I recently asked some of our members to share their workout data that was recording during semi-private and strength and conditioning classes. Data points vary between watch brands like FitBit and Garmin but there are three metrics you can track to gauge the effort or intensity of a workout.
The most important data points are calories burned during exercise, average heart rate and maximum heart rate. The WHO recommends that adults should do at least 150-300 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity or at least 75-150 minutes of vigorous intensity aerobic activity, or a combination of both.
The WHO also recommends that adults should do muscle-strengthening activities at moderate or greater intensity that involve all muscle groups on 2 or more days per week, as these provide additional benefits.
Just so you know – we offer two sessions per week strength and conditioning class memberships at Motiv8 Fitness. In fact, this is our most popular membership.
Here are the metrics from our members
- The average session duration for our strength and conditioning sessions was 43 minutes and 26 seconds.
- The average heart rate for semi-private sessions was 68% of maximum with a max heart rate of 89.5%.
- Based on this free online calculator members could expect to burn 300 to 400 calories per gym workout.