Before You Test

You train based on how you feel or use formulas or field tests to determine your training zones. Things are ok, but you’re not sure of your current level of fitness or whether you’re maximising your time and getting the best results from your training.

After You Test

You know your aerobic and anaerobic thresholds and have a good understanding of your current level of fitness. You have clear training zones for pace, power (on the bike) and heart rate and know when to use the zones. You execute your training with more confidence and can easily track your progress over time.

Here's How
We Do It

The lactate test measures the accumulation of blood lactate at increasing intensities.

During the test, participants will complete around five stages at increasing intensities. Our consultants determine the exact protocol based on your current level of fitness, and small blood samples will be taken from your finger between stages to measure lactate levels in the blood.


We use the data collected during the test (lactate, heart rate, and speed/power) to determine your anaerobic threshold, and establish specific heart rate and pace/power training zones to help you improve your sport-specific performance.


To learn more, read: A Simple Guide To Lactate Testing.

Duration And Pricing


60-minutes, including consultation



90-minutes, including consultation


See The Improvement

Lactate curve graph displaying before and after results

When you train in the right way, with structure and purpose, improvements in fitness follow. You see
these improvements in our lab, as a shift to the right of your lactate curve and an increase in your
threshold output.

In practical terms, you’ll be a faster, more efficient athlete.

Ready To Get Started?

How To Prepare

To maximise your test experience, you must follow these basic instructions…

  • No or light training the day before your test.
  • No training the day of your test.
  • Come well hydrated and avoid caffeine and other stimulants that can affect your heart rate.
  • Please arrive in comfortable sports attire – shorts, t-shirt or singlet, shoes.
  • If you’re completing the test on the bike, you’ll need to bring your bicycle and related clothing and accessories.