Exercising and living an active lifestyle has many benefits. As little as 2.5 hours per week can make a difference in your health and well-being. However, before jumping into things you need to establish a baseline by performing a fitness assessment.
Fitness assessments provide an understanding of your strengths, weaknesses, capabilities and limitations. They collect information regarding your health, lifestyle, heart rate, body composition, cardiovascular ability, posture and functional limitations. Having this understanding will help you create a program that can best achieve your goals.
A fitness assessment is broken down into a series of steps that may or may not be applicable to all individuals. The information that is gathered is contextual to you and your life. For completeness we will cover all aspects of fitness assessments. You will be learning the same information certified personal trainers are taught. By providing you with this information you will be able to make educated decisions on what is best for you.