Jack R. Leighton Performance Lab


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.

We ask that you complete the PAR-Q questionnaire before testing and only exact cash or personal checks made payable to EWU are accepted.

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


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

* 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.

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. The PAR-Q+ will be used 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.