Overview

Offering Aerobic Fitness Tests

Offering Aerobic Fitness Tests

Cardiorespiratory fitness is important for health and key to athletic performance. We offer three types of aerobic fitness testing to let you know where you stand and help you make health and performance goals.

V02max Maximal Aerobic Fitness Testing

Pricing

Community

$105

University Employee

$90

University Student

$50

All testing is done by appointment. Please call 801-585-7325 to schedule.

VO2max (maximal oxygen uptake) is accepted as the criterion measure of cardiorespiratory fitness. PEAK uses open-circuit spirometry to accurately measure VO2max. Athletes can use VO2max testing information to determine training intensity and gauge results of a training program.

What to Expect

  • 75-minute appointment
  • Graded exercise test lasting 8-14 minutes (not including warm-up and cool-down)
  • Can be completed on a treadmill or a bicycle
  • Heart rate is monitored
  • Athlete will wear a nose clip and mouthpiece to capture exhaled air
  • Oxygen uptake is measured with a metabolic cart
  • Results are available immediately after the test is completed
  • PEAK exercise physiologist will explain test results

A detailed document explaining the results of your tests, in addition to methods of applications will be provided.

Submaximal Aerobic Fitness Testing

Pricing

Community

$70

University Employee

$60

University Student

$30

All testing is done by appointment. Please call 801-585-7325 to schedule.

The submaximal aerobic fitness test is a graded exercise test performed on a bicycle. This test will give you an accurate estimate of your aerobic fitness level, allowing you to compare your cardiovascular fitness to others in your age group. Knowing your aerobic fitness level can be useful for setting fitness goals, determining proper individual exercise intensity, and evaluating the results of an exercise program.

What to Expect

  • 45-minute appointment
  • A submaximal aerobic test involves exercising 75-85% predicted max heart rate
  • Generally completed on bicycle ergometer
  • Heart rate and workload are used to predict maximum oxygen uptake
  • Great test to determine cardiovascular fitness
  • Test takes approximately 12-15 minutes
  • Results are available immediately after the test is completed
  • PEAK exercise physiologist will explain test results

Lactate Threshold Testing

Lactate threshold is a good predictor of athletic endurance performance. The lactate threshold is a point during physical activity where blood lactate builds up faster than your body can remove it.