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FITNESS ASSESSMENTS

The practice is able to perform the assessments members are requierd to do when on Discovery Vitality and Momentum Multiply.

The Vitality assessment takes about 30 minutes to complete and consists of a short medical history questionnaire with measurements taken of height, weight, waist circumference, body fat percent, a 3 minute step test, a flexibility test and push ups, followed by 3 movement tests to check body alignment and mobility. On completion of the assessment a report is issued detailing the results of the assessment and if you wish you can pick an exercise program from Vitality which can help you with your fitness goals.

Vitality has also introduced a Pregnancy Consulation for ladies, especially after the first trimester who are unable to perform the physical tests of the standard fitness assessment. This consultation takes about 30 minutes during which time the biokineticist will discuss and answer any questions you may have which relate to exercise safety, do's and don'ts during your pregnancy. If you wish the biokineticist can also prescribe for you an exercise plan to assist with staying happy and healthy during your pregnancy.

The Multiply assessment takes about 30-45 minutes to complete and has a detailed health questionnaire which needs to be completed after which blood pressure, height, weight, waist circumference and body fat percent are measured. There is a 12 minute step test to complete followed by measures of flexibility then crunches and push ups. Once completed you receive a report with your results along with your chosen exercise and meal plan.

Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing to the assessment. If you are sick or are still recovering from and illness like flu, or an infection, or are taking antibiotics rather wait until you are fully recovered before you perform your test. Infections and various medications can raise your heart rate, which will affect your test results. Avoid eating a large meal less than one hour prior to the test. Avoid alcohol and caffeine for approximately 3 hours prior to testing. Avoid abnormal amounts of exercise or strenuous physical activity on the day of and one day prior to the test as muscle fatigue may again affect your results.

 

                                                                                                           Sit-and-reach flexibility test                               Step test