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Performance Assessments

Find your "metabolic fingerprint" to help you lose weight

and improve athletic performance!

Using our Metabolic Assessments, we can gather individual physiological data to help you understand your resting and active metabolic rates.  These individualized tests will teach you how your body's metabolism works and pinpoint your safe and effective training heart rate.

Here is a quick article on the benefits of our testing.

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) is a scientific measurement of the amount of calories that are burned in order for an individual to sustain normal bodily functions (ie. heartbeat, breathing, digestion) at rest for 24 hours. Knowing your RMR will identify your unique daily minimum caloric intake; a vital piece of information for healthy weight loss or fueling your athletic performance.

Preparing for a RMR:

  • No high intensity exercise 24 hours before test

  • Fast for at least 4 hours prior to test (ideally an overnight fast)

  • No nicotine or caffeine 12 hours before test

Active Metablic Rate (VO2)

ProActive Performance is one of the only physical therapy centers in northern Colorado to utilize VO2 testing to accurately measure your cardiovascular fitness level. Vital individual data collected from this assessment includes aerobic and anaerobic thresholds, and target intensity heart rate zones calculated from these thresholds. Other data that can be collected includes peak oxygen consumption, calories burned at different heart rate zones, and calories burned using different fuel sources (fats and carbohydrates). All these points of reference will help design a proper workout training plan based on your individual goals. Whether you are trying to maximize your cardiovascular performance, improve your endurance, start an exercise program, or lose weight, this assessment can help you reach your goals.

An initial VO₂ assessment can clarify your precise target heart rates which enables you to exercise more effectively, with less fatigue and fewer injuries. Periodic retesting provides critical feedback as to how you are improving. Unlock your fitness potential!



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