measure your body's unique calorie needs!
measure your body's level of fitness and target heart rate.
Why Hydrostatic Testing?
As body fat testing, rather than simple scale weight, has become "the standard" in this new millennium, Hydrostatic Testing (Underwater Weighing) has become universally regarded by industry experts as the "Gold Standard" in body fat testing.
The hydrostatic testing method has been around for over 50 years and is based on Archimedes principle which states "that when a body is submerged in water, there is a buoyant counter force equal to the weight of the water which is displaced". Since bone and muscle are denser than water, a person with a larger percentage of lean body mass will weigh more in the water and ultimately have a lower body fat percentage versus someone with less lean muscle mass. By obtaining your land weight and water weight (based on buoyancy), our specialized program can calculate your body fat as a percentage of your total weight.
FitnessWave has been the pioneer in hydrostatic testing for over a decade. We strive to provide accurate and affordable hydrostatic testing to our clients with a professional touch. Check out a sample hydrostatic report or jump over to the calendar to schedule an appointment.
PLEASE NOTE: this testing requires you to be fully underwater for a few seconds. Your hair will get wet! This occurs in a hot tub with water that is as warm as a bath (approximately 92 degrees - 100 degrees). The water is chlorinated or brominated to kill bacteria and is changed frequently!
Body Fat test (single dunk) - $50
Body Fat test (3 pack) - $99
Dunk and RMR - $90
Dunk, RMR and Vo2 - $180
Family pack (4 dunks) - $160
Trainer pack (10 dunks) - $400
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