Comprehensive Fitness Appraisals
Prior to starting an exercise program, a Comprehensive Fitness Appraisal (MicroFit® Complete Fitness & Wellness Profile and Functional Movement Screen) will be conducted to provide a baseline of each participant’s current fitness level. Specific testing protocols will be tailored to the specific goals of each individual. Assessments may include tests to determine resting heart rate, blood pressure, body composition, aerobic capacity, muscular strength, muscular endurance, static and dynamic posture, power, and flexibility.
Body Composition Testing
Skinfold Body Composition (7 SITE)
The purpose of this assessment is to determine the percentage of body fat by measuring skinfold thickness. This measurement is taken via a 7-site skinfold (that is gender specific) in order to measure the subcutaneous fat (below the skin) in the body. Multiple sites are analyzed given the variability in fat distribution from site-to-site and person-to-person.
Bioelectrical Impedance (BIA)
BIA is a method of determining body composition by passing a small electrical current through the body and measuring the impedance or resistance to the current flow. A BIA (Tanita) scale is used to estimate your Weight, Body Fat Percentage, Body Mass Index, Fat Mass, Fat Free Mass, Basal Metabolic Rate, Total Body Water, and Hydration Level.
Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
The Functional Movement Screen is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns which are essential to normal function. By screening these patterns, the FMS readily identifies functional limitations and asymmetries. The FMS generates the Functional Movement Screen Score, which is used to target problems and track progress. This score helps trainers develop a fitness routine that includes the most beneficial corrective exercises to restore mechanically sound movement patterns.