By Erica Moe | Get Fit
Ready to work out?
Tennis shoes. Check.
Water bottle. Check.
Sweat towel. Check.
Heart Rate Monitor. Check.
Accurofit. Wait. What’s that?
AccuroFit is a heart-rate display program that utilizes wearable technology. Your heart is the most important muscle is your body. Your heart is much like the other muscles in your body; it needs regular exercise to keep you healthy.
Heart rate training isn’t a new concept. Remember when the colorful posters with rainbow stripes of green, red and yellow were the way you monitored exercise intensity? These “zones” indicated whether you were in the aerobic zone, fat-burning zone or the anaerobic zone.
Now, you can rely on AccuroFit to be your visual intensity guide. Monitors posted in fitness facilities can allow you to see your heart rate, heart rate zone (by color), and calories burned all in real time on the AccuroFit dashboard.
Are you working out at the right intensity? You could be exercising too hard and overtraining. You may be looking for the most efficient training for the next competition. If you are just getting started, this is for you, too. Get the feedback and play-by-play during your workout to maximize your results, no matter what your goals are.
Capturing data not only motivates you to exercise in your ideal heart rate zone, it also allows you to get the most out of each workout.
Set and track progress toward your goals. Track your activity level and gradually increase your time and reps. View your progress immediately via the app.
In addition, tracking allows you to know when it is time to change your routine. The workout data that is shown on the screen is emailed to you after the session.
Heart-rate monitors and wearable technology help each participant train at the right intensity, based on their own body metrics. Your exercise experience can be significantly enhanced when technology is incorporated into your programming.
AccuroFit measures intensity by a unique point system. Ignite some friendly competition with fellow members. Competition adds some extra energy and a fun component when you are working hard.
Coming soon to a YMCA near you at 5505 Friars Road. The Accuro Health App collects training activity data and bio-data outside the facility, as well.
— Erica Moe, M.S. is an ACSM-certified exercise physiologist who writes on behalf of the Mission Valley YMCA where she is fitness director.