Body Composition Analysis

A DXA scan is the most accurate way to measure your body composition. It’s fast, convenient, and the results can serve as a tool for individuals whose aim is optimal body composition or those in a weight management program. Alternative body composition testing options are inaccurate and misleading because you get bad data.

The X-ray technique is able to identify the following:

  • Fat mass (pounds)
  • Lean body mass (pounds)
  • Distribution of fat and muscle throughout the body

DXA

Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) is the most thoroughly validated assessment of bone mineral density. A DXA scan includes analysis of the total body, hips and lumbar vertebrae. DXA results are used to assess bone health and the risk for developing osteoporosis.

Cardiopulmonary Fitness Test

The VO2 Max test is the gold standard for assessing fitness through cardiopulmonary efficiency. The test measures how well the heart and the lungs work together to supply the muscles with oxygen.  Exercise physiologists use this information to prescribe an effective exercise program.

Resting Metabolic Rate Test

A resting metabolic (RMR) test identifies the amount of energy expended daily at rest.  The results of the test estimate the total number of calories you would burn if at rest for 24 hours, and can help you understand hand many calories to eat in a day.

CIMT Test

CIMT measures the thickness of the lining of the arteries in your neck, and that correlates with what is happening with the arteries that supply the heart with blood. Genetics and environmental factors combine over time to cause inflammation of the inner layers of the artery and the formation of plaque in the arterial wall. This thickening can be measured using ultrasound to quantify the amount of disease present. Multiple studies indicate that CIMT measurement detects the presence or absence of atherosclerotic disease and also allows for assessment of the degree of atherosclerotic burden better than other noninvasive cardiovascular tests available. It is recommended by both the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.


Testing Prices

 

Baseline: 1 DEXA and 1 RMR

45 minutes @ $175.00
The Baseline package is perfect to obtain your baseline information and goal setting.
(Note: This package does not include a nutrition consultation)

DEXA SCAN

30 minutes @ $99.00
DEXA (or DXA) is a low dose x-ray that shows you % fat and how much fat mass vs lean mass you have in your total body; as well as segmented regions of the body including the arms, legs, trunk, android (belly fat) and gynoid (hip/butt) areas. Left vs right side symmetry and total body bone density analysis also included.

Resting Metabolic Rate

30 minutes @ $105.00
This 10 min rested breath test will determine you metabolic rate by calculating how many calories your body burns if you were doing absolutely nothing for 24 hours. Based on that number, we will set exactly what your weight loss, weight gain and maintenance caloric zones are as well as see how your metabolism compares to others your same age, sex, height, and weight.

VO2 Max

40 minutes @ $125.00
This test, performed on a bike, will determine your cardiovascular endurance and health. We will find out your heart rate training zones for fat burning, anaerobic threshold and anaerobic zones for a more personalized training regime.

Resting Metabolic Rate and Customized Meal Plan

30 minutes @ $159.00
After completing your RMR testing, you will consult with our registered dietitian to get a plan customized just for you. The food preference form will pinpoint your food likes and dislikes, as well as foods you most commonly eat. The plan will take your food preferences into account, as well as your schedule and how often you are able to eat each day. It will include your recommended calorie, protein, fat, and carbohydrates particular to your health goals and lifestyle, plus portion sizes for each meal.

CIMT Test:

$495

Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention Program:

$1995