Kaiser Permanente's Endurance Lab

Our Endurance Lab offers advanced physiological and biomechanical assessments that can be used to help improve your fitness and athletic performance.  A variety of services are available that can be tailored to you based on your personal goals. These include bike fitting, walking or running gait evaluation, functional strength measurement, and aerobic/anaerobic capacity and metabolic testing.

Our services


We offer a selection of competitively priced services as a part of our broad fitness assessments.

Vo2Max Testing ($150)

These tests are conducted cycling on your own bike, on a Wahoo KickR or running on the treadmill. Using our CareFusion VMax metabolic cart, this test:

  • Indicates the heart’s ability, at maximum efforts, to pump oxygen-rich blood, and the working muscles ability to efficiently extract and utilize the oxygen
  • Measures cardiorespiratory fitness and aerobic performance potential
  • Estimates the body’s utilization of fats and carbohydrates over a spectrum of increasing intensity
  • Identifies ventilatory threshold, which corresponds closely to lactate threshold, to determine individualized training zones based on heart rate, and pace or watts
  • Allows for scientifically based determined heart rate zones to provide you with tools to help you maximize your training investment and more effectively reach your individual fitness or performance goals

Vo2Max Testing ($150)

These tests are conducted cycling on your own bike, on a Wahoo KickR or running on the treadmill. Using our CareFusion VMax metabolic cart, this test:

  • Indicates the heart’s ability, at maximum efforts, to pump oxygen-rich blood, and the working muscles ability to efficiently extract and utilize the oxygen
  • Measures cardiorespiratory fitness and aerobic performance potential
  • Estimates the body’s utilization of fats and carbohydrates over a spectrum of increasing intensity
  • Identifies ventilatory threshold, which corresponds closely to lactate threshold, to determine individualized training zones based on heart rate, and pace or watts
  • Allows for scientifically based determined heart rate zones to provide you with tools to help you maximize your training investment and more effectively reach your individual fitness or performance goals

Our staff


Photograph of Julie Young, Adaptive Sports Consultant

Julie YoungAdaptive Sports Consultant

Through her extensive race career at the elite international level, Julie brings firsthand knowledge of science-based, individualized training programs combined with nutrition, mental conditioning and race tactics to produce winning results.

Contact us to schedule an appointment

(916) 326-8217

SMC-Endurance-Lab@kp.org

Services and products described here are provided on a fee-for-service basis.  These services and products are not provided or covered by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. (Health Plan), and you are financially responsible to pay for them.  Clinical services are provided by providers or contractors of The Permanente Medical Group, Inc.  Results of services may vary among patients and cannot be guaranteed. Health Plan and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals may receive compensation for providing facilities and/or other support in connection with these services.  These services are not meant to replace any covered services under your health plan benefits.  If you are a Kaiser Permanente member, please check your Evidence of Coverage for specific covered health plan benefit information.