What gets measured, gets managed!

Hydrostatic Body Fat Testing

Get Dunked!


The Fit Lab aka The Lab is San Diego’s premier fitness facility. We offer a proven method for your health goals with our state-of-the-art fitness testing equipment.

In addition to the fitness testings, we can develop a nutrition plan and exercise program specific to your needs. Our programs are comprehensive, detailed, simple to follow, and will get you results.

The Lab has a fully amenable gym dedicated to personal training and staffed with a highly qualified team to guide you along your journey.

Our goal is to provide “gold-standard” fitness testing methods and the best fitness services to the Greater San Diego Area.

Welcome to The Fit Lab!


OUR METHOD is a comprehensive 3-step process that starts in Step 1 with a series of fitness tests that include:

  • Hydrostatic Body Fat Composition Testing aka “Dunk Testing”
  • Metabolic Testing (Resting Metabolic Rate Testing and VO2 Testing)

Based on your test results, we will create Your Formula, a personalized nutrition plan in STEP 2, and an exercise program in STEP 3.

Fitness Testing

Nutrition Planning

Exercise Programming


Sean Pangelinan

Sean Pangelinan

Founder & Head Trainer
Tara Torres

Tara Torres

Brandon Lind

Brandon Lind



The Ocean Soul Project: Crossing for Kids

I’m currently on the island of Saipan to spread awareness of childhood obesity and teach children the importance of physical activity through paddling sports – a long time goal of mine. Paddling has taught me many things, taken me to many places, and shaped my outlook on life. With Ocean Soul Society, I hope to […]


Janelle F.


I went from 160 lbs to 142 lbs in less than 30 days! Sean is an amazing personal trainer who takes the time and energy to educate his clients about proper body mechanics, nutrition and life balance.

Brittney N

I lost over 26 lbs of fat, and went from a body fat percentage of 34% to 17%!!! Sean trained me. He was super knowledgeable about everything – effective workouts, proper form, and human physiology and anatomy. He helped me when I was at my worst (when I could barely sprint 100 feet or do box jumps) and I am more than grateful for his help.

Ashlea E.


I went from 27% to 15% body fat percentage. I lost over 20 lbs of fat!

Robin R.


I lost 50 lbs working with Sean! My knees would hurt every time I took a step. Sean helped me work on my biomechanics and range of motion to not only decrease the pain but get me out and be active to do what I love!

Rhonda B.


I didn’t lose much weight but I have made a lifestyle to decrease my stress levels and feel much happier. In the process, I lost 2 dress sizes and have more energy to take care of my kid!

Arturo H.


In the short time I’ve been with The Fit Lab team, I dropped 15 lbs and went from 26% to 16% body fat percentage! I would like to especially thank Mike Elrod for phyiscally and mentally preparing me for my physical test that I excelled in!


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9161 Chesapeake Drive
San Diego, CA 92123

(858) 800-2348


The Fit Lab is located behind Suncoast Remodelers.