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Understanding personal levels of fitness is an important component of health care. The College community has access to a wide variety of fitness assessments and knowledgeable individuals to gain a sense of overall health and the role of physical activity on reducing the risk for disease.

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The B-Fit Lab is run by the exercise science program within the Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education. We offer a variety of physical fitness assessments ranging from basic assessments to comprehensive evaluations. Fitness assessments provide you with accurate information about YOU! This can help you tailor exercise programs or training regiments specifically to your needs and goals. Likewise, you can track your progress by repeating the assessments after you have started an exercise program.

Please review the following testing options to identify which would best serve your needs. Discounts available for large groups and current College at Brockport faculty/staff or students. Please contact us with questions or to schedule an appointment via:

Dr. Brooke Starkoff
Email: bstarkof@brockport.edu
Phone: (585) 395-5340

 

Package 1: Comprehensive Fitness Package ($150)Exercise assessment on treadmill

This evaluation provides physiological information necessary to produce a program that can improve health & fitness and assess lifestyle disease risk. This package includes:

  1. Aerobic Capacity — Maximal Oxygen Consumption (VO2max) — A graded exercise test on a treadmill or bicycle, until exhaustion, with direct determination of oxygen consumption using a breath-by-breath metabolic cart. The test will begin at a low exercise intensity and progress to greater intensities until volitional exhaustion. The evaluation will utilize the best available means to assess physical fitness and make comparisons with normative values. The results can assist in evaluating the effectiveness of, or need for an exercise program.
  2. Body Composition — will be used to determine lean body weight and body fat percentage. Ideal body weight can then be ascertained.
    • Hydrostatic (underwater) Weighing — Participants will be weighed underwater in a special tank. Prior to underwater submersion, participants will be asked to exhale maximally.
    • Skinfold Estimation — Skinfolds will be measured at 3 sites.
    • Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) — Electrodes will be placed on the wrist and ankle, and, with the participant lying still, a small, undetectable electric current will be transmitted through the body.
  3. Flexibility — Includes an assessment of low back and hamstring flexibility to help prevent injury and maintain proper range of motion.
  4. Muscular Endurance — curl-up test.
  5. Strength — 1 repetition maximal (1 RM) test - Chest press and leg press to determine maximum amount of force one can generate in one contraction.
  6. Lactate Threshold (additional $50) — Designed to identify the lactate threshold during cycling or running. This test begins with a warm-up and then slowly increases in workload until blood lactate levels indicate lactate threshold. Blood samples will be taken from the finger. While this is not a maximal exercise test, it does reach difficult intensity levels.

Package 2: Performance Package ($130)

Ideal for individuals looking to optimize performance in endurance sports by identifying specific training zones:

  1. Aerobic Capacity — Maximal Oxygen Consumption (VO2max) —  A graded exercise test on a treadmill or bicycle, until exhaustion, with direct determination of oxygen consumption using a breath-by-breath metabolic cart.  The test will begin at a low exercise intensity and progress to greater intensities until volitional exhaustion. The evaluation will utilize the best available means to assess physical fitness and make comparisons with normative values. The results can assist in evaluating the effectiveness of, or need for an exercise program.
  2. Lactate Threshold — Designed to identify the lactate threshold during cycling or running. This test begins with a warm-up and then slowly increases in workload until blood lactate levels indicate lactate threshold. Blood samples will be taken from the finger.

Package 3: Body Composition Package ($50)

Along with weight and height, this package includes the evaluation of body composition using 3 different means to measure body composition, including:

  1. Hydrostatic (underwater) Weighing — Participants will be weighed underwater in a special tank. Prior to underwater submersion, they will be asked to exhale maximally.
  2. Skinfold Estimation — Skinfolds will be measured at 3 sites.
  3. Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) — Electrodes will be placed on the wrist and ankle, and with the participant lying still, a small, undetectable electric current will be transmitted through the body.

Getting Started

To get started, or if you have any questions, contact Dr. Brooke Starkoff  at bstarkof@brockport.edu or call (585) 395-5340.

Please also complete these forms prior to your visit and bring them with you:

Preparing for the Assessment

Both the comprehensive fitness package and the performance package involve aerobic and/or resistance exercise assessments. You should come dressed to participate in physical activity (shorts, t-shirt, comfortable athletic shoes). If you are having body composition measured, you will need to bring a bathing suit (2–piece preferable for females for ease of skinfold testing, but not required) and a towel with you. For all assessments, please also adhere to the following:

  • No exercise 3 – 4 hours prior to the assessment (preferable 24 hours)
  • No food 3 – 4 hours prior to the assessment
  • No caffeine/nicotine/other stimulants 3 – 4 hours prior to the assessment
  • For body composition testing - Avoid gaseous foods up to 24 hours prior to the assessment
  • Remove all jewelry prior to the assessment
  • Use the restroom immediately prior to the assessment

Assessment Location

All assessments are performed in the Exercise Science Lab in Tuttle South, Room 161. Park in Lot T and enter into building #54. View our Printable Campus Map

Last Updated 10/1/18

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