Participate in our FREE #MetabolicAthlete #EffortRewarded MYZONE challenges and monthly leaderboards by wearing a MyZone heart rate monitor while you train, race, or workout! Challenges include participating individually every month, at event-specific challenges, or in team-based competitions where both individuals and teams will be ranked based on true “effort” via heart-rate based #EffortRewarded scoring!
These heart-rate based challenges are great for all ages and ability levels since they are based on your individualized heart-rate zones that are updated and tailored to your own unique metabolic fitness profile – or through our Metabolic Testing services. Whether you’re coming straight off the couch as a beginner starting a new fitness journey, or if you are an experienced endurance athlete – the MyZone’s “MEP” points system allows us to host competitions, challenges, and monthly leaderboards that are effectively normalized for all fitness levels, and based purely on your unique “effort” that you put in!
You don’t need to be a member of any specific club or community to join! Anyone is welcome to participate in our challenges… the goal of our MYZONE system is simply to encourage health and fitness motivation for all, regardless of where you train or who you train with!
- STEP 1: GET A MZ-SWITCH ($50 off link)
- STEP 2: SETUP MYZONE APP (and link to Facility ID: 4SUS001)
- STEP 3: That’s it! Start training with your MyZone and upload workouts automatically through the app to see your standings in our 4 Star Endurance MyZone Leaderboard!
- STEP 4 (optional): Join our 4 STAR CLUB to earn prizes and learn more via the info and links below! Learn how to connect it to Garmin, Apple Watch, Strava, MyFitnessPal, TrainingPeaks, TriDot, and more!
Schedule a chat to join in as an individual, or to bring your team, community, company, school, or event into our MYZONE COMMUNITY!
NEW CHALLENGES – HOSTED BY METABOLIC ATHLETE
We run monthly leaderboards and several #MetabolicAthlete challenges throughout the year, especially around popular ENDURANCE RACE EVENT WEEKENDS to help you learn to train and race SMARTER, not HARDER!
Simply make sure you are associated to our MyZone Facility ID number for “4 STAR ENDURANCE” (4SUS001) and log into the app to sign up for new challenges whenever we create a new one! We frequently host challenges around big endurance race weekends, and we’re constantly adding new challenges! We even have daily workout classes you can join via the MyZone phone app for additional motivation and camaraderie!
IS THIS REALLY FREE?
Are the monthly challenges free? Yup, you betcha! Anyone who has a MYZONE or wants to get one, can participate! But if you want to make a donation to any of our affiliated charities & partners, please visit our CHARITY PARTNER page to support our initiatives, or enjoy our GEAR discounts when you shop online – as you can support our website through some of our exclusive partner and affiliate discount codes and links too!
If you’d also like to eligible to win our end of your raffle prizes, join the 4 STAR CLUB.
SO HOW DO I PARTICIPATE???
STEP 1 – Get a MyZone heart rate monitor!
To participate, simply grab any MYZONE heart rate monitor and workout! We recommend the MZ-SWITCH if you don’t have one yet since it is one of the most versatile and accurate heart rate monitors on the market.
Even if you already have a wrist-based or chest strap heart rate monitor like a Garmin, Polar, Whoop, or Apple Watch, you can purchase a MYZONE MZ-SWITCH and wear it as an arm-band to participate in our challenges while using your smart watch of device – there is even a MYZONE app you can download onto your Apple Watch or Garmin if you have one of those that connect directly with a MyZone!
STEP 1: Get a MYZONE SWITCH for $50 off here: tinyurl.com/4star-myzone
… or join the 4 STAR CLUB to receive a bigger $60 off discount!
Club Members: Check your team website and training plans for an even bigger “VIP” discount link!
STEP 2 – REGISTER VIA MYZONE PHONE APP
Simply download the MyZone Phone App. and connect it to your MyZone heart rate monitor! You can join in our monthly leaderboards as a solo individual athlete or stay tuned for our frequent team challenges and join one of our teams or create your own team by inviting a group of your own friends to band together… then have fun and stay motivated with the accountability from all the added camaraderie and competition. Because we all know it’s easier to stay motivated with a little peer pressure!
NOTE: Register your MYZONE to the 4 STAR ENDURANCE Facility ID number “4SUS001” if you are not already affiliated with another club. If you are affiliated with another club, you can simply open up a request to move to our facility using the HELP->SUPPORT menu option in the MYZONE app!
STEP 3 – SIMPLY WORK OUT!
Simply upload your workouts via the MyZone Phone App after every workout – or at least once every week to sync your data automatically. You may receive a formal “invite” to accept a challenge within the MyZone app, so make sure you are logging in and uploading your workouts. Everything will be tracked and updated automatically – and you’ll see the live leaderboards in the RESULTS section below!
WHAT IS A MYZONE SWITCH?
The Myzone Switch is a brand new and unique heart rate monitor that works via Bluetooth and ANT+ wireless technology to connect with virtually any apps or smart watches that you may already have. It is one of the only Heart Rate Monitors (HRM) that can “switch” between being both a “PPG” optical sensor and “ECG” chest strap for greater accuracy, making it one of the most versatile heart rate monitors on the market. This new strap is especially popular with triathletes who want to track heart rate data more accurately while swimming (since you can wear it as an upper-arm band for swimming)!
If you already have a MyZone, fantastic! But if you don’t, you can get one for $50 off using the MyZone link on the GEAR section of our website for $50 off at tinyurl.com/4star-myzone (or join the 4 STAR CLUB to receive a bigger $60 off discount!)
OPTIONAL: REGISTER YOUR BELT! If you are not tied to an existing MyZone facility, use Facility ID 4SUS001 when you register your belt to join our 4 STAR ENDURANCE community of endurance sports athletes!
BONUS $100 METABOLIC BUCKS WITH EVERY NEW MYZONE PURCHASE!
With any new MyZone MZ-SWITCH that you purchase through our referral link above, you’ll be eligible to receive up to $100 in credit towards metabolic testing including $50 off a VO2 Max Active Metabolic Rate (AMR) test and $50 off a Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) test! Or save up to $140 off a testing bundle when you book a “Metabolic360” bundle at www.MetabolicRunner.com that includes a RMR+VO2 test in one appointment! Either way, you’re basically getting your money back whenever you purchase a MyZone heart rate monitor through 4 STAR ENDURANCE and METABOLIC ATHLETE. It’s basically like getting a free heart rate monitor!!!
You’ll earn heart-rate based “points” based on the MyZone Effort Point System (MEPS) – for every minute spent in a heart rate zone (above ZONE 1), you’ll earn more points. NOTE: While your total monthly “MEPS” might include the points you earn in the “grey” ZONE 1, we do not include those in the totals for challenges (so you can’t earn extra points just wearing your strap all day!) The more points you earn, the more chance you have to earn prizes as part of our annual 4 STAR CLUB challenges too….
ANNUAL 4 STAR CLUB RAFFLE PRIZES & CHALLENGES
ANNUAL PRIZES – presented by Metabolic Athlete, Tri312, and 4 Star Endurance!
Compete solo every month to maintain 1,300 MEPS every month and/or compete in a team or event challenge, and you can enter our annual raffle to earn prizes every year by joining our 4 STAR CLUB community for endurance sports athletes! For every month where you earn at least 1,300 points, and for every team or individual challenge you complete, you’ll receive 1 raffle entry towards prizes that including over $4,444 in annual services and gear from our sponsors!
- For every 1 month where you earn 1,300+ MEPS, you earn 1 RAFFLE ENTRY!
For example: if you earn 1,300 points in 3 consecutive months, you’ll earn 3 raffle entries!
NOTE: Prizes will be announced at a year end party in Chicago – so join our 4 STAR CLUB, email list, follow our calendar, and download the TeamReach.com phone app by joining group “4star” to stay in the loop!
Annual prizes may include:
- Metabolic360 Bundle of VO2 + RMR testing ($360 value)
- 4 STAR ENDURANCE 3-month Private Coaching Package (valued at over $1,100)
- 4×4 Private Coaching Package (valued at $500)
- ZONE 3 triathlon transition gear bags and swimming gear
- RudyProject swag items
- “VO2 Max” CardioCoach PRO Active Metabolic Rate (AMR) through MetabolicRunner.com! ($250 value)
- Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) test in downtown Chicago through MetabolicAthlete.com ($250 value)
Teams of 4 or more athletes who also join the 4 STAR CLUB (or any of our affiliated partner clubs and communities) and have the highest average “MEPS” will also be eligible to win extra team swag for their whole team! So the more friends you recruit, the more prizes you can win for each person! You can create your own team, or join any of our frequent partner and charity clubs including:
- TEAM TO END AIDS (T2)
- CHICAGO TRI CLUB
- BFF BIKES
- xXx RACING ATHLETICO
- LAKESHORE LANDSHARKS
STANDINGS & RESULTS
See the current Individual Leaderboard here:
See challenge results here:
- #RunChi “RACE WEEKEND” CHALLENGE during the Chicago Marathon (October):
LINK COMING SOON!
- #ChiTri “RACE WEEKEND” CHALLENGE during the Chicago Triathlon (Aug 27-28th, 2022):
MYZONE LINKS & RESOURCES
BUY A MYZONE MZ-SWITCH HEART RATE MONITOR FOR $50 OFF!
(4 STAR CLUB members check your account for a bigger discount!)
HOW TO REGISTER YOUR BELT:
(Use Facility ID: 4SUS001 for 4 STAR ENDURANCE)
MYZONE: EXPLAINED (2min video):
MYZONE: GET STARTED WITH THE NEW “MZ-SWITCH” HEART RATE MONITOR (2.5min video):
MYZONE: MZ-SWITCH “ECG and PPG” for ARM, CHEST, and WRIST SETUPS:
MYZONE: REGISTER YOUR BELT TO CLUB (use Facility ID 4SUS001 for 4 STAR ENDURANCE):
MYZONE: THE TILE – HEART RATE ZONES & POINTS EXPLAINED:
MYZONE: POINTS EXPLAINED (MEPS = TIME x INTENSITY):
MYZONE: STATUS EXPLAINED (WHO = 1,300 points/month):
MYZONE: HEART RATE ZONES EXPLAINED:
HOW MYZONE WORKS WITH GARMIN, STRAVA, APPLE WATCH, AND MORE (90s):
CONNECTING AND TRAINING WITH 3 OR MORE FRIENDS = 62% MORE SUCCESS IN TRAINING!
HOW TO SWITCH YOUR MYZONE TO A NEW FACILITY ID CODE EXPLAINED:
HOW TO REPLACE A NEW MYZONE WITH A NEW BELT IN THE MYZONE APP:
HOW TO SHARE MYZONE WORKOUTS & BOOST MOTIVATION WITH OTHERS:
HOW TO TRACK METRICS – HEART RATE RECOVERY (HRR) AND MORE:
MZ-REMOTE: RECORDED AND LIVE VIRTUAL CLASSES!