See How You Measure Up
The fitness assessment takes about 60 to 75 minutes to complete and is an evaluation of the five components of physical fitness:
- Flexibility: sit-and-reach test
- Muscular endurance: 60-second maximum abdominal curls
- Muscular strength: multiple repetition-bench press test using a fixed weight
- Body composition: skinfold and girth measurements
- Cardiorespiratory endurance: submaximal treadmill or cycle ergometer test
Upon completion of the fitness assessment, the measured values will be compared to age-and gender-specific norms to determine the client’s current fitness status. An exercise prescription will be developed based upon these data and the fitness goals of the participant. This exercise prescription provides a structured plan designed to enable the participant to achieve his or her expressed goals.
The current assessments are performed on those under 60 years of age. Individuals 60 and older will perform the Senior Fitness Assessment and those 65 and older may participate in the Physical Activity and Aging Study. View the Exercise Clinic fitness assessment options.