What should I get my heart rate up to, ideally?

This answer varies depending on the individual and such factors as age, level of health and fitness, etc. Please consult a licensed health care practitioner before beginning this or any exercise program. With permission from your doctor, refer to general exercise guidelines and factor in your individual circumstances to determine a target heart rate that is correct for you. [Remember to ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE BEGINNING THIS OR ANY EXERCISE PROGRAM]