For the past two year's or so I have been lobbying for a universal "Standard" for the description of Heart Rate Training Zones. The purpose is to get all of us talking with a common language, so we aren't confusing our students and help them reach their weight loss goals by training more effectively.
I love what we have been calling 2T/3Z or Two Thresholds / Three Heart Rate Zones and feel it is perfect for the "Club Athletes" who make up the majority of our classes.
Now there is a multi-week Heart Rate training program, designed around 2T/3Z & the Blink Heart Rate monitor, that you can offer to the clients at your club or studio. Zoning was developed by Ms. Zone Based Heart Rate Training herself; Sally Edwards, along with her partner (and ICI/PRO member) Chuck Cali.
Zoning is literally a Turn-Key fitness program in a can. I mean it will actually arrive at your studio in a can 🙂 The Zoning can contains everything you need:
- Handouts and training video to educate your instructors
- Promotional materials to help you sell your 6 week Zoning program to your clients
- Class plans for leading each of the 6 weekly small group classes
- Wall charts for your studio
- And a supply of easy to see / easy to program Blink Heart Heart rate monitors for weight loss programs that you can to sell to your students.
Having seen the complete program I'm confident you will want to offer Zoning
Zoning is due to be released on November 15th and they are currently interviewing potential Beta sites. If you own or manage a fitness studio and would like to be considered as an early test facility (or you would like to be contacted when the program is released) follow this link to submit your contact information.
This Podcast will give you much more detail.
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Originally posted 2011-09-27 12:38:23.
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gosh, did this hit the nail on the head for me, helping to take out the “lecturing” i sometimes i feel happens. very interesting, inspiring, and motivating especially for myself as it relates to the population i instruct. i think there was a lot of great points made in here that gave me a lightbulb moment. Now, the bigger problem for me is getting my population to catch on in a location where i am not a studio owner, not making big bucks nor in a setting with little support and/or interest. i try religiously to not let this deter me and thus always wanting to know more. will there be an instructor/ICI member discount? i i think if i can supply the monitors and program for a 6 week doable program where riders use the monitors with the option to purchase afterwards would be awesome. return on investment. i think this would be great to start in the new year with base building but not sure i can afford the program. will look forward to more info. and quite excited. greatly appreciated, renee
Thanks for your interest in ZONING. You know we just can’t fit it all in the podcast.
It was very heart warming to read your ‘hit the nail on the head’ comment. The classes I teach (I teach cardio classes on treadmills as well as indoor cycles) to blue yellow and red are fun and easy and allow lots of room for creative visualizations. I prefer telling a story during the class rather than constantly digging for verbal descriptors or referring to RPE.
Still, I have the same problem as you, I am not the club owner, Group X manager and also have to deal with a reluctance for change.
That said, the ZONING program is designed to walk the facility through this from start to finish. We help with marketing and advertising ZONING before you start up. This way your facility can generate interest, answer questions, generally explain the value of ZONING and sell spots in the small group. The facility chose what to charge, but we believe it is worth $129 per student.
That is more than break-even on the first class and should cover all costs for the first program. After that the facility can continue to run the program periodically and the only cost is refilling the can. For that we offer very attractive refill pricing.
The class has ten spots available. It meets once a week for six weeks
You and/or your instructors wear the Blink so you can show it off, get familiar with ZONING® assessments, read the Booklet and/or view short video’s to bond with the six week program as well as talk it up during your classes.
We are looking into an instructor version but at the moment we are still waiting for all the feed back from our Beta sites. We are searching for just the right mix of location and classes to test. If your studio would like to be considered you or they can reach out to me.
Like you say, the ‘light bulb’ moment will happen to those around you as well. It’s as easy as blue, yellow and red. And, it is a great way to start the new year.
Enjoyed the presentation and am interested in learning more. I was wondering do you have a model that is downloadable? Also, how has the battery life been on the monitor and strap?
We believe ZONING is a concept well worth learning more about. We’re putting together a FAQ for the web site. Hopefully we’ll have it up soon. All these things that we’ve become so used to now in cyberspace take so long to make happen. Please click on the link and leave your contact information.
Our battery life is stabilizing on around 18 to 24 months. Indeed we’re hoping the newest digital models go longer. We’ve worked hard with our vendor to bring high price reliability to our price point.
We’re looking at this program as a way of getting people started using heart rate monitors in a useful and productive way so, we have chosen not to go with downloadable at this time.
Is there going to be a discount offered to ICI/PRO members as far as purchase of Blink heart rate monitors? I was unable to attend the ICI/PRO conference in Boston as I knew you were giving attendees heart rate monitors. I would like to begin wearing one at our gym that I teach to hopefully peak some interest in sales.