Partnership, Les Mills
Les Mills International Limited and Polar Electro Oy entered an agreement in 2006 to trial their heart rate monitoring concept in the RPM(tm) program. The project focused on HR monitoring to increase RPM instructors' awareness of the physiological changes that occur when they coach the choreography and how their coaching language can be linked to different training intensities or zones. Information around how HR monitoring can be used to monitor over and under-training was also incorporated. Les Mills believe Polar heart rate monitors are a good training tool for instructors to use to understand the theory of perceived heart rate exertion.