December 18, 2020—Myzone has announced it will continue to support the physical activity community by offering free live gym classes through its MZ-Remote platform for all its eligible facilities and Myzone users. The move provides ongoing access to wellbeing initiatives for the gyms and leisure centers around the world that are either still closed due to COVID, or have restrictions on offering their group exercise classes.
UK government officials have announced that for Tier 3 areas “leisure and sports facilities may continue to stay open, but group exercise classes (including fitness and dance) should not go ahead.” This, along with those areas where their gyms are yet to open, leaves many without access to their preference of physical activity and many gyms or leisure facilities unable to provide for their communities. Myzone has stepped in to provide classes every single day, with some starting at 6am GMT in the morning, right up until 8pm GMT at night to serve its community and keep the world moving.
Digital fitness done right.
Once a “nice to have”, a strong digital product with a genuine studio buzz is now an essential part of any gym's offering. Throughout lockdown, Myzone has used its MZ-Remote platform to host hundreds of classes for anyone to join, from cardio club workouts to strength training, yoga, HIIT classes and boxing sessions.
In a recent study of the fitness industry’s transformation to online classes, by research firm Proinsight, Myzone’s MZ-Remote was selected as the best pivot in business since the lockdown, gaining international acclaim.
Using the Myzone app, participants join a class and get visual and audio feedback in real time on effort and form through targeted heart rate training. Now you're invited to experience the next generation of group exercise – an ideal way to connect with more people even when restrictions are lifted.
MZ-Remote will continue to grow long past the pandemic and be part of the crucial digital pillar that fitness operators will need in order to be the recognized health delivery partners in their communities. Giving gyms access to their own MZ-Remote sessions means you could be taking Peloton-like classes with your favorite instructors from your local gym.
We're stronger together.
Group exercise is a pillar of community within the fitness and physical activity sector. Through a shared experience, more people are inspired to move and create a positive effect on body and mind over a longer period of time. Even aside from concerns within the current climate, this effort and motivation is key to combating many long-term conditions such as obesity and heart disease that have such a devastating effect on the health of our nation. But right now greater opportunity to exercise is all the more important to improve immunity and help fight COVID.
“If your club is in Tier 3, is yet to re-open, or you do not feel comfortable attending the physical location, then I would definitely recommend asking your facility to add all the sessions to their Myzone app,” explains master trainer and MZ-Remote instructor, Billy Burchett.
“This will be a great addition to a club that has group exercise class restrictions, whether gym owners, leisure facility staff and trainers wish to access our classes or supplement them with their own offering. MZ-Remote will still be a great addition to other clubs in lower tiers to offer to their members, too, as all of the sessions are free of charge.”
Myzone is a unique wearable fitness brand that rewards effort rather than ability, motivating its users to feel good about exercise and work harder. Myzone uses inclusive, game-based mechanics and social elements to build communities together on the Myzone app. Myzone creates personalized zones for each user, based on their maximum heart-rate, which means anyone can compete together on a level playing field.
Myzone develops accurate wearable technology, to provide engaging and motivational experiences, which support behavior change to make exercise habits stick. Myzone is used by 1.8 million people and already represented in over 7500 facilities in 84 countries.
The most accurate calorie cruncher on the market – the chest strap boasts a heart rate accuracy of 99.4% ECG and, in conjunction with personal body metrics, it ensures calorie-burning calculations are supremely accurate and personal to you.
- It praises like a PT – Unlike other activity trackers, Myzone rewards effort not fitness, motivating you to work harder. Myzone recognizes everyone is different, so it creates a handicap for every user, based on their maximum heart-rate, which effectively means you can compete with anyone on a level playing field.
- It’s a multiplayer game – Myzone is massively addictive, challenging and motivating. Use the app to create competitions with friends or plot your progress on the leader board as Myzone turns your efforts into points, and then marks them against the World Health Organization’s guidelines for physical activity.
- It’s Facebook for physical activity – Myzone has its own social media network. Use it to followfriends, analyse workouts, then ‘like’ or comment on their efforts to stay connected – whether you are competitive or love collecting those likes to keep you moving. Together we are stronger, with the unbeatable connected experience.
Ben Hackney-Williams, head of content
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