Thanks to my Fitbit Charge HR, I have been tracking my activities, such as running, walking, and Barre3. Logged activities on Fitbit include a summary of calories burned, minutes spent in different heart rate zones, total time of activity, and steps taken. I wanted to see if different instructors were having a different effect on my workouts since I sometimes left a hot mess and other times not so much after leaving Barre3. So, I started tracking activities and have a total of 94 classes in a sample that I've analyzed to figure out which instructors pushed me the most. Below, I’ve plotted the average number of minutes spent in each heart rate zone from fat burn, cardio, to peak zone along with my instructors .
Not only did this visualization help me figure out which instructors were pushing me the most it also helped me realize that I was spending less than 15 minutes in the cardio zone (on average) doing the online workouts! I guess the class atmosphere is more effective (plus, sometimes Hayek would interrupt my workouts - he really likes my yoga mat). As you can see, Jenn, Kate and Lauren helped me spend more time in the peak heart rate zone, so their classes were the ones I liked to attend the most. I originally made a dashboard on Tableau by downloading my activity data on Fitbit, cleaning up the data using Stata, saving it as a .CSV file and then playing with different visualizations on Tableau Public. I originally also posted the Tableau chart here, however, when displaying it on my blog it didn't seem to be mobile friendly so I used Google Charts API instead. It ended up being a win-win: I learned something new and now mobile readers will have an easier time scrolling through the chart.
My name is Belen, I like to play with data using Stata during work hours and in my free time. I like blogging about my Fitbit, Stata, and random musings.