Our physiological tests

Resting Metabolic Rate & Body Composition

For individuals wanting to know their exact daily caloric needs and physiological characteristics in order to fuel performance and inform fat loss.

Price £75

45 mins

  • Includes Resting Metabolic Rate Testing. 
  • Anthropometric Measurements (skinfolds, girths, weight).
  • Nutritional Advice (for fuelling performance or helping with fat loss).

VO2 Max

VO2max testing is the gold standard measure of aerobic capacity. 

Having a high VO2max is a prerequisite for successful athletic performance in endurance events.

Price £85

Approx 40 minutes


Performed either on a treadmill or Watt Bike your VO2 max test will identify:

  • Endurance Zone (aerobic base)
  • Threshold Zone (race pace)
  • Fat Burn Exercise Intensity 
  • Maximum Heart Rate
  • Energy Expenditure During Exercise

The test data can be used to identify your optimal training and race intensities specific to your physiology. After the test and analysis, you will receive a full report on how to use the data within your training.

Ideal for

Anyone looking to gain a greater insight to their aerobic capacity and to boost the effectiveness of their training

Blood Lactate Testing

Blood lactate is a bio-marker that shows the level of metabolic stress you experience during exercise. 

Blood lactate analysis gives an insight into your anaerobic transition point and can provide you with a scientific basis for setting your race and training paces based on your individual physiology. Here is a video explaining what the test involves. 

Price £115

Approx 45 minutes


Following a warm-up period, the workload of the test increases in time intervals. This process continues until you reach your physiological maximum. Before the test, we will take a resting finger prick blood sample and at the end of each stage.

We will identify your:

  • Lactate Threshold: used to gauge training and racing intensities for longer events
  • Lactate Turnpoint: ideal for planning threshold and speed training
  • Calculation of heart rate training zones 

Using the test data, we can then identify training and racing intensities specific to you. After full test analysis, you will receive a full report with recommendations on how to use the data to support your training and race pacing.

Elite athlete test

A comprehensive, sport specific physiological profile suitable for serious athletes of all levels.

Price £195

Approx 90 minutes

  • Enhanced sport-specific movement screen
  • Body composition assessment
  • VO2 max test
  • Blood lactate profile
  • Sport specific speed / power / jump testing
Ideal for

The serious athlete wanting to gain a deeper understanding of their physiology in order to take their performance to the next level

Multi-directional Sports Test

A test designed to assess the physiological capacity of team or multi-directional sports athletes. 

Multi-directional sports require a wide range of movement which other tests cannot provide data for. Discover your explosive strength potential and determine the factors that underpin your performance.

Price £70

Approx 45 minutes

  • Peak power of vertical jumps
  • Eccentric Utilisation Ratio
  • Reactive Strength Index
  • Straight line acceleration performance
  • Change of direction and agility performance

Educational Field Trips

A'Level and BTEC students

Price £POA

We offer A'Level and BTEC students the chance to practically experience components of their syllabus. Typically a visit lasts 2 hours and caters for a group of up to 15 students. These sessions are tailored to the needs of each group and can include elements from:

Movement Screening, Exercise Prescription, VO2 Max Testing, Blood Lactate Testing, Speed Tests, Jump Tests, Watt Bike Power Output, Capacity Testing , Program Design, Injury Management and Mental Health in the Young Athlete. 

There is also the opportunity for students to try out some of our specialist equipment including the Anti-Gravity Treadmill, GameReady, Normatec and Altitude Systems. 

*All members of GP staff are DBS checked. 

Our experts

Tristan Baker | Head of Performance at GoPerform

Tristan Baker

Head of Performance

BSc, MSc (Strength & Conditioning), UKSCA, NSCA

Tristan heads up our athletic performance department, he is a Loughborough University Sports Science graduate with an MSc in Strength and Conditioning from St Mary's University. 

Tristan has coached national and international athletes competing in Football, Formula 1, Athletics and Lacrosse as well as amateurs and professionals in Mixed Martial Arts, Rugby and Tennis. He is an accredited member of the UK Strength and Conditioning Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Ronan O'Sullivan

Ronan O'Sullivan

Strength and Conditioning Coach

GSR, BSc (Hons), MSc (High Performance Sports), NSCA (CSCS)

Ronan O'Sullivan is a Sports Rehabilitation graduate from IT Carlow, Ireland with an additional MSc in High Performance Sports (strength and conditioning) from UCAM Spain. Ronan has coached at NCAA D1, professional, semi-pro and amateur level athletes in rugby, football, baseball, gaelic football, hurling and golf in Ireland, Spain, USA and the UK. 

He is an NSCA certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and is passionate about coaching individuals to achieve their goal whatever their starting point.