What’s Your Fitness Age?

They took about a dozen measurements, including height, body mass index, resting heart rate, HDL and total cholesterol levels. Each person also filled out a lengthy lifestyle questionnaire. Finally, each volunteer ran to the point of exhaustion on a treadmill to pinpoint his or her peak oxygen intake (VO2 max), or how well the body delivers oxygen to its cells. VO2 max has been shown in large-scale studies to closely correlate with significantly augmented life spans, even among the elderly or overweight.
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Studio South Fitness Grows and Gives Back to Sarasota Charities

Clients are also achieving record results at Studio South Fitness , where the emphasis is on high caliber training, small fitness classes and inspiration to reach a higher level of wellness. Terri Schrock, who recently had cancer surgery, says, I was out of shape and in constant pain with a bad lower back and bad knees. I was taking 10 different prescription medications a day. Shauna, my personal fitness trainer at the studio, motivated me to change my diet and begin working out with her training methods. I went from 270 to 220 lbs. in just eight months. I’ve completely eliminated three prescription drugs and dramatically increased my energy and zest for life.
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