Exercise Physiology

We provide services for the assessment and enhancement of both aerobic and anaerobic fitness.

Lactate (Anaerobic) Threshold Tests

These tests can identify your optimal training zones and optimise precious training time.

  • The lactate threshold test is an incremental test to voluntary exhaustion. We can test you on cycling, running, rowing ergometers. Results from a Lactate test are used for determining individualised training thresholds.

  • The blood lactate and heart rate information obtained are used to work out your individualised training thresholds. These can be used immediately to target specific heart rate zones in your training. You can then optimise your individual training sessions and manage your weekly and monthly training loads.

Allow 1-1.5 hours for your Lactate test procedure and results discussion

Cost: $50 per test


Maximal Oxygen Consumption Tests (VO2 Max)

These tests can accurately assess your current aerobic fitness

  • The VO2 Max test is an incremental test to voluntary exhaustion. We can test you on cycling, running, and rowing ergometers.

  • Results from a VO2 Max Test are used to determine your aerobic fitness level.

  • The amount of oxygen you breathe in and out is measured and gives us an indication of your aerobic fitness. We can then give you a comparison to general and athletic populations, and to the requirements of different sports.

  • VO2 Max Tests are good to monitor changes in your aerobic fitness over time.

  • We recommend re-testing 1-2 times per year so you can monitor changes in your aerobic fitness and therefore the effectiveness of your training.

Allow 1 hour for your VO2 test procedure and results discussion

Cost: $50 per test