What Is RMR Testing?

Resting metabolic rate testing

The RMR test is a simple, non-invasive test that accurately measures how many calories you burn at rest. During the test, a machine captures and analyzes the composition of your breath, determining your oxygen consumption, to measure the rate at which you consume energy.

The RMR test is more accurate than all formula-based RMR estimates.

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Why get an RMR test?

An RMR test answers the question, How much should you eat? Your RMR is your body's baseline caloric requirement. Knowing your RMR enables you to:

  • Set accurate individualized calorie targets to help you lose, gain, or maintain your weight

  • Verify if a training or nutrition program has increased or decreased your metabolism

  • Compare the speed of your metabolism to others of your gender, age, height and weight


  1. Make an RMR appointment online. An appointment is required for this test. You can cancel or reschedule up to 24 hours beforehand.

  2. Refrain from exercising for at least 12 hours before the test. Additionally, refrain from eating for at least 4 hours, and using caffeine or nicotine for at least 6 hours before the test. Refunds are not given to individuals who are unable to test due to not having prepared properly.

  3. Lie down on our recliner for about 15-20 minutes. You'll be breathing into a tube, which will collect your exhaled air and analyze it. Afterwards, you'll receive your results immediately.

  4. A consultant will sit with you for another 10 minutes to review your results and answer questions.


Single Test: $74.95

Set your nutrition plans up for success! Having an accurate RMR measurement is crucial for any effective calorie-based diet planning, enabling you to set calorie targets that are specific to your body's needs.

Inaccurate RMR estimates could cause you to under-consume, potentially causing burning of lean tissue, or to overconsume, leading to unwanted weight gain.

Two Test Package: $139.95

Embarking on nutrition planning with your family members? Success in nutrition planning is much easier when the whole family is on board. Save when booking multiple RMR tests to split amongst a group.

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