Health & Fitness Assessment

Hoover Recreation Center members who sign up for twelve or more personal training sessions may request a free fitness assessment prior the first session and upon completion of the last session. For membership information, click on the Membership link to the left.

Fitness assessment is a great tool for determining your current fitness level. By identifying your strengths and weaknesses, a trainer can better determine what areas to focus on.

Components of Health and Fitness Assessment

  • Body Composition - Body fat measurements utilize skin folds. Body fatness is a great determinant for a person’s risk of developing chronic diseases such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and coronary heart disease.
  • Cardiovascular Endurance

    - A three minute step test will be performed in order to estimate cardiovascular endurance
  • Flexibility - Flexibility is measured by a sit and reach test. Flexibility of the hamstrings is a good indicator of the risk for current or future low back pain.
  • Health History Questionnaire - Basic medical history allows for identification of cardiovascular risk factors and other special needs.
  • Muscular Endurance
    • Sit-ups - Poor abdominal strength and endurance is thought to contribute to muscular low back pain
    • Pushups - Upper body strength and endurance is a good indicator of overall muscular fitness.
  • Vital Signs - Resting heart rate and blood pressure

Scheduling a Health / Fitness Assessment

How do I prepare?

For best results of your body composition, do no exercise the day before or the day of the fitness assessment.

How do I schedule?

To schedule your Health / Fitness Assessment, please contact the fitness staff at the Recreation Center. Assessments will take approximately 30 to 40 minutes.

Why should I sign up and what is the purpose?

A Health / Fitness Assessment is a great tool for determining your current fitness level. Fitness assessments will identify your strengths and weaknesses, helping you to determine what areas of fitness need to be your focus. Knowing your current fitness level will help you track your progress, keep you motivated, and hold you accountable to your exercise plan.