Los Gatos Swim & Racquet is proud to make available New Leaf Fitness Assessment and Resting Metabolic Rate Testing. This technology is recognized as the “Gold Standard” for determining fitness levels and developing conditioning programs to improve human performance.  Until recently, these types of assessment were available only to human performance labs and training centers for elite athletes.  Now Los Gatos Swim & Racquet Club is making this technology and individualized training programs available to the “every day athlete” who is training for quality of life.  Whether your goal is weight loss, improved cardiovascular fitness,  or enhanced athletic performance, this tool is your road map to your goals.

During your assessment, the Metabolic Profiler will analyze the composition of every breath (oxygen and carbon dioxide) while monitoring your heart rate.  Based on the data gathered during this assessment, your unique response to exercise will be mapped to create your metabolic profile.  The results include an objective measure of your fitness, a comparison to others of your age, and most importantly, all the information needed to create an effective Personalized Exercise Program to help you meet your fitness goals.

In as little as eight minutes, the New Leaf Metabolic Profiler will gather enough data for a trainer to design an effective cardio program specific to each individual.  Through both the Active Test and the Resting Test, you will learn:

  • Your individual metabolic profile
  • Your body’s unique response to exercise
  • The correct exercise intensity levels to
  • Increase the burn of fat and calories
  • Improve cardiovascular fitness
  • Lose weight and inches
  • Avoid muscle soreness or over-training

Resting Test

How many calories can a person consume without gaining weight?  To effectively manage “Calories In” and “balance the Energy Equation”, it is important to know an individual’s daily caloric requirements.  Seventy percent of the total calories a person burns each day are composed of the calories needed for essential life processes as measured by the Resting Metabolic Rate or RMR.  The remaining thirty percent of calories burned come from physical activity such as digestion, activities of daily living and exercise.

Why Measure RMR?

Everyone’s metabolism and caloric needs are different.  Your body’s metabolism is affected by genetics, age, gender, height, body composition, activity level, and other physical and environmental factors.

Measured RMR vs. Estimates

RMR can be determined by estimations that are subject to significant error – as much as 20-25%!  This can lead to an inappropriate fat loss plan.  The gold standard for determining RMR is through indirect calorimetry using a metabolic analyzer that measures both VO2 and VCO2 as provided by the New Leaf Personal VO2 Assessment System.

New Leaf RMR Assessment

  • Measures both VO2 and VCO2 for greatest accuracy
  • Assessment is simple and easy
  • Requires approximately 10-12 minutes to complete
  • Creates a metabolic report which includes your RMR, total caloric consumption and action plan for weight loss
  • Determines your ratio of fat and carbohydrate utilization

What You Will Learn

  • How may colories you can consume in order to maintain weight
  • What caloric deficit is required to lose weight
  • Your unique personal metabolic requirements
  • How many calories from exercise should be included in a balance weight loss program
  • How many calories are burned from fat compared to carbohydrates

Active Test

Everyone’s response to exercise is unique.  In order to achieve maximum results it is very important to know the correct exercise intensity that will provide the optimal level for the burn of fat calories, and the improvements of fitness and athletic performance.  Estimations do not provide the individualized training programs that people need.  The New Leaf Exercise Assessment provides a metabolic profile that eliminates the estimations and guesswork that defeats most diet and exercise programs.

About the Active Assessment

  • Depending on your objectives, a Sub Maximal or Peak VO2 assessment may be performed
  • Measures your fitness and unique response to exercise
  • Requires 8 – 15 minutes to complete
  • Assessment may be performed on any aerobic equipment such as a bike or trendmill
  • The system uses the same technology found in hospitals, Olympic Training Centers and Sports Medicine clinics.

Active Assessment Results

The assessment produces reports that show peak VO2, anaerobic threshold, fitness Level and caloric burn rate from the active test.   It identifies your optimal exercise intensity level to avoid the risk of under or over-training.  A custom plan for aerobic training is then formed and it allows you to exercise and train in your correct heart rate frequency, intensity and duration that will help you achieve your weight loss and fitness goals faster.

What You Will Learn

  • Your unique response to exercise
  • Your individual fitness levels to
  • Increase the burn of fat and calories
  • Lose weight and inches
  • Improve cardiovascular fitness
  • Enhance athletic performance
  • Avoid muscle soreness and over-training

For pricing information on Metabolic Testing, click here.

Please contact us at (408) 356-2136 for additional information or any questions you may have.