All performance tests can be done while cycling, running, uphill hiking or rowing. The initial test includes a detailed analysis of results and a training consultation. Because we believe in the value of repeat testing, subsequent tests are discounted but still include a discussion of the test results and training recommendations. Coached athletes who are just looking for test results without a training consultation are eligible for a further discount on follow up tests. Click to learn more about physiological tests.

VO2max and ventilatory thresholds

$150 for the initial evaluation. $125 for subsequent tests.
An excellent initial evaluation, the VO2max gives a good picture of overall fitness level and performance potential. The test will identify maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) as well as the first ("aerobic") and second ("anaerobic") ventilatory thresholds. VO2max results provide maximal oxygen utilization as well as heart rates and power (cycling and rowing) or speed (running) values that correlate to each of the athlete’s ventilatory thresholds. The ventilatory thresholds are also used in establishing heart rate/pace/power-based training zones and intensities.

Lactate profile

$150 for the initial evaluation. $125 for subsequent tests.
The blood lactate profile is the most important predictor of endurance performance potential in steady-state events (e.g. time trials in cycling, cross-country skiing, rowing, speed skating, triathlons and running races, especially marathons). The lactate profile test (with determination of lactate threshold) is the "gold standard" used by elite endurance athletes to determine optimal training intensities and is the most effective way to track training effectiveness. Individualized training zones based on both heart rate and power (for cycling and rowing) or speed (for running), as well as optimal paces for racing, are provided.

Metabolic efficiency with lactate

$230 for the initial evaluation. $150 for subsequent tests.
The ultimate test for the endurance athlete, whether you are an Ironman triathlete, ultra runner, long distance cyclist or other long distance endeavor. The metabolic efficiency tests combine oxygen consumption and lactate measurements to give you valuable insight into your endurance capacity. The test looks specifically at low to moderate effort levels, pinpointing you aerobic or economy threshold to dial in endurance training and competition paces, as well as your metabolic efficiency (fat utilization). The test will also measure your maximal fat oxidation rate (FatMAX) and help guide your fueling needs (carbohydrate replenishment). Get your training and eating strategies on the right track.

Exercise Metabolism

$150 for the initial evaluation. $125 for subsequent tests.
he Exercise Metabolism looks at your response to increasing intensity of aerobic exercise.  It is a great way to establish your Zone 2 intensity, as well as metabolic efficiency and maximal fat oxidation (FatMAX), to determine how much fat and how much carbohydrate are being utilized during exercise.  The test measures how many calories you actually burn at different exercise intensities. This will allow for a more accurate determination of total caloric expenditure during exercise. Individualized training zones and an exercise consultation are included to address specific, individual goals.

Biomechanical Assessments

We also offer a range of biomechanical assessments including: