991 Worthington Woods Loop Rd. 
Worthington, OH  43085
614-880-9180
Open 7 Days per Week
 - By Appointment

 

How to Prepare for our Fitness Assessments and What to Expect

Resting Metabolism (RMR)
  1. You need to be fasted for this test.  Do not eat anything for approximately 10 hours prior to the test.  Do not take any supplements or drink any caffeinated beverages.  Drinking water is ok.

  2. Due to the fasting requirement, this test should be scheduled first thing in the morning if possible.

  3. Try to limit activity prior to your visit.  Do not exercise that morning.

Bod Pod

  1. The measurement is taken in a swimsuit, preferably 2 piece for women, speedo type for men. (Don't worry, we have them available if you don't have one!)  We provide you a swim cap as well.

  2. Refrain from eating about 3 hours before your visit.

  3. Wait at least 1 hour if you've worked out. The air in the 'Bod Pod' is measured to get your body density. Elevated breathing and body temperature may interfere. 

  4. You will simply sit inside the Bod Pod while a technician conducts 2-3 short tests.

VO2 Max  
  1. You will need comfortable clothes and shoes for walking, running or riding the stationary bike.

  2. You may eat as you normally would before exercising, however it is best to keep it very light.

  3. Do not work out prior to coming in for your VO2 Max test to insure accurate results.  Make sure you allow 24 hours of recovery time from any intense exercise prior to your visit.

 

Other Bod Pod notes:

  1. Try to schedule subsequent visits under the same conditions... time of day, hydration levels, etc./p>

  2. An individual coming in the first time should plan on spending about 20 minutes, two people, about 40 minutes.  After the first visit, it only takes about 15 minutes.

  3. If your appointment is scheduled first thing in the morning drinking some water is OK.  You want to come in on an empty stomach, however normal hydration is expected.

  4. Smile! This is fun and you get to see what you're made of!