Designing and adhering to a daily routine, whether this is your morning workout or mid afternoon yoga session, having a set routine is the path to success, productivity, freedom and even even happiness. Here is why setting a routine may be beneficial for you and your goals. 

If this year has taught us anything, it's that things don't always go according to plan! This same lesson applies to your fitness journey. Having a plan to help you reach your goals is a great starting point to any endeavor. This can be a huge help especially for your fitness journey as it helps you to stay focused on your goals. Having flexibility with your plan and staying focused on the end result, your health goals and overall well being, is just as important as having a roadmap for your journey.

In honor of our Myzone October Team Challenge, we have prepared a few MEP earning workouts that will surely get your heart rate up! First, some quick information about the October Team Challenge: This month-long Team Challenge will use Fitzone Labs’ new Myzone wearable heart rate monitors to accurately track and inspire your workouts and movement using Myzone Effort Points

The numbers on the scale DO NOT reflect fat loss. The scale simply measures weight loss (or gain) that may include water weight, muscle growth and/or depletion but not actual fat loss. Your weight will fluctuate day to day depending on the food and drinks you intake, activity level, stress, hormones, etc.  These are all factors that play into the numbers you see on the scale and are all reasons why you should not fret when you see the numbers rise and fall.  A simple shift in your focus from the minutiae of weight loss to concentrating on what you actually need to do to get there, is really the way to go when it comes to tracking your progress. Here are a few ways to track your progress without using a scale. Gauge Progress by How Your Clothes Fit Ever find yourself putting on an old pair of jeans and having them feel loose around the edges?! This is a great way to see your progress in real form. There is no need for a scale when your work shows, literally.  Hold onto those jeans that you desire to fit in again and try them on each month to see if your progress is unfolding the way it should.

MYZONE rewards all fitness levels
Our workouts are sacred to us. For some of us, exercising is our therapy, our happy place, our “me” time. We want everyone to feel as accomplished after a workout as we do (we know some of you out there might not love working out—but hopefully you enjoy the results!). That's why we are thrilled that MYZONE rewards EVERYONE, from first-time exercisers to seasoned MEPs challenge winners, from exercisers with weight loss goals to athletes training for their next competition. MYZONE Effort Points (MEPs) put us all on the same playing field, so everyone can play based on their personal fitness level. By rewarding us based on our relative intensity (% of maximal heart rate), we can have friendly challenges within and across fitness facilities, gauge the intensity of our workouts, and strive for our personal best using our wearable technology. all fitness levels can use wearable technology

MYZONE inspires intelligent conversation & fitness education

MYZONE doesn’t just give us immediate feedback on what’s happening to our heart during our workout—it provides a detailed history of our workouts that is accessible to us, our trainers, and our social connections. There's something quite brilliant about having our workouts on display for us, as well as shared with other exercisers and trainers using MYZONE. Whether it's on your MYZONE tile on display at your club, your recent moves on your MYZONE app, or the workout history your trainer is able to access—people are talking about heart rate training with MYZONE. The community around MYZONE sparks some fantastic questions and conversations. For instance: "I'm working really hard during my resistance training workouts, but MYZONE shows that my heart rate is only in the BLUE zone. Am I working hard enough?" - This type of question allows us as trainers to explain some of the differences between muscular fitness training and cardio/aerobic training. "Everyone in my class is getting up into the RED zone and recovering to GREEN within a minute, except for me! Why isn’t my heart rate doing the same?!" - It sounds like this person might benefit from some information on heart rate recovery—there's a blog post for that! By making exercisers aware of their heart’s response to exercise, MYZONE allows us to ask questions and teach each other. We can then tailor exercise intensity based on our goals. As a result, we become smarter exercisers and achieve our goals! MZ-3 belt wearable technology

MYZONE sparks new social connections

We're digging the Social Connections function on our MYZONE app! How cool is it to interact with and see workouts from other exercisers around the world?! On days when we might feel like skipping a workout, there’s a whole community of MYZONE users who are making exercise a priority and getting it done! Talk about motivating, right?! Plus, we're getting new workout ideas from MYZONE users all the time and are excited to challenge our bodies and minds with new routines! MYZONE wearable technology with social connections

MYZONE's wearable technology holds us accountable

MYZONE provides many avenues for accountability and it rewards us when we reach our goals. Ways we can monitor our progress include:
  • Setting Personal Goals in our MYZONE accounts
  • Moving up to the next MYZONE status (Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, & Hall of Fame)
  • Participating in challenges with our club and/or MYZONE social connections
  • Snapping photos of our workouts and food to have a visual diary of our efforts over time
Even simply knowing that we’re going to see amazing workouts from other MYZONE users on our MYZONE app offers accountability. To put it simply, the MYZONE community helps to keep us energized and on track! MYZONE wearable technology   Are you loving your MYZONE wearable technology as much as we are?! Show us how your workouts are going by posting to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Be sure to include the hashtags #MYZONE #myzonemoves and #effortrewarded. For more tips on how to effectively use your MYZONE heart rate monitor, follow us during Fitness Fridays on Facebook Live—8 am PST, 11 am EST. Keep moving forward!