Scientific Assessments

We are able to offer scientific exercise & sport science assessments

to provide a comprehensive analysis of your current physical condition


Assessment Pack 1: £95
  • Lactate Profile 

This assessment measures your blood lactate response to increasing levels of exercise using finger tip blood sampling. This can be done on your own bike attached to a computerised turbo trainer, on a state-of-the art cycle ergometer or on a treadmill. These data can be used to identify the position of your lactate threshold and turnpoint which are important determinants of endurance performance and calculate your heart rate and power/pace-based training zones.  This allows you to carefully monitor your fitness and performance changes.

 

Assessment Pack 2: £195
  • VO2max
  • Lactate Profile 

This test not only measures your blood lactate response to exercise [see above] but also measures your breath by breath oxygen consumption using the very latest technology. This can be done on your bike attached to a computerised turbo trainer or on a treadmill. This provides the gold standard measure of aerobic fitness, your exercise economy, calorie expenditure and carbohydrate and fat usage during exercise in addition to determining your heart rate and power/pace-based training zones. This allows you to explore your exercise physiology and allows you to carefully monitor your exercise capacity, fitness and performance changes.

 

Assessment Pack 3: £295
  • VO2max
  • Lactate Profile
  • Haemoglobin Analysis
  • Body Composition
  • Nutritional Profile

This is our ultimate assessment test and not only measures your VO2max & blood lactate response to exercise [see above] but also assesses your current level of haemoglobin [oxygen carrying capacity], your body composition and your nutritional profile.

Haemoglobin is the oxygen carrying component of your blood.  A normal concentration is essential for the optimum delivery of oxygen to active muscle tissue.  A low concentration of haemoglobin (anaemia) is often associated with feelings of fatigue, tiredness and under-performance in exercise and sports competition. A high-value is often seen in high level endurance athletes.  This test involves a simple finger tip blood sample.

Your body composition is assessed by measuring your body dimensions and the percentage of body fat and lean muscle mass you have. This allows you to accurately optimise your body composition and monitor changes as a result of exercise and training.

Your nutrition profile involves the completion of a 7-day food diary to identify any deficiencies in your current intake in relation to your level of physical activity, exercise training and sports competition.

 

All assessments packs include a feedback consultation and an electronic report.