The purpose of the Fitness Laboratory is to provide scientific support to those striving to achieve improved performance, health and wellness. The program includes testing, other assessments and a consultation with a certified exercise physiologist who will interpret test data, provide tips on how to apply your results and make your exercise/training program as successful as possible.
Data from laboratory testing provides precise and accurate answers to the following questions:
In addition, the lab allows us to track a client’s progress and offer them a “report card” regarding their exercise program.
Using the highly accurate BOD-POD, we will measure your body fat mass and lean body mass. Excess body-fat is associated with increased risk of disease and may hinder athletic performance. This is the same protocol used to measure the body composition of the Miami Hurricane student athletes.Time required: approximately 15-30 minutes
This maximal exercise test determines your rate of oxygen consumption, training heart rate zones, and ventilatory threshold. VO2 max testing is the gold standard for individuals who truly need specific heart rate training information (i.e. runners, tri-athletes). Time required: approximately 60 minutes
Ever wonder exactly how many calories you need each day? Data collected from this 30-minute exam will provide you with information on your daily caloric requirements. A computerized report details exactly how many calories a day you need to fulfill your weight loss or weight gain goals. This information is critical for providing a sound weight-modification program. Time required: approximately 45-60 minutes
A “fitness report card” is the best way to describe this assessment. This simple protocol will test cardiovascular fitness, body composition, muscular fitness and health variables. Your results are compared to others your age/gender and general exercise recommendations are provided to help you improve. Time required: approximately 60 minutes
Prior to your initial visit, you must complete the Health History Questionnaire. Once you have the compelted the questionnaire, please visit the Herbert Wellness Center Sales Office Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. or call 305-284-5433 to schedule your appointment.
|Student Member||Non-Student Member||Non-member|
|Basic Fitness Assessment||Free (CHAMP)||$45||$60|
|VO2 Max Test||$50||$80||$110|
|Resting Metabolic Rate||$30||$50||$70|