WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- There is no greater cheerleader for the new MYZONE system at Club Fit than Jefferson Valley member Rosemarie Vacco.
After hearing spin instructor Lori Nigro rave about it during the testing period earlier this year, she decided to get involved as soon as the system was rolled out on Aug. 5.
A breast cancer survivor, Rosemarie 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?” 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. I've learned that more is not necessarily better, efficiency is the real target,” says Rosemarie.
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 and 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.
“Since I started using MYZONE, my workouts have become more enjoyable. I have more energy, and feel like I am more physically fit than I have been in years! Thank you, Club Fit, for making my workout something I look forward to every day,” says Rosemarie.
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To learn more about the MYZONE program, please watch an informational video here.