The Research in Exercise and Cardiovascular Health (REACH) laboratory is comprised of dedicated students, researchers and volunteers from the community who work together to answer important questions about chronic disease and disability. The lab is focused on research that integrates three areas of study: cardiovascular physiology, brain aging and stroke recovery.
We are focused on using exercise interventions that maximize heart and brain health in people with and without disease. We use non-invasive methods to study the heart, lungs, brain and vascular system.
REACH lab offers various fitness assessments to the community on a fee-for-service basis. These include cardiac risk assessment, body composition, and VO2 max testing.
Cardiac risk assessment (screening including blood pressure)
Resting energy expenditure
Wingate anaerobic test
Bioelectrical impendence body fat analysis
Submaximal exercise test with or without gas analysis
Maximal exercise test (VO2 max) with gas analysis
Functional tests (Six-minute walk test, Timed up and go) with/without gas analysis
Interpretation of results for training purposes