Yellow zone (80-89 percent of Max HR) is a high intensity zone which is a race pace for most people. The bottom of the yellow zone is where muscle fatigue begins to set in for strength training exercises, while the upper end is where aerobic exercise begins to shift to anaerobic exercise. If you’re just starting out, you will spend most of your training session in the yellow zone, but you’ll really have to put in the extra effort to stay in this zone if you’ve been training for a while.

The Red zone (90-100 percent of Max HR) is the highest of Myzone’s five zones and you can only safely stay in this zone for a short period of time. When you’re in the red zone you will be working close to your maximum, so training in this zone intermittently during your workout will benefit you most.