Heart Rate Zone Calculator 


Use this calculator to estimate your target heart rate zone; this is the range of your exercising heart rate goal based on your age, resting heart rate, and percentage of maximum heart rate.

Calculate your exercise heart rate.

Calculate Heart Rate Zone 



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Your Age in Years: 
Resting Heart Rate: 
% of Maximum Effort:  %
Your Target Heart Rate: 

The calculator above estimates target heart rate during exercise based on age, resting heart rate, and percentage of intensity between 55% and 85% of your maximum heart rate. To use this calculator you will need to measure your resting heart rate. The best time to get a an accurate measure of your resting heart rate is when you are seated and calm or just waking in the morning. The easiest way to determine your resting heart rate is to take your pulse by placing your two first fingers of your right hand onto the left side of of your neck on top of the main artery called the carotid artery. The carotid artery is located below the angle in your jaw bone, on your neck, just to the outside of your trachea also known as your windpipe. To estimate your heartbeats-per-minute, or pulse, simply count the pulses you feel with your first two fingers for 60 seconds. This number of pulses (your pulse) is your resting heart rate. Use your age, resting heart rate, and prescribed percentage of exercise intensity, with the calculator provided to estimate your target heart rate or heart rate zone during exercise.

To clear this up further we need to discuss what training heart rate is advisable for people exercising for different reasons. Additionally, it is important to consider your current health status, any medications you are taking, and the prescribed percentage of your maximum heart rate your doctor or personal trainer advised. Always check with your doctor before beginning a new exercise program. Personal trainers assess current client health in many ways. Initially, a PAR-Q form is completed and assessed. Your personal trainer may test your blood pressure, height, weight, circumference measurements, BMI, and review other information supplied by you from your doctor. If you are cleared for exercise, it is safe to follow the following guidelines.

50-60% – beginner or heart health mild zone
60-70% – aerobic fat burning zone
70-80% – aerobic endurance zone
80-90% – anaerobic high intensity training for performance


Do you need help exercising within your target heart rate? 


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calculators was last modified: September 23rd, 2017 by Derek Curtice