1. What is the purpose of a fitness assessment?
- A fitness assessment provides information about your current fitness level and compares this to the norms of people of the same age and gender.
- It allows you to develop an exercise program specific to your needs based off of the results.
- It motivates you to stick with the training program and retest to see your progress.
- May identify health problems that could manifest during exercise.
2. What is involved in a fitness assessment?
- Heart rate and blood pressure assessment
- Body Fat analysis or BMI testing
- Aerobic fitness (bike or treadmill test)
- Muscular fitness (bench press, curl-up, and grip strength)
- Flexibility (sit-and-reach)
3. How do I prepare for a fitness assessment?
- Suggested attire would be shorts and a short sleeved T-shirt.
- Running, walking, or exercise shoes
- Avoid exercise within 12-24 hours prior to your assessment