Are the Weight Loss and Heart Rate Zones on Ellipticals Reliable? | Ask A Trainer | LA Fitness

Are the Weight Loss and Heart Rate Zones on Ellipticals Reliable? | Ask A Trainer | LA Fitness


Welcome back to another episode of ‘Ask A Trainer’, I’m your host Candice Currie, joined here today with LA Fitness Master Trainer, Stone Thomas. How you doing? Ready for another question? Let’s do it. Alright, so today’s question comes to us from Melonie H Melonie asks if the weight loss and heart rate zones on ellipticals are reliable for fat burn and weight loss? So those are going to be great to use as guidelines. There’s certain target heart rates that every individual has, and that’s based off of age, whether it’s a sedentary individual or if someone who’s been doing cardio for a little bit longer. So, there are guidelines that you can use at the treadmills and the ellipticals to kind of reach a certain target heartrate, but a better or a more useful tool would be to utilize a personal trainer because then we have specific formulas and methods that we can give you precise numbers to more efficiently reach that target heart rate zone. And we do have the complimentary fitness assessments offered here, in our personal training department, so why not take advantage of that? Exactly. Well, that’s an awesome answer. Thanks so much, Stone. Go ahead and send us your fitness related questions to [email protected] and we’ll see you next time.

1 comment on “Are the Weight Loss and Heart Rate Zones on Ellipticals Reliable? | Ask A Trainer | LA Fitness

  1. Lee Cox Post author

    As it happens, the personal trainer who conducted my complimentary fitness assessment and taught me a few exercises told me that the fat-burning training zone that the elliptical calculated for me (110) was EXACTLY the right zone for me!

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