Exercise and Fitness Testing

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Maximal Fitness Testing (Max VO2 Test) - $125

The maximal fitness test will determine your peak fitness level. Your physiological limit of aerobic endurance will be identified and your approximate training zones for improving endurance can be set. This includes a comprehensive metabolic assessment, electrocardiogram and cardiovascular assessment. This test can be customized for a treadmill or a stationary cycle. A full report including the graphs and data are provided along with a brief consult about your results are included in this test. Compare your numbers to those of elite athletes!

  • Total test time from preparation to completion is approximately 1.5 hours.

Lactate Threshold Test - $150

The Lactate Threshold Test is the maximal fitness test described above in addition to measurement of blood lactate levels. The purpose of the test is to determine the workload and heart rate at which your body shifts metabolically from using primarily aerobic energy sources (fat oxidation) to that of anaerobic pathways (glucose oxidation). Lactate production exceeds its clearance in the body. For the performance athlete, determining your lactate threshold will help us find your training zone. By exercising at this threshold, your body will adapt to higher intensities and you will be able to sustain higher exercise intensities for a longer time. After a couple of months, re-testing will help find the new threshold to keep improving your performance.

  • We provide repeat testing for a reduced fee of $125.
  • Total test time from preparation to completion is approximately 1.5 hours.

Metabolism and Fitness Testing For Sport or Activity - $125

We feature a specialized portable metabolic device (CosMed Kb42 unit) that can capture your oxygen use and metabolism during actual realistic activity indoors or outdoors! Find out your energy expenditure and aerobic assessment during cycling, sprint running, walking outside, team sport simulation or other activity of interest. The assessment will produce a report that will provide you with information about how many calories burn and what kind of fuels you use during a typical event. A full computerized report will be provided to you upon completion.

  • Total test time will be approximately 1.5 hrs.

COSMED and Instrumented Treadmill

Want to schedule this test?

Please call us at (352) 273-7371 or email us ufspc@ortho.ufl.edu.

Our hours generally are:

  • Monday - Friday
  • 8am - 5pm

Please inquire about special time requests.