Dynamic Fitness Policies

  1. Enjoy your workout and allow others to enjoy theirs.
  2. . Check in at the front desk upon arrival.
  3. Dress in appropriate workout attire. (no jeans, boots, open-toe shoes or sandals)
  4. Refrain from swearing, grunting, dropping weights, or using chalk.
  5. Use lockers on a daily basis. All contents will be removed after closing. A lock is required.
  6. Guest privileges limited to 1 guest per member during staffed hours.
    (guests receive Basic access only)
    Re-rack weights and wipe down equipment after use.
  7. Only sealable workout drinks on the workout floor
  8. Use mobile phones in the Lounge or Locker Rooms only. (turn ringer on vibrate)
  9. Gym bags, purses, and other belongings are not permitted in workout areas or on the floor of Group Fit.
  10. Sign a waiver prior to using the Tanning.
  11. Children under the age of 16 must be supervised by parent/guardian.
  12. Children under the age of 12 years of age are not allowed on the
    work out floor.
  13. No outside personal training.
Members are required to scan their membership barcode every time they check-in. No exceptions.
Members are required to have their photo linked to their membership for verification. No exceptions.
No solicitation by members or guests is permitted in the facility. No unauthorized personal training permitted. Violations may result in loss of membership privileges.
  1. Do not pour water on the rocks. This is an electric heating unit.
  2. Do not workout inside dry sauna
  3. Do not place items on top of heating unit
  4. Do not touch heating unit
  5. Remove all metal objects, such as jewelry or glasses. Also, remove your contact lenses.
  6. Liquid products are prohibited. (No oils, lotions, or beverages other than water)
  7. Please shower prior to entering the sauna. (This will decrease the spread of bacteria)
  8. Wrap yourself in one towel and utilize a second towel to sit on.
  9. Keep conversation to a minimum.
  10. 15 minutes max time.
  11. Please be sure to hydrate!
 
GENERAL INFORMATION
Temperature should be between 165F to 185F
You should not be in the sauna for more than 10 minutes.
Allow your body to cool outside the sauna for the same amount of time in the sauna.
If you are taking any medications, or have any medical conditions, ask your
doctor for advice. Some illnesses, such as a cold, might benefit from a short
visit. Others might get worse. You should reconsider using a sauna if:
You have unstable angina pectoris, poor blood pressure, abnormal
heart beats, advanced heart failure, recent myocardial infection, or
severe aortic stenosis.
You have other high-risk medical conditions, such as: kidney disease,
liver failure, or other cardiac conditions.
You are a child, pregnant, or trying to conceive. Saunas may also affect
the developing fetus, or reduce sperm count.
You are feeling sick, faint easily, have cramps, suffering from heat
exhaustion or heat stroke.
  1. Proper swim wear is required at all times.
  2. Please wear proper footwear.
    Personal grooming (shaving or waxing) is prohibited.
  3. Exercising is prohibited in the steam room.
  4. Reading materials are not allowed in the steam room.
  5. Long exposure in the steam room may result in nausea, dizziness, and fainting.
  6. Elderly persons, pregnant women, and those with health conditions requiring medical
    care should consult with a physician before entering the steam room.
  7. Time recommendation for steam is not to exceed 10 minutes.
  8. Hot water immersions and exposure to high temperature rooms while under the
    influence of alcohol, narcotics, drugs, or medicines may lead to serious consequences
    and is not recommended.
  9. Persons with communicable diseases and open sores are not permitted in the steam
    room.
  10. All glass containers are prohibited.
Use of chalk is strictly prohibited anywhere in the facility in all Dynamic Fitness locations. Violations may result in loss of membership privileges. 
During the period of “non-staffed” guests are prohibited.  If member is flagged with our “tailgating” camera system the member will be notified and could lead up to a $25 tailgating charge for each person and/or membership termination.

·         Do not crowd the door when entering and leaving.  Using the OpenPath app IS your check in

·         Do not loiter when entering or leaving

·         Do not hold the door or otherwise assist individuals with entry

·         Allow the member in front of your to fully enter and then allow the door to fully close before entering using your app

·         When able, allow members entering to do so fully before you exit

·         Be situationally aware – if you are concerned of individuals loitering, wait to enter when your feel it is appropriate to do so

·         Per our club rules, guest are not allowed outside of our staffed hours (aka convenience hours)

o   An unauthorized guest is one that enters outside of our staffed hours and without authorization for use from one of our Team Members

·         REMINDER – Brining a guest or guests during our convenience hours is prohibited and will result in a $25 “Tailgating Fee” charged automatically to your account for each unauthorized guest.

 

Our Katy/Barker Cypress pool is 25 Meters in length and our Sugar Land pool is 18 meters in length.

Our Lap Pools are set to 82-84 degrees and our Jacuzzis are set to 100-104 degrees.

Pearland does not offer an Aquatic area amenity.

Management of the club may suspend or cancel the rights, privileges, or membership of any club member whose actions are detrimental to the enjoyment of the facilities by other members or any conduct which in the opinion of the management is prejudicial to the welfare, good order, and character of the club.  Any inappropriate behavior i.e. profanity or yelling, incidental to the enjoyment of the club by other members may result in membership termination without a refund and enrollment fee shall be forfeited.

Dynamic Fitness Club Hours

We are open 24/7 for our members with our Open Path feature that is available during non staffed hours
Staffed Hours.
Monday-Thursday 6:45am 10pm 
Friday 6:45am-8pm
Saturday – Sunday 6:45am-6:00pm
If you haven’t already you can download the free Open Path App to your phone!
Google Play (Android)
Apple Store (IPhone)

Dynamic Guest Policies

·All Guests are required to fill out a Release of Liability Form to activate Guest Pass.
· Each guest must provide a Photo I.D. (no exceptions) and must be at least 18-years of age without a parent/legal guardian.
· Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian (if age is between 12-15 years).
· Guest Passes are reserved for Local Residents (must reside within 10-miles of the Dynamic Fitness location).
· Guest Passes can only be redeemed once every 120 days.
· In order for Guest to be issued a Guest  Pass, Guest must provide a Photo I.D. and sign a Release of Liability Form.
 · Non Local Residents – Paid Guest Fee is:
 $10 (plus tax) per day with a Member, or,
$20 (plus tax) per day without a Member
· Guest Passes can only be Activated during staffed hours.
Monday-Thursday 6:45am 10pm 
Friday 6:45am-8pm
Saturday – Sunday 6:45am-6:00pm
Rules of the VIP Guest Privilege are as follows:
  • Member may bring just 1 Guest per visit during staffed hours. Dynamic Fit Level (Everyday) and Premium Level (Sat/Sun Only) 
  • Guest must check-in VIP Guest Waiver (release of liability) each and every time they visit the club with the Member.
  • Guest must be accompanied by the Member throughout the entire duration of stay
  • VIP Guest will have Basic level amenity access
  • VIP Guest can only have access during staffed hours.
    Monday-Thursday 6:45am 10pm 
    Friday 6:45am-8pm
    Saturday – Sunday 6:45am-6:00pm
Yes we offer the rates for visitors out of town. 1 Day $20, 1 Week $30, 2 Weeks $40, 3 Weeks $50, and 1 Month $60. These options must be activated during staffed hours and must be done in club.

Dynamic Kid's Zone

Click here to go to the LOCATIONS page on our website.  Dynamic’s Kids Zone hours are listed below the club hours.
1.A “Child Information Form” must be submitted for each child PRIOR to Check-In/Check-Out
2.Kid’s Zone accepts children from 6 months of age to 11 years of age. At the age of 12 a child is too old to be in Kid’s Zone and is eligible for a membership of their own to the gym.
3.Services will be limited to a maximum of 2 hours per day, per child and available only during Kid’s Zone hours.
4.Parent or Guardian must remain on premises inside the facility while child(ren) are Checked-In to the Kid’s Zone.
5.The person checking the child(ren) in must be the same person checking the child(ren) out, and must be the Parent or Legal Guardian or “authorized” NON-FAMILY member of the child. [Only one (Adult) “NON-FAMILY” Member may be listed to Check-In or Check-Out the child(ren)]
6.Parent or Guardian must present a Picture ID upon Check-In and Check-Out of their child(ren). [State issued Driver’s License/ID Card, Military (Gov’t) ID, Passport, or College ID] **No Exceptions.
7.Parent or Guardian should ensure that their child(ren) use the restroom, or have their diaper changed prior to Check-In. Parent/Guardian will be paged to assist in restroom needs and/or diaper changes.
8.Dynamic Fitness enforces a sick child admittance policy. It is at the discretion of the Kid’s Zone Attendant to refuse services if a child is believed to be sick, no matter the level of sickness. (i.e. runny nose, sneezing, coughing, etc.)
9.No Food, Gum, or Candy allowed (due to the possibility of food allergies). Drinks are allowable, but must be in a closed container
10.There is 4 child limit per family
11.Dynamic Fitness enforces a behavioral guideline for the protection of the children and the Dynamic Fitness employees.
12.One staff member per 10 children [children ages 6mths – 18mths count as 3 children]
13.Dynamic Fitness has the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason and the right to change or modify any of its policies and procedures at any time
ALL Members must have completed a Kids Zone Profile Member document for their child(ren) prior to using the Kids
Kids Zone accepts children from 6 months of age to 11 years of age. At the age of 12 a child is too old to be in Kid’s Zone and is eligible for a membership of their own to the gym
The club can refuse admittance to Kids Club for any child who is or appears to be sick.  
If you have the Dynamic Fit Level membership then Kids Club is included with your membership.

Dynamic Fitness App

Download “Dynamic Fitness Texas” App from your app store.  Click the links below to download.

Apple (IPhone)

Google Play (Android) 

All active members will receive an invite from [email protected] to register and download the app.  Please be sure to check your spam/junk folders for this delivery.

All active & new members will automatically receive an invite to register and download our app.  This can take a few moments or a few hours.  Members must use the email address they provided Dynamic Fitness to successfully register.  Members can request a password reset and invite’s be resent via the following link:

https://dynamicfitnesshtx.trainerize.com/app/logon.aspx

Click on the link and follow the steps for “Forgot Password/Resend Invite”

Please contact customer care at either [email protected] or call toll free (833)-311-0853

Payment, Billing, and Cancellations

Our member’s dues are set up to invoice every other week vs monthly. This allows to decrease the upfront join cost to become a member as we want to make your join experience as simple as possible to make the decision to start your fitness journey with us.

This can be easily done through your Dynamic App or go to Member Login at the top right of the website.  After creating an account at www.myiclubonline.com, you can choose “My Billing Info” tab to manage this.  You can also see and make changes to your account on your Dynamic app. You may also visit any Dynamic location to change your billing information or make a payment on your account.  (*Please note that payments made online or via the app will not post to your account until the next day and if a payment is made over the weekend or holiday it is not processed until the following day.  This may result in a late fee occurring.) 
 Notice must be given, by member, at least (15) days before the next billing invoice to freeze a membership. Member
must provide proof of a medical or military reason for a freeze, or member will be subject to a freeze fee. Subject to a freeze fee of $5.
 Freezes can be extended up to 6 months within a given year.
In order to cancel your membership due to a change in address, you will need to provide our billing partner, ABC Financial Svcs. with proof of move at a location further than a specific number of miles* away from any Dynamic Fitness location.  This is necessary because your membership is still within the terms of your contract.
 These documents can be a copy of one of the following:
    • Letter from employer with a copy of a current pay stub showing the new address
    • A signed lease agreement, that shows name of member
    • Closing paperwork for the purchase of a new home, must show name of member
    • Copy of Students class schedule with a copy of paid tuition receipt
    • Current bank statement show the new address
      • (PO boxes are not accepted as proof of move)
    • Post Office change of address confirmation letter
      • As well as the new address that is located at least 10 miles from the nearest Dynamic Fitness Facility, and 8 miles from their former residence.
Email our billing partner, ABC Financial Services at [email protected] or call 888-827-9262 to request membership cancellation. Written notice of cancellation is required for all requests.
*Mileage Requirements:
RELOCATION: The relocation must be a distance more than 8 miles from their current residence (as shown on this contract) and the residence to where the member is relocating to must be more than 10 miles from any
facility owned or operated by Dynamic Fitness. 

In order to cancel your membership due to a medical reason, you will need to provide our billing partner, ABC Financial Svcs. with valid proof of medical disability from an MD.  This is necessary because your membership is still within the terms of your contract.

These documents can be a copy of one of the following:

  • Provide a letter from your physician stating you have a permanent disability or that your Doctor recommends that you do not work out for six months or longer due to a medical reason.
  • Must be on letterhead and signed by the physician with a phone number to call and verify information if needed.

Email our billing partner, ABC Financial Services at [email protected] or call 888-827-9262 to request membership cancellation. Written notice of cancellation is required for all requests.

The enhancement fee to your account is charge 60 days after enrollment and once every year after.  This fee is invested into the club to maintain the highest quality standards.  All members pay this fee and is outlined in the promissory note of your agreement. 

To cancel your membership after your initial agreement term or if it is a month to month, email our billing partner, ABC Financial Services at [email protected] or call 888-827-9262 to request membership cancellation.  We do require 30 days’  notice to cancel your agreement so one or more payments will be necessary to fulfill your cancellation.  Please provide the reason for cancellation as well as your first and last name as we have on your agreement. 

 Memberships are not transferable. 

Dynamic Member Rewards

 Download the Dynamic App and click on the Rewards tile to register for rewards in these locations.  From a desktop, click this link to get started!  – https://www.myrewardstore.com/dynamicfitness 

Click the link below to see the many ways to earn points!  https://dynamicfitnessrewards.com/earn

Redeem your points on Dynamic Fitness Rewards, select in-club services and special offers.

Redeem your points for savings on top Hotels and Brand Name Merchandise.

INSTANT DEALS

Get instant deals on Event Tickets, Movies, Resorts, Theme Park Tickets and more for being a member of the gym – no points required.

You can reach out to the Reward Store customer care @ DynamicFitne[email protected] or call toll free @ (877)-235-0668

Personal Training

Click your club below to go to our website and fill out a request to speak with our Fitness Manager.

Pearland

Sugar Land

Katy/Barker Cypress

30-minute programs for personal training are available.

In addition to one-on-one guidance from a Certified Personal Trainer, training clients also receive monthly individualized Inbody Analysis Scans, weekly access to our D-Fit Team Training, and a Myzone Interactive Wearable for us to help coach and track your weekly activity!

Personal training cancellations must be made in person in the club where you purchased the agreement.  30 days cancellation notice is required for all bi-weekly personal training agreements, requiring one more invoiced payment.  Sessions expire one year from the date billed.
Personal training cancellations require a 24-hour notice. Cancellations can be made over the phone or in the club during staffed hours. Sessions cancelled in less than 24 hours are subject to be consumed as a “No-Show”

D-FIT Team Training

All active recurring Results Personal Training clients and members with Dynamic Fit Level access.
30-minute interval programs for both “Move” and “Ignite” class.
MOVE
Great program for all levels for a great 30-minute conditioning workout! Focusing on core stability, range of motion, flexibility, lower impact, body conditioning, and burning calories!
IGNITE
Intense 30 minute workout program for advanced levels! HIIT style program that includes interval training, higher impact, high caloric burn, explosive movements, and creating that after workout caloric EPOC (Exercise Post Oxygen Consumption)
  1. Make sure you register through your Dynamic App at least 3 days before class begins!
  2. Make sure you scan in at the front desk before class begins!
Yes, class registration is required for all classes. 
Members may enroll in a class 72-hours til the class begins. If the class is not filled to maximum capacity you may enroll through the Dynamic App and/or through your Myiclubonline
Yes. if you know you are unable to attend, please cancel as soon as possible so that other members may join in. 
Maximum attendance for Team Training is 20 clients.

Studio Fit Classes

This can be found either in your Dynamic App or online @ https://thedynamicfitness.com/class-schedules/
Yes, class registration is required for all classes. 
Members may enroll in a class 12-hours til the class begins. If the class is not filled to maximum capacity you may enroll through the Dynamic App and/or through your Myiclubonline portal

Les Mills is a nationally accredited format, mixing the hottest music with cutting-edge exercise science, motivation and the energy of many, LES MILLS group fitness classes make you fall in love with fitness. These formats are available with our Premium and Dynamic Fit Level access.

Yes. if you know you are unable to attend, please cancel as soon as possible so that other members may join in. 
  1. Make sure you register through your Dynamic App at least 3 days before class begins!
  2. Make sure you check in at the front desk before class begins!

HydroMassage

 HydroMassage chairs are customizable massage that shoots jets of water up and down your body. The chairs are made with a waterproof covering that keeps the water safe and sound inside of the bed keeping you completely dry. You can use the remote or screen to keep the jets in an area that needs a little more care or allow the water to run up and down your entire body. These chairs are great to use on a rest day, or before or after you finish exercising. We love this amenity because it allows you to enjoy a therapeutic massage while remaining fully-clothed, playing games on the tablet-like device on your HydroMassage bed, listening to music, reading, or enjoying the television screens depending on your gym’s location.

Each session is 10 minutes long and can be activated 2 sessions every 24 hours.
If you are a Premium or Dynamic Fit Level member simply enter your barcode into the display to activate!

CryoLounge

CryoLounge+ chairs offer an accessible alternative to traditional temperature therapies with convenient, targeted cold and heat therapy for your gym or fitness club without the need for additional staff.

Each session is 20 minutes long and can be activated 1 session every 24 hours.
If you are a Dynamic Fit Level member simply enter your barcode into the display to activate!
Temperature ranges between the hot/cold contrast is 20 degrees up to 110 degrees!

Infrared

Infrared Recovery dry heat air system utilizes a powerful fan and proprietary “air shower” heat port configuration that evenly distributes and creates a circulating vortex of warm air throughout the body chamber by means of convection. Convection utilizes air currents to warm the air inside the cabinet, so the body is heated gradually, evenly and safely. Users can adjust the cabinet temperature to any desired level, ranging from ambient room temperature up to 192 degrees Fahrenheit (88 degrees Celsius). The warmed air flows downward to the body from a pattern of hood ports while fans draw the warm air currents equally across the chamber in a flow that creates an even, gentle air shower to slowly heat the body to the desired temperature level.

The dry heat air feature provides a myriad of holistic benefits including increased core (body) temperature and local blood circulation.  As the body responds to the warm chamber environment, the relaxing release of body heat triggers the cleansing and perspiration process that helps maintain a stable core temperature.

Each session is 20 minutes long and can be activated 1 session every 24 hours.
With the Dynamic Fit Level access you will need to register at the front desk during staffed hours where our team members can activate the bed for use.

Synchronized multiple vibration transducers located under the contoured bed can be controlled by the user to achieve the desired level of soothing and invigorating massage. Individualized variable massage motors allow for customized massage vibration locations to the back, legs, or both. In addition, the massage intensity settings can be adjusted to low, mild, strong, intense, and maximum vibration. Users can select their own personal vibratory massage levels for immediate stress relief, relaxation, soothing relief to the muscles, improved better sleep or recharging power naps.  The vibration massage bed is ergonomically contoured and padded with foam cushioning to provide the most comfortable and ergonomic user experience. Evenly distributed and cushioned support eliminates any pressure points and provides the feeling of floating comfortably in the air.

  • Cleansing  Research has repeatedly shown that sweating in a sauna can help cleanse the body of the toxic agents, such as lactic acid, sodium, and uric acid, that routinely accumulate in the body. Toxins stored in subcutaneous fat are released through perspiration. 
  • Pain Relief
  • Stress Relief – Experience for yourself the tranquility that is the Cocoon Wellness Sauna and watch the day’s stresses peel away. 
  • Chronic Pain – Many of our guests have experienced relief from symptoms of such ailments as Fybromyalgia, Arthritis, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 
  • Sports Recovery – Infrared sauna is essential in promoting muscle recovery, reducing tension, and eliminating performance inhibiting toxic burdens from the body. … Infrared heat will also help in the reduction of lactic acids, allowing tight and worn-out muscles to relax. 
  • Calorie Burning – Not only do you burn calories while in the sauna, but the hyperthermic condition of the sauna promotes increased calorie burn for hours after each session.  600 calories or more can be burned from one sauna session. 
  • Wound Healing – Research has shown that infrared wavelengths aid in boosting cell regeneration

Membership

Amenities are listed here on our website.  Amenities can vary by location.

Each club’s amenities and virtual tours are listed here on our location pages. 

  •  24 Hour Access
  •  Cardio and Weights
  •  Club App
  •  VFP Custom Workout
  •  Turf Area
  •  Cycle Studios
  •  Group Fit Classes
  •  24 Hour Access
  •  Cardio and Weights
  •  Club App
  •  VFP Custom Workout
  •  Turf Area
  •  Cycle Studios
  •  Group Fit Classes
  •  Lap Pool and Jacuzzi
  •  Dry Sauna
  •  Steam Room
  •  Access to All Locations
  •  Les Mills Studio Classes
  •  Unlimited Tanning
  •  Weekend VIP Guest Privileges (1/Visit)
  •  Unlimited Hydro Massage®

*Amenities vary per location

  •  24 Hour Access
  •  Cardio and Weights
  •  Club App
  •  VFP Custom Workout
  •  Turf Area
  •  Cycle Studios
  •  Group Fit Classes
  •  Lap Pool and Jacuzzi
  •  Dry Sauna
  •  Steam Room
  •  Access to All Locations
  •  Les Mills Studio Classes
  •  Unlimited Tanning
  •  Everyday VIP Guest Privileges (1/Visit)
  •  Unlimited Hydro Massage®
  •  Kid Zone Access (4 Children Limit)
  •  Unlimited DFIT Team Training Access
  •  Monthly Body Composition Inbody® Scans
  •  Infrared Recovery
  •  CryoLounge
At age 12 an individual can become a member however under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian (if age is between 12-15 years).
You may upgrade your membership at anytime by stopping by your home club and asking to upgrade your membership
Membership downgrades are available after your initial membership agreement term.  Stop by your home club to downgrade prior to auto renewal.  Fees may apply.

Myzone

Myzone Effort Points, or MEPs, are how Myzone measures effort. You begin earning MEPs once you are above 50% of your max heart rate. The more effort you put in, the more MEPs you get back. 

  • GRAY Zone: 50-59% of MHR
  • BLUE Zone: 60-69% of MHR
  • GREEN Zone: 70-79% of MHR
  • YELLOW Zone: 80-89% of MHR
  • RED Zone: 90-100% of MHR
  • Myzone estimates caloric expenditure using an equation that was developed in a study published in the Journal of Sports Sciences in 2005. In this study, participants performed steady-state exercise on a cycle ergometer or treadmill at multiple exercise intensities. Heart rate and VO2 were measured throughout.

    The equation takes into consideration the user’s sex, weight, age, and heart rate—essentially, as much information about each user as is available.

    Myzone does not track calories in the light gray zone, or below 50% of your MHR. The equation is most accurate at intensities above 50% and therefore calories will only be calculated above 50% (grey-red zones). 

     

    Myzone uses the following equations to estimate your caloric burn:

    Men: C/min = (-55.0969 + 0.6309 x HR + 0.1988 x weight + 0.2017 x age) / 4.184

    Women: C/min = (-20.4022 + 0.4472 x HR – 0.1263 x weight + 0.074 x age) / 4.184

Your resting heart rate (RHR) is when your heart pumps the lowest amount of blood you need when you are typically not exercising. If you are sitting or lying and are calm, relaxed, and aren’t ill, your heart rate is normally between 60 and 100 beats per minute (American Heart Association https://www.heart.org/en). 

When you first register your Myzone belt, you might notice your resting heart rate starts with a default setting of 100 beats per minute. As you continue using the belt, your RHR will change which is very normal! Each time the belt observes when you maintain a lower heart rate than your current RHR setting, it will automatically lower your RHR down to the new value in your Myzone profile. 

Q: What is Max Heart Rate?
Maximum heart rate is the highest heart rate an individual can achieve through exercise stress.

 

Q: How does Myzone calculate my MAX heart rate?
Myzone uses the HUNT formula (2013). Research has found that this is the most accurate maximum Heart Rate calculation to establish an estimate for large populations:

Max HR = 211 – (0.64 x age)

This is based on population norms. If you are able to push your maximum HR past this limit for 30 seconds, your Myzone profile will automatically adjust to reflect your capabilities. You can also ask your coach or trainer to adjust the MHR on your profile if it does not appear to be accurate or upon completion of a submaximal heart rate test. 

 

Q: Will my MAX heart rate change over time?
Your maximum heart rate will reduce if you have some time away from exercise. While there is often a correlation between aging and MHR, getting one year older will not cause your MHR to decrease if you have maintained consistent levels of physical activity. Your ability to maintain a higher heart rate will increase with training. 

 

Q: What affects my heart rate response day to day?
Many factors affect your resting and max heart rate during exercise including the amount of sleep you have had, stress, nutrition, hydration, heavy training, fatigue, adrenaline, competition, and mental focus.

 

Q: What is resting heart rate and will my resting heart rate change over time?
Resting heart rate is the number of times your heart beats per minute at rest. It is best to measure this first thing in the morning. As you become more fit, your resting heart rate will reduce as your heart becomes more efficient. Resting heart rate is not used in the calculation of MEPs for any information on your Myzone workout tile. 

 

Q: How does Myzone establish my resting heart rate?
Myzone sets your resting heart rate to 100bpm (beats per minute) as standard. When you first register your belt it is recommended that you perform a resting heart rate test. This involves sitting or lying comfortably while wearing your belt for 10 minutes, ideally in the morning. When you next upload your data at the Myzone Console your resting heart rate will recalculate to your actual resting value. You can also ask your trainer to adjust your resting heart rate if it does not appear to be accurate or if you have completed a resting heart rate test.

 

Q: How does Myzone calculate the 5 intensity Zones?
Myzone uses five color-coded Heart Rate Zones to establish the effort that users exert based on their maximum heart rate (Max HR). The effort is expressed as a percentage of the user’s Max HR.
The five Heart Rate Zones are:
• Grey = 50% to 59% of Max HR
• Blue = 60% to 69% of Max HR
• Green = 70% to 79% of Max HR
• Yellow = 80% to 89% of Max HR
• Red = 90% to 100% of Max HR

Q: What are Myzone Effort Points (MEPs)?
Myzone Effort Points (MEPs) are earned based on the effort exerted by the user. Time spent in each Heart Rate Zone earns different numbers of MEPs:

• Grey = 1 MEPs per minute
• Blue = 2 MEPs per minute
• Green = 3 MEPs per minute
• Yellow = 4 MEPs per minute
• Red = 4 MEPs per minute

The red zone does not exceed 4 MEPs per minute because Myzone does not want to encourage overtraining.

 

Q: What’s the best way to determine if my fitness has improved using heart rate?
By measuring your resting heart rate over a period of time or by repeating an identical exercise session and comparing your average heart rate in your Myzone Activity report. When your resting or average heart rate goes down, your heart is becoming more efficient and therefore you are increasing your level of fitness.

 

Q: Why is it so important to monitor heart rate and how much effort I am putting in?
Knowing what intensity you are working at is essential to ensure you get the most from your training and get the results you want. It helps you train safely and effectively when not under the guidance of a trainer or coach.

 

The color of the bars in your workout graph is based on the average effort for that entire minute. Therefore if you are at 91% for 30 seconds and 88% for 30 seconds your average for that minute would be 89.5% and your graph would be yellow.

Your Time in Zones is based on the total amount of time spent in each zone over the course of the workout. Therefore your time in each zone may not be reflected directly in the graph. 

An example here is that 17 minutes were spent in the Red Zone over the entire workout but only two minutes averaged above 90%.

Routine exercise is incredibly important to our long-term health. Since physiological adaptations to regular exercise can take several weeks or months, rewarding consistency early on makes it more engaging, and therefore more probable, for us to achieve our long-term goals.

 

Myzone understands this and developed Myzone Status to encourage people to build the healthy habit from day one. The concept is simple – the more people believe they will be successful exercisers, the more likely they are to keep exercising. Myzone Status focuses on a realistic monthly goal, rewarding consistency and providing a new badge of improvement before the physical results are seen and felt. 

 

Myzone uses the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines to establish the number of Myzone Effort Points (MEPs) needed to earn or keep your status each month. The WHO recommends that healthy adults perform a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity cardiorespiratory exercise per week (and more for improved fitness benefits). This equals 1,300 MEPs per month.

Myzone Status Levels

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What happens if you do not earn 1300 MEPs?

Your Status will drop if you do not earn at least 1300 MEPs each month. The first month you miss your goal, your status will drop down to the beginning of your current level. For example if you were at Silver +5 months, you would move down to Silver+0.

 

The first month you are promoted to a new status, your monthly count is 0. If you do not achieve 1300 MEPs in the first month, you will immediately drop to the previous level. 

You will move down a status level for each month missed from there.

Here is an example of how you can move between statuses. 

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This mover started with Myzone in November, earning 972 MEPs. The next month they earned 1,627 MEPs, moving them to Iron.  They earned 2,141 MEPs in January and 2,302 in February which progressed them to Bronze. 

In March, they only earned 1,061 MEPs which demoted them to Iron because they were in the first month of  Bronze (Bronze +0). Because they did not earn 1300 MEPS in April, they down another level.  They will need to earn 1,300 MEPs the following month to earn Iron status again. 

Where can I track my Status Ranking?

Myzone displays your Status in every post-workout email. It also tells you how many MEPs you need to earn to achieve 1300.

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You can also track your Status on your Myzone app. It displays beneath your profile image on your home feed. You can also tap Me on the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen. This view shows your monthly count so you can see how close you are to leveling up. 

Can Myzone freeze my status if I am unable to exercise?

We understand that some injuries and illness can stop you in your tracks. We are happy to review these situations and can help ensure you don’t lose your progress with a medical note. 

  • Before you put your Myzone belt on, moisten the black sensor pads on the inside of the red strap. This speeds up activation. 

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  • Snap the black module onto the red strap.
  • Un-hook the strap and place the belt around your body then hook it together. 
  • Be sure the black sensor pads have direct skin contact.
  • Position the belt so the module is just beneath your sternum.  Some people also find better connection with the module placed left-of-center. 
  • Tighten the red strap so that it fits comfortably snug.  

If you are having trouble activating your belt, check out this article on Belt Troubleshooting.

Before you begin:

Wrist/Arm:

  • Slide your wrist or arm through the MZ-Switch strap and secure the Velcro sot that it is comfortably snug. Press the mceclip4.png button until you hear a beep and see the light on the front of the module flash green. 

Chest:

  • Strap your MZ-Switch to your chest and allow at least 30 seconds for your MZ-Switch to detect your heart rate—the chest strap reads a few cycles of your heart rate before activating to ensure accuracy.  

  • The power button does not work when used on the chest. Please do not press the button to activate when using it here. It automatically activates when the EKG pads on your strap pick up your heart rate. 
  • Always thoroughly dampen the strap sensors to speed up connection

1. Choose the strap best strap for your workout: 

  • Wear the wristband for swimming and non-gripping activities with repetitive movements.
  • Wear the armband for a more accurate reading of non-gripping activities and repetitive movements. Don’t use the armband for swimming.
  • Wear the chest strap for the most accurate reading for all types of exercises, but not swimming.

Check out our guide for the best way to wear your MZ-Switch for everything from dancing and diving to horseback riding and hockey.

MZ-Switch Recommended Activities Table.

 

2. Snug is best

  • Make sure the strap is comfortably snug on your wrist, arm, or chest. 
  • On your wrist or arm, you should not be able to see the green LED’s against your skin, but it should not be so tight that it restricts blood flow. 
  • On your chest, it should be tight enough that it does not shift with movement, but not to the point of discomfort.

 

3. Check your battery level

With your belt on and activated, open your Myzone app and click My Tile. Battery life displays in the battery icon at the top of the screen. 

If you wear your Switch on your wrist and see it flash orange when you press it on or off, this means your battery is at 30%. Snap it into its charging cable and plug in to a computer USB or 5v charging block to get fully charged up for next time and avoid data loss. 

4. Keep your chest strap clean

Salt build-up on your strap can cause performance issues and shorten the life of your strap. Rinse your strap after each workout, and once a week (or every five uses), give your strap a good clean in the washing machine, then lay flat or hang to dry.

 

Also, periodically wipe around the snaps and the PPG sensor (green flashing light on the back) of the module with a cloth or cotton swab.


Avoid using rubbing alcohol or other solvents, as that can break down the components of your belt.

 

5. Test 

If these steps do not help, test the module on a different strap to determine which piece is the faulty component.

 

Replacing your Myzone strap

Sooner or later, just like the rest of your workout gear, your belt will need replacing. Generally speaking, you will need to replace your strap after 9-12 months of use. This is just a guide and depends on how often you wear your belt, how hard you train and whether you regularly swap it with spares.

When the time comes to say goodbye to your trusty workout companion, simply head to buy.myzone.org to order a new strap and keep your MEP count growing! 

Sweat. Rinse. Repeat. Replace.

INBODY ANALYSIS SCAN

InBody devices use direct segmental measurement bioelectrical impedance analysis (DSM-BIA) to precisely measure body composition by sending multiple electrical currents through the body, resulting in up to six different impedance readings for the trunk and each of the four limbs.

The innovative in-depth analysis of the InBody Test yields accurate results for body composition outputs, such as body fat mass, skeletal muscle mass, (segmental) lean body mass, and percent body fat.

1.Hydrate normally throughout the day.

2. Avoid eating 3-4 hours prior to testing.

3. Wear t-shirt, spandex/practice shorts for testing. Do not wear anything with metal on it (pants with metal zippers or buttons, bras with underwire, etc.)

4. Be prepared to remove all jewelry, socks, pantyhose, and shoes prior to testing.

5. Avoid drinking caffeine on the day of your test.

6. Avoid drinking alcohol 24 hours prior to testing (shouldn’t be a problem with the Liberty Way )

7. Use the restroom prior to testing.

8. Avoid exercising 6-12 hour prior to testing.

9. Avoid using lotion or ointment on hands or feet.

10. Do not workout, condition, practice, or shower less than 1.5 hours before testing.

Body water volume is closely related to fat free body mass. When fat free mass is subtracted from total weight, body fat mass remains.

Adhesive tape electrodes are usually placed on the wrist and a fingertip. Voltage line and current flow line always overlap from a certain point, and that point is where measurement begins. However, it is almost impossible to place adhesive electrodes in the exact same place every time, thus the measurement starting points can differ. Rather than adhesive tape electrodes, InBody devices use tactile electrodes. Voltage line and current flow line overlap at the same point and allow for a secure and reproducible measurement starting point for each individual.

Changes in body composition reflect body status, which may be affected by factors such as disease, nutrition, hydration, and medication. Accessories such as jewelry may interfere with the electrical conductivity. Improper posture will also affect test results.

It is recommended to maintain the same testing conditions from test to test to produce high data reproducibility and comparability.

Impedance is the frequency-dependent opposition of a conductor to the flow of an alternating electric current. Impedance is composed of two main properties, resistance and reactance.

InBody provides segmental impedance values at varying frequencies to allow for accurate analysis of the human body. Since reactance is the interrupting force of alternating current flow, it increases in proportion to the integrity of cell membrane. Therefore, reactance and phase angle decrease when the number of cells is low or the cell membrane is more permeable or unhealthy.

The more water there is, the lower the impedance.

People with artificial electrical implants such as a defibrillator or pacemaker are not recommended to take an InBody Test. The electrical currents of the InBody may disrupt the functionality of life-sustaining implants.

Women who are on their menstrual cycle or are pregnant are not recommended to test as they may not obtain accurate results due to subtle changes in their hydration and body water levels.

  • The use of multiple frequencies to accurately measure intracellular and extracellular water
  • 8-point tactile electrode system with thumb electrodes providing a direct and reproducible measurement
  • Segmental impedance measurements to include accurate lean body mass measurements of the trunk
  • No empirical estimations required.

Yes, you will receive a VFP custom workout and an Inbody Scan with your membership. This session must be booked and completed before its expiration date of 14 days after joining.

Inbody Analysis Scans (1 scan per month) are included if you have a Dynamic Fit Level membership or an Active client in our RESULTS Personal Training Program. 

Inbody Scans ,if not included in membership, can be purchased $30 per scan