December 7, 2023

Seeing is believing

How benchmarking can help unlock your fitness potential

Whether you're a seasoned gym-goer or just starting out, there’s nothing more deflating than not seeing the results you deserve. The thing to remember though, is that every bit of effort you put in will be helping you achieve your goal, even if at times it's not as noticeable as you’d like.

The good news is there are fitness benchmarking tools out there to help with this, which are tests, software or applications designed to measure and track various aspects of your fitness, performance, or health. The bad news is that these tools aren’t easily available to most of us.

That's where Hero comes in!

With Hero, every fitness journey begins with our innovative ‘Benchmarking Workout’. An interval style session designed to give you the ability to identify and monitor your fitness level, so you can see all of the hard work pay off and celebrate every win, however big or small.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at how incorporating regular benchmarking into your routine can help you unlock your full fitness potential.

Set realistic goals

Setting realistic goals is crucial for long-term success. By understanding your current fitness level, you can establish achievable, measurable and time-bound goals. Whether it's being fitter overall so you can run a faster mile, or building your strength so you can lift heavier weights, knowing where you stand sets the stage for a journey filled with purpose and accomplishment.

Measure your progress

Ever wondered if those early morning workouts are paying off? If you’re really getting fitter when you feel similar to before? Completing the Benchmarking Workout provides a snapshot of your current fitness level and gives you a point of reference for future comparisons. It's like taking a progress selfie but for your overall health. Regularly re-trying and re-measuring your fitness level over time will allow you to see the fruits of your labour, see how far you’ve come and celebrate the victories along the way. 

Tailor your training

One size doesn't fit all, especially in fitness. Maybe your endurance is top-notch, but your core strength needs a boost. Or maybe you’re super strong but your cardio fitness could be better. By regularly identifying where your strengths and weaknesses are, the Hero app can tailor your training plan accordingly and make your workouts more efficient, effective and relevant to you.

Stay motivated

Let's face it – maintaining motivation in the fitness journey can be a challenge. Re-benchmarking over time is a brilliant way to mark those milestones, transforming your goals from abstract dreams into concrete achievements. Seeing improvements, no matter how small, can reignite that fire within and keep you motivated to push even harder.

Overcome plateaus

We all hit plateaus in our fitness journey – those frustrating moments when progress seems to stall. Regular benchmarking helps you and us, identify these plateaus early on. Armed with this knowledge, Hero’s dynamic training engine can tweak your routine, switch up the exercises, and dial up or down your training intensity to break through the stagnation and keep making strides toward your goals.

Optimise your health

Fitness isn't just about looking good; it's about feeling good too. Knowing your fitness level goes beyond aesthetics; it's a window into your overall health. Monitoring aspects like your mobility, movement efficiency and quality of movement can help identify areas that may need attention. A well-rounded approach to fitness encompasses both performance and health, ensuring you thrive in every aspect.


Incorporating regular fitness benchmarking into your routine isn't just for elite athletes; it's a game-changer for anyone committed to their well-being. Embrace the process of re-benchmarking over time to see your fitness journey transform into a dynamic adventure of self-discovery and improvement. 

Remember, it's not just about the destination, it's about the journey! Following your fitness level is your compass, guiding you toward a fitter, stronger and healthier you. 

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Coach Simon

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