Heart Rate Color Zones

Many athletes use heart rate zones to measure and increase their cardiovascular strength and improve their level of fitness. A heart rate zone is a set range of heartbeats per minute. There are five commonly accepted heart rate zones in order of intensity. Generally, heart rate zones are calculated based on percentages of your maximum heart rate.

Grey Gray

Warm Up

Relaxed and easy pace

Blue Blue


Comfortable pace; conversational

Green Green


Moderate pace; optimal cardiovascular training

Orange Orange


Fast pace; forceful breathing

Red Red


Sprinting pace; unsustainable for a long period of time

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