Assessment & Performance

Canyon Ranch exercise professionals are the best in the world, and they can be invaluable in helping you establish or refine a customized exercise routine – no matter what your current fitness level. Book a private consultation to get your exercise questions answered by true experts.

“What should I do?”
Our graduate-trained exercise physiologists are experts in the science of exercise and can assess your preferences, health history, goals and needs, and design a program just for you.

“Am I doing this right?”
Our professional fitness instructors can work through your program with coaching and demonstration so you can experience each movement and exercise to take home.

Comprehensive Exercise Assessment
Get the type of evaluation and advice that professional athletes enjoy with this state-of-the-art two-part service.
Part I – Begin with an extensive assessment of your fitness. Tests include a body composition analysis, flexibility testing, upper- and lower-body strength assessment, and a submaximal treadmill test to estimate aerobic capacity and determine optimal target heart-rate training zone.
Part II – An exercise physiologist reviews your test results with you. Together you’ll develop an exercise prescription for improving your fitness in areas important to you. If you are staying for a few days or live at Canyon Ranch, an optional enhancement is to have your exercise prescription built into the Wellness Key System. 
Note: We recommend that you book this service prior to arrival. This service is for apparently healthy people with no major risk factors for vascular or heart disease. Men over 45 and women over 55 need to speak with a Program Advisor about American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for taking this test. You may need to take a Cardiac Stress Test first with a physician. If you are an experienced exerciser or competitive athlete, you may want to explore ways to improve your peak performance by having a Metabolic Exercise Assessment.

  • $330 for two 50 minute sessions
Comprehensive Exercise Assessment Follow-up

Want to see how you’re doing? Here’s an opportunity to reassess your fitness, monitor changes in response to your exercise program and update your exercise prescription. We conduct the same tests used in the Comprehensive Exercise Assessment and compare the results with your prior assessment. If you are staying for a few days or live at Canyon Ranch, an optional enhancement is to have your exercise prescription built into the Wellness Key System. 

Note: Recommended annually or semi-annually.

  • $165 for 50 minutes
Metabolic Exercise Assessment

What is your aerobic fitness level (VO2 max)? How many calories do you really burn when you work out? Find out, and learn to maximize your exercise potential. This two-part service is recommended for people who want to change body composition, increase stamina and fitness or improve sports performance.

Part I – An exercise physiologist administers a submaximal steady-state exercise test during your favorite workout.

Note: This test cannot be performed in a pool.

Part II – After analyzing the data, your exercise physiologist advises you on techniques to maximize your workout and enhance your training program. Learn your VO2 maximum, anaerobic threshold, calories burned at any given heart rate, your target heart-rate zone and fat-versus-carbohydrate burn.

  • $330 for two 50 minute sessions