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Exercise Smarter, Not Harder
To maintain a healthy lifestyle, you need to exercise. There are, however, many questions about the most effective ways to exercise. For example:
- Can you be successful at burning the stored fat you want to lose?
- How do you know you are exercising at your most efficient and effective levels?
- How can you be sure that your exercise program is working?
- How should you adjust your program as you progress?
Everyone who exercises needs to know which program will best help them achieve their individual fitness and weight-management goals. Just as no two people have the same fingerprints or DNA, no two people have exactly the same response to exercise. From beginners trying to get in shape to athletes trying to reach peak performance levels, this unique response applies to everyone, and that's where the New Leaf Personal Exercise Program comes in.
Determining Your Unique Response to Exercise
With a simple exercise assessment, the New Leaf Personal Exercise Program can determine your unique metabolic profile (your body's precise response to exercise). Using these measurements, you will know exactly the intensity level you should exercise to achieve your goals, whether it's shedding 10 pounds or dropping minutes from a 10-kilometer run. The New Leaf Personal Exercise Program removes the guesswork that defeats most exercise and diet programs. It is an effective approach to efficient weight loss and greater cardiovascular fitness.
The exercise assessment portion of the program is simple, comfortable and takes only a few minutes. The assessment is performed during a workout on a treadmill, stationary bike or other exercise equipment. After the assessment, your physiologist provides a full report that accurately identifies your aerobic fitness and optimal exercise intensity levels. This report is used to create a customized program to help you achieve your personal goals.
Your individualized program enables you to exercise at the intensity levels that are most efficient in burning your stored fat and improving your cardiovascular fitness. With the New Leaf Personal Exercise Program, you have a clear and precise road map to success.
Measuring Your Progress
Periodically during your fitness program, you will have the ability to be re-assessed to determine your improvement, and your program can be adjusted based on your new results.
Resting Metabolic Rate
If losing weight and keeping it off is your primary concern, the New Leaf Personal Exercise Program offers a resting metabolic rate (RMR) assessment in addition to the exercise assessment. The RMR assessment is performed while resting comfortably in a chair and usually takes 15 to 30 minutes. The measurements obtained establish the precise number of calories your body needs to maintain your current weight.
An exercise assessment can then be performed to identify the correct exercise intensity to maximize the burning of fat calories. Knowing the calories your body requires and how many calories you burn helps determine how much exercise you need and what your caloric intake should be.
Weight Loss Assessment
To lose weight you need to burn more calories than you consume. Therefore, to lose weight it is important to know exactly how many calories your body needs each day and how many calories you burn during daily activities and exercise.
With the New Leaf Weight Loss Assessment a resting metabolic rate assessment and an exercise assessment are performed to develop a personalized program for your specific needs. Following your exercise assessment, a healthcare provider will provide you with individualized reports that include:
- Your level of fitness and how you compare with others of your age and gender
- Your RMR and daily caloric requirements
- Your custom cardiovascular workout program
Aerobic Fitness Assessment
- Initial assessment
- Initial consult
- Exercise prescription with target training ranges
Initial assessment and consult - $150
Re-test and re-evaluation - $75
Weight Loss Assessment
- Resting metabolic rate (RMR) test
- Aerobic fitness assessment
- Development of exercise prescription
Total program cost - $250
Re-test - $75