Fat reduction and muscle definition are achievable goals. Meet with an exercise physiologist to design a customized, multi-dimensional exercise program that will optimize your exercise time, maximize your metabolism, promote weight loss, keep excess fat off permanently, increase lean body mass and enhance muscle definition.
If you ever worry that you will not remember all the details of proper exercise form or technique, this service is for you. An exercise physiologist will custom design a strength, flexibility, or balance and agility program to meet your goals, and then photograph you doing it correctly. You’ll take home a customized album with these photos, thereby taking all the guesswork out of safe and effective execution of your program.
Note: This service may be added to any scheduled strength, flexibility, balance or agility service with an exercise physiologist.
Forget those charts in magazines – get an accurate, personalized determination of your target heart-rate and be sure that you’re making the most efficient use of your workout time. An exercise physiologist takes you through a submaximal exercise test that determines your target heart-rate zone, and, if you desire, target zones for interval training. The physiologist then incorporates this information into a customized exercise prescription.
If you have a condition that limits you, this session with an exercise physiologist can help you safely become more active. Common concerns include diabetes, recovery from stroke, arthritis, circulation problems, neuromuscular disease, recovery from surgery, joint replacement, and balance and agility issues. Other possible topics include pre- or post-natal exercise, exercise for women at various stages of life and exercise for travel. Please dress for exercise.
Your posture affects how you think and feel and how others perceive you. Good posture is an expression of intrinsic confidence and grace, and it prevents muscular tightness and pain. In this session, your posture and gait are assessed and you receive practical tips and simple movements to practice at home. Your movement therapist may use Pilates, Gyrotonic,® yoga and dance to find the right approach for you. The result: more comfort, less tension, deeper breathing, greater mental clarity and a new spring in your step.
If you want to prevent osteopenia (the beginning stages of osteoporosis) or if you have bone loss already, appropriate exercise can help. An exercise physiologist recommends safe, effective exercises based on the results of a bone mineral density assessment (see DEXA Body Composition, or Osteoporosis Prevention & Bone Density Evaluation), or on your risk factors. You’ll receive a personal exercise prescription including bone-healthy cardiovascular exercise, resistance training, and balance and agility work. Recommended for people over 40, this service is also appropriate if you have osteopenia or osteoporosis, a history of smoking, lactose intolerance or low lean body mass.
Get the type of evaluation and advice that professional athletes enjoy.
Part I – Begin with an extensive assessment of your fitness. Tests include a body composition analysis by skinfolds, flexibility testing, upper- and lower-body strength assessment, and a submaximal treadmill test to estimate aerobic capacity and determine your optimal target heart-rate training zone. 50 minutes.
Part II – An exercise physiologist reviews your test results with you and compares them to norms for your age. Together, you’ll develop an exercise prescription for improving your fitness in areas important to you. 50 minutes.
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 doing a Metabolic Exercise Assessment.
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.
Note: Recommended annually or semi-annually. Appropriate if you have had a Canyon Ranch Comprehensive Exercise Assessment (formerly Basic Fitness Assessment), Cardiac Stress Test, Metabolic Exercise Assessment, or Cardiometabolic Stress Test at Canyon Ranch in Tucson within the past two years.
Coordination, balance, reaction time and proprioception (your sense of where you are in space) are critical, but often overlooked, keys to physical performance, comfort and successful aging. Using state-of-the-art Monitored Rehab Systems (MRS) equipment, an exercise physiologist will assess these aspects of your physical functioning in fine detail and help you improve mind-body communication with a printed report of results and a customized training program for home or gym. Book optional follow-up training sessions on the equipment to progress even faster.
Note: Burdenko Water Exercise or Burdenko Land Exercise is an excellent follow-up to this service.