Human Performance Lab open to public

(09-05-2012)

The Adam State University Human Performance and Physical Education Department (HPPE) Human Performance Lab is opening its doors to the San Luis Valley community for a variety of fitness tests at affordable prices. Dr. Tracey Robinson, professor of HPPE, and graduate assistant Maria Martinez will conduct fitness tests from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. every Thursday. Fitness testing is by appointment only.

This is your chance to develop a healthier lifestyle. Let the HPPE graduate students identify your current fitness level and develop an individualized fitness plan based on your fitness goals, needs, and physical limitations. Take the first step in becoming a healthier and fitter person. Lifestyle modifications are not easy, but the HPPE graduate students can help you accept the challenge.

Fitness tests available include VO2 Max $50, Wingate anaerobic power test $10, FitnessAge $10, and body composition measurements for $5. The VO2 max test is an aerobic endurance assessment of the maximum amount of oxygen your body is able to utilize during high intensity aerobic activity. We also test your blood lactate levels to assess your individual lactate threshold, which we can use to determine proper training intensities for maximal benefit; test time is approximately 45 minutes.

The Wingate power test is an assessment of anaerobic power. It consists of a 30 second maximal effort on a cycle ergometer; test time approximately 10 minutes. Body composition assessment consists of skinfold measurements from several sites on the body. Measurements can determine body fat percentage as well as lean mass; test time is approximately 5 minutes. The FitnessAge test is a comprehensive assessment of muscular strength and endurance, cardiorespiratory endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Individual test results are compiled to give you an overall fitness “age.” Test time is approximately 20 minutes.

To set up an appointment, contact Martinez at martinezmm008@grizzlies.adams.edu or 719-587-7246; or Robinson at tlrobins@adams.edu or 719-587-7663.