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Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) is the total number of calories a person burns at rest to sustain the body’s basic functions such as heartbeat, kidney, liver, and brain function. Metabolism is the process of converting food into heat or energy. Believe it or not, your breath contains information on your unique metabolism. Since oxygen is used to create energy, your RMR can be determined by measuring how much oxygen you consume at rest.

By testing your RMR you will:

  • Discover your unique resting metabolic rate in just 10 minutes
  • Receive a recommended calorie range for weight loss, weight gain, or maintenance
  • Compare your RMR to others your own age, gender, height and weight (learn whether your RMR is fast, slow, or normal)
  • Choose a goal weight and determine you how long it will take to reach your goal
  • Dial in your target calorie goal for athletic performance and recovery
  • Receive additional educational materials to aid you in reaching your goal

RMR For Athletes

         Knowing your RMR during the different training seasons is critical as your nutritional needs will vary based on your training volume.  Endurance athletes in particular need to make sure they are taking in enough calories to support their training during their season though it’s not uncommon for newbies to consume too many calories as they are constantly hungry and feel they can eat whatever they want due to training demands.

RMR for Weight Loss

            Most overweight people are convinced they have a slow metabolism but this is usually not the case.  Once a person knows their RMR and learns that it is normal they can be reassured that a sensible weight loss program based on their unique RMR should put them on the right track to achieve their goals.  It is normal for one’s RMR to decrease as weight is lost so periodic re-tests are important for the weight loss client. 

Pre-Test Requirements:

  • Avoid food or drink (other than water) after midnight prior to the morning of the test.
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours prior to the test.
  • Avoid exercising the day of the test or the evening before.
  • Avoid the use of stimulants such as caffeine prior to the test.

The Test:

         You will sit quietly in a chair for 10 minutes while breathing in a tube that is attached to the metabolic machine.  After the test is complete you will receive a printout and consultation.

Testing Fee:  $85 (includes consultation)

Resting metabolic Rate testing takes the guesswork out of weight loss. A 10 minute breathing test measures your unique metabolism. You will learn how many calories you need to consume to loose weight and whether your metabolism is normal, slow or fast. Testing Fee: $85 (includes consultation)

     An aerobic fitness test (or VO2 test) using a metabolic cart will give you precise heart rate training zones to ensure you are working in the optimal training range when doing your cardio workouts, whether they be in the gym or outside.  You will learn your Anaerobic Threshold (A.T.), which is the point at which your body starts to accumulate fatigue, and how to increase your A.T., whether your goal is to improve performance, lose weight, or both.  The test can be done on the treadmill, bike, or elliptical.  If you are a cyclist you will test on your own bike using our Computrainer.  Testing fee is $150 and includes a 4 week cardio training plan.

We offer state of the art technology for tracking your body composition using the BodyMetrix System which combines a hand-held ultrasound wand with innovative software to accurately and consistently assess and your body composition – enabling us to perform measurements that previously would have required x-ray CT and MRI scans and thousands of dollars. With this technology we can actually scan, see, and track fat loss and muscle gain. Testing fee: $50 (includes report with scan)

     The Functional Movement Screen (FMS for short), it a series of 7 tests/screens which evaluate and rank movement quality in fundamental movement patterns that most able-bodied humans should be able to perform. The movements are all ranked on a 3 point testing scale with a score of zero given for pain. Therefore, the maximum score anyone could achieve is a 21. Statistically, a score of 14 and below appears to be the cutoff point for increased risk of injury. Since many of the test also test the left and right side of the body independently, the screen is also looking for asymmetries since they are implicated with increased risk of injury as well. The FMS will give your trainer a solid basis for designing a safe and effective exercise program for you.

Resting metabolic Rate testing takes the guesswork out of weight loss. A 10 minute breathing test measures your unique metabolism. You will learn how many calories you need to consume to loose weight and whether your metabolism is normal, slow or fast. Testing Fee: $65 (includes weight loss plan)

Resting metabolic Rate testing takes the guesswork out of weight loss. A 10 minute breathing test measures your unique metabolism. You will learn how many calories you need to consume to loose weight and whether your metabolism is normal, slow or fast. Testing Fee: $65 (includes weight loss plan)

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