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 Measure?
- Cardiorespiratory Endurance
- Body Composition
- Muscular Strength
- Muscular Endurance
What Does a Fitness Assessment Entail?
During your fitness assessment, you will participate in 5 different tests:
- Resting Heart Rate: Indicator of aerobic fitness and cardiac efficiency
- Body Composition: Skinfold test which determines your body mass index, or percentage of actual "fat" pounds you have.
- 3-Minute Step Test: Measures cardiorespiratory fitness or aerobic endurance.
- Sit and Reach Test: Evaluates flexibility of lower back and posterior leg muscles (hamstrings).
- Push Up Strength Test- tests muscular strength of the upper body.
How Do I Schedule A Fitness Assessment?
To schedule your fitness assessment, download the forms below and return them to Campus Recreation. You may also fax them to us at (954) 262-3823. TriFit Fitness Assessments are $15.00 and are payable at the RecPlex Main Service Desk. Once your completed forms have been reviewed, our staff will call you to schedule your assessment. Assessments take approximately 30 minutes, and will be scheduled in the order they arrive.