Assessment & Performance

Canyon Ranch exercise professionals are among 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 consultation to get your exercise questions answered by true experts.
Note: Dress for exercise, including footwear.

“What should I do?”
Our graduate-trained exercise physiologists are knowledgeable 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 highly trained and certified personal trainers 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.

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.

  • $300 for Parts I and II
Comprehensive Exercise Assessment Follow-Up

Recommended if you have completed the Comprehensive Exercise Assessment in prior years and want to track fitness changes and update your exercise program.

  • $145 for 50 minutes
Coordination & Balance Testing

Using state-of-the-art Monitored Rehab Systems (MRS) equipment, an exercise physiologist will assess coordination, balance, reaction time, proprioception (your sense of where you are in space) and help you improve mind-body communication. You will receive a printed report and a customized training program to take home.

Note: Burdenko Water Exercise or Burdenko Land Exercise is an excellent follow-up to this service.

  • $185 for 50 minutes
Discover Your Fitness Age

How old you are and how old you feel may be two different things. Your physiological age is an indication of how well your body is holding up with the passage of time. You’ll benefit from knowing your fitness age by implementing a personalized plan to prevent premature aging.

Part I – An exercise physiologist will administer the following tests:

  • Body composition to assess lean muscle mass
  • Submaximal treadmill test to determine aerobic capacity
  • Muscle strength and power testing, including upper and lower body
  • Evaluation of balance
  • Reaction time testing

50 minutes.

Part II – An exercise physiologist reviews your test results and designs an individual fitness plan to improve your fitness age. 50 minutes.

  • $370 for Parts I and II
Muscle Function Assessment

An exercise physiologist will use our sophisticated suite of Monitored Rehab Systems (MRS) machines to objectively measure the performance of up to two muscle groups, comparing the strength and coordination of one side of your body to the other. You will be shown exercises and training on the MRS equipment in addition to exercises you can do at home. A printout of test results and customized training program are included.

Note: Burdenko Water Exercise or Burdenko Land Exercise is an excellent follow-up to this service.

  • $185 for 50 minutes
Metabolic Exercise Assessment

Discover your aerobic fitness level (VO2 max) and learn how many calories you really burn when you work out. This 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 exercise test while you exercise on your choice of cardiovascular exercise equipment: elliptical trainer, rowing machine, stationary bike or treadmill. 50 minutes.
Note: This test cannot be performed in a pool.

Part II After analyzing the data, your exercise physiologist will explain your results and design an exercise program to maximize your workout and enhance your training program. 50 minutes.

  • $370 for Parts I and II