Your Fitness Orientation
What’s most important in getting your health on track? Understanding your health’s current state. Upon joining Total Health, each member undergoes a comprehensive fitness assessment (link to Par Q form). Work with a fitness specialist to learn your body’s current strengths and weaknesses, set goals and create your individualized workout plan. Walk through each exercise with your fitness consultant – learn proper technique, ask questions and get familiar with the equipment. As always, trainers are on the workout floor available to help with any questions at any time. Your comfort, confidence and proper technique are extremely important to us.
Feel great as you then begin your routine, start to see results and gain confidence about your health and appearance. Your Total Health team is ready to tackle all challenges and celebrate each milestone alongside you!
Why have a fitness assessment?
- To assess current fitness level.
- To help develop and establish an effective fitness program.
- To identify potential areas of health or injury risk.
- To establish goals and motivation.
- To track and evaluate progress.
- To establish a baseline of your current fitness level.
- To identify your strengths and weaknesses in relation to your physical fitness.
What does a fitness assessment entail?
During your fitness assessment, you will participate in nine tests:
- Resting blood pressure and heart rate.
- Height and weight.
- Cholesterol Check – measures Total and HDL cholesterol levels.
- Body Composition – compares lean body mass ratio to % body fat.
- Grip Strength – measures upper body strength.
- Push Up – measures upper body strength/endurance.
- Curl Up – measures abdominal strength/endurance.
- Sit and Reach – measures flexibility of back, hips, and legs.
- Treadmill Walking Test – measures cardiovascular fitness.
Fitness Assessment Preparation Guidelines
- Complete health history and get a physician’s release if required.
- Complete personal wellness profile.
- Wear appropriate comfortable clothing, allowing full movement and mobility. Ensure that mid-section is covered.
- Wear appropriate footwear, athletic type shoes.
- For cholesterol check: fast (no food) and eliminate drinks containing caffeine (coffee, tea, or soda) 6 hours prior to testing. Water is permitted.
- Don’t drink alcohol for at least 24 hours prior to test.
- Don’t smoke 2 hours before test.
- Do not exercise vigorously the day of the test.
Please follow these important fitness assessment preparation guidelines. By doing so, this assures the results of your assessment are as accurate as possible. Your assessment will take approximately 30-45 minutes.