Effectively measuring and Improving your physical health and fitness will extend your ‘active life’ and better protect you against heart diseases, cancers, diabetes, strokes and other life-threatening health conditions.
The Wattbike guarantee is based on a simple three step process of test, train and test again.
Complete a Health Assessment Submax test
Within the free Wattbike Hub app you’ll need to complete the Health Assessment Submax Test to estimate your current fitness level - this will give you your cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) score – a measure of your physical health. This test gradually increases the power output until you reach a 7/10 effort on the Rate of Perceived Exertion Scale (RPE). A 7/10 effort is classed as borderline uncomfortable, short of breath but able to speak a sentence. Once you reach this level, you should stop the test.
The initial test result will estimate your cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) score as a measurement of fitness. Other metrics like MMP (maximum minute power) and estimated MHR (maximum heart rate) will also be automatically generated and used to create your training zones for the training plan.
Your CRF score from the test will determine which plan - there are four different plans all of which are 13 weeks long. These plans can be found on the Wattbike Hub app under Plans > Heath & Fitness Plans and are described below.
• Beginner 1- for those who have a CRF score of 30% or less – with little previous exercise / recovering from illness or injury. It consists of 3 workouts a week at lower intensities.
• Beginner 2 - for those with a CRF score of 50% or less who have undertaken moderate exercise, and/or recovering from illness or injury. It consists of 3 workouts a week at low to moderate intensities.
• Intermediate - for those with a CRF score of 70% or less, and have undertaken moderate to high intensity exercise, free from illness and injury. It consists of 4 workouts a week at low-moderate-high intensities.
• Advanced - for those with a CRF score of 70% or more – for experienced athletes who are free from injury and illness. It consists of 5 workouts a week at low-moderate-high intensities. If your CRF score is 80% or more, congratulations, you are probably optimising your CRF and working on utilisation of your fitness in your training – however, the money-back offer does not apply to you as you’re unlikely to improve your CRF score by 10%.
After completing your training plan you will need to complete another Health Assessment Submax test. Just like before, the power will ramp up until you get to 7 out of 10 on the RPE scale. Once you reach this level you must stop.
Like before, the test will generate a CRF score. If you have followed your plan, we guarantee you’ll see an increase of at least 10% in your CRF score.
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To be eligible for the Wattbike 10% Fitter Money-Back Guarantee, you must meet the requirements outlined below:
You must have ordered a Wattbike from wattbike.com on or after 12th June 2023.
You must complete the Health Assessment Submax Test within the Wattbike Hub app, with a connected heart rate monitor before and after the plan.
You must start the 13 week Health training plan, specific to your CRF score, within 30 days delivery of your Wattbike.
If your CRF score is 80% or more, you are probably optimising your CRF and working on utilisation of your fitness in your training – the claim and money-back offer does not apply to you as you’re unlikely to improve your CRF score by 10%, however you can still benefit from small % improvements by following the ‘Advanced Health Plan’.
You must complete at least 90% of the recommended training plan based on your CRF score.
You must complete the Health Assessment Submax Test, with a connected heart rate monitor within 7 days after finishing the plan to get your new and improved CRF score.
You must complete each workout in the training plan using a heart rate monitor.
You must have an accurate Wattbike Hub profile including sex, weight and age.
If you suffer from illness (e.g. flu) during the plan, you must stop, recover, then retest and restart the plan.
Within the plan sessions, you need to finish at least 85% of each session for it to count as completed. If the week needs to re-start more than twice in a row, the entire plan will re-start from Day 1.
The Wattbike 30 day return policy of product still stands regardless of committing to the 13-week plan.
If your fitness hasn’t improved after completing at least 90% of the 13-week training programme and you adhere to the above conditions, you can return the bike and get a full refund (minus £60 collection fee). Your refund will be processed within 7-10 days after confirmation of bike have been received by Wattbike.
If you have any pre or existing medical conditions, please consult your doctor before commencing any of the tests or training plans. Participation of the tests and plans is done at your own risk.
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