Our highly specialized testing equipment will tell you exactly how many calories YOU burn at rest, and at exactly what heart rate YOU need to work at in order to meet your fitness goals.
We are all individuals. Heart rate charts and calorie recommendations based on gender, weight and height can be wildly wrong. It is frustrating to be told that you should be eating 1700 calories a day and, when you follow this advice, you gain weight! Or conversely if you are an athlete or bodybuilder trying to put on muscle, you need to know exactly how many calories your muscles demand. Training heart rate zones can be equally misleading. It is common to be training at a heart rate either too high for you - in which case, you suffer fatigue, lack of motivation, injuries and muscle loss - or too low, failing to yield the results your are working for.
To determine your resting metabolic rate (RMR), or how many calories you burn at rest in a day, you will recline in our comfortable lounge chair while wearing a comfortable, sterile mask over your nose and mouth. Listen to soothing music, close your eyes and enjoy the peace for ten minutes while the equipment measures your expired CO2. An onboard computer calculates the RMR and prints out a personalized report. Our kinesiologist will go over your results with you and discuss how this impacts your meal and exercise planning.
For the VO2 test, you wear the same mask as the previous test, but this time you are asked to perform cardio exercise on a stationary bike. The kinesiologist will increase the intensity of your workout until you reach your anabolic threshold. For most people, this takes between five and ten minutes. Again your results are printed in an individualized report which you can discuss with our staff or take to your personal trainer to customize your exercise program to get maximum results.
Ask us about packages that include metabolic testing, training programs, nutritional guidelines, and laser therapy for weight control.
The CardioCoach Plus from KORR Medical Technologies delivers simple and accurate fitness testing. It measures key data including peak VO2, anaerobic threshold, and the precise amount of calories burned at all exercise heart rate levels. This data can be used as the foundation for customized exercise programs that truly meet the needs of the individual. One session with the CardioCoach empowers clients with the ability to meet their fitness goals efficiently and safely with no unnecessary fatigue or wasted time. The CardioCoach Plus also measures Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) to construct personalized weight loss programs. In the past, these types of measurements have only been available by using cumbersome, expensive equipment, and generally only available at hospitals, universities, or professional training facilities.
VO2 is the rate of oxygen uptake, or consumption, measured during exercise. The maximum rate of oxygen uptake is called the VO2max or maximum VO2. VO2max is the ultimate measure of fitness and is reported in milliliters of oxygen per kilogram of body weight per minute or ml/Kg/min. To achieve a high VO2max, a person must have a fit heart and lungs and significant lean muscle mass that is well conditioned.
Since true VO2max measurements require exercising to the maximum level of exertion, they should only be done under medical supervision, or by persons who have been cleared to exercise extreme exertion by their physician. Peak VO2, or the maximum level of oxygen uptake achieved during a sub-maximal test can also be used to predict the VO2 max had the test been allowed to progress to the predicted maximum heart rate.
A VO2 test will also show the anaerobic threshold. The anaerobic threshold is the level of exercise intensity beyond which the body can no longer provide adequate oxygen to the muscles. Exercise below the anaerobic threshold should be comfortable even though the exercise extends for long periods. Exercise above the anaerobic threshold will improve cardiovascular fitness, but will also cause some discomfort, fatigue, and muscle soreness.
Knowing the unique anaerobic threshold can be used to design a workout plan that will improve fitness and maximize calories burned. Measurement of VO2max or PeakVO2 will provide a true assessment of fitness level. The CardioCoach test will provide all of this data that is vital to proper fitness training. In addition, a CardioCoach test will also measure how many calories are burned during a workout at every exercise heart rate level. This information, along with a heart rate monitor, or a heart rate equipped bike or treadmill, can be used to calculate the precise amount of calories burned during a workout.
Metabolic rate, or metabolism, is the rate at which the body expends energy. This is also referred to as the "caloric burn rate". Knowing metabolic rate is vital for weight loss as well as for determining the proper feeding amounts needed to treat various disease states.
The CardioCoach Plus from Korr Medical Technologies measures a person's resting metabolic rate with a simple 10 minute breath test. The technology once reserved for hospitals and universities is now available from HealthPoint Laser Clinic. Testing metabolic rates will determine exactly how many calories a person may eat and still lose or maintain weight. No more charts, averages, or guessing. For the first time in years, there is something truly new for the thousands of people who are trying to lose weight.