Performance testing for everyone.

Whether you’re looking to improve athletic performance or just want see where your health stands, the Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine at Florida State University now provides a comprehensive list of services that are beneficial to the public, to help individuals reach optimal health. The ISSM facility uses the highest quality testing equipment, including the Alter G Anti-Gravity treadmill - ideal for those with physical disabilities and injured runners to help maintain cardiovascular endurance without bearing full body weight on joints. Additional services include state-of-the-art body composition measurements, aerobic fitness, lactate threshold, fuel utilization assessments and more.

We ensure our services are of the highest quality, while at an a affordable price. All current tests and services are below. Pricing is split between affiliates (FSU students, alumni, and employees) and non-affiliates.

ANTI-GRAVITY TREADMILL

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Removes up to 80% of body weight for a pain free experience. This treadmill was originally designed as a rehabilitative tool. Its un-weighting technology reduces impact force by effectively lessening the runner’s weight, (down to 20% of their actual weight). The AlterG also has applications as a training tool. Runners can run longer and harder on the with reduced risk of injury.

 
 

Pricing

$40 | Affiliate
$50 | Non-Affiliate

 
 

v02 max test (with fuel utilization analysis)

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Maximal aerobic fitness and carbohydrate / fat usage thresholds

 
 

Pricing

$110 | Affiliate
$150 | Non-Affiliate

 
 

Lactate Threshold Test

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Specific for athletes; learn your training intensities

 
 

Pricing

$75 | Affiliate
$100 | Non-Affiliate

 
 

Wingate Test

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Measures power production and provides individual fatigue index

 
 

Pricing

$40 | Affiliate
$50 | Non-Affiliate

 
 

Lipid & Glucose Profile

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Full cholesterol panel with blood sugar analysis

 
 

Pricing

$25 | Affiliate
$35 | Non-Affiliate

 
 

Bod Pod

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Measures body fat percentage and lean muscle mass. The Bod-Pod measures body composition using the two-compartment model. It separates the body into either fat mass or fat-free mass.  The Bod-Pod has become a body composition assessment tool of choice for many laboratories due to its accuracy and ease of use.

 
 

Pricing

$45 | Affiliate
$55 | Non-Affiliate

 
 

Resting Metabolic Rate

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Measures amount of calories burned in a full day at rest

 
 

Pricing

$45 | Affiliate
$55 | Non-Affiliate

 
 

Biodex Dynamometer

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Maximal strength, power, and muscle balance profile. The Biodex is a state-of-the-art dynamometer which can measure a variety of parameters including isometric and isokinetic force and power production. The Biodex has long been used as a rehabilitative tool. At ISSM, we use the Biodex most to measure changes in strength in power as a result of training and/or nutritional interventions.

 
 

Pricing

$75 | Affiliate
$100 | Non-Affiliate

 
 

Optimal Performance Profile Package

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Tests include VO2 Max, Lactate Threshold, Wingate, Resting Metabolic Rate, and Bod Pod (with 15% group discount).

 
 

Pricing

$230 | Affiliate
$320 | Non-Affiliate

 
 

Group rates are available.
For more information or questions, please contact Lauren Ormsbee, ISSM Outreach Director, by email or call (850) 645-1016.