Jack R. Leighton Performance Lab

About

The Leighton Human Performance Lab (located in PE Classroom Building 112C) provides state-of-the-art equipment for clinical and research experience in the areas of athletic training, exercise physiology, motor learning, biomechanics, and health promotion conducted by faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. The lab is made available for clinical evaluations and exercise prescriptions for faculty, staff, students, and the community.

Exact cash or personal checks made payable to EWU are accepted in the Wellness and Movement Sciences Department.  If you wish to pay for your testing by credit card, pay via CashNet.

To schedule a testing assessment, please contact Christi Brewer at cbrewer7@ewu.edu or Katrina Taylor at ktaylor31@ewu.edu.

BOD POD

The BOD POD is an air displacement plethysmograph which uses whole-body densitometry to determine body composition (fat and fat-free mass) in adults and children. It is considered the gold standard in body composition assessment. The BOD POD also provides an accurate estimate of the resting metabolic rate. A full test requires only about 15 minutes and provides highly accurate, safe, comfortable, and fast test results.

 Community (Individual)Community (3+ Group)EWU Affiliate* (Individual)EWU Affiliate* (3+ Group)
First Assessment$40.00$30.00/person$20.00$15.00/person
Reassessment$20.00$15.00/person$15.00$10.00/person

* An affiliate is a student, employee, or alumni of Eastern Washington University. In order to receive the group affiliate rate, all members of the group must be an affiliate.

PRE-TESTING INSTRUCTIONS

  • No food, drink or exercise at least 3 hours prior to testing.
  • Use the restroom before testing, if necessary.
  • Don’t apply any lotions or skin creams prior to your test.
  • Remove glasses and jewelry (if possible).
  • Wear minimal, form-fitting clothing.
    • Men: Thin fabric shorts, lycra/spandex-type swimsuit or single-layer compression bike-style shorts (no padding)
    • Women: Lycra/spandex-type swimsuit or bike-style shorts and sports bra (no wire or padding)
  • Because of the sensitivity of the equipment, schedule subsequent visits under the same conditions (time of day, hydration levels, amount of facial and body hair, same day of cycle (women), etc.).
  • A swim cap will be provided to compress any air pockets within the hair.

 

VO2 Testing

VO2 max, or maximal oxygen consumption, refers to the maximum amount of oxygen that an individual can utilize during intense or maximal exercise. This measurement is generally considered the best indicator of cardiovascular fitness and aerobic endurance. The more oxygen a person can use during high-level exercise, the more energy a person can produce. This test is the gold standard for determining cardiorespiratory fitness. We ask that you complete the PAR-Q+ questionnaire before testing to determine if a maximal aerobic test is safe for you.

For more information, contact Christi Brewer at cbrewer7@ewu.edu or Katrina Taylor at ktaylor31@ewu.edu.