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Fitness Testing Available

BOONE—The Human Performance Laboratory in Appalachian State University’s Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science offers low-cost, research-level quality fitness tests to university faculty, staff, and students and community members.

The tests and their costs are:

EKG-treadmill test with measurement of oxygen consumption (VO2max) (the best test for heart and lung fitness). This test is for apparently healthy individuals only. Cost is $75 for community members, $50 for faculty and staff, and $25 for students.

Resting metabolic rate (a measurement of how many calories are expended per day when resting, with a comparison to expected levels to determine if one’s metabolism is high or low). Cost is $25 for community members, $20 for faculty and staff, and $10 for students.

Underwater or skinfold body tests (a determination of body fat and ideal body weight). Cost is $15 for community members, $10 for faculty and staff, and $8 for students.

All tests combined for a complete fitness assessment cost $100 for community members, $70 for faculty and staff, and $35 for students.

All tests are conducted using sophisticated, research-grade equipment and trained technicians. Fitness testing is performed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 3-5 p.m. Please call (828) 262-3142 to make an appointment.

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