The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers announces competition with East Bank Club

Source: Sports Center at Chelsea Piers

(NEW YORK, NY – May 2, 2014) – The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers is excited to announce their May MYZONE Challenge competition against the popular East Bank Club in Chicago. During the month-long challenge, members of both clubs will go head-to-head for the title of MYZONE CLUB CHAMPION.

The Sports Center and the East Bank Club introduced MYZONE, a new high-tech fitness management program designed to monitor and track a user’s workouts, as part of their continued commitment to providing members the latest in fitness offerings. MYZONE works by having members wear a heart-rate monitoring belt while they exercise.  Screens around the club broadcast a series of personalized, color-coded tiles allowing users to always know precisely what heart-rate zone they are in at any given moment during their workout so they can put in optimum effort to achieve maximum results.  The more time users spend exercising, and the higher the intensity of that exercise, the more MYZONE Effort Points (MEPs) members earn.  

At the end of the month, each club will tally up the MEP’s of their top 50 participants. The winning club takes home bragging rights while the losing club must hand over a prize representative of their club or city. Additionally, members of both clubs will also earn raffle entries when they hit specific MEP Milestones, for a chance to win individual prizes from their respective club.

 “We’re excited to team up with the East Bank Club to provide our members with the most up-to-date technology to help them reach their individual fitness goals,” commented Greta Wagner, General Manager of the Sports Center.  “We feel this friendly competition will offer members a tangible way to track progress, train more effectively or lose weight using an exciting, convenient and motivating approach, all while enjoying the fun of competing against other Club members.”

For more information on the Challenge or MYZONE software, visit

About the Sports Center at Chelsea Piers:

Named one of the best gyms in the country by Fitness Magazine, the Sports Center at Chelsea Piers is the premier sports and fitness center in the greater New York Metropolitan area. Featuring unsurpassed cross-training opportunities, the Sports Center includes a quarter-mile indoor track, NYC’s only indoor sand volleyball court, one of the biggest indoor rock climbing walls in the Northeast, a twenty-five yard pool overlooking the Hudson River, as well as one of the largest cardiovascular and strength training facilities in the country. In addition to an extensive selection of personal and group fitness and strength training programs, a tiered triathlon-training program and classes, the Sports Center offers wellness seminars, sport-specific training programs, multi-sport fitness programs and Paul Labrecque spa services.

About the East Bank Club:

Chicago’s East Bank Club offers its members more than 30 years of incomparable service, the most up-to-date fitness equipment and exercise programs and exceptional dining.  The Club encompasses more than 450,000 square feet – spread over two city blocks and five levels – and is unparalleled in size, scope and range of services.  Approximately 2,500 Chicagoans visit the Club each day to get – and stay – fit, enjoy fine dining and connect with friends, colleagues and other professionals.  The Club offers members an extensive selection of salon and spa services; a variety of restaurants; a complete Pro Shop with athletic wear, casual attire and accessories; on-site dry cleaning, laundry and car wash services; and much more.

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