Ask the Experts: ‘METs’ and ‘Watts’ on Gym Machines

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Q. What do the “METs” and “watts” numbers mean on gym machines? Found on stationary bikes, stair steppers, and other aerobic gym machines, METs (meta- bolic equivalents) indicate the intensity of your workout. Consider that 1 MET represents the amount of oxygen you consume and the number of calories you burn at rest. Thus, if […]