VO2max Test


BBC Celebrity Fit Club

VO2 Testing

The VO2max or submax exercise test is perfect for anyone who's exercising and wants to lose weight or get leaner by lowering their body fat percentage. It's an essential test for any performance athlete or individual who is racing or competing in an endurance event.

The test identifies your 3 key training zones:

  • Maximum fat burning (aerobic base)

  • Lactate threshold (race pace)

  • RQ1 (high intensity)

Once you know your personalised training zones, you can structure your training to deliver the maximum results in the quickest possible time.

Training Zones

Everyone is different and respond differently to exercise. Because of this, no two people’s training zones are the same. An easy intensity for one person may be relatively hard for another. Additionally, your own training zones change over time, moving higher as your fitness improves and lower when you stop training.

If you’re serious about improving your performance or stripping off body fat, a VO2max exercise test is essential to pinpoint your individual training zones and get the results you desire. If you train with a heart rate monitor and have not had a metabolic test, then you're training with your eyes closed. Once you know your zones, you will maximise every minute spent in the gym and achieve your goals in the quickest possible time.


Where do you do tests?

Because we use treadmills, bikes, cross-trainer and rowing machines, our tests are done at fitness studios in Central London. Home or place of work visits are available for a small additional fee (location and equipment dependent). Block bookings are also available where a highly trained Trainsmart assessor will come to your club. We do onsite tests at running, cycling and triathlon clubs as well as gyms up and down the UK. A minimum of 4 clients are necessary. 


How much does it cost?

We often have discounts and special promotions, so please check our shop for the latest prices.


How to book a test

Fill out our contact form and we’ll call you to schedule your test. This is a highly personalised service and we'll arrange a convenient time and date which suits you.

However, please note that due to no-shows, bookings can not be confirmed until you've purchased your test. 

We're human beings, and we know that sometimes things happen that you can't control. Check out our refund policy for details on cancelling a test booking. 


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