VO₂ Max

VO₂ (Volume of Oxygen) Max is the maximum rate of oxygen consumption that can be attained during the most intense exercise possible. This measurement is generally accepted as the best means of gauging cardiorespiratory fitness and can also be used to clarify the specific target heart rates that will enable you to reach your fitness goals more effectively.


Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) testing is another assessment that FRC uses to help you find your formula. RMR testing helps identify the minimum amount of calories that your body requires solely to maintain life sustaining functions (breathing, heartbeat, brain functions, etc.). Our most effective goals are set when we can identify this metric so we truly understand our base metabolism.

Body Comp

Body Composition (Body Comp) analysis takes you beyond the scale, providing a detailed breakdown of your body weight in terms of components such as fat, muscle mass and water. This information can be used to help you more effectively track your progress throughout your training.

Consultations with FRC Staff

Each FRC client will have the opportunity to, on a complimentary basis, meet with one of the members of our staff so that we can further explain all of the services FRC has to offer and assist you with finding the formula that’s right for you. Tell us your goals, your past experiences, any injuries you have or accommodations you may need and more. We’ll help you develop a program that’s right for you. Our consultations are completely free to anyone that joins the FRC family! Schedule your initial consultation today!

Nutritional Counseling

Knowing how to fuel your body is an important component to optimizing athletic performance, health and wellness. Whether you’re wanting help with weight management (gaining or losing weight), wanting to fine tune your nutrition for sports performance, or looking to improve your overall nutrition, our sports nutritionist can help you determine how best to nourish, fuel and hydrate your body based on your goals.

If you are interested in nutritional counseling services, please call or email us so that we can learn more about your specific needs and craft a nutritional counseling program that is designed to help you achieve your nutritional goals.

Physical Therapy Care

MovementX physical therapists are offering physical therapy evaluation and treatment sessions directly at Formula Running Center.  This is one of the safest and easiest ways to see a trusted physical therapist in the DMV metro area.  Often performed after a Complete Running Gait Analysis, these sessions can help you treat the source of aches, pains, or asymmetries through hands-on manual therapy, dry needling, therapeutic exercise, joint manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, or specialized strengthening.  Runners may choose to receive treatment, or also may choose to refer their friends, family, or parents for care as well.

If you are interested in seeing one of our amazing physical therapists, please call or email us today!

Complete Running and Gait Assessment

Check out the most comprehensive, advanced, and valuable running analysis in the DMV area.  Performed by doctors of physical therapy who specialize in orthopedics and running, this 90-minute examination is perfect for beginners who want to ensure they’re running properly, experienced runners who want to optimize their performance, or anyone in between looking to prevent injury and correct their form.

In the 90 minutes of 1-on-1 attention, you’ll get everything you need to run your best.  First, you’ll converse about your running history, health information, and any past or present injuries or pain.  Next, you’ll have your running mechanics assessed in detail via slow-motion video analysis.  Then, your strength, joint mobility, and any painful body regions will be examined through a series of personalized tests and objective measurements.  Last, you and your physical therapist will put everything together and discuss the best plan of care based on your individual goals.

If you are interested in a Complete Running & Gait Assessment, please call or email us today!

The Perfect Shoe Fit

Wondering how to find the best pair of running shoes for your unique feet, running mechanics, and goals?  The Perfect Shoe Fit is conducted by doctors of physical therapy who specialize in orthopedics and running and will ensure you find a running shoe that fits your running style, feels comfortable and fast, and will live up to the demands you’ll have for it.  All sessions take place at Potomac River Running in Arlington.

In this 60 minute session, you’ll have your running form analyzed, foot posture assessed, and lower extremity flexibility and strength measured. Afterwards, you’ll not only have your new favorite pair of running shoes, you will also feel confident and assured that you’re minimizing the risk of injury, compensation, or running asymmetries.

If you are interested in the Perfect Shoe Fit, please call or email us today!