Looking back, 2017 was a weird year for fitness. January to June I was another level of motivated ahead of my holiday to Mexico, July to October I was less than bothered about any of it, and then in November my motivation peaked to an all-time high. This was all because of my new
MYZONE MZ-3 Physical Activity Belt.

How to use your belt

For every workout, you wear your belt around your chest and it tracks your heart rate, your calories burned, your effort levels and your MEPs (MYZONE Effort Points). These total up month on month and eventually earn you a higher status ranking. All you need to do is put the belt on, move, and then upload your workout via the free App. It’s literally that easy.

How MYZONE works

For me the motivation comes from having my effort levels categorised into coloured zones, because this way I can see exactly how my body reacts to the different parts of my workout.

You can get this information via the App and email, but you can also see it in real-time via the ‘workout’ tile. So when I’m working out and I see I’m in the grey zone, I know I need to step it up a bit because my heart rate is low — and when I see that I’m in the red zone, I know that I’m smashing it because my effort levels are nearing 100%.

I always try to aim for a colourful chart at the end of my workout, because if it’s all grey/blue then my heart rate was pretty low, and if it’s all yellow/red then I know my heart was working overtime throughout the whole session.

When to use MYZONE

I use my belt for my own home/gym workouts, and group workouts too. Our énergie Fitness gyms use the belts in their classes, such as th
é YARD
, and it’s had such a good response from members! During a class, your belt gets connected to a TV screen which displays your effort levels throughout the entire workout. Things get competitive at this point.

Get competitive with your workouts

The MYZONE App is also like a form of social media because you can see everything that your connections do for their workouts, and you have the ability to communicate with them. Having all of my work colleagues on there is both a blessing and curse, because the minute I start to get lazy the whole office reminds me of it. The App also has a challenge section. We had a challenge running at Head Office before Christmas and another one has just started, and let’s just say things can get really competitive in there.

What you need to know about MYZONE
  • The belt can be washed
  • The tracker can be charged
  • It’s 99.4% accurate
  • It can connect to other wearable devices and 3rd party equipment
What I think of my MYZONE belt

For someone like me who isn’t keen on wearing a less-accurate watch-style fitness tracker when they workout, this is a much better alternative. The belt is number based, but for once that’s not a negative thing. It doesn’t make me want to weigh myself or count calories, it just makes me want to take my fitness up a level every time I train to see how hard I can push myself. And I think that’s so valuable in fitness. 

Disclaimer: although I work for énergie and got my belt gifted to me, this isn’t sponsored. I just love the belt, so much so that I even bought one for Darryl. My advice? If you invest in ONE fitness product this year, let it be this. If you want to buy one, you can do so via this link.

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