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Clinical Fitness Assessment

Cardiorespiratory Fitness (CRF) level is the strongest predictor of all-cause and disease-specific mortality.  CRF is related to functional capacity, human performance, and metabolic efficiency. In other words, your CRF level sheds light on how well you can perform in a variety of physical activities and how well you are able to burn the calories you consume.


The RLP Clinical Fitness Assessment includes two 30 minutes sessions with Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Jody Miller, during your week at the Ranch. During session one, Body Composition and Aerobic Capacity are assessed.

Body Composition is assessed using the skinfold caliper method with measures taken at several sites on the body (thigh, triceps, subscapular, supra-iliac and abdomen).

Aerobic Capacity (METS) is assessed using a sub-maximal cycling protocol. Guests ride a Schwinn AirDyne to a predetermined target heart rate. Heart rate and blood pressure are monitored.


During session two, a summary of your results will be reviewed, and personalized recommendations will be provided.


Appointments are available:
Mondays & Wednesdays 8:30 – 1:00pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:30am – 4:00pm


Please call the Appointments Desk to schedule your Clinical Fitness Assessment.

Two Session Assessment (in person at the Ranch) – $235.00
Two Session Assessment plus five 30 minute virtual follow up/coaching sessions (to be scheduled within six months of your Ranch visit) – $835.00



Jody Miller, Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist will provide both the Assessment and Coaching Follow up. Jody works with women and men of all ages to help them achieve weight loss and fitness goals, ultimately reducing the risk of chronic disease. Jody’s specialty is behavior change and sustainable life-long, non-diet approaches addressing an array of health concerns including but not limited to Hypertension, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Chronic Pain, Pregnancy, Infertility, Menopause, Multiple Sclerosis, Arthritis and Osteoporosis.

Jody is a member of and received the Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist credential from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). She is a member of the Clinical Exercise Physiology Association (CEPA), IDEA Health and Fitness Association, and has received the Exercise is Medicine EIMä designation.