There is no greater cheerleader these days for the new MYZONE system than Club Fit Jefferson Valley member Rosemarie Vacco. After hearing spin instructor Lori Nigro rave about it during the testing period earlier this year, she decided to jump on the bandwagon. As soon as the system was rolled out to members on August 5th, Rosmarie was a user.
Rosemarie is a breast cancer survivor. She first came to Club Fit eight years ago to participate in the club’s Cancer Wellness Program. Now in remission, she sees a cardiologist regularly and is on beta blockers, which affected her initial MYZONE readings. The beta blockers weren’t allowing her heart rate to reach the normal maximum heart rate, so adjustments were made. Since then she says her workouts have been “unbelievable.” In fact, at her most recent appointment with the cardiologist he asked, “What have you been doing differently in the past few months?”. Thanks to her consistent heart-rate based workouts, Rosemarie’s resting heart rate had gone down and her blood pressure was better than it has been in years.
“MYZONE has taken my workout to different heights,” says Rosemarie. “I’ve learned that more is not necessarily better; efficiency is the real target.” She has also learned to listen to her body. When Club Fit lost its WiFi signal a few weeks back, Rosemarie continued to wear her belt. When the signal returned and she saw her readings, she had more or less maintained the rate of exertion she became used to without the in-class MYZONE screen as a guide.
“I’ve also become more aware of what I eat because MYZONE tells you how many calories you burn in a workout session. Also, I don’t overtrain. I make small goals for myself and by using MYZONE to calculate my exertion rate and calorie burn, I am getting better results.”
Rosemarie took some time off from the club after her Cancer Wellness Program participation, but is so happy she returned and became a full-fledged member. “I was welcomed by old friends and have made amazing new friends.” She credits Spin instructor Lori Nigro for her decision to try MYZONE's accurate and affordable heart rate monitor. And she thanks Lori for helping her understand the system and apply it to her workout routines. In addition to Spin, Rosemarie also takes Step, Definitions, Zumba, TRX and Cardio Arc classes. “Since I started using MYZONE, my workouts have become more enjoyable,” says Rosemarie. “I have more energy, feel better about myself and feel like I am more physically fit than I have been in years! Thank you, Club Fit, for making my workouts something I look forward to every day.”