Sports Performance Lab

Reach the next level in your athletic performance. Make an appointment at the GCC Sports Performance Lab at 623-845-3713.

Recreational and competitive endurance athletes, as well as general fitness enthusiasts, can use the GCC Sports Performance Lab for baseline fitness assessments and guidance on how to optimize fitness plans and goals.


  • VO2max Testing
  • Body Fat Analysis
  • Program Design
  • Blood Lactate Testing
  • Power Tests
  • Muscular Strength and Endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Posture and Core Stability
  • Goal Setting


The Sports Performance Lab at Glendale Community College offers customized tests tailored to meet your needs. For more information about how we can help you achieve your true potential and improve athletic performance, please call 623-845-3713.
  • The Works – (VO2max Test/ Body Composition Analysis/Lactate Threshold) -  $125 
  • VO2max Test with Ventilatory Threshold - $75 
  • Lactate Threshold - $75 
  • Anaerobic Power Wingate Bike Test - $50 
  • General Fitness Assessments - $40 
  • Body Composition – Multiple Tests - $25 
  • Body Composition – Single Test - $10
  • Bod Pod - $40
VO2max Test
VO2max measures how efficient your cardiorespiratory system is at utilizing oxygen. It is a maximal test to exhaustion. This is a common test among endurance athletes, providing valuable training information such as maximal heart rate, ventilatory threshold (an estimation of lactate threshold) and heart rate training zones. This information can be used to measure your baseline aerobic fitness level and then measure your progress over time to determine whether your training was effective.
Lactate Threshold
Athletes are continuously producing and clearing lactate from their muscles. Lactate threshold is the point at which lactate begins to markedly accumulate in the blood and gives an indication of muscle metabolism. A blood lactate test will determine the heart rate at which the athletes lactate sharply increases. This information can be used to adjust training programs so the threshold can be raised closer to the VO2max.  (Note: small blood samples are taken from the finger during a 30-minute run on the treadmill). 
Body Composition Analysis
Body composition analysis measures your percentage of body fat using skinfold calipers or bioelectrical impedance. This assessment will tell you how much of your total body weight is fat weight versus lean weight (muscle, bone, skin, organs and water). This can help to determine whether you need to lose or gain weight and will help to monitor your progress. You can get a single test or sign up for multiple tests to monitor your body composition changes over time. 
Anaerobic Power – Wingate Bike Test
The Wingate Anaerobic Test (WAnT) is a 30-second all-out anaerobic sprint test performed on a cycle ergometer. This test will show peak anaerobic power generated during the test, total anaerobic capacity or the total amount of work accomplished over the 30-second exercise bout, and anaerobic fatigue, or the percentage decline in power compared with the peak power output.


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Building: ESN-104
Phone: 623.845.3713