Adult Fitness Program

Evaluations

Six tests are part of the standard assessment.

  1. Treadmill or cycling exercise test (aerobic fitness is assessed by heart rate, blood pressure, and 12-lead electrocardiographic (EKG) responses).
  2. Body composition (underwater weighing and/or skinfolds).
  3. Pulmonary (lung) function.
  4. Flexibility and abdominal strength.
  5. Total cholesterol screening.
  6. Nutritional analysis.

For participants who are in a higher risk category, a physician monitors the EKG responses (electrical activity of the heart) during the exercise test.

Consultation: Following laboratory testing, results of each evaluation are discussed in detail and plans are made for implementing programs designed for health enhancement. A packet of printed materials and a program T-shirt are presented following the consultation. In addition, a personal fitness and nutrition prescription is developed after the consultation and mailed to the participant.

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