Williston Fitness Assessments provide baseline measurements of flexibility, endurance, muscular strength, body composition and cardiovascular fitness. Results from these tests are reviewed and used to create a personalized fitness plan tailored to help you achieve your specific health and fitness goals!
Assessments and consultations last approximately one hour.
- Members: $45
- Nonmembers: $65
- Wear t-shirt and shorts.
- Drink plenty of fluids 24 hours prior to testing.
- Avoid food, tobacco, alcohol and caffeine for at least three hours before testing.
- Avoid exercise on the day of testing.
- Get plenty of sleep the night before testing (six to eight hours).
- Please avoid applying lotion before your appointment.
A fitness assessment consists of a series of tests that provide individual information regarding strengths and weaknesses found within the four components of exercise (body composition, cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility). Fitness assessment results can assist in the development of an effective exercise program as well as serve as a baseline that can evaluate progress over time. Fitness assessments consist of the following test items:
Resting Heart Rate (RHR)
This is measured at the wrist on the radial artery. A lower RHR is associated with higher levels of physical fitness. Typically, an individual’s resting heart rate decreases with regular exercise.
Resting Blood Pressure (BP)
Blood pressure is the pressure exerted by the blood on the walls of the arteries when the heart contracts and when it relaxes. This is measured using a blood pressure cuff and stethoscope, which is placed over the upper arm.
Height / Weight
Weight is measured on a scale to determine baseline information used in assessing body composition. Height is self-reported.
This is a measurement used to determine the ratio of the body’s fat mass to its fat-free mass. Measurements are attained using a Tanita scale that reads using Bio-electrical Impedance Analysis (BIA).
Cardiorespiratory endurance is a measurement of the functional capacity of the heart and lungs to deliver oxygen to the muscles during exercise. Measurements will be determined using a step test, and results will be based on changes in heart rate in response to increased workloads.
Muscular Endurance Test
Upper body and abdominal muscular endurance will be assessed based on performance of push-ups and sit-ups.
A sit-and-reach test will determine the flexibility of the hamstrings and lower back.
To schedule an appointment, contact Williston Fitness Coordinator Julie Falline at 952-939-8375 or visit the Williston Fitness Center. Prior to your test, you will need to complete a Lifestyle Enhancement request form and Health History Questionnaire.