Improve your workout results with a data-driven approach that is based on your actual physical status, as indicated by metabolic health. Statera Fitness Trainers can access your personal fitness data using our state-of-the-art metabolic testing cart. We can look at the two critical measurements of metabolic health: Cardio Respiratory Fitness (CRF) and Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). Initial testing establishes your baselines and provides the foundation for setting goals and developing your optimal workout plan. Subsequent testing verifies that you’re on the path to achieving your health and fitness goals.
Cardio Respiratory Fitness Assessment (VO2 Max Testing)
Cardio Respiratory Fitness relates to the body’s ability to supply fuel and to eliminate fatigue products through its circulatory and respiratory systems. CRF is a gauge of general health. Evidence has shown that CRF is a strong indicator of mortality factors, including cardiovascular disease. In fact, it is a stronger indicator of mortality than other known factors such as diabetes, hypertension, smoking and obesity. The good news? Everyone can improve their CRF through regular physical activity.
How is it measured?
VO2 Max testing is the most scientific way to measure CRF. VO2 Max—or maximal oxygen update—measures an individual’s capacity to perform sustained exercise; in other words: your aerobic endurance. VO2 Max refers to the maximum amount of oxygen that an individual can utilize during intense exercise.
Through VO2 max testing at Statera, you will be able to compare your results against others within your same age and gender populations. We’ll determine how many calories are being burned from fat vs. carbohydrates—an essential factor for optimizing endurance and ensuring fat-burning workouts.
Basal Metabolic Rate Testing (BMR)
Most of the time, nutritional “guidelines” are merely estimations of nutritional needs that are based on the general population. BMR testing on the metabolic cart enables your Statera Fitness trainer to determine your actual nutritional needs. BMR testing determines how many calories your body uses “at rest.” It also determines the percentage ratio of fat vs. carbohydrates being used. Once testing is complete, you’ll have your own personal profile and guidelines for effective nutrition. Because, after all, what you eat is as important as how you exercise. Get to know your exact caloric needs. And finally get your fat-to-carbohydrate ratio right!
VO2 Max and BMR testing may be conducted separately. Having both tests done provides the comprehensive insight your trainer needs to develop your most efficient and effective personalized fitness plan.