Simple & Accurate VO₂ Max Testing
Complete Fitness Test Includes:
- VO₂ Max and Sub Max
- AT , AeT, Peak VO₂
- Precise Target Heart Rates
- Calories Burned During Exercise
The CardioCoach delivers simple and accurate fitness testing based on oxygen consumption. This data can be used the foundation for customized exercise programs that truly meet the needs of the individual. It is so simple to use that any of your current employees can perform a VO₂ Max test. It is affordable, allowing even small gyms, personal trainers and educators to own state of the art VO₂ Max test equipment. To download a CardioCoach product brochure, click here.
Why Choose CardioCoach?
Mixing chamber Technology
A mixing chamber is considered the “Gold Standard” for VO₂ Max measurements. In the past, this system has been complicated and expensive, making it only practical to train professional athletes and for use in research departments. KORR advancements in technology make this equipment feasible for gym owners and trainers at any level of expertise to own.
Adjustments for barometric pressure, temperature, and humidity are key to an accurate VO₂ measurement. The CardioCoach measures these parameters during each routine calibration cycle, then automatically compensates to standard (STPD) conditions.
The CardioCoach has a simple user interface that assists the operator from start to finish. No training or certification is necessary.
CardioCoach software is available to provide your clients with workouts at no additional cost to them. Pre-loaded plans will apply your client’s test results to workouts designed to meet particular goals such as training for a race, cycling, or weight loss. The software will also guide trainers through designing customized workouts
KORR does not lock customers in to ongoing service contracts.
The CardioCoach has been independently validated at the University of Southern California and Oregon State University. To view those results, click here.
KORR offers 3 different CardioCoach models
Multiple options allow you to select the model that best meets your needs.
CardioCoach “The Original”
The CardioCoach is all about simplicity. Simplicity of operation means any trainer can learn to perform a test in minutes. Simplicity of the reports means customers receive easy to understand results that define unique workout zones for endurance, fat burning, and cardio strengthening.
CardioCoach PLUS “Our Best Seller”
The CardioCoach PLUS combines the features of VO₂ fitness testing with Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Measurement. An RMR measurement uses oxygen consumed at rest to determine a person’s caloric requirements for weight loss or maintenance. Facilities that offer nutritional counseling can add this very valuable assessment tool for only a slight increase in cost.
CardioCoachCO₂ “The Expert”
Much of the simplicity and affordability of the CardioCoach is due to the design that only analyzes oxygen consumption, the Ventilatory Equivalent method of AT detection. The CardioCoachCO₂ has the added hardware and complexity to support CO₂ analysis. A computer is required for viewing and printing the data. This product is an excellent option for the more technical user who wants to “play” with the data, compare AT detect methods, and who has the expertise to analyze raw data.
Which CardioCoach Model is right for you?
|I would like to offer both:||CardioCoachPLUS|
|CardioCoach Monitor Software with any CardioCoach product|
VO₂ Pretest Requirements
- Complete the Exercise Readiness Questionnaire (ERQ) or Participate Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PARQ).
- Dress in comfortable exercise attire.
- Refrain from exercise or endurance training for 24-hours prior to test.
- Avoid food, tobacco, alcohol, and caffeine for at least 3 hours before testing.
- Continue medications as usual.
- Exercise warm-up per usual routine.
Conduct a Test
- The client puts on a mask and heart rate strap. The mask is connected to the CardioCoach™ device via the VO₂ hose.
- The client exercises on a stationary device such as a bicycle, treadmill, or stair stepper. They gradually increase their intensity over a period of 6 to 20 minutes until the CardioCoach™ indicates that the anaerobic threshold has been detected. At this point, the client may stop exercising and begin a cool down phase.
- The CardioCoach™ compiles the data, analyzes the results and will print a fitness profile in a simple, insightful report where exercise zones are identified. Trainers can further customize their client’s workout by utilizing the CardioCoach™ Monitor software, an optional upgrade.
The Print Out
Click the button below to view/download the sample report print out
A complete VO₂ fitness test can give trainers the tools to set realistic goals and assess improvement
Many people are inefficient exercisers, with no understanding of what heart rate, intensity or duration would best help them reach their specific goals such as fat burning, endurance training, or cardio conditioning.
An initial VO₂ Max test can clarify the precise target heart rates that will enable each individual to exercise more effectively, with less fatigue and fewer injuries. Periodic retesting provides motivating feedback as the fitness program progresses. Studies show that previously sedentary people training at 75% of aerobic power for 30 minutes, 3 times a week over 6 months increase VO₂ Max an average of 15-20%.
Anaerobic Threshold (AT)
Even though extensive training can sometimes cause an athlete to reach a plateau in VO₂ Max, he can still use his VO₂ Max test results to make further improvements in performance. This is accomplished as he pushes to increase anaerobic threshold (AT) and maintain that threshold for longer periods of time. This enhances both endurance and cardiovascular performance.
A VO₂ Max test determines the number of calories burned during every level of exercise. Additionally, CardioCoach PLUS and CardioCoachCO₂ measure a Resting Metabolic Rate. This is a scientific measurement of how many calories a person is burning during a day, a vital piece of information when designing a weight loss regimen.
Consider the following return on investment for a facility using a CardioCoach PLUS for both VO₂ and RMR testing. (All costs are estimated for purpose of illustration)
|Annual Cash Flow||$33,965||$41,075|
|Year 1||Year 2|
|VO₂ tests per year |
(avg 20 tests per month)
|Fee per VO₂ test||$150||$150|
|RMR tests per year |
(avg 20 tests per month)
|Fee per RMR test||$50||$50|
½ hour @ $20 per hour. 480 tests
|Equipment costs, unit||$7,495||0|
|Equipment costs, MetaBreather mouthpieces @ $725 per 100 pack||$1,740||$1,740|
|Equipment costs, service||0||$385|
|Cost of operation||$14,035||$6,925|
|Type||Galvanic Fuel Cell|
|Range||0 to 30% O₂|
|Average Sensor Life||24 months|
|Air Flow Sensor|
|Type||Fixed-orifice Differential Pressure Pneumotach|
|Accuracy||±2% of reading|
|Range||-40 to 150 LPM|
|Breath Rate||5 to 40 breaths/minute|
|Tidal Volume||200 to 3000 ml|
|Size||15" x 15" x 4"|
|Weight||7 lbs 14 oz (3.5 kgs)|
|Accuracy VO2 Max|
|CO2 Sensor (CardioCoach CO2 only)|
|Method||Non-dispersive Infrared Absorption|
|Respiration Rate||150 bpm|
|Measurement Range||0-76 mmHg|
|Accuracy||±2 mmHg plus ± 5% of reading|
|Flow Rate||50 ml/min ± 10 ml/min|
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CardioCoach™ Frequently Asked Questions
For more information on VO₂ Max Testing, click the link below:Understanding RMR & VO₂ Max