This service will give you a complete picture of your current cardiac and lung function, exercise efficiency and performance. While you walk or run on a treadmill or ride a stationary bike, a physician uses advanced testing equipment to determine your aerobic fitness level (VO2 maximum), optimal exercise heart rates, anaerobic threshold and accurate calories burned at any given heart rate. This test is also the state of the art for determining the safety of your participation in an exercise program: You will be screened for heart arrhythmias, EKG changes, exercise-induced asthma, obstructive lung disorders and blood pressure tolerance of exercise. Whether you’re training for a triathlon or just getting started exercising, this service will help you work out with maximum safety and efficiency – and get maximum results.
Part I – A physician uses an EKG and a metabolic cart to measure your oxygen consumption, carbon dioxide production, and cardiac and lung function during exercise. This test can be performed on a treadmill or bicycle. 80 minutes.
Part II – In a follow-up session, an exercise physiologist will interpret your test and create an exercise prescription to meet your health and fitness goals. 50 minutes.