Northwest Healthcare's comprehensive performance testing center is unique in Tucson. Elite athletes -- and anyone who wants to take their sport to the next level - can use the results of these tests to more specifically target their training program and achieve their performance goals. Individual testing services or packages are available and include:
Body Composition Analysis
Body composition analysis measures the amount of fat versus lean muscle as a percentage of total weight. To ensure accuracy, two methods (skinfolds and bioelectrical impedance analysis) are performed. Cost is $60.
VO2 Max Test
VO2 Max is the peak oxygen usage of an athlete at maximum exercise. It is an excellent indicator of aerobic fitness. Cost is $125 (running or cycling).
The lactate threshold is the level of exercise intensity at which the body begins to produce lactate at a greater level than it can be removed. It is a reliable predictor of exercise performance. Cost is $150 (running or cycling).
Resting Metabolic Rate
Resting metabolic rate (RMR) is the amount of calories a body burns while at rest. Additional calories are added to determine the total daily caloric need. Knowledge of RMR can help with weight management and nutrition planning. Cost is $95.
The calories expended per hour can help athletes plan their nutrition strategies for endurance exercise. Cost is $110 (running or cycling).
Initial Nutrition Assessment
The nutrition assessment determines an athlete's nutrition needs based on body composition (included in the assessment), sport, and short- and long-term performance goals. In addition to the body composition assessment, this consultation also includes food diary analysis/plan and 60 minute 1:1 consultation. Cost is $175.
Follow-Up Nutrition Consultations
Follow-up consultations are available for more specific guidance in planning optimal nutrition strategies individualized for each athlete.
Fitness Performance Package: $155
Athlete Performance Package: $220
Beginner Triathlete Package: $260
Triathlete Performance Package: $450
Additional a la carte services may be added to packages for a 10% discount.
To make an appointment for Physical Therapy or Performance Testing, call 520-469-8052.
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1551 East Tangerine Road
Tucson, AZ 85755