The Adams State University Kinesiology Department can help meet 2019 fitness goals with affordable fitness tests available to the community. Testing will be located in the Human Performance Lab Room 106, located in the East Campus Building.

Tracey Robinson, Ph.D., professor of Kinesiology, and graduate assistant, Chad Palmer, will conduct the tests from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. every Thursday. Fitness testing appointments are required. Robinson and Palmer can help identify current fitness levels and develop individualized fitness plans based on personal goals, needs, and physical limitations.

The fitness tests available are underwater weighing $25, VO2 Max $50, Wingate anaerobic power test $10, FitnessAge $15, and body composition $10.

Chad Palmer tests out the Adams State Performance Lab underwater
Chad Palmer tests out the Adams State Performance Lab underwater weighing.

Underwater weighing is currently the most accurate standard for measuring body fat. This is a body composition test where body fat percentage and lean mass can be measured by weighing people in a hydrostatic weighing tank. Fat weighs less than water so it floats while lean mass is heavier than water so it sinks. Subjects must wear skin-tight clothing for the test and bring their own towel.

The VO2 max test is an aerobic endurance assessment of the maximum amount of oxygen a body is able to utilize during high intensity aerobic activity. The lab also tests your blood lactate levels to assess individual lactate thresholds, which are used to determine proper training intensities for maximal benefit. Test time is approximately 45 minutes.

The Wingate power test is an assessment of anaerobic power. It consists of a 30-second maximal effort on a cycle ergometer. The test time is approximately 10 minutes.

Body composition assessment consists of skin fold measurements from several locations on the body. Measurements can determine body fat percentage as well as lean mass. The test time is approximately 5 minutes.

The FitnessAge test is a comprehensive assessment of muscular strength and endurance, cardiorespiratory endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Individual test results are compiled to give an overall fitness “age.” Test time is approximately 20 minutes.

To set up an appointment, contact Palmer at, 719-587-7246 or Robinson at, 719-587-7663. Payments for testing must be made in advance at the Adams State One Stop Student Services, located in the Student Union Building. Hours of operation for the One Stop are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.