Performance and Fitness Evaluation Program

Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Performance and Fitness Evaluation Program addresses all components of performance and well-being to help athletes achieve their personal best.

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Cleveland Clinic Florida is Broward County’s premier destination for comprehensive evaluation of performance athletes from high school to the professionals.

Are you an athlete who wants to improve your fitness? Does your job require you to be in top physical condition? Whether you aspire to be an elite endurance athlete, enhance your physical fitness capabilities for maximum job performance or simply evaluate your current fitness level, Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Performance and Fitness Evaluation Program can help. The program brings together orthopaedic, sports medicine and pulmonary medicine specialists, as well as exercise physiologists, to help you reach your goals.

Well-known for offering world-class medical care in South Florida, Cleveland Clinic Florida will provide you with a wide array of personalized options depending on your personal fitness goals. Services offered include Aerobic Capacity Test (VO2 Max), Anaerobic Threshold Testing, Resting Metabolic Rate Test (RMR) and Body Composition Analysis. Our mission is to increase athletic performance and provide highly personalized exercise programs for active adults in Weston and all of South Florida.

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To request an appointment or to learn more about the Performance and Fitness Evaluation Program, please call 954.659.5662.

Cleveland Clinic Florida's Performance and Fitness Evaluation Program offers a series of assessments which measure various components of fitness and provides information for designing individualized fitness programs.

Aerobic Capacity Test (VO2 Max)

Also referred to as the Maximum Oxygen Consumption Test, this assessment measures the maximum amount of oxygen an athlete can use during intense activity levels. It is a good gauge of cardiovascular fitness and aerobic endurance levels.

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)

The Resting Metabolic Rate is an important test for creating a diet plan and individualizing weight loss. It is useful for determining how many calories a patient burns during the day taking into account general activity levels.

Body Composition Analysis

Body composition analysis measures an individual’s percentage of lean muscle mass to body fat. Decreasing body fat leads to improved overall health and well-being. This assessment may include a number of measurements and calculations, including:

  • Skinfold measurement
  • Body weight

Target Heart Rate Zone Analysis

Evaluating an athlete’s target heart rate helps to establish training protocols in which the athlete can gain the maximum aerobic benefit.

Our evaluations and programs are tailored to an individual’s age, sex, sport, activity, existing fitness level and fitness goals. Evaluations may include a thorough medical history and physical examination to detect certain medical conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure and other cardiac risk factors.

Benefits for Endurance Athletes

Whether you are an aspiring professional, a weekend enthusiast or something in between, we'll help you take your athletic performance to the next level. Cleveland Clinic Florida’s programs address all components of performance and well-being. By integrating fitness assessments, functional performance training and nutritional counseling, our experts help athletes achieve their personal best.

  • Increase anaerobic threshold
  • Individualize fitness zones
  • Improve race times
  • Improve nutrition and recovery

Occupational Benefits

Occupations like pilots, firefighters, and emergency responders need periodic fitness testing. We can provide job specific information regarding fitness for duty. Our goal is to help you develop an awareness of your current fitness level. We will provide you with additional metabolic information to help you target your workouts in a manner that improves aerobic fitness and performance. Our team of sports medicine physicians, exercise physiologists and physical therapists can help enhance your health and occupational performance.

Location

Our facility is located on the second floor of Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, just 15 miles from Fort Lauderdale and 30 miles from Miami.

Appointment Hours

Appointments can be scheduled Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact Us

To request an appointment or to learn more about the Performance and Fitness Evaluation Program, please call 954.659.5662.