EXERCISE TEST APPOINTMENTS

All of our Ancora for Sports programs feature a session at our health studios, which lasts between 30 minutes and 2 hours.

HOW TO PREPARE

The day before

You do not need to fast before your appointment. If your program includes VO2max (oxygen) testing, it is indeed important you have eat a light meal in the hours before your test.

 

12 hours before

  • Do not have an extensive meal just before your test.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Avoid laying in the sun for a long period of time.

24 hours before

  • Avoid intense physical activity.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol.
  • Do not have excessive coffee, tea, cola, etc.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY

All of our Sports packages includes the following features:

Introductory conversation

  • To give you an overview of the program and clarify any questions you have.

Physical measurements

  • To assess your fat mass, muscle mass, body-fat percentage and other related measurements such as your height and weight. The Premium Performance Test also includes a check on your joints and an orthopaedic check.

Lung check

  • A check on your airways shows how well your lungs are working and whether you are susceptible to asthma or breathing issues.

Blood check

  • A rapid finger prick test gives vital performance data measuring your levels of cholesterol, hemoglobin, and more.

Heart check

  • A check on your heart condition with an electrocardiogram (ECG) in rest situation.

Results report

  • Our team will explain how to view your data.

With the Standard Performance Test and Premium Performance Test (USMO) we will also do the following:

Oxygen test (VO2 max)

Your test includes:

  • Electrocardiogram screening to confirm you are suitable for the test.
  • Test of your cardiopulmonary fitness using an electric bicycle with increasing resistance. A mask wired with a sensor measures the air you inhale and exhale while on the (professional) exercise bicycle ergometer.
  • Indicators checked include maximum oxygen consumption during exercise, (an)aerobic thresholds, heart and lung performance and your maximum fat burn zone.

Wrap up

  • Consultation with sports physician (Premium Performance Test only)

  • Explanation of what happens next and answers to any questions you have.

Optional!

  • Get changed in the changing room and use the shower facilities (if desired).

 Please bring a valid identification document to your appointment so we can identify you. 

WHAT TO WEAR

Light, comfortable layers you can easily remove

Be sure to wear undergarments you are comfortable in as some of the body measurements need to be done in light clothing/innerwear. Wear layers you can easily remove as extra weight from clothing counts as body fat.

+ sports clothing you are happy to sweat in!

If you are doing the Standard Performance Test and Premium Performance Test (USMO), keep in mind that during the Oxygen/fitness testing on the exercise bike you will have sensors connected to your upper body, and you will need to give maximum effort while pedalling on the bike!

Women – ideal clothes to wear:

  • Sports top, vest or t-shirt
  • Shorts or leggings
  • Sports bra
  • Gym shorts or cycling shorts
  • Sports shoes
  • Sports socks
  • Layers you can easily remove

Men – ideal clothes to wear:

  • T-shirt or sports vest (you can be topless during the fitness test)
  • Cycling shorts or light gym shorts
  • Sports underwear
  • Sports shoes
  • Sports socks
  • Layers you can easily remove

Women - avoid wearing:

  • Dresses
  • Business suits
  • Skirts
  • Jeans
  • Work wear
  • Office shoes/heels

Men - avoid wearing:

  • Business suits
  • Work wear
  • Street wear (jeans)
  • Office shoes

Want to freshen up?

We have shower facilities available (including towels and amenities) in our changing room so you can change clothes before or after your onboarding.

ANY QUESTIONS?

If you have any other questions before your appointment, drop us an e-mail at info@ancora.health.

Thank you for joining Ancora. We look forward to welcoming you!

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