Sport Science Lab – physiological and fitness testing

Test your levels of fitness and maximise your training at our in-house Sport Science Lab. Our Sport Scientists can help you set a baseline against which your progress can be measured and help you maximise your training – whatever your sport, level or goal.

Our bespoke multi-discipline approach has benefitted a host of elite sportspeople, as well as clubs and organisations such as England Rugby and Bath Rugby; Coventry City, Southampton, Bristol City and Bristol Rovers FC; England Netball; British Swimming and British Beach Volleyball – even English Heritage jousters!

Here’s an example of the physiological testing work we did with UK national hill climb champion Andrew Feather…

Physiological and fitness testing

Our Human Performance Centre offers a full range of tests, including muscle mass and body fat tests as well as VO2 max tests to identify your optimum heart rate training zones.

We can even help you train for altitude, or benefit from altitude simulation, in our hypoxic chambers.

Examples of tests on offer:

  • Vo2 Max Testing (with lactate threshold testing if desired)
  • Spirometry Testing (Lung Function)
  • Isokinetic Strength Training and Testing
  • Body Composition Testing
  • Sport-specific Field Testing
  • Hydration & Blood Testing
  • and much more…

Find out more

For further information please email Jonathan at

School visits

Join Jonathan in the lab for an exciting opportunity to learn more about the science of sport and how it is applied to elite athletes – all tailored to meet the age, level and requirements of your class. Click here to find out more.


“I had decided to enter a number of triathlons in 2022 and on the suggestion of a friend had looked into establishing my VO2 Max as a benchmark and aid for any coaching and training. The day itself was run very professionally in the amazing surroundings of the University of Bath’s sports campus and I appreciated the time Jonathan took to talk me through the process. The safe and relaxed conditions allowed me to relax into the exercise and find my natural rhythm during the run.
“As promised the very detailed analysis was sent to me and again Jonathan helpfully talked me through the results over the phone. I shared the analysis with my triathlon coach and he then wrote a training programme for me using the test data as a guide and benchmark. It has given me the confidence in my own physical condition to understand why is possible and how I could improve my performance.” – Nick Dove.
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