Gamify fitness to keep it interesting

One of the most precise wearable technologies available in the fitness industry today

With a 99.4% rate of accuracy, the MYZONE® is an innovative chest-strap and monitoring system that accurately tracks heart rate, calories burned and effort in real time.

The latest MYZONE MZ-3 Bluetooth-enabled heart rate (HR) monitor integrates with the purpose-built MYZONE app – available for free download in the App Store and on Google Play.

The MYZONE system also rewards EFFORT rather than fitness for all forms of physical activity, through a unique MYZONE Effort Points (MEPs) Reward System. MEPs work on zones – the higher your zone and the longer you spend in that zone, the more MEPs you earn. By working to earn more of these points, you can turn fitness into a fun and exciting game.

MYZONE is also an online social platform that gamifies exercise, allowing groups of exercisers or gym members to compete against each other in real time during group sessions, or virtually for a true 'fitness without walls' club experience.

Gamify group fitness

MYZONE is also an online social platform that gamifies exercise, allowing groups of exercisers or gym members to compete against each other in real time during group sessions, or virtually for a true ‘fitness without walls’ club experience.

With the Live Group Display functionality, real-time workout data can be viewed on an external screen or TV. This adds an extra dimension to group sessions as exercisers compete against each other to see who is achieving their targets or working at the highest effort level.

User data can also be stored and displayed on a digital leaderboard at the gym facility or studio, which is a powerful goal-setting tool that helps illustrate how the club ensures that members continue to progress and achieve results.

Group classes therefore become encouraging communities, while personal training becomes meaningful and insightful, because challenges, personal goals, and the gamification driven through the online community makes physical activity inclusively competitive, fun and engaging. This helps users to remain motivated to sustain physical activity.

Visit www.mifitness.co.za/myzone for more info or to purchase.

Author: Tanja Schmitz

Co-Publisher at Maverick Media and until recently, Fitness Magazine editor. Tanja now manages multiple digital platforms, consults and create exciting campaigns and opportunities in the fitness industry. You’ll find her behind her computer or on her bike, dreaming up new ways to improve or create content for you.