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Fitness Testing

If you have a health and fitness goal put metrics to it to increase your success rate. Castle Hill Fitness offers three types of fitness tests to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. In this section, you will learn about your overall resting metabolic rate (RMR) and why it is an important number to know in weight management. Additionally, we offer a Bod Pod Body Composition test which uncovers the identity of the body’s mass. Finally, if you’re starting an exercise program we recommend our movement based initial assessment to give you an overview of how your body is moving and whether any limitations may hold you back from reaching your fitness goal. The Metabolic Test, Initial Assessment, and Bod Pod Body Composition tests are all non-invasive, quick and open to members and non-members alike.

 

BOD POD BODY COMPOSITION TEST

With this body composition test, you will learn the amounts of fat and lean tissue that make up your weight, facilitating sensible decisions regarding nutrition and exercise programs. You will get the “whole picture” of what’s really going on with your body, and rationally plan your improvements.

Based on the same whole-body measurement principles as hydrostatic weighing, the BOD POD employs patented air displacement technology instead of a water dunk. Subjects sit comfortably inside the capsule while computerized pressure sensors determine the amount of air displaced by their body. This test is very accurate, safe, and quick, with a complete analysis taking under 10 minutes.

WHY IS KNOWING MY BODY COMPOSITION IMPORTANT?

Body Composition is a leading indicator of health. Body composition (percent fat and lean) reflects the results of both physical activity and nutritional practices. Weight alone can be misleading. The scale cannot differentiate between a pound of fat and a pound of muscle. Over time, people tend to gain fat and lose muscle without any obvious change in their weight. While we do need a certain amount of fat in our body for good health, excess body fat is proven to increase the risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. On the other hand, too little body fat can also pose a number of serious health risks, especially for women.

FOR WEIGHT LOSS, NOT ALL WEIGHT IS CREATED EQUAL

Our bodies can be divided into two main components – fat and lean mass. Fat comes in two types. “Essential fat” is necessary for our normal body functions. “Storage fat” is the extra fuel we store under the skin and around organs. Lean mass primarily consists of muscle, the major “metabolic” engine of the body, and skeleton. The more muscle in our body, the more calories we burn, even when we are resting. Although we often make reference to being “overweight”, having excess body weight and excess body fat are two completely different things. Indeed fat and muscle differ in an important way – muscle is much denser than fat. So a pound of fat takes up 18% more volume than a pound of muscle. Therefore, lean and muscular individuals can have a high body weight without any excess body fat.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR BOD POD

THIS FITNESS ASSESSMENT TEST IS AVAILABLE ONLY AT OUR DOWNTOWN LOCATION

 

BOD POD PRICING Members Non-members
One test $35 $50
Set of 3 tests* $90 $120

* Expires in 12 months

 

BOOK YOUR BOD POD ONLINE

Book online with one of the listed providers below! You can also email conciergeDT@castlehillfitness.com or call 512-478-4567 dial 1

MEET OUR BOD POD ASSESSMENT STAFF

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INITIAL ASSESSMENT


This is a 45-minute movement based assessment with a Castle Hill Fitness certified personal trainer. Our testing protocol takes you through seven different movements in varying planes of motion to give you a baseline for your body. Based on your goals and the results of your assessment our trainer can recommend classes and other services, and help guide you on the future steps in your health and wellness journey. You can retake the assessment over and over to see improvements over time.

BOOK YOUR INITIAL ASSESSMENT

Email conciergeDT@castlehillfitness.com or call 512-478-4567 dial 1

 

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METABOLIC TESTING

ACHIEVE YOUR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT GOALS

Your metabolism determines the amount of food and exercise you need in order to reach your goal weight. It is unique to you and influenced by many factors including weight, age, hormone levels, and gender. The RMR test is non-invasive and taken during a resting state. Regular testing of your metabolism will help define your baseline needs, help you to avoid plateaus, and ultimately keep your program on track.

Metabolic Testing device

BodyGem indirect calorimeter

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A METABOLIC TEST

Our RMR test uses the BodyGem indirect calorimeter to determine an accurate metabolic fingerprint. You will receive a personal profile that includes a detailed report with caloric ranges, body fat, BMR and a sample nutrition plan with macro & micronutrient recommendations.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A METABOLIC TEST

In order to obtain an accurate RMR measurement, clients need to be in a baseline state. At the time of your appointment, you must NOT have:

 

THIS FITNESS ASSESSMENT TEST IS AVAILABLE ONLY AT OUR 360 LOCATION

We observe a 24-hour cancellation policy on all personal services. You can cancel your appointment online up to 24 hours in advance. Late cancellation fees are equal to the booked service.

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