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FitWell Center Fitness Testing Services

Our Fitness Technicians perform fitness tests and evaluations of athletes and non-athletes. By conducting a series of comprehensive evaluations and measurements, our team can identify your fitness needs and provide you with an individualized exercise prescription. This exercise prescription can be designed to get you started or move you to the next fitness level and beyond.

Body Composition

Why measure body composition?

Weight alone is not a clear indicator of good health because it does not distinguish between body fat and lean body mass (muscle, bones, organs).   Carrying too much fat can be a predisposition for many serious medical conditions including heart disease, diabetes and even certain forms of cancer.

Additionally, knowing ones body composition serves as a starting point for a weight management program. Having a tangible result in the form of skin-fold measurements and/or percentages can help to chart progress. In fact, measuring body-fat regularly can serve to motivate and help an individual make necessary modifications to their program.

How do we measure body composition?

Skinfolds – a six site (men) or five site (women) skinfold test that assesses body composition (percentage body fat, lean body mass, ideal weight, and ideal percentage fat). A computer printout is given of all the results.

Student Member Non-Member
$10 $15 $20

 

Hydrostatic Weighing  – Hydrostatic (underwater) weighing,  determines a person’s total body density using Archimedes’ Principle of displacement. This test has been considered the gold standard for body composition assessment and can provide an accurate measurement of fat vs. fat-free mass.

For the most accurate results, please follow a 24-hour dietary restriction of no fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans or carbonated beverages.  Please bring a swimsuit.

Student Member Non-Member
$30 $45 $60

Resting Metabolic Rate

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)
Tired of diets that don’t work? Find out how many calories your body burns in a day! RMR testing will assess your unique metabolism and find the rate at which you burn calories.  This test takes about 90 minutes to complete.

After the test, you will know exactly how many calories you need to eat every day to gain, lose, or maintain your weight. You’ll leave with a weekly plan of how many calories to eat, and how many calories to burn through exercise.

Call today to make your appointment 312-413-5174

Student Member Non-Member
$55 $65 $75

Resting Metabolic Rate & Underwater Weighing Combo Package

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)
Find out how many calories your body burns in a day! RMR testing will assess your unique metabolism and find the rate at which you burn calories.

By knowing the number, you will know exactly how many calories you need to eat every day to gain, lose, or maintain your weight. You’ll leave with a weekly plan of how many calories to eat, and how many calories to burn through exercise.

Hydrostatic Weighing (UWW)

Hydrostatic (underwater) weighing determines a person’s total body density using Archimedes’ Principle of displacement. Hydrostatic underwater weighing has been considered the gold standard for body composition assessment.

Save money by booking these two appointment together.  Please allow 2 hours to complete both tests.

For the most accurate results, please follow 24-hour dietary restrictions of avoiding fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and carbonated beverages.  Please come dressed in comfortable clothing and bring a swimsuit.

Call today to make your appointment 312-413-5174

Student Member Non-Member
$60 $90 $115

General Fitness Assessment

One important step in your fitness and personal training journey is a fitness assessment administered by the FitWell Center staff. The entire assessment consists of:

  • Bioelectrical Impedance Analyzer (body composition)
  • Jog/Walk Test (aerobic capacity)
  • Curl-ups, push-ups, handgrip, and leg press (muscular strength and endurance)
  • Sit and reach (flexibility)

Please note the following items prior to testing:

Clothing: Comfortable athletic clothes and appropriate footwear are recommended.  Women are encouraged to wear a sports bra.

Stimulants: Please refrain from the use of coffee, tea, cola, and tobacco use for 4 hours prior to the test. One cigarette may increase your heart rate up to 25 bpm for one hour.

Exercise: Previous exercise may cause muscle soreness or  fatigue during your exercise test. For this reason, refrain from exercise the day of your test.

Drugs: Please inform the testing staff of any prescription or non-prescription drugs that you have taken up to 48 hours prior to testing.

Please consider the above instructions and allow at least 1 hour for the fitness assessment. If for any reason you are unable to arrive for your scheduled time, please contact the FitWell Center at (312) 413-5174.

Students          Members          Non-Members

$40                  $50                     $75

Maximal Oxygen Consumption

VO2 Maximal Assessment

This exercise test is performed on a treadmill or a bike. This measurement is generally considered the best indicator of an individual’s cardiovascular fitness and aerobic endurance. The results will indicate your capacity to perform sustained exercise.

This information will help in designing a comprehensive cardiovascular fitness program.

You’ll leave knowing:
• how hard you need to exercise       • how many times per week you need to exercise
• how long you need to exercise

This test requires medical referral from your physician.

Student Member Non-Member
$70 $140 $160

Lactate Testing

Most people know that cardiovascular exercise is important, but knowing how intense a workout should be is different for each individual and is dependent on goals and current fitness level.

Lactate Tests help determine the correct training intensity to increase power and endurance.  Knowing the corresponding lactate values at a given heart rate range allows you to adjust your training to meet specific goals.  Train smarter, not harder.

 

Student Member Non-Member
$55 $65 $75

Workout Evaluation and Consultation

Fine tune your program to reach your personal best. A personal trainer can adjust your training schedule to blast through plateaus and reach the goals you’ve been working hard to attain. Sit down with a trained professional who will go over your current workout plan and assess efficiency and direction toward your goals and needs.

Student Member Non-Member
$15 $20 $25
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