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Fitness Assessment & Program Design

Trainer with clientFort Sanders Health and Fitness Center recommends that members undergo regular Fitness Assessments and Program Designs every 3 months. These appointments are provided to members for no additional cost. For new members it is a great way to establish a fitness baseline. For veteran members, the assessment helps individuals monitor their progress and establish new fitness goals.

Assisting the staff in developing a customized workout program, the assessment indicates strengths and weaknesses related to fitness. It will also help motivate and encourage those who are seeking to maximize their fitness opportunities.

Fitness Assessment and Program Design Components

New member Introduction & Assessment

An Exercise Physiologist will complete a health history assessment, resting measurements (see details), and introduce you to cardiovascular equipment. You will also be given a new member appreciation packet and an explanation about available Fitness Department programs.

Fitness Assessment

An Exercise Physiologist will conduct a series of performance fitness tests (see details) to aid in the design of your program. He or she will also help you to set realistic goals based on your fitness level and interests. Re-assessments will also include resting measurements.

Program Design

A Fitness Instructor will design a personalized workout program for you. He or she will introduce you to several pieces of strength training equipment. You will be shown how to set the appropriate adjustments and find the right amount of weight. A stretching program will be included to help you reach your flexibility goals.

The Fitness Assessment will show you what you need to work on. The Program Design will show you how. Both are available to members at no extra charge.

Fitness Assessment Details

Resting Measurements

Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, Height, Weight, estimation of body fat percentage and circumference measurements.

Performance Measurements

Cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, and flexibility testing.

To schedule, call the Fit Test Office 531-5021

What You Need to Do

  • Check in with the front desk upon arrival. Arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your appointment to allow time for checking in and putting away your belongings.
  • Wear clothing and shoes appropriate for exercise. If you use reading glasses, bring them for paperwork.
  • NO exercise or heavy eating prior to the evaluation. A light meal 2-3 hours before is fine.
  • Come to appointment well hydrated.
  • Physician clearance requested for known medical conditions.
  • Please allow 1 hour for each appointment.

If you have any questions prior to your appointment, please contact one of our Exercise Physiologists at (865) 531-5021.