According to health experts at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, a VO2 max test provides the data points that are “often used in research and is considered the most accurate” for determining cardiorespiratory fitness. It’s the “gold standard” that can provide clubs with the personalized information they need to create successful fitness interventions for members.
Unlike years past, RMR and VO2 max testing are now affordable for facilities of all sizes. But it’s better to go with a company who specializes in devices and programs for the health club industry.
Since 1993, KORR Medical Technologies has created numerous respiratory flow-measurement technologies for diverse markets, including medical facilities and health clubs. KORR’s line of devices for the sports and fitness market don’t require a licensed technician to operate and are designed to be used for multiple clients.
Here’s what you need.
- KORR’s CardioCoach performs both resting metabolic rate tests and exercise assessments. You can collect individual data on each client, including:
- VO2 max;
- Anaerobic threshold;
- Heart rate recovery;
- Calories burned during exercise;
- Calories burned at rest;
- Calories burned after exercise (after burn);
- Calories from fat vs. carbs.
Best of all, the data sets recorded by KORR’s testing devices for RMR and VO2 max are ready to be translated into practical fitness programming via personal workout zones. This is done through the CardioCoach app. The CardioCoach app guides the entire process for clients after they learn their oxygen consumption levels during exercise. Then KORR offers professionally designed workouts for a range of weight loss and performance goals, while also allowing for trainers to build custom workouts.
Once in place, a program with KORR’s VO2 max test and personalized data report will take your club’s customer service and member experience to the next level.
For more information on how you can utilize RMR and VO2 max to create your own personalized fitness program, visit KORR’s website.