Nutrition & Fitness Services
Since its inception in 2001, ProPartners has maintained a staff of Registered Dietitians to educate and encourage our patients to improve their eating habits. Our dietitians are available for one-on-one consultations or for consultations with couples and are experienced in helping patients to manage high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, and a wide variety of other dietary issues. In addition, they work closely with our fitness trainers in helping many patients with their weight loss and weight management goals.
Fitness Evaluation (Personal Trainer)
ProPartners has always maintained a staff of Certified Fitness Trainer(s). Our Personal Trainers are available for one-on-one training sessions or couples' sessions at ProPartners offices. They are experienced in developing personalized exercise programs balanced in cardiovascular and resistance (weight) training and are primarily responsible for the education and accountability of participants in Pro-Fit 60, our 60-day structured weight loss program.
Metabolic rate, or metabolism, is the rate at which the body expends energy. This is also referred to as the "caloric burn rate" and is directly related to how much oxygen you consume. Knowing metabolic rate is vital for efficient weight loss as well as weight maintenance.
At ProPartners, metabolic testing is performed using the same equipment used by U.S. Olympic teams to measure oxygen consumption at rest and with exercise. Metabolic rate is measured at rest (to determine how many calories you burn at rest in a 24 hour period) and with exercise (to determine how many calories you burn per hour at various heart rates when you exercise). In addition, the heart rate at which you start to transition from strictly aerobic metabolism to anaerobic metabolism is recorded.
This data is then used by our staff to formulate your dietary plan (target calories) and exercise plans (target heart rate) so you can efficiently reach your fitness and weight loss goals.
A thirty minute consultation with one of our certified fitness trainers is included with each metabolic testing session. This consultation is intended to help each you to develop a detailed nutritional and exercise plan.