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For Metabolic Testing, click on Appointments and Metabolic Testing to book your appointment.

Metabolic Testing

You deserve a nutrition and exercise plan based on your metabolism.

There is no one size fits all approach to nutrition and exercise plans. After completing the testing, you will receive a plan tailored to you and your results. Use the science of your body to help you achieve your goals!

Metabolic Testing is in Ottawa! Metabolic testing uses the science of your body to create an individualized and tailored program for your health and fitness goals. Take the guesswork out and measure to know EXACTLY what you need to do. From weight loss to improving athletic performance, metabolic testing helps you achieve your goals safely and efficiently!

Resting Metabolic Rate

60 minutes | $85

This test evaluates your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR). Your RMR is how many calories your body would burn if you were to lie or sit down and not move for 24 hours. These are the calories your body needs in order to sustain its vital processes such as breathing and circulation.

After this test, you will know your exact RMR which will let you will know how many calories to eat. A unique aspect of our test is to measure where these calories are coming from. Determining where your calories come from allow us to create a plan on what to eat and when. By knowing what, when and how many calories to eat, you will be more efficient and effective in achieving your goals! During this evaluation, your body composition and body measurements are also completed to provide you with a good baseline. In addition, there are sample meal plans that can help you get on your way to a healthier lifestyle!

Please be fasting for a minimum of 4 hours prior and no alcohol/tobacco/caffeine or vigorous exercise for 12 hours prior to testing. Water is allowed.

For fitness nutrition needs, please contact Ben Leber. For discussion with a dietitian, please contact Lauren Wills.

Exercise Metabolic Testing / VO2max Testing

60 minutes | $160

The exercise metabolic test is a maximal aerobic capacity test (VO2max), the gold standard of measuring your cardiovascular fitness. As you increase the intensity of exercise, your body changes what fuel source it uses in order to sustain the exercise.

At a low intensity, your body starts out using aerobic energy sources and gradually converts to anaerobic energy sources. This means you go from using more fat to using more carbohydrates as the fuel source. These are differently physiological ‘Zones’ of your metabolism and are mostly driven by your heart and lung’s ability to provide sufficient oxygen to your body.

Our metabolic testing finds these physiological zones and uses your heart rate zones as a guide to where these critical metabolic changes occur. You will leave with a better understanding of how your body works during exercise and cardio exercise plan to follow based on your results.

Please fasting for a minimum of 4 hours prior and no alcohol/tobacco/caffeine or vigorous exercise for 12 hours prior to testing. Water is allowed.

Both the Resting and Exercise (VO2max) Metabolic Tests

2 hours | $200

Both the resting and exercise (VO2max) metabolic tests. Please see each test for additional information. To complete these tests, please fasting for a minimum of 4 hours prior and no alcohol/tobacco/caffeine or vigorous exercise for 12 hours prior to testing. Water is allowed.

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