Enhanced Wellness Services & Packages

Get even more out of your experience at the St. Joseph's/Candler Wellness Center by taking advantage of one of our Enhanced Wellness Services or Packages. We offer a variety of services to fit your needs and goals. For more information or to request any of these services or packages, call the Wellness Center at 819-8800.

Aerobic Capacity (V02MAX) Assessment

A maximal graded exercise test (GXT) of endurance assesses aerobic capacity and is performed on a treadmill. Indirect calorimetry is used to measure maximal oxygen consumption (V02max) and carbon dioxide production during exercise to exhaustion. The V02max test requires the participant to exercise to exhaustion. For safety reasons, graded exercise tests (maximal and submaximal) will not be performed on persons with suspected or known cardiovascular, pulmonary or metabolic disease, or who experience signs and symptoms characteristic of such disease. 

Cost: $75

Duration: 60 minutes

Fitness Assessment/Exercise Program Design

A member of our staff will run through a battery of basic and biometric measurements fitness assessments. Please wear athletic clothing. Included in the assessment are:

  • Biometric measurements (weight, height, BMI, waist and hip)
  • V02 submax treadmill test
  • Flexibility - sit and reach test
  • Hand grip strength
  • Sit up test
  • Basic exercise program will be designed for health and weight management and/or athletic performance

Cost: $75

Duration: 90 minutes

Resting Metabolic Rate Assessment

The resting metabolic rate (RMR) is the amount of energy (calories) a body burns while at rest, which accounts for approximately 70 percent of the body's daily energy expenditure. This is the amount of energy needed to perform vital body functions such as respiration and circulation. Using gas analysis, we can measure an individual's RMR, which can be used to inform decisions regarding diet and exercise plans. 


Avoid eating and exercising for six to eight hours prior to testing. If possible, avoid the use of stimulants, such as caffeine, on the day of the test. Consult with a physician before skipping a dose of any prescribed stimulant. Over-the-counter antihistamines, caffeine and some herbal remedies should be avoided.

Cost: $75 for first testing

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: $50 for follow-up tests

Duration: 30 minutes

Basic Health Screening

The goal of the screening is to assist individuals in identifying their personal health practices and history that places them at risk for the development of chronic disease and associated complications. Basic health screening includes: 

  • Cholesterol Profile
  • Hemoglobin A1C (screen for diabetes)
  • Blood Pressure
  • Body Mass Index
  • Waist Height Ratio
  • Health Information

Cost: $50 for Wellness Center members


A test for anyone interested in determining his or her level of cardiorespiratory fitness. The test is similar to a treadmill stress test, but designed for individuals with no prior history of cardiovascular disease. The test will determine an individual’s Maximum oxygen uptake (VO2), which is the gold standard for measuring cardiorespiratory or aerobic fitness. Once this value is determined, a proper individualized training zone and aerobic exercise will be prescribed. The development of an Exercise Prescription and 1 hour personal training to get started also included.

The assessment includes: 

  • Measured Resting Metabolic Rate
  • Maximal Oxygen Consumption (VO2max) measured via metabolic cart
  • Body composition analysis (% body fat, fat mass, fat free mass)
  • 1 hour metabolic result consult on how to use the results

Cost: $175.00

Jump Start Your Weight Loss

This package is designed to help clients make the necessary personal choices to reach their healthy body weight. The assessment includes:

  • Measured Resting Metabolic Rate
  • 3-day Diet Recall
  • Initial dietary assessment and consult
  • 3 X 30 minute follow-up assessments
  • 10 X 30 minute personal training sessions

Cost: $450

Get Fit

This package is geared toward non-Wellness Center members and is a quick start to an exercise lifestyle. The assessment includes:

  • 5 Day Guest Pass to the Wellness Center to include group fitness classes
  • Fitness assessment/Exercise Program Design
  • 3 X 30 minute personal training sessions
  • One hour massage

Cost: $215


You can add nutritional counseling to any of the above packages. For more information about our nutritional counseling services and prices, click here

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