Resting metabolic rate (RMR) testing using the VO2 Master Pro, provides data-driven and reliable insights into your body's unique metabolic rate, helping you achieve your health an fitness goals. Essentially, it is a measure of how many calories your body burns at rest, helping to inform personalised nutrition and exercise programming.

Your RMR provides takes the guesswork out of achieving your weight and body composition goals. No more generic calculations that leave you second guessing. Metabolic testing using the VO2 Master Pro at GymTherapy is the gold standard testing or determining your RMR and understanding your metabolism.

Resting metabolic rate (RMR) testing involves:

1. In-Depth Pre-Assessment Screening & History
Pre-assessment screening to ensure we understand your metabolic goals - whether that is to lose weight, maintain or increase body weight/mass.

2. Mask Fitting
The VO2 Master Pro mask is then fitted to your face to ensure functionality and comfort.

3. RMR Testing
Our 20 minute protocol includes a calibration period followed by a measurement period. During the test, you remain seated whilst breathing at a normal respiratory rate.

4. Results Interpretation & Referral
We then discuss the results of your test, providing insights into your RMR, your metabolism (fast/slow/normal) and key caloric values. Then, if you already have a trainer/coach/nutritionist, we provide a copy of the report to them so they can use as to enhance your nutrition and training.

5. Support & Guidance
Throughout the process, continuous support and guidance is provided to ensure you are comfortable throughout. The report can also be sent to your coach/PT to allow for specific training/nutrition recommendations or to our referral network to support you to achieve your health and fitness goals.

Resting metabolic rate (RMR) testing is suitable for a wide range of individuals:

  • Those who have struggled previous to manage/lose weight
  • Athletes looking to optimise body composition
  • Those looking to increase muscle mass
  • Those looking to understand their metabolic rate and health
  • Anyone looking to gain data-driven insights into their metabolism and caloric requirements

Choosing RMR testing GymTherapy means you will:

  • Understand your metabolic rate and resting caloric requirements
  • Use the data to enhance and optimise your training and nutrition specific for your goals
  • Enhance your body composition
  • Personalised training and nutrition recommendations
  • Guidance on factors contributing to your RMR and metabolic health

You will learn about several aspects of your cardiovascular fitness, including:

  • Resting Energy Expenditure: Is a measure of your individual daily energy expenditure at rest
  • Resting Heart Rate (RHR): Describes your heart rate at rest, with normative data within the population providing useful insights into your health.
  • Heart Rate Variability (HRV): Describes the variability in time between each heartbeat, primarily controlled by the autonomic nervous system (ANS). A higher HRV is assoicated with better health and fitness.
  • Body Mass Index (BMI): A measure of your weight relative to your height
  • Caloric Balance: Describes the energy/caloric requirements used by your body at rest, during the day whilst performing activity and how this is balanced with your goal (reduce weight, maintain or increase weight). It is a specific, objective value of your individual energy burn, and your target caloric ingestion goal to achieve your composition goal

RMR Testing
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What does it include?
Pre-assessment and discussion of training and nutrition goals
Complete Resting Metabolic Rate testing using the VO2 Master Pro
Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) testing report - sent to you & your coach/PT
Data-interpretation, referral as appropriate and repeat testing (discounted)
Add on VO2 Max testing for just $150 (usually $179)

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