Saturday, December 20, 2014

Metabolic Testing


Being  gym owners and personal trainers we see many people come through our door with very similar problems…

I am exercising but have stopped seeing results

I am watching my diet but not reaching my weight goals

I’m not sure how much cardio I should be doing

How hard should I be working when I am exercising?

With metabolic testing we can help you answer important exercise and nutrition questions to effectively and efficiently achieve the results you desire!

What is Metabolism???

Your body’s metabolism is the biochemical process of combining nutrients with oxygen to release the energy needed for the body to function.  Metabolism is measured in calories (Kcal).

Metabolism varies from person to person based upon many different physiological factors such as age, gender, and fitness level.

Metabolism is constantly changing both positively and negatively.  Changes happen as a result of individual lifestyle- -NOT JUST AGE!!!

With metabolic testing you can find out:

  • How many calories your body needs to achieve your weight goals
  • How long and how hard you should exercise to achieve peak fitness
  • How to increase performance
  • How to combine all the components of fitness to reach your maximum potential

Cardio is the cornerstone of your fitness program.  Whether you’re trying to maintain fitness or looking to maximize performance, conditioning the heart and lungs will teach the body to burn it’s fuel (food) most effectively.

The Korr program removes the guesswok that is the basis for most nutrtion and exercise programs

What exactly does a metabolic assessment measure?

  • Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)-the number of calories your body uses to function at rest (before any movement)
  • Exercise Metabolic Rate (EMR)-An analysis of fat and total caloric efficiency during exercise
  • Anaerobic Threshold (AT)-The peak of your aerobic capacity.  The point at which you start burning carbohydrates for energy instead of fat, which is much less efficient.  The AT varies from person to person. The AT is an extremely reliable and powerful predictor of performance in aerobic exercise.
  •  Projected VO2 Max & Peak VO2-Your body’s maximum ability to transport oxygen to fuel your muscles

Your assessment will be administered by an experienced and qualified personal trainer.  Whether your goal is to lose weight, gain muscle, train for an athletic event, optimize performance, or simply to maintain health a BodyFit trainer can help you maximize your results and get you to your goals in the most efficient way possible.

After 6 to 12 weeks of exercising, your Korr metabolic specialist will recommend that you come back for another assessment.  By checking up on those changes with a reassessment you’ll know just how much you’ve changed. With quantifiable results, you’ll know exactly how much more fat you’re burning that you once did and how many more calories you are burning.

The Korr Metabolic Testing Machine