Council’s heart in efficient exercise


Ryan Gibson, of Craigie, with health and fitness team leader Luke Jenkins.
Picture: Martin Kennealey        d449746
Ryan Gibson, of Craigie, with health and fitness team leader Luke Jenkins. Picture: Martin Kennealey        d449746

The City of Wanneroo has installed heart monitor systems on gym equipment at Aquamotion, in what it says is a first for local government in Perth.

People can buy an accompanying belt for a reduced price of $99 to track their heart rate as they exercise.

When they wear the belt in an enabled area, the information is streamed to TV displays.

Users can also link to an app to stream activity outside the centre via their smart-phone.

“The City recognises the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and the new MYZONE monitors are another way to encourage our residents to exercise regularly,” Mayor Tracey Roberts said.

“The monitor allows users to track their workout efforts, encouraging them to exercise more efficiently.”