Exercise Testing         

Seattle Performance Medicine houses an advanced physiology lab which includes two high accuracy stationary gas exchange systems. We use the most accurate equipment and sophisticated interpretive analysis to produce the most useful, reliable and valid results.

Testing is very valuable for all athletes from beginner to professional. Our testing identifies strengths and limitations related to an individual’s athletic goals. Measurements include: VO2max, Heart Rate max, Lactate Threshold, Aerobic Threshold, Maximal Power, VO2max Power, Threshold Power, Peak Lactate, Caloric expenditure, fat, carbohydrate and protein burning percentages and Resting Metabolic Rate.  Heart Rate zones and power zones are also established for each athlete. Each test is conducted and interpreted by an experienced Exercise Physiologist who will review the results and provide in-depth interpretation and training recommendations. SPM has conducted over 3000 physiologic tests.  

For information on scheduling any Exercise Service contact Kainoa Pauole-Roth, Exercise Physiologist or call (206) 817-4471

Exercise Testing & Consultation Options

Appointment Type Description
VO2max
Single Sport:

Bike, Run, Row, etc…
$425   Very comprehensive testing which includes: Resting metabolic rate, VO2max measurement, exercise metabolic rate, exercise fuel utilization, aerobic threshold (LT), anaerobic threshold (LAT), fractional utilization of VO2max and VO2max power at anaerobic threshold, HRmax, HR recovery, HR zones, power zones, training recommendations.  (3-4 hours)
VO2max Dual
Multi-sport:

Bike & Run
$550  Similar to VO2max Single Sport, comprehensive dual sport testing which includes:  Resting metabolic rate, VO2max measurement, exercise metabolic rate, exercise fuel utilization, aerobic threshold (LT), anaerobic threshold (LAT), fractional utilization of VO2max and VO2max power at anaerobic threshold, HRmax, HR recovery, HR zones, power zones, training recommendations.. This test is the best option for Triathletes. (4-5 hours)
Fitness Consultation $125  Help establish training goals, exercise and sports nutrition guidelines.  
(1 hour)
Firefighter Comprehensive Evaluation open to General Public $1250 Our firefighter evaluation. Includes: Sports physical, VO2max single sport with cardiac and pulmonary stress testing, oxygen saturation, strength & flexibility assessment, body composition, risk assessment, cardio, strength, flexibility, nutrition and medical recommendations, lab review (labs billed separately to insurance by lab).1 session (5 hours)
Anaerobic Capacity: Run Bike, Paddle or Row $175 Maximal sprint testing (30-40 seconds depending on test). Results provide VLamax, analysis of max lactate production and peak power. Common test for sprint athletes, but very useful for endurance athletes as well, especially those with high aerobic capacity. Includes recommendations for carbohydrate intake and sprint training.1 session (1 hour)
*Note
this test does not provide VO2max or training zones and cannot be done at same day as VO2max and running tests only available during the spring and summer

Strength & Flexibility Assessment

$125  Power to weight ratios for major muscle groups, back and shoulder flexibility, strength score and percentiles, recommendations for strength & flexibility training.1 session (1 hour)

Resting Metabolic Rate

$125 Measurement of resting metabolism, includes daily metabolic rate, percentage of protein utilization (reflects metabolic state), predicted optimal nutritional intake range.

Miscellaneous:
Body Composition, Sweat Test

$125- $150 per hour plus lab fees:  Various additional tests are available to analyze exercise fluid, electrolyte needs and exercise performance in the field.