N0 more guesswork
Technology-driven RMR insights and nutritional planning for peak performance
Functional IQ employs the world’s first accurate metabolism tracker* combined with personalized nutritional planning.
* Recommended by the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Diabetes Association, Academy of Nutrition and Diabetics, and World Health Organization
Technology used by:
REAL ACTIONABLE METRICS
Our cutting edge sensor technology has provided accurate Gold Standard results for sports training, weight and wellness management since 2011.
In 2020, the Breezing Med™ obtained FDA 510k clearance as a medical device.
FOCUSSED ON HEALTH
Strong does not mean healthy
We are paving the way for “functional fitness” which is not just about looking healthy on the outside, but actually being healthy on the inside too.
We help you maximize your body’s biochemical processes to get more from your life, health, and workouts.
Our metabolisms change as we age with stress levels, training regimes, nutrition, illness, medication and other factors. Knowing your metabolism can help you push through plateaus in your performance and prevent common “yo-yo patterns” of weight loss/gain.
Metabolism accounts for 75% – 95% of the calories your body burns and our technology gives you the missing insight needed to reach your performance goal.
Precision = Results
Traditional calculations provide population average RMR/REE, clinical studies have indicated calculated RMR/REE using metabolic equation for athletes is misleading due to errors as much as 1000 kcal per day.
Our precision-based breath-by-breath testing measures the number of calories that you burn at rest while simultaneously determining what % of carbohydrates vs. fats you are capable of burning.
By understanding your metabolism we can tighten up your specific nutritional requirements based on the type of exercise you do, specific to your unique physiology – with tangible science, not fitness magazine hype.
We’re not about loading you up with arms full of supplements. Our in-house “functional fitness” professionals really do help top performance athletes and fitness individuals get “more from less”.
Bloodwork for health
Just because you look healthy, doesn’t mean you are healthy. Your bloodwork is an invaluable look at your internal body function including your organ function, lipid function, complete blood cell count, hemoglobin, hematocrit markers and more.
We want to keep your insides looking as good as your outside for years to come, which is why we also offering FREE comprehensive bloodwork analysis and health consultation to all FIQ customers twice per year.
Where to find us:
Each session goes for approx 30min, in person. At the end of the session you will be emailed your test scores as well as your personalized nutritional / fitness plan.
We use a device (Breezing Pro), which is as accurate as the gold-standard Douglas Bag method. For more details, here’s the Validation Study.
Your metabolism is a set of chemical processes powering your body to maintain life. Metabolism determines how your body uses energy. When we refer to a “fast” or “slow” metabolism, we’re actually referring to metabolic rate – the speed of your metabolism.
Your resting metabolic rate, or resting energy expenditure (REE), is the energy your body uses to sustain vital functions – breathing, cell growth and repair, circulation. If you spent the day lying down without moving, your body would still burn calories to carry out these basic functions. The number of calories you burn is your REE.
Your metabolism is the missing piece to weight management. Typically, your body burns most of your energy intake when you’re at rest – not when you’re exercising. Once you know how many calories your body actually uses, you can adjust your diet and exercise plan to reach your goals. In fact, the American Dietetic Association strongly recommends basing your energy needs on your resting metabolic rate.
Tracking your metabolism also allows you to better understand changes in your body. Having an extremely fast or an extremely slow metabolism may be a sign of a disorder. Knowing your metabolic history helps you know when to consult your healthcare specialist.
How does my metabolism affect my weight?
Here’s what usually happens:
As you lose weight, your metabolism drops. And as your metabolism drops, your body tries to stop losing weight.
For the same amount of exercise, you burn fewer calories than before. For the same diet, your slower metabolism keeps you from seeing results. You’ve reached the weight loss plateau – a point where you can’t lose any more weight with your diet and exercise routine.
To avoid the weight loss plateau, Breezing adjusts your diet and exercise plan every time your metabolism changes. This way, you stay on track.
Your weight can stay the same even when your overall body composition is changing.
Your weight comes from both fat tissue and lean tissue. Lean tissue – which includes organs, bone, and muscle – weighs more than fat tissue. If you lose fat tissue, but gain muscle tissue, this contributes to your weight. However, gaining more muscle tends to raise metabolism, which can benefit long-term weight management.
In addition to tracking your weight and metabolism, you can track body composition changes with an impedance scale (such as the Withings Body Analyzer) or by regularly measuring your waist-to-hip ratio.
Everyone’s metabolism is different. And even individual metabolism can change over time. Though ways to estimate your metabolism exist, they’re based on generic assumptions and don’t include the many “unknown” factors that make your metabolism unique to you. For that reason, metabolic estimates can be inaccurate.
- Body size – Those with larger frames tend to have higher metabolisms.
- Body composition – Individuals with greater muscle mass burn more calories, even at rest.
- Age – Growing older, metabolism slows down.
- Sex – Men typically have a faster metabolism than women of the same age and weight.
- Health and medical conditions – Stress, medications, pregnancy, and hormonal disorders (such as hypothyroidism) can change metabolism.
- Genes – Born this way.
The device we use (Breezing Pro) measures your metabolism using indirect calorimetry. Indirect calorimetry is the most accurate method of metabolic measurement available, the Gold Standard preferred by the American College of Sports Medicine, American Dietetic Association, World Health Organization, and other institutions. While traditional indirect calorimeters are bulky, difficult-to-use, and often only found in the doctor’s office, Breezing is different. Through sensor technology and creative engineering, Breezing streamlines indirect calorimetry – so it’s simple, mobile, and effective.
To get the most accurate measurements, please be sure to follow the appropriate guidelines. These conditions are printed in the User Guide that comes inside the Breezing package. For an electronic copy, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes. Our technology lets you share your results through Facebook, Twitter, and email. Email shows your results as both a screenshot and as a .csv file. You have direct control over who sees your progress – and how you want them to see it.