What is RPE?

The Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) has long been encouraged for use in the group exercise setting in addition to heart rate checks. But in recent years, it has increasingly become the primary means for determining how hard you are working. Considering the margin of errors and the time required … Read More

Heart Rate Monitors

In 1979, Polar invented the first wireless heart rate monitor for the Finnish Nordic Ski Team. As intensity training has increased in popularity, so has the use and availability of this equipment, which can eliminate a large margin of error with counting pulse. Heart rate monitors are usually … Read More

Target Heart Rate Chart

When we first ran the series "How Hard Are You Working" about measuring exercise intensity, we found that there were few charts that featured the various means of measuring heart rate and exertion.  So we designed this poster sized chart and we have sold nearly 1,000 charts since. This multi chart … Read More