Fitness Assessments
 
Fitness assessments are specifically designed for individuals who want to begin the process of improving their overall general health and fitness level. At the end of the assessment, the individual will have gained an in-depth knowledge of a) their current state of health/fitness and b) information that will enable them to tailor their fitness programme to match their health &
fitness profile and goals.

What it includes (typical):

  • Heart Rate & Blood Pressure Measures
  • Lung Efficiency
  • Body Composition
  • Aerobic Capacity
  • Flexibility
Heart Rate & Blood Pressure Measures
An indication to the condition of the heart, and general fitness.

Diastolic and systolic measurements are recorded using digital monitoring apparatus.
Lung Efficiency
Functional health of the lungs.

A measure of respiratory muscle tone and airway resistance, enabling respiratory limitations to be identified. It is measured by blowing into a Spiro-meter which records the velocity of exhaled air.
Body Composition
A lean weight versus body fat comparison.

A non-intrusive bioelectrical impedance (
resistance to an electrical current) method of measurement is used to assess this.
Aerobic Capacity
The efficiency of the body to take in oxygen, transport it and utilise efficiently by the working muscle.

Measured using cycle ergo-meter test requiring moderate effort.
FlexibilitySuppleness of hamstrings and lower back.

Good flexibility is important in preventing injury and muscular pains.
It is measured using a sit and reach box after the aerobic test and routine stretches.