Wellness and Fitness

Learn how to eat for your metabolism and achieve lasting weight loss

Why is it that over 90 percent of people who lose weight gain it back? Because fad diets don't take into account what your body needs.

Through metabolic testing with our exercise professionals, you can uncover the mystery of your own metabolism.

Metabolic testing is offered at our Peninsula location.


To schedule your metabolic test, please visit the front desk of the center.


Member: $60
Nonmember: $80

How it works

Metabolic testing is the best and most accurate way to measure the amount of calories your body burns throughout the day. Knowing exactly what your body needs is the key to weight loss and leading a healthier lifestyle.

Your metabolic rate is measured by the amount of oxygen your body consumes. The test will measure your oxygen consumption and determine the amount of calories you burn during rest (also known as Resting Metabolic Rate or RMR), moderate exercise, and simple lifestyle activities. Then we'll calculate your unique target caloric zones, which show you exactly how to eat for your metabolism.

Preparing for the Test

  • Refrain from vigorous physical activity for 12 hours before the test.
  • Fast for at least five hours prior to your appointment time. The longer you fast (12 to 24 hours maximum), the more accurate the results.
  • Avoid stimulants such as caffeine or cold medications. Prescription medications should be taken according to schedule.

Day of the Test

  • You may bring headphones to listen to music, podcasts, etc.
  • You are not required to change into athletic apparel.

During the Test

  • You'll be invited to sit or recline in a comfortable position.
  • A clip will be placed on your nose.
  • We'll fit you with a mouthpiece that pulls in fresh air from the room and collects the gas you breathe out for analysis.
  • Make a nice seal with your lips around the mouthpiece to ensure that the air you exhale is analyzed correctly.
  • The test lasts for 12 to 24 minutes. Allowing the test to analyze for the maximum amount of time increases data collection, yielding more accurate results.

After the Test

Once your test is completed, your target caloric zones are calculated. This determines the maximum calories you can eat while still losing weight. In other words, you'll learn how to eat for your metabolism!