Fitness Assessments.
What is it and why is this important?
Author: Alissa Kharitonova
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If you hired a trainer and your first sessions they don't perform a Fitness assessment, it's a red flag. That could mean that the trainer might be not having enough experience or education.
Fitness assessments identify your physical strengths and weaknesses.
For example, you might have great stamina and endurance to complete cardio workouts, but limited upper body strength. Your trainer can use this knowledge to build a suitable fitness routine that will amplify your strengths and improve on your weaknesses.

The purposes of assessment are to gather baseline data and to provide a basis for developing goals and effective exercise programs. Gathering and evaluating the various pieces of information gives your personal trainer a broader perspective. The process and the data collected assist the trainer in identifying potential areas of injury and reasonable starting points for recommended intensities and volumes of exercise based on the goals and fitness outcomes.
Exercise-related injuries are unfortunately a very common occurrence, particularly for beginners. Fitness assessments can’t eliminate your chance of injury entirely, but they will certainly help your trainer diagnose any potential weak areas so that they can be monitored more closely. They may also help you to recognise health risks you weren’t aware of before.

Why Have a Fitness Test is so important?

Assess your current fitness level, help identify fitness goals, interests and motivation for exercising, determine any current health conditions, identify appropriate training options, track your progress and evaluate program success, create a one-on-one relationship and establish appropriate expectations for both the client and the fitness trainer.

Examples of Fitness Assessment:

  • Cardiorespiratory endurance
  • Muscular strength
  • Muscular endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Body composition

When performing a postural Assessment the following is getting screened:

  • Head
  • Upper back
  • Shoulders
  • Pelvis
  • Knees
  • Feet

The Most Popular Fitness Tests Performed:

  • Push-up Test
  • Print Test
  • Sit-up Test
  • Bruce Test
  • Illinois Agility
  • Sit and Reach
  • Skinfolds
  • Handgrip Strength
  • Vertical Jump
Having a Fitness Assessment can offer you some valuable information and knowledge that give you real direction in your workout program. We recommend that anyone serious about getting results start their program with a complimentary Fitness Assessment, and get reassessed every 90 days to measure progress and reset goals.

If you would like to schedule your Free Fitness Assessment please call or text (760)880-9904. Our Trainers are available to come at your convenience.

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