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Personal Fitness & Rehabilitation’s (PFR) Approach to Metabolism Optimization

Metabolism Testing

We’ve stated each treatment is highly personalized based on metabolism, body composition and health profile. How can we do that for each patient? The answer is simple. Cardio Coach. Cardio Coach allows us to assess your lifestyle and activity and to compare your metabolism rate to your current caloric intake. Stop guessing and learn more about Resting Metabolic Rate and VO2 Testing right here!

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) is used to measure your body’s process of converting food (calories) into energy. The efficiency with which your body does this is referred to as your metabolic rate. While VO2 Testing is used to set training zones by revealing your optimal exercise level to BURN FAT. Don’t work harder. Work smarter. So you don’t get hurt or push yourself beyond limits!

There is one basic truth to weight loss: You need to burn more than you eat. Target Metabolic Zones tell you exactly how to do that. The following results of your test show you precisely how many calories your body actually burns, and calculates how many calories you should eat to lose or maintain your weight. Let PFR help you know your numbers.


VO Max is the ULTIMATE indicator is cardiovascular fitness. In the past, VO testing has only been available at hospitals and universities. But now CardioCoach brings this technology to you!

Get the most out of your workout.

Each person has optimal training zones. Exercise equipment and charts that tell you target heart rates are actually just averages based on age and weight. The CardioCoach measures your precise target heart rate based on anaerobic threshold, then calculates your unique Target Intensity Zones. These Zones give you the precise heart rates necessary to optimize each level of exercise and maximize your results. With Target Intensity

Zones, you’ll work out smarter, not harder!

Decrease Fatigue and Injury

Frequently we push ourselves thinking, “no pain, no gain.” The truth is, pushing beyond one’s optimal training zone leads to fatigue and discomfort. It will also cause increased soreness after the workout and may contribute to exercise related injury. When you know your zones and use them for training, cardiovascular exercise is comfortable. Even a beginner can go the distance!

Burn more FAT!

VO testing reveals the exercise level that will optimize a person’s ability to burn fat. The term “aerobic exercise” has been commonly used in relation to burning fat. But without VO testing, fitness professionals have had to rely on crude estimates to determine what level of exercise intensity would be “aerobic” or fat burning. Now, with VO testing readily available, you can know the precise level of intensity that will truly maximize the amount of fat you burn.

How Is A VO2 Test Performed? (It’s as easy as 1-2-3!)

  1. Put on a heart rate strap and face mask. The mask is connected to the CardioCoach device.
  2. Begin to exercise on a treadmill or cycle. Your trainer will instruct you to gradually increase your intensity over a period of 6 to 20 minutes.
  3. The CardioCoach will indicate when the test is completed. You can cool down while your Target Intensity Zones are calculated and printed in a simple, insightful report.

What’s Your Number?

Sample Cardio Coach Test Results