Fitness assessments by our qualified instructors are great way to ensure that you achieve maximum benefit from a personalised exercise plan. They are extremely good value and can really help you on your way to fitness or maintain the motivation to meet your personal goals.
The assessment procedure is as follows:
|Peak expiratory flow (PEF)||
Peak expiratory flow (PEF) is an objective assessment of resting respiratory function that can be used to identify lung weakness or damage from conditions such as smoking and respiratory disorders. PEF is the highest rate of expiration from the lungs and is measured in ml oxygen expelled. Normal values for the peak flow measured by a flow meter are dependent upon age, sex and height (Gregg & Nunn,1973).
|Blood pressure/resting heart rate (RHR)||
Blood pressure is an important measure of cardiovascular health and can highlight associated risks for coronary heart disease (CHD). Resting heart rate is best determined first thing in the morning. Lower heart rates are usually indicative of a heart conditioned by cardiovascular exercise, healthy lifestyle and diet. Regular cardiovascular training can be effective in lowering or stabilizing blood pressure and resting heart rate.
|Body composition (body fat %)
This measures the percentage of fat compared to lean mass (muscle, bones, internal organs). Important in fitness assessments due to the high correlation of body fat associated with various health risks. Knowing your Body Fat % allows us to design an exercise program to maximize your efforts.
(sit & reach)
Flexibility is the capacity for a joint to move through a full range of motion. The sit & reach test allows us to monitor the development of hip and trunk flexibility. Good flexibility helps prevent injury and allows you to train more effectively. Flexibility is important to achieve movements we take for granted such as turning, twisting, reaching and bending.
|Ergometer bike test (V0²)||
The V0² Max score is used to measure the maximum amount of oxygen that the body consumes during aerobic exercise. During a 6-minute period on an upright bike we measure your heart rate’s response to various workloads, which gives us your oxygen capacity. The V0² Max score is obtained by adjusting your oxygen capacity according to your sex, age and your body weight. This test indicates how fit/unfit you are and allows us to design an exercise programme tailored specifically for you.
To book your assessment/programme please ask at the Sports Centre Reception
(payment on booking).